Look Out LA, IAAB Is Coming Your Way!
IAAB’s 7th Annual Camp Ayandeh and 1st Annual Camp Javan in Los Angeles
Now onto its 7th year, Iranian Alliances Across Borders’ Camp Ayandeh is just around the corner. This year, the camp will be held at Whittier College in Los Angeles, California from July 3-11. Additionally, for the first time IAAB will be launching Camp Javan from July 7-11, also at Whittier College in Los Angeles.
Both are leadership camps for Iranian American youth across the United States. During the week, campers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of leadership workshops and engage in meaningful discussions about their roles as members of the Iranian diaspora community in order to gain a deeper understanding of identity and culture. Camp Ayandeh is a sleepaway camp for rising freshman in high school to rising freshman in college, while Camp Javan is a day camp for rising sixth through eighth graders.
“I remember telling my parents that my week at Camp Ayandeh was even better than the week at Disney World. So of course once I graduated as a camper I joined staff and Camp Ayandeh has only begun to mean more to me,” says Roshan Alemi, a former camper and member of IAAB staff, who started going to Camp Ayandeh in 2006. “I don’t know what life would be like if I had never gone. It’s really been an important part of my entire life.” (To see her full story, watch this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz-oPPrI960)
Camp Ayandeh and Camp Javan embrace the diverse backgrounds of all participants, campers and counselors alike. The camps foster open environments where campers can share their experiences, as they bring their unique characteristics to the group. As non-political and non-religious camps, Camp Ayandeh and Camp Javan are open to all races and all creeds.
“I’ve always said that Camp Ayandeh fills a hole that you didn’t really know you had until you got there,“ Alemi says.
Apply to be a camper now! Join us this summer. Grow with us.
New camper applications for Camp Ayandeh can be found here: http://www.iranianalliances.org/programs/2011/applications/newcamper
Camper applications for Camp Javan can be found here:
For more information: http://www.iranianalliances.org/