The Antiochian Village Conference Center is committed to changing the lives of people by providing true Christian hospitality in an Orthodox spiritual environment.
Antiochian Village began as the vision of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, the leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of North America . In 1973, he announced this vision and ultimate desire to serve and build the spiritual lives of our youth by creating a camping program the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese. A search for an appropriate facility began and 5 years later, the search committee found the Presbyterian Church Camp Fairfield. It was purchased from the Presbyterian Church and officially dedicated in September of 1979.
Immediately after purchasing the new camp, Metropolitan Philip expanded his vision for the facility. He challenged the Archdiocese leadership to prepare for growth towards a conference and retreat center, a rich library for theological research, a monastery, and retirement facility for our clergy and laity, and a museum to attract Christians from around the world.
In 1985, Metropolitan Philip's challenge was met and Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center opened with 50 lodging rooms, banquet hall, meeting rooms and a theological research library. With this growth came increased demand for the facility. In 1990, Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center was expanded to include 50 rooms, new meeting rooms, and a beautiful new dining facility. And more recently, in 2004, the Antiochian Village Heritage Museum was dedicated and opened.
Together, since 1990, the Antiochian Village Camp and the Conference and Retreat Center have continued to grow. Each summer over 900 children attend the Antiochian Village Camp to learn, grow, pray and play in a traditional Orthodox setting. Antiochian Village Conference and Retreat Center overflows with 10,000 guests throughout the entire year.
Metropolitan Philip's vision continues to stand as guidance for Antiochian Village. Our growth will continue as we strive to meet the needs of our guests who seek fellowship, serenity, and comfort at our wonderful facility.