Week 1 - Daily Hye Life - Tuesday

Hello Hye Camp families and friends,

Today was a full and active day for our campers and staff.  Some of our early birds decided to wake up at the crack of dawn and go fishing.  Our other campers woke up at 7 a.m. and all headed down for chapel.  After breakfast, campers headed to their morning classes which included Armenian dance, music, history and bible study. 

Following lunch and some rest, a fun filled and wet afternoon commenced with Vartavar games.  Campers cheered one another on as they competed to see whether their team would be the first to finish a tray of watermelon.  It was an impressive sight.  Next up, the teams competed in a water balloon relay.  Our campers had a great time following the relay successfully soaking the girls’ and boys’ deans with water balloons.  The Vartavar games wrapped up with a canoe race and swimming. 

The day wasn’t over yet though!  A cool evening hike through the forest followed chapel and dinner.   Upon reaching a majestic scenic vista, where campers gathered together and gazed down upon the San Joaquin Valley, Der Sarkis graced us with an evening devotional stressing the importance of gratitude.  After hiking back down, the evening concluded with stargazing on the basketball court and a fantastic lesson on our solar system.

To the next 50!