After church on Sunday, the local Armenian community joined the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Greater Boston ‘Nejdeh’ Chapter for a traditional fool and mamounia breakfast. About 100 members of the community attended Sunday’s breakfast fundraiser to support Camp Javakhk, a program that consists of day camps in the villages of Akhalkalak, Akhaltskha, Ninotsminda and Dzalka within the Armenian-populated Javakhk region of Georgia.
AYF member Ani Khatchadourian presented a brief overview about Camp Javakhk and shared her own personal experience while volunteering back in 2017. The presentation was moving and well received by the crowd. The group raised almost two-thousand dollars, which will allow the sponsorship of approximately 36 campers.
For more information and updates on the camp throughout the year, you can follow Camp Javakhk on Facebook and Instagram. Those who wish to donate to the program can visit the Camp Javakhk Facebook page and click on the donate button; checks (made payable to Camp Javakhk) can be sent to the Hairenik building (80 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA 02472). The cost to sponsor a camper is $50; this covers meals, educational and arts and crafts materials, and also a tee shirt to help their memorable experience last a lifetime.