Thirty years ago, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios had the vision of building a camp where Orthodox Youth from across the New England Metropolis could gather, share their faith, enhance their relationship with God and connect with each other. Here we are, thirty years later and the lives of thousands of campers have been impacted, forever left with the imprint of their six days spent in the peace and serenity of the foot hills of the White Mountains. Without cell phones, TV, or Internet, the only thing to connect to is Christ shining through your fellow cabin mates and the talented staff who give of their time, talents and treasures to offer this unique camping experience.
Our program is built on the foundation of the six pillars - honesty, respect, openness, trust, love and forgiveness - and centered on engaging each other through faith, fun and fellowship.
After having run a successful youth camp with both winter and summer programs for over twenty years, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios set his ever expanding goal and vision on offering family ministry with the same unique MBC camping experience. With the completion of the Retreat House in the fall of 2009, work began on the first ever Family Camping Program at MBC. In the winter of 2010 this new ministry exploded onto the camping scene with our first Family Winter Camp & eventually Family Spring Camp.
With the development of Family Camp, camping is no longer a rustic cabin in the woods with roll out camping mattresses. Our program participants stay in the Retreat House which features 35 individual guest rooms that are complete with two double beds and a private bath. Additionally, the Retreat House is home to the magnificent Great Room with its Cathedral style ceilings which make it a wonderfully cozy and beautiful place for families to hang out with each other and get to know other families as well. For those more active campers the Retreat House also has a game room and play room to help provide entertainment!
In the fall of 2015, due to popular demand, the Metropolis of Boston Camp under the direction of the Metropolitan, started its first ever Fall Camp Program. In 2016, on the weekend of October 7th-9th, the Metropolis of Boston Camp held its second ever Fall Camp Program. The theme of the weekend was "Recharge.Reconnect.Retreat." which is exactly what our camping ministries have always offered our youth and young adults.
As of 2019, the Metropolis of Boston Camp continues to host both GOYA Fall and Winter Camp Programs in addition to four weeks of Summer Camp, still run with the same spirit and pillars as the camp was founded upon, thirty years ago.