Monthly Archives: July 2014

Teaching with COAF in Armenia – U. Sona Dagley

I am currently studying kinesiology and to my luck, have been placed with the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF), to help with planning activities for kids in the villages in order to get them up and active. I originally came to Armenia to work with the Fuller Center for two weeks, but I wanted to make as much of this experience as possible so I applied to the AYF internship. During my stay in Armenia I have been working with COAF. I have traveled

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Mid-West AYF Junior Olympics 2014

Photos 1 - 40 out of 40 | Back to Albums Photos 1 - 40 out of 40 | Back to Albums Description:One of the most successful Mid west Junior Olympics in years with 77 junior athletes! Host chapter, Detroit "Kopernick Tandourjian" placed first with over 190 points, Chicago "Ararat" followed in second, Racine "Armen Garo" in third, and Granite City "Antranig" in fourth. A total of nine high scorers across the board. The weekend was filled with

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Camp Haiastan, My Beautiful Home – U. Lucille Barberian

My Beautiful Home: AYF Camp Haiastan By Lucille Barberian Home: A place where one lives permanently. AYF Camp Haiastan is my home, not physically but emotionally, because camp will be permanently engraved in my heart until the end of time. My years spent at camp have structured me into a more loving and hopeful person. I have learned that there are good people in this world who are just like me, yet so different. Our campground in Franklin, MA, is

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Thank You for My Second Home – U. Sanan Malkadjian

AYF Camp Haiastan, Thank You for My Second Home By Sanan Malkadjian There aren't many words to describe the feeling of being "home" again. Emotions rise and smiles become the norm as you make the AYF Camp Haiastan grounds your home for two weeks. Right when you reach the steps of camp you realize that everything you need is right in front of you and every second is golden because it ends sooner than you think. The atmosphere and the environment

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Reflections from Our First Day – U. Haigan Tcholakian

Mornings in Akhalkalak are nothing short of incredible. Everyone should be so lucky as to wake up to a mountain topped with lush, green trees, fedbanir, hatz, havgit, mees, and tea by a lively Russian woman who hardly speaks Armenian or English, that you you primarily communicate through hand gestures and sounds. It is hard to put into words what I felt as the Camp Javakhk group walked to the Gentron (center) to meet the children of Akhalkalak

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