My name is Akylina Pardalis. I am currently completing my internship in Music Therapy as the last leg of my degree. This will be my 5th year being a leader for Camp Met BC. I am very thankful for my time at camp, I have learnt so much about myself, the church and others. I am excited to continue to learn and grow as a leader and look forward to seeing old and new faces.
Antony is quite excited to be heading back to camp this summer, as he is looking forward to returning to camp for the first time as a leader. He has grown up attending St. George’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Vancouver and was previously an Altar Server for several years. When he isn’t attending school lectures or hanging with friends, he enjoys long walks on the beach, reading, and watching movies. Antony happens to have a strong disliking of cold drinks and solely consumes Oolong Tea for battling the cold Ontario weather. He has completed his first couple of years of post secondary getting reasonable sleep and has learned all the indoor routes at the University of Waterloo to stay out of the cold and will continue to do so. He is hoping everyone has a fantastic time and is greatly looking forward to catching up and making new memories with all participating in the summer camp activities.
Eva is very pleased to become a first year camp leader this year, as she has been involved with camp for 2 previous years and has had memorable experiences each time. She is currently working towards an Arts degree, in hopes to become an Elementary School Teacher. Eva is looking forward to building new relationships, as well as guiding younger campers towards a better understanding of what it means to be Orthodox!
Georgia Katsamakis has been a camp leader since the third year of camp. She is currently studying at UBC, in the Faculty of Education in hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, binge watching netflix and listening to music. Georgia can’t wait to see you all this summer!
George Vlahos has been a leader at Camp Met since 2011. George enjoys drinking coffee, visiting boutique coffee shops and taking pictures of coffee.
Hey, my name is Jenny Theodosiadou!
I’ve had lots of amazing memories from the first time I went to camp as a camper. I’m supper excited to become a leader at camp this year and help the children to understand the orthodox faith and have a memorable time. I’m currently going in my second year at University of Victoria majoring in Political Science hoping to become and International lawyer. I work as a server full time but on my free time you’ll find me either playing sports, at the gym or working with music. I’m looking forward to make new friends and have an amazing week with my campers!
Leah Polyhronopoulos has been a leader at Camp Met BC since 2014 and has just graduated from UBC with a degree in Integrated Sciences! Leah has been involved with the Greek Orthodox community since she was very young, and she loves volunteering with Camp Met BC. This summer, she is looking forward to helping the children better understand their Orthodox faith, while also creating new memories with all of the campers! This will be her 6th summer as a leader at Camp Met BC. Leah is excited to see everyone this summer!Add Description here
Maria has been involved with camp for 3 years, and this is her first time being a leader! She is currently at UBC completing a Bachelors of Science, and also works as a lifeguard and swim instructor.
Maria grew up spending time at St. George’s community, and is currently involved in the youth group and Greek dancing there.
Can’t wait to see you all this summer!
Hi, I'm Nadia and I'm excited to be coming to camp for the very first time. I have a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science and have been toying with the idea of going to get my Master's in Global Leadership. Contrary to popular belief, I do work full time in the public service, however most days you'll find me in some other part of the world. I have plans to visit six new countries before the end of 2019. I've heard many great things about camp and am looking forward to finally being apart of it.
Natalia Pardalis has been teaching over 20 years. She holds several degrees and diplomas in music education and performance. Natalia is on the board of Sts Constantine and Helen as well as maintains a busy music education centre. It's her 3rd time as a camp leader and is very excited to be part of year 10 of Camp Met.
I am delighted to say that this will be my fourth year as a Camp Met BC leader. What I’m most excited about this year is to once again make memories and reconnect with all of the kind campers and leaders that I have met during the previous years. I would also have to say that I’m majorly looking forward to and grateful for being able to be apart of year 10! My favourite church service at camp would definitely have to be Apodepno. There’s just something very special and intimate about candlelit prayer underneath the moonlight.
While I’m not at camp I serve a couple of times a week at Olympia Pizza, and pursuing my ultimate dream of becoming a French Immersion elementary school teacher. I am positive that this year at Camp Met BC will be one of the best ones yet! See you all in August!
Sophia is extremely excited to be joining Camp Met BC for her first time this season! She has been involved with Camp Met Ontario for the past 4 years, which means that this will be her 5th year as a camp leader! She is has an Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics from Western University in Ontario, and is currently completing her dietetic internship with London Health Sciences Centre. By the time camp roles around, Sophia will be a fully Registered Dietitian! Sophia loves Camp Met as this is where she found her love for the Orthodox faith, which she hopes to share with her campers this year. She looks forward to connecting with her campers and helping them to grow in their faith!
Three things about me:
- I love watching movies
- I like to run/walk a lot
- I love meeting new people and making fun, long-lasting relationships
How long I have been involved with camp met:
I have been involved with camp since it first started almost 10 years ago.
There were about 25 of us and camp has grown exponentially since then.
Why I love being a leader:
- I love being able to lead young kids and watching them socialize, step out of their comfort zone, mature, and co exist as a loving family. I started being a counsellor in 2015 and it was a privilege for me to watch over these kids for a week and see them meeting other kids of the same faith and doing all sorts of activities that they never usually have the chance to do at home.
Stephen has been a been a part of Camp Metamorphosis for three years all as a camper and this will be his first year as a leader. Stephen enjoys rowing and continues with this sport by coaching rowing for his high school. He has spent the last year starting his university career in the commerce program at UBC. Stephen is super excited to join the Camp Metamorphosis 2019 family and is excited to meet all the new campers!!!!
Tatiana is super excited to become a camp leader! She is eager to help and make camp memorable this year. She is going into her third year of university, where she is studying Biochemistry. She enjoys art, netflix, and playing sports! Growing up in a house with love for the Orthodox belief has inspired Tatiana to want to help young christians come together as a community to learn more about the importance of being Orthodox
My name is Xristos Vassilopoulos and I am an Economics student from Nanaimo B.C. I was first involved at Camp MET in 2014 as a senior camper and then as a leader in 2017. I look forward to starting my second year as a leader. Being a leader is an opportunity for me to be a positive role model for not only the camper’s religious lives but also their social lives as they finish middle and high school.
Since 2008, I have served in the altar and as a tonsured reader at Ypapanti Greek orthodox church in Victoria and made me interested in the teachings of the church and its positive messages. In 2013, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes; this diagnosis taught me how to thrive in the face of adversity and aid those who are going through a similar struggle.
Hey guys, my name is Yiorgos Vassilopoulos, and I am super stoked to be a first-time counselor at Camp Met! I've had tonnes of amazing memories over the years from Camp (with everything from kayaking and the Wibbit, to meeting a whole bunch rad people) and I can't wait to pass those on to all the new campers! I was born and raised in Nanaimo, on the Island, but I've been commuting to Ypapanti Church in Victoria to serve in the altar for as long as I can remember! In the fall, I'll be going into my Third Year at Simon Fraser University, with a joint major in Criminology and Psychology, and see what the future holds!