Monthly Archives: July 2016

AYF Internship 2016: Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats By U. Vahe Atakhanian Mount Aragats...I had been there a couple of times before, but never to actually climb it. The views and scenery are straight out of a Hollywood film. The climb itself was a bit more difficult than I thought it’d be, partly because of the random huge patches of snow. But, the challenge was one that I was more than willing to accept. Once we got on our way I was trying to climb and take pictures at the same time,

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Camp Javakhk: Uniting Diasporan Armenians

Camp Javakhk: Uniting Diasporan Armenians By U. Carnie Armenian Our first jampar of 2016 is in full throttle in Akhalkalak, a historically Armenian town in Georgia since Armenians resettled here from Erzerum during the Armenian Genocide.  Our first 3 years of camp we had a presence in Akhalkalak and Akhaltskha, adding Dzalka and Ninotsminda last year.  As the committee and counselors had prepared for 120 campers, we are pleasantly overwhelmed and

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AYF-YOARF Midwest Junior Olympics 2016

AYF-YOARF Midwest Junior Olympics 2016 By U. Natalie Hardy of the Chicago Ararat Chapter   This past weekend was the 50th Midwest Junior Olympics hosted by the Chicago Ararat chapter. AYFers came with their families from Racine, Granite City, and Detroit to compete in a variety of events. The weekend kicked off with a Friday night social and alumni party at the Armenian All Saints Apostolic Church hall, where over 150 people socialized with

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AYF Midwest Junior Olympics 2016

Photos 1 - 46 out of 46 | Back to Albums Photos 1 - 46 out of 46 | Back to Albums Location:Chicago, Illinois

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AYF Internship 2016: Vardavar in Yerevan

AYF Internship 2016: Vardavar in Yerevan By U. Nina Vosbigian They say that time flies when you're having fun, and I completely agree! It's crazy that a month has gone by already on the AYF Internship. Throughout the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to go on many excursions as well as work every day. The sights of Armenia never fail to amaze me. As many times as I have been to the beautiful structures of Sardarabad and the amazing monuments

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