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2021 Diocesan Summer Camps Announcement

Our Camp Leadership team has made the incredibly difficult decision to not have in-person camp this summer. However, we are looking forward to bringing camp right into your homes for a second summer! Please join us for the 2021 Virtual Camp season the week of Saturday, July 18 – Sunday,

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2019 Diocesan Summer Camp Dates are Announced!

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2019 Diocesan Summer Camps season! Online registration will be available beginning January 15, 2019! St. Vartan Camp housed at the Ararat Center, Greenville, NY Staff Training: June 26 – June 29 Session A: June 30 – July 13 Session B: July

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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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Week 2 – Tuesday

We kicked off another day here at Hye Camp with plenty of energy for the day ahead of us! In morning classes, we discussed the significance of our Church’s sacraments in Religion, practiced conversational Armenian in Language, and compiled treasure boxes in Arts & Crafts. We continued our Olympic challenges with

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Week 2 – Monday

We started off the week with high spirits! Hye Camp began its regular weekly schedule, which included three classes in the morning. Campers discussed the meaning and value of prayer with Fr. Hratch in Religion, let their creativity flow with Maria Panthier in Arts & Crafts, and learned how to

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Week 2 – Sunday

We started the day with a beautiful celebration of the Badarak with this week’s Camp Director, Rev. Fr. Hratch Sargsyan of St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church in Cleveland, OH. After a filling brunch, campers began their Olympic challenges with an exciting game of Capture the Flag. We all cooled

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Week 2 – Saturday

We have closed yet another successful week of Hye Camp! This morning, our green grounds were strewn with campers squeezing each other tight, not wanting to say goodbye for another whole year. Parents were invited to a closing program, where we shared the events of the past week and viewed a

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Week 1 – Friday

We simply cannot believe that camp is drawing to a close! The last full day of camp began with breakfast and an uplifting message by Fr. Aren. Campers headed to their last day of classes where they learned Armenian dances from counselors Talia, Ani, and Alex, discussed overcoming life’s challenges with

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