May 3, 2019

See what’s new at the Ukrainian Homestead


Christine Syzonenko

The Kalyna Performing Arts Company of Toronto at the Ukrainian Homestead Festival in 2018.

Visit the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, Pa., this summer and enjoy our newly renovated facilities, take in the Ukrainian cultural events or stop by the nearby town of Jim Thorpe for historical tours, train rides, bike tours, shopping and more. 

Located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, just 90 minutes north of Philadelphia, the Ukrainian Homestead offers swimming, outdoor recreation, camping and a full calendar of cultural events. New this year are our freshly renovated motel units combining comfort and charm at an affordable price.

The summer opens with the annual Memorial Day Weekend picnic on Sunday, May 26. The Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation dance camp, open to children and youth age 5 and up, runs July 1 through July 5. A finale performance is offered on Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m., followed by a “zabava” (dance) to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. 

The highlight of the summer season is the annual Ukrainian Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, beginning at noon both days. The Kalyna Performing Arts Company from Toronto will be the featured dance ensemble. Other performers include the KAZKA Ukrainian Folk Ensemble, renowned violinist Innesa Tymochko-Dekajlo and accordionist Walt Syzonenko, who will play the Saturday evening zabava. 

For more information on room and facility rentals as well as a full calendar of events, visit our website at or call 610-377-4621. Limited dates are available for weddings, reunions and picnics throughout the 2019 season. The Ukrainian Homestead is owned and operated by the Central Executive Committee of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (CEC, ODWU) a 501 (c)(3) charitable and cultural organization.