Camp Nubar Gets Ready to Receive Campers from all over the World

With summer just around the corner, Camp Nubar is gearing up to welcome young Armenians from all over the world for unforgettable days of friendship and fun in a very special year: Camp Nubar turns 50, and has a lot to celebrate and evoke, as well as to look forward to, with an anniversary gala at an exclusive location in the heart of New York City, followed two days later by the annual Open House.

Camp Nubar
Camp Nubar

Ranked among the top private camps in North America with state-of-the-art facilities, Camp Nubar will open its 365 acres of forest and the private, spring-fed Lake Arax on July 28 for 6 weeks to campers from the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere. In addition to activities including hiking, horseback riding, swimming, boating, and fishing, longstanding programs include dance as well as arts and crafts (with visiting instructors from Yerevan), sports, Armenian-language classes, and the most anticipated camp event: the Color War. All of this has made Camp Nubar a second home for youth from across North America and beyond.

Last year, Camp Nubar welcomed campers from as far away as Armenia, France, Germany, and Turkey. They are just among some of the many hundreds who are coming down to another summer of magic. More importantly, the children forge bonds that last a lifetime and connect to their heritage in a spectacular setting amid the Catskill Mountains.

For the little ones, the Camp Nubar Family also welcomes soon-to-be campers. If your child is too young for camp, there is Nubar Kids for children ages 1-8.

Two generations of Camp Nubar families have more to look forward to in the coming months: On Fri., July 26, the camp’s 50th anniversary celebration will take place at Guastavino’s restaurant in New York City. Tickets are on sale now and more than 100 guests from across the U.S. and Canada have already made their reservations. On July 28, Camp Nubar will hold its annual Open House and honor the five-decade anniversary. The camp has secured a block of rooms at the Midtown East Courtyard by Marriott located on 3rd Avenue at 53rd Street, a short walk to Guastavino’s. To buy tickets for the anniversary gala or for more information on the events, as well as transportation arrangements to Camp Nubar for the Open House, visit www.campnubar.org/nubar/events-2013/.

Established in 1906, the AGBU is the world’s largest non-profit Armenian organization. Headquartered in New York City, the AGBU preserves and promotes Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural, and humanitarian programs, annually touching the lives of some 400,000 Armenians around the world.

For more information about AGBU and its worldwide programs, visit www.agbu.org. To register for summer camp, visit www.campnubar.org or e-mail campnubar@campnubar.org.

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