Today was Tiki Tuesday! We had great weather this morning so everyone loved seeing the pool decorated like a tropical island complete with a juice bar, balloons, island music, and other Hawaiian themed surprises. Maria Derderian, the Director of Youth Ministries at St. James Armenian Church in Watertown, MA delivered a powerful morning message at chapel. She told us the story of St. Gregory the Chain Bearer and explained that it only takes one member of a group to change the entire outlook of the team. We warmly welcomed another guest, visiting Heritage instructor Stepan Piligian, of the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators in Framingham, MA. He led a very interesting discussion with the teens on the different regions of historic and present day Armenia. The juniors were treated to the first part of his series on Armenian Church History, where characters like Khrimian Hayrig and Gomidas Vartabed visited class and discussed their life stories. In religion class, campers learned about the meaning of a Litany, or request from god. Maria Derderian helped them create lists of requests that they often reflect on in prayer at home. On the sports field, campers played Handball, which was a new sport for some! While we were in the dining hall at dinner, there was a short rain storm, so we were happy to relax in the rec hall at night and watch a movie together before vespers.

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