Jan 14 - 17, 2022


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Galilee Camp and Conference Center

1776 US Hwy 50
Glenbrook, NV 89413





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Registration is open for the 16th Annual Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Winter Retreat in Lake Tahoe, January 14 – 17, 2022. The theme for the retreat is “Citizens of the Desert: Embracing our Role as Christian Witnesses to our World” with guest speaker Thomaida Hudanish.

This beautiful retreat setting is a private retreat center on the shore of Lake Tahoe with spectacular views, incredible food, and awesome accommodations! The weekend will be full of fun, faith, and fellowship with Orthodox young adults from across the Archdiocese. With only limited capacity, this retreat is anticipated to sell out early, so be sure to register today!

  • DATE: January 14 – 17, 2022 (MLK Weekend)
  • LOCATION: Galilee Episcopal Camp & Retreat Center, South Lake Tahoe
  • ARRIVAL TIME: Friday, January 14 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • DEPARTURE TIME: Monday 9:30 a.m.
  • AGES: 18-30's




  • Regular Registration $290 (until December 31, 2021)
  • Late Registration $325 (after December 31, 2021)

Includes 3 nights lodging (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and all meals except lunch Saturday since the participants will be exploring Lake Tahoe that afternoon. Price does not include lift ticket.


"Citizens of the Desert: Embracing our Role as Christian Witnesses to our World”


Profile Thomaida Hudanish

Thomaida Hudanish

Thomaida Hudanish has over sixteen years of experience in Orthodox Christian ministry, first as the parish administrator at St John the Baptist in Beaverton, Oregon, and most recently as the Director of Missions & Evangelism for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco. In 2019, she co-founded a nonprofit documentary film company, Beauty First Films. To support this work, Beauty First Films, produces a unique liturgical seasons wall calendar, featuring a significant pilgrimage destination each year. Through travel and service, writing and design, storytelling and film, Thomaida strives to glorify God and invite others into the beauty and Truth of the Orthodox Christian Faith. She speaks about evangelism, pilgrimage, and how to connect and plant roots in your local community. Thomaida was born and raised in Oregon, and St. John the Baptist in Beaverton is her home parish.

Profile Fr Anthony Cornett

Rev. Fr. Anthony Cornett

Assistant Priest at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA

Father Anthony Cornett is the Assistant Priest at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA and a native of Saint George in Bakersfield, CA. He is a Spring 2020 graduate of Holy Cross Theological School in Brookline, MA, from which he holds a Master of Divinity Degree (MDiv). He is married to his supportive wife Presvytera Anna, and has three daughters: Miriam, Zoe, and Despina.

Fr. Anthony and family joined the Saint Sophia Cathedral community in Fall 2020, and brings with him a background in graphic design, for which he received Associate and Bachelor Degrees respectively.

On Saturday, February 13, 2021 and Sunday, February 14, 2021 Father Anthony was ordained to the Holy Diaconate and Priesthood, respectively. He currently serves as Assistant to Rev. Fr. John Bakas, where he continues to serve the beloved Cathedral in ordained ministry.

COVID-19 Precautions and Protocols

  • Within 72 hours prior to arrival at the Young Adult Retreat, all attendees must obtain a COVID-19 PCR test and upload a copy of their Negative result to their CampDoc profile. If you are not able to upload the document, you can present it upon arrival at registration. This is required regardless of vaccination status.
  • If you arrive and do not have your test results, you will be directed to the nearest urgent care facility for testing at your own expense. Your admission to the retreat will be delayed until such time a negative test result is received.
  • Please bring a valid Government issued photo identification card (Driver’s License or Passport).
  • Attendees are asked to bring a personal face covering. Personal face covering will be required during all indoor activities such as church services and during speaker sessions. Attendees are strongly urged to wear a mask for their own personal protection and that of those around them during the retreat weekend.
  • All attendees must abide by the guidance or requirements of the Federal, State, and Local health authorities, and/or Galilee Episcopal Retreat Center, and/or the Metropolis.
  • All participants are encouraged to avoid large gatherings and wear a personal face covering 10 days prior to attending the retreat as best practice in order to ensure your health and the wellbeing of those around you.
  • Prior to travel, please check your temperature and confirm that you do not have a fever. Do not travel if you have a fever.
  • Please stay home and do not travel if you have recently been diagnosed with, are currently experiencing symptoms of, or have been in close contact with someone who has had COVID-19 in the past 10 days. If the above applies to you, the CDC recommends quarantining.
  • If you have questions, feel you cannot or should not travel, or need assistance, please contact us at