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Summer Camps and Daily Vacation Bible Schools
in Armenia and Karabagh
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. (Matt. 10:14)
The Armenia Summer Camp programs began in 1989. A team of Armenian Evangelicals from France participated in a government run camp in Dzaghgatzor. This was the first Christian program in Armenia
During the summer of 1991, volunteers from Canada and other countries were sent to Armenia by the AMAA to organize Day Camps in cooperation with local Evangelical churches.
During 1992, AMAA organized its own camps for hundreds of children, youth and young adults in the Nor Hajin region of Armenia. Volunteers from France, Canada and the Middle East helped plan, organize and operate these camps. These camps were pivotal for the strengthening of the Evangelical Church of Armenia. Scores of lives were changed and many Evangelical Christian workers track their spiritual roots to these camps.
In cooperation with the Evangelical Church of Armenia, AMAA continues to support this most important ministry for Armenia’s new generation. The AMAA Summer camp programs are designed to share the love of Jesus with children and youth in very practical ways.
Currently the AMAA organizes summer camps in two locations: Camp “Sheen” Shoghik in the Hankavan region of Armenia and Camp Bedrosian in Shushi, Karabagh.
In addition, the AMAA also organizes about 60 day camps/Daily Vacation Bible Schools in 46 cities and villages throughout Armenia, Karabagh and Georgia.
About 3,000 children attend AMAA's Camps and near 6,000 children participate in the day camps where they learn, enhance their talents, socialize, meet new friends and be nourished in a Christian atmosphere of tender loving care. Many return home with tears in their eyes. They prefer to stay on and enjoy all the summer fun the camp has to offer.