We started off the third day of Camp Javakhk by taking the campers to the field where we taught them a new Armenian dance. They learned the shoorchbar dance very quickly so after heating up outside, we went back in for a painting activity. Some of the campers painted crosses and khachkars, some painted Mount Ararat, and all had an Armenian flag somewhere in the picture.
Once the kids had finished their masterpieces, we moved on to the day’s lecture. The first about Khrimyan Hayrig; the kids loved the story about the paper ladle. The second part of the lecture revolved around plants and pollution. One slide showed the Earth as an ice cream cone representing global warming. We asked them why the Earth was heating up like this and a kid answers “because it’s ice cream!” They are honestly the funniest kids I’ve ever met, and I’m so glad I’ve had this opportunity to spend time with these wonderful participants. I can’t wait until tomorrow to spend another day with them!
U. Karin Yeni-Komshian
Counselor, Camp Javakhk Akhalkalak