Camps

Every summer, hundreds arrive at the 12 AGBU-operated day and overnight camps around the world, ready to develop new skills, make lifelong friends, enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, and deepen their knowledge of their Armenian heritage.

All AGBU camps are well equipped with updated facilities and expert staff who create a safe and positive experience for every participant. With an array of activities including arts and crafts, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, music, swimming and much more, AGBU campers are constantly learning and – most importantly – having fun. Our special focus on language, songs, dance and history also instill in campers a love of Armenian traditions that keeps them returning each summer, with many continuing on as counselors.

AGBU opened its first camp, Camp Nubar, in 1963, in the scenic Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Since then, we have welcomed countless youth to AGBU camps in all corners of the globe, including in Dilijian, Armenia where AGBU operates a camp for an international gathering of AGBU Scouts each summer.

For additional information on AGBU Camps and to register, please email youth@agbu.org.

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  • Overnight Camps

  • Antranik Scout Camp – Dilijan, Armenia

    As the first AGBU camp in Armenia, the Antranik Scout program unites yearly hundreds of youth who share a passion for adventure and hail from different countries – Argentina, Armenia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, the United States and Uruguay. The camp is the ideal venue for the global scouts to interact and develop friendships with the Yerevan-based scouts, who look forward to their visit each year.

    For more information on Antranik Scout Camp, please email youth@agbu.org.

  • Camp Hay Ler – Plovdiv, Bulgaria & Sofia, Bulgaria

    Camp Hay Ler is a joint initiative of the AGBU Associated Chapters across Bulgaria. It brings youth ages 7-14 from the towns of Haskovo, Plovdiv, Russe, Sofia and Yambol to the scenic mountains atop the Byalo Kamane Resort Complex, where they enjoy swimming, horseback riding, arts and crafts, and Armenian dance lessons.

    For more information on Camp Hay Ler, please email youth@agbu.org.

  • Colonie de Vacances – Haute-Savoie, France

    Colonie de Vacances sits in the spectacular Hautes-Savoie of southeastern France, and is open to children and teens from Europe and abroad. Campers spend their days playing soccer, tennis, and volleyball, visiting local villages and jetting down rapids on whitewater rafting excursions.

    Learn more about Colonie de Vacances

  • Kessab Camp – Kessab, Syria

    AGBU Kessab Camp attracts a number of AGBU groups within Syria every summer for the opportunity to regroup and bond. It also provides a creative outlet for the scout groups to practice their skills. 

    For more information on Kessab Camp, please email youth@agbu.org.

  • Camp Nubar – New York, USA

    Since 1963, Camp Nubar has offered youth well-rounded programs incorporating the stunning grounds into daily activities ranging from hiking to boating, horseback riding to arts & crafts.  Campers also enjoy a range of studio and performance arts, photography, as well as Armenian language, history and culture. Camp Nubar sits on 365 acres of forests that surround a private lake in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.

    Visit the Camp Nubar website

  • Day Camps

  • Colonia de Vacaciones Day Camp – Buenos Aires, Argentina

    AGBU Colonia de Vacaciones offered a myriad of recreational activities to hundreds of Argentinian youth ages 3-12.  Daily activities included music lessons, playing sports and swimming in the pool at the local AGBU Alex Manoogian Center, as well as camping trips each month.

    For more information on Colonia de Vacaciones Day Camp – Buenos Aires, please email youth@agbu.org.

  • Colonia de Vacaciones Day Camp – Cordoba, Argentina

    Every year, the AGBU Colonia de Vacaciones Day Camp unites youth from across Cordoba.  With a daily itinerary that includes crafts, sports and swimming in the AGBU Alex Manoogian Center’s swimming pool, campers are always engaged.

    For more information on Colonia de Vacaciones Day Camp – Buenos Aires, please email youth@agbu.org.

  • Yerchanik Tajirian Summer School – Baghdad, Iraq

  • Demirdjian Center Day Camp – Antelias, Lebanon

    The AGBU Demirdjian Center’s Summer Camp was the first Armenian camp in Lebanon, founded in 1997. Every year, the camp selects of a different educational theme that becomes the focal point of July and August. Campers’ community service projects benefit AGBU’s three schools in greater Beirut, the AGBU Boghos K. Gamirian Elementary School, the AGBU Levon G. Nazarian Elementary School and the AGBU Tarouhy-Hovagimian Secondary School.

    For more information on AGBU Demirdjian Center’s Summer Camp, please email youth@agbu.org.

  • Hai Amar Summer School – Damascus, Syria

  • Summer Day Camp – Kamishly, Syria

  • Summer Day Camp – Pasadena, USA

    Launched in 2012, the AGBU Summer Day Camp-Pasadena offers a nurturing environment where children can develop an appreciation for their cultural heritage and form lasting friendships with their Armenian peers.

    To learn more about the AGBU Summer Day Camp – Pasadena, please email Garine Seuylemezian at gseuylemezian@agbuca.org.

     

     

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