Our Staff

Year Round Staff

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V. Rev. Fr. George Baalbaki

Spiritual Advisor & Camp Director

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Subdeacon Ilyan Baalbaki

Assistant Camp Director


Attached Clergy

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V. Rev. Fr. Samer & Kh. Julianna Youssef – Church of the Redeemer. Camp RN (Kh. Julianna)

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V. Rev. Fr. Nicholas Borzghol- St. John The Evangelist Church.

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V. Rev. Fr. Paul Baba- Holy Virgin Mary Church

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V. Rev. Fr. John Christianson- St. Timothy Church


2020 Program Staff & Counselors

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Claudine Batarse – Head Counselor & Program Coordinator

Hello Everyone!! 

I’m Claudine Batarse and this is my 3rd year participating at Campy THY as both a counselor and program coordinator. My favorite parts about camp include interacting  and teaching  the campers, growing spiritually, and getting faces masks done with the teens! 

Fun Fact: I love adventures that involve traveling, trying new foods, and meeting new people. Ironically, I met one of my best friends in an Uber 4 years ago in NYC.

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Shadi Azar – Afternoon Program Director 

Hey my Name is Shadi Azar and I am one of your camp counselors for 2020!

This is my third year being a camp counselor and I’m excited for all the afternoon activities this week. In the past few years my favorite part of camp was the carnival nights with the cotton candy stand but I do really love the beautiful services with all the priests and the kids. It always feels extra special. 

Fun fact about me is I fell in love with a fellow counselor over two years ago while prepping for camp and I’m now engaged to her 

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Clemence Batarse – Morning Program Director

Hi Campers!!! My name is Clemence Batarse and I can’t wait for this year’s Online Virtual Camp to start!! This is my third year at Camp THY! We have created some awesome, interactive, and enriching programs/activities for you all. I can’t wait to see familiar faces and everyone new that has joined us! I’m so excited to create new memories with you all and share our time with each other. I know this past year has been different but we’re determined to make it the best week of 2020! 

Fun Fact: I love working in my garden. My apricots and figs are almost ripe so stay tuned to check them out and water with me virtually!! Also I love sushi and my Sitis Arabic food! 

See you all soon! 

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Mery Skef Saddekni- Arts & Crafts Director

Hi all, my name is Mery Skef Saddekni, I am from St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church.

This year I will be the Arts and Crafts coordinator as well as a counselor exactly like last year . This will be my third year at Camp THY but my 11th year of serving in other camps from back home. Every second we spent last year was filled with unforgettable moments. But my favorite memory was the carnival night! That’s why I picked this picture was 2 min before I got splashed 

Can’t wait to meet you all!!

Fun Fact : I won the golden medal 🥇 2 times in track and field back home when i was 15 years and the second time when i was 17 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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Christian Farradj- Morning Program Director

My name is Christian Farradj, and this is my third year involved with Camp Three Holy Youths. I am your Morning Program Director, so buckle up for some fantastic discussions that this week has in store for us! Something you may not know about me is that, although this year is very unique, this is the 10th summer since my first year as a camper. I can’t wait for a great week with you all!!!

Fun Fact: I play the guitar! Stay tuned for the Talent Show!

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Paul Barghouth- Online Program Director

My name is Paul Barghouth and this will be my second year at camp THY! Besides being a certified nerd, hence the shirt, I love the outdoors and playing around in my garden. I’m excited to see how awesome virtual camp will be and helping my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ walk towards the light of God 

Fun Fact: I’m training to run a 1/2 marathon.

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Serafina Alhadad- Counselor/Program Coordinator

Hey guys!! I’m Serafina Alhadad and I go to Church of the Redeemer! I am so excited to be a counselor this year as I have been attending camp for the past three years. Camp has made my last few summers unforgettable as I have had made new friends and bonds with as well as with God. My favorite part of camp was the mid day hike, stargazing at night, and the Hafleh on the last day. I love Arabic food, but my absolute favorite food is Poke.

Fun Fact:I’ve never seen any Marvel, DC, or Star Wars movie.  I’m so excited to make new memories, build friendships, and grow spiritually with all of you!