Children’s summer camps organized in Artsakh and Kotayk
Published: Thursday August 02, 2012
Shushi, Nagorno-Karabakh - When the first warm days come, everyone starts gazing longingly out of the windows at God's beauty unfolding before our eyes. Each year, it also means thousands of children in Armenia and Karabakh know the time for summer camp is drawing near.
The camping missions of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) not only enrich the children's lives spiritually and physically, but also provide relief from the hot summer sun. Campers enjoy leisure time in a wholesome environment created especially for them while they learn about the love of God. Camp ministries continue to be one of the most effective methods by which we bring our children to God.
These children need your help. A donation of $70 will help a child be able to attend an overnight camp this summer and a donation of $40 will help a child attend a day camp for a week.
The AMAA operates two overnight camps in Armenia and Karabagh Camp Sheen Shoghig in Hankavan, Armenia and Camp Bedrosian in Shushi, Karabagh - and 46 day camps in other areas throughout the homeland. Campers come from impoverished families so the AMAA cannot charge them any fees. That is why we rely on your generosity.
For more information about the Summer Camps and how you can help support the camps, you may call the AMAA at 201.265.2607 or go to the AMAA website at www.amaa.org.
Naregatsi Center of Shushi hosts children's camp
On July 9, the Aram Manukian Children's Camp opened its doors once again at Naregatsi Art Institute's Shoushi Center. A festive concert was organized within which the center's choir and theatre groups participated with their "Magic Flower" performance. The participants were warmly welcomed by NAI founder, Nareg Hartounian, and the organizers of the camp, Aida and Hayduk Shamlian.
The first camp was organized 8 years ago in 2004 and around 30 children participated. This year, 80 participants intended to participate but their numbers have now increased to 200 children ranging from 5 to 12 years of age. They are divided into 4 age groups which bare the names of Western Armenian counties.
According to schedule, each day begins at 10am in the morning and ends at 5pm. During that time, children recite national and patriotic commandments, learn handicraft, play games, watch movies, and so on. Breakfast and dinner are served.
The Aram Manukian Children's Camp has become a yearly tradition and evokes great enthusiasm among children and parents alike. For more info visit www.naregatsi.org.