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Meet our Camp Arevelk Staff

We are looking forward to another great year at Camp Arevelk. We are in the process of finalizing our staffing for this year and we will update you as often as needed!


We are grateful for all of the staff that serve each year.  We are especially grateful for Sylvia Jizmejian who has been the Camp Arevelk Director since 2000 when Camp began and she will be back again this year!  Our nurse, Arpi Sarian is also a veteran of several Camp Arevelks and has devoted countless late nights to serving tea to comforting the campers, especially the younger kids who are away from home for the first time!

Camp Director:

Sylvia Jizmejian

Sylvia Jizmejian has been involved with Camp Arevelk since before we had a name for it.  She is the only Camp Director our camp has known and she looks forward to this week every year.


Sylvia has a Masters in Christian Education from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and has been involved in youth ministries for almost twenty years.  

Arts and Crafts Coordinator:
Adriane Bakmazjian
Activities Coordinator:

Vatche Demirjian

Vatche Demirjian was born and raised in the Armenian Evangelical community where he actively attends the First Armenian Church in Belmont, MA. He is currently finishing up his Doctor of Pharmacy program at MCPHSU in Boston. He is also Class Representative for the PharmD class of 2015, and was Founder and President of the Armenian Students Organization.


Vatche has attended Camp Arevelk since he was 10 years old. This will be his 13th year at Camp Arevelk. He was a camper for 7 years and has spent the past 5 years serving as a counselor.


Arpi Sarian

Hello Arevelk Djambar(camp),

My name is ARPI there is no E at the end.

Medications should be brought in their original perscribed bottles not in a pill organizer type box.  I need to be able to read the directions as well.  I would prefer that we know all their allergies to medication food etc.


I will need parents to consent to give Tylenol or Motrin for minor discomforts.

I will have herbal tea and honey and lots of sympathy for the campers and the counselors alike.


Arpi without E

Talin Barsoumian

Talin Barsoumian has been an active member of the Armenian Evangelical community for many years.  She has a special place in her heart for the youth and has dedicated many years serving the youth group at the First Armenian Church in Belmont, MA.  


In past years, she has served as the nurse of Camp Arevelk and has been an active Camp Arevelk committee member. In recent years, Talin has taken on the role of the registrar which she enjoys very much!  Talin is a registered nurse and the mother of two little boys who keep her busy around the clock!

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