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[CASP]: Summer Camp Hosts CASP Beneficiaries from Gyumri. standard

August was a highlight in the lives of 11 orphaned teenagers from Gyumri who are beneficiaries of the Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP).  Each of them was able to participate in the annual summer camp near Yeghegnadzor, which is sponsored by CASP and administered by FAR. This area is one of the richest in terms of the variety and the quality of sites and activities it offers. The beautiful monasteries of Noravank, Tsakhatskar, Tanahati, along with a number of smaller churches, are all within a half hour drive. The 20 days they spent at the camp were filled with joy and pleasure as the orphans left their destitute homes and immersed themselves in games, contests and mealtimes with nutritious ...

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[CASP]: Another Great Summer at CASP’s Camp. standard

Before we even entered Lucy Camp, we could hear the joyful shouts of children from afar. Groups had already been formed and everyone was preparing for the “Flower Holiday,” the one day each summer when camp children compete in order to give the best presentation on their favorite flower through songs, poems, and folktales. Once we arrived, we started to talk to the children, who shared their impressions of the contest with great excitement. It is the efforts of the Women’s Guild of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) that make it possible for CASP beneficiaries to spend their summer playing, learning and making new friends at the scenic and peaceful Lucy Camp in Yeghegnadzor. This year, ...

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