Countdown to Gyumri: AYF Youth Corps to Depart for Armenia on July 10

In the last few months, the Armenian Youth Federation has been working tirelessly to prepare its summer Youth Corps mission to Gyumri, where AYF volunteers from the Diaspora will operate a free day camp for children in Gyumri.

On July 10, the Youth Corps group will depart for the Homeland to spend two weeks touring Armenia and Karabakh and four weeks operating Camp Gyumri. Over the course of our mission in Gyumri, we will team will work with the local chapter of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation to provide much needed services to the families of this city.  You can read more about the Youth Corps mission here.

This week, we unveiled the official t-shirt for Camp Gyumri 2010. The design was chosen from hundreds of entries submitted by last summer’s campers. The competition has become a tradition for the Youth Corps program, with campers every year drawing and designing the official t-shirt of camp for the following year. Throughout the 4-week program in Gyumri, the kids draw and color Camp Gyumri as they see it, hoping that their logo or design will be chosen as the following year’s camp shirt for 150 other campers like them to wear day in and day out.

From now until the end of August, Youth Corps participants will be blogging and sharing their journeys throughout Armenia and their experiences of volunteering in the Homeland.

To support the AYF Youth Corps mission in Gyumri, visit


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