Ukrainian Homestead of CEC ODWU Inc.
Located in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania, just 75 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City, the Ukrainian Homestead offers visitors a wide range of activities in a beautiful country setting. Founded in 1957 by the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (ODWU), the Homestead is dedicated to the celebration of Ukrainian heritage and culture.
For over 50 years, the Homestead has been a unique gathering place for friends and family. If you want to just unwind from big city stress, you can pick a soft grassy spot on the many acres of the Homestead and watch the clouds go by, or take a refreshing dip in the pool. Whether you are a sightseer or an avid sports enthusiast, you'll find something to meet your interests all within a few miles of the Homestead. You can also participate in any of our scheduled activities.
Each year, on the third weekend in August, the Homestead attracts thousands of visitors to its two-day cultural folk festival featuring Ukrainian dance ensembles, singers, musicians, arts and crafts vendors. The festival also includes an evening of dancing 'till dawn.
Ukrainian youth organizations such as PLAST, SUM, and other organizations hold weekend outings, meetings or conferences at the Homestead. Weddings and special family gatherings are another reason to get together at the Homestead. From picnics or formal events to soccer or volleyball tournaments, our country place has the room and the facilities for small or large groups to hold whatever events they choose in any season.....for any reason.