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Friday – Day 7

It’s hard to believe that the Hye Camp week is ending. This week went by so fast and our campers, counselors, and staff closed the session out on a high note with the Olympics Relay during the day, our delicious Shish Kebab dinner, and the Hye Camp Dance! It was

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Thursday – Day 6

Thursday was tie-dye day at Hye Camp! Our campers look forward to making their tie-dye shirts and this year was no exception. Despite the rain that passed through camp during the afternoon, our campers were still able to express their artistic abilities and create wonderful looking shirts. Our juniors finished

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Wednesday – Day 5

Wow, this week is going by fast here at Hye Camp! It’s been non-stop activity and it continued today. Our Arts and Crafts classes finished creating “fake” stained glass windows by painting their sketched designs. Their finished pieces will beautify their rooms when they go home! The religion classes talked

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Tuesday – Day 4

It’s hard to believe that we’re already past the halfway point of the Hye Camp week! Time goes by so fast when you’re having fun and that’s what kind of time our campers are having: Fun! Classes today included singing with Maestro Khoren Mekanejian and the start of creating replica

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Monday – Day 3

Monday at Hye Camp marked the start of our campers’ classes in arts and crafts, Armenian heritage and culture, and religion in addition to daily sports and swimming sessions. During arts and crafts classes, we learned how to make friendship bracelets and lanyards and started creating our own pieces. We

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Sunday – Day 2

Today was the first full day of Hye Camp for our campers! The morning started out with Fr. Aren celebrating the Badarak in the presence of our campers, counselors, and CITs and delivering the day’s sermon based on The Parable of the Lost Sheep found in the Gospel of Matthew

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Saturday – Day 1

Today was an exciting day for Hye Camp 2017! Campers and their families finally arrived on campus and were greeted graciously by their staff and CITs. Everyone was eager to move into their cabins and reunite with their friends. After registration, campers got to bond and do icebreakers to get

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Week 2 – Friday

It is hard to believe we have made it to the end of our Hye Camp run! The rain kept us inside all day, but it didn’t keep us from making the most of our last day together. Campers kept themselves engaged with their last hours of classes by learning the Tamzara,

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Week 2 – Thursday

We are almost at the close of our final week here at Hye Camp, but that hasn’t stopped our fun! We made the most of the day by throwing all of our energy into our daily activities. Campers boldly tie-dyed pillow cases in Arts & Crafts, tested their knowledge in

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Week 2 – Wednesday

Oh, what a day we’ve had! We started our day with an inspiring message from V. Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan of Holy Virgin Mary and Shoghagat Armenian Church in Belleville, IL. In the morning, the campers discussed the Kiss of Peace and the urgency for harmony in Religion class. They also continued

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