Events > Los Angeles Events > IAAB’S 7TH ANNUAL CAMP AYANDEH AND 1ST ANNUAL CAMP JAVAN BY DARYA MINOVI
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 16-20 at
Palisades Charter High School also in Los Angeles.
Both are leadership camps for Iranian youth all across
the United States. During the week, campers get 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 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…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. But I’ve always said that Camp
Ayandeh fills a hole that you didn’t really know you had until you got there“
said Roshan Alemi, a former camper and member of IAAB staff, who started going
to Camp Ayandeh in 2006.
Camp Ayandeh and Camp Javan embrace the diverse
backgrounds of all participants, campers and counselors alike. They foster open
environments where campers should share their experiences, as they bring their
unique characteristics to the group. As
non-political and non-religious camp, Camp Ayandeh and Camp Javan are open to
all races and all creeds.
Apply to be a camper now! Join us this summer. Grow with
Application links are:
New camper applications for Camp Ayandeh
Camper applications for Camp Javan