SATURDAY: We're Outta Here!

Well….it’s all over! We had one last chapel this morning before we started the process of checking out and leaving camp. There was lots of hugs, a few tears of sadness to be leaving, but mostly lots of smiles! We had an awesome Week 4 and want to thank all the Campers and Staff for making it so great!

The Camp Committee would like to thank everyone involved for a fantastic four weeks. See you in 2018!


It’s been a fun filled week that has finally come close to the end. Our last full day of camp started with a beautiful Badarak service lakeside with our chaplain Father Krikor Zakaryan. Today’s morning classes consisted of Armenian Dance, Quiz & Connect, and Philanthropy. The cleanest cabin winners for the week were Cabins 9 & 4, which were rewarded with a yummy rootbeer floats.  In the afternoon, the sports tournament consumed a majority of campers time. For everyone else who hadn’t signed up for the tournament, they had free choice to participate in whatever activity they want. After dinner everyone got ready for some Armenian Dancing at the Arbor before walking across the bridge to the big grand finale of the week…Super Campfire! There was cabin skits, the last appearance of Boghos Zilch, some extremely memorable choreographed lip-sync productions from the counselors and the Directing Staff’s remake of “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. The week has flashed by so quickly, but the time has come to pack our things and make our way home. We hope everyone had a fantastic week and can’t wait to be together again in 2018!

THURSDAY: We've Got Talent!

It was another action packed day at Hye Camp! Morning consisted of classes about Faith, Armenian Dancing and Armenian Cooking where they made manti. While eating lahmajun and our homemade manti, it was announced that Cabins 5 & 9 won the cleanest cabin for the day! The afternoon revolved around the usual activities which include basketball, volleyball, soccer, lakeside and arts & crafts. It was also the start of some of the early rounds of the Sports Tournament, which will be concluded by Friday afternoon. Tonight was the annual Talent Show which proved just how talented our camp family is! There was various acts involving singing, dancing, semi-professional lip-syncing and a live cooking show that was a site to be seen. Instead of describing our Thursday in excessive detail….let’s just show you!  We've also attached photos from last night's Decades of Devotion dance.  Enjoy!

Wednesday: No Hump Day Here

We are officially at the midpoint of our week and it certainly wasn’t a boring day! The morning was consistent to the past few days: fishing (for those who were ambitious enough to wake up early), music to get us moving (from the 80’s this time), morning calisthenics, chapel and breakfast. Cabins then made their best attempt at cleaning their cabin (today’s winners were Cabins 6 & 7), had morning classes discussing our faith, culture and folk music. It was just before lunch that the cabins learned who their teammates would be for the second annual Hye Camp Dunlapian Games! With team names consisting of Lahmajun, Dolma, Manti, Lebni and Baklava just to name a few, everyone sat at lunch with their team to discuss strategy. It was a tough competition consisting of 12 teams competing in challenges such as three-legged race, archery challenge, wheelbarrow race and canoe challenge. It was a tough and competitive series of events, but in the end Team Shish Kebab finished in a record scoring time of 37 minutes! After the games officially ended with all teams doing extremely well, there was some much needed cooling off by jumping into the lake!

Everyone headed back for a little relaxation before getting ready for chapel and dinner. We then got ready for the glitziest night of camp: The Decades of Devotion Dance. Everyone dressed up in clothing specific to their favorite decade. It was a fun-filled night of dancing, singing, watching our boy’s dean “make it rain” in Vatche Bucks! For those who needed a little break from all the excitement, there was some projects from Arts & Crafts available along with a movie projecting on a big screen! Needless to say everyone was more than ready for bed by time it was lights out!

TUESDAY: Time Flies When You're Having Fun

It was another fun filled day at Hye Camp!
A little exercise, chapel service, breakfast, cabin clean-up and classes consumed the morning. After lunch (where cabins 4 & 11 were awarded cleanest cabins for the day) everyone enjoyed the afternoon of arts & crafts, sports and hanging at the lake. Tonight revolved around the annual night hike that took everyone to a scenic vista overlooking the lovely San Joaquin Valley..also known as the fruit basket of our nation. Once we got back to the camp everyone got to enjoy s’mores for num nums before laying on the basketball court to star gaze before heading to their cabins for bed. As you can tell from the abundance of photos…it was a fun filled Tuesday!