Hye Camp 5 Year Capital Improvement Campaign

Be a part of what makes Our Camp great!  Please support the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America and its Camp Board of Directors in making improvements to Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian Camp for the benefit of Hye Camp and our community.  For over 50 years, Hye Camp has been a spiritual and cultural experience for the Armenian youth of the Western Diocese. 

Capital Improvements include:

Chapel and Retreat Center

2 New Camper Cabins

2 Staff Cabins Renovations

Lodge Renovations

Clergy Cabin Renovations

New Multi-Suite Staff/Guest Quarters

Road Repairs in Camp





The Armenian Church Summer Camp of the Western Diocese, Hye Camp, is currently accepting applications for staff positions for its 2017 summer program.

Located in Dunlap, California a few miles outside of the Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, Hye Camp consists of four 1-week sessions for campers aged 8 through 17. Staff members 18 and over are needed each week in a variety of capacities, ranging from cabin counselors who supervise campers to general staff members who assist with various activities of the Hye Camp program. This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for school or work while contributing to nurturing the faith of Armenian youth.

This summer’s sessions will be held July 16-22, July 23-29, July 30-August 5 and August 6-12. Staff members are selected to serve one session and must attend a mandatory staff training session. Training days are June 17 in Pasadena and June 24 in Fowler.

The theme for the 2017 Hye Camp program is “Decades of Devotion: Celebrating 90 Years of our Diocese,” which coincides with this year’s 90th anniversary of the Western Diocese.

Staff and campers come from all over the Diocese to participate in the Hye Camp program. Clergy members attend each week to teach classes, lead daily chapel services and encourage Christian fellowship. Hye Camp is a unique opportunity for everyone to learn more about our faith and create lifelong friendships.

Interested in learning more about serving on the Hye Camp staff? There will be a staff mixer on March 18 at 7:00 pm at Edendale Restaurant in Silverlake. Past Camp staff will be present and can share their experiences serving on staff. Additionally, if you would like to visit the Hye Camp property, join us for Family Day on April 29 at Hye Camp. This is a perfect opportunity to visit and see for yourself all that Hye Camp has to offer.

The Armenian Church Summer Camp Program of the Western Diocese began over 50 years ago with a few dozen participants. Today, each week of Camp welcomes a minimum of 125 campers and approximately 50 staff members and is one of the strongest programs the Diocese offers its youth.

To learn more about Hye Camp and apply for a staff position, visit www.hyecamp.com.

Camp Chaplains & Directors Announced

The 2017 Hye Camp Directors and Chaplains have been announced by the Camp Committee!

Week 1 July 16 – July 22

Director: Raffi Postaldjian             Chaplain: Der Sarkis Petoyan

Week 2 July 23 – July 29

Director: Tamara Karakashian       Chaplain: Der Mesrop Ash

Week 3 July 30 – August 5

Director: Lynn Saroyan                 Chaplain: Der Yeghishe Ksachikian

Week 4 August 6 – August 12

Director: Lauren Diramerian        Chaplain: Der Krikor Zakaryan