As demand for our program continues to grow, so do we! This year, we are again offering three sessions. St. Vartan Camp, sponsored by the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), is led by an experienced administration and staff.
The camp provides a physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy environment in which young Armenian-American Christians can grow and flourish as they learn about and develop a deeper understanding of their Armenian faith and culture.
Housed at the 65 acres of the Diocesan Ararat Center overlooking the scenic Catskill Mountains, this idyllic location offers an on-site pool, tennis court, basketball court, soccer field, and contemporary dining and recreational facilities. It is a superior center for both indoor and outdoor activities. The new pavilion provides much more space for classes and group activities.
In achieving its goal to offer all youth a fulfilling experience, the program focuses on a well-rounded blend of Armenian religion, culture, language, history, dance, music, arts, and fellowship, together with a full sports program including soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and swimming. Special activities include dances, talent shows, camp Olympics, theme days, and campfires. St. Vartan Camp invites all children to experience a place where Armenian faith and culture is nurtured and nourished, a place every child can call “home.”
The campers are under the constant supervision and care of qualified counselors from throughout the Diocese who are specially chosen for their concern and devotion to our Armenian youth. Our instructors and staff strive to help each child reach his/her potential through success-oriented experiences. A full-time nursing staff provides quality healthcare with safety as a major priority. The cafeteria provides three nourishing meals each day, including authentic Armenian cuisine. Accommodations offer community living, with lounges and recreational areas.