About Camp Arevelk
Camp Arevelk is the camping ministry of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America. Since 2000, Camp Arevelk has been ministering to our youth with an activity oriented week focused on learning more about God and enjoying His creation.
Camp Arevelk is a ministry focused on guiding youth to have a personal relationship with Christ through daily devotions, Bible study, and prayer. Quiet times, times of praise, listening to God's Word, discussion groups, sports, Armenian heritage, and much more combine to make this week a memorable one for all of our youth, their families, and the staff!
The camp is planned and organized by volunteers throughout the Eastern region who commit their time and talents to serving on the Camp Arevelk committee. If you have any feedback or suggestions about camp, you can contact the committee by emailing us at CampArevelk@gmail.com.
Meet the Committee
Sylvia Jizmejian - Director
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.
Arpi Sarmazian - Registrar
Arpi Sarmazian is a teacher and lives in Toronto, ON with her husband Sevag Sarmazian and 3 children Talar, Arek and Aline. Arpi was born and raised in Belmont, MA where she served as Youth Director at AMC. She continued serving the Lord at the Armenian Evangelical Church of Toronto as Sunday school Superintendent and currently as Youth Advisor. She is thankful for the opportunity to work together with the camp committee on this life changing, Christ centered ministry.
Margaret (Bedrosian) Rassam
Margaret Rassam has been a member of APC since a young age, attending Sunday School, youth group and AEYF conferences. She married her childhood sweetheart Glen (a lifetime member of APC) and raised their three children there. Zachary, Lauren and Gregory all attended Camp Arevelk and AEYF conferences and loved it. Margaret worked alongside here husband Glen in their family business for the last 20 years. She has served on various committees at APC and now holds the position of Administrator.
Silva Orchanian - Committee Chair
Silva Orchanian is a Director at a school for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She received her BA degree from Gordon College and Masters in Special Education from Lesley University. She has served the AEYF in various capacities including being President of the AEYF, Committee on Youth Chairperson and Camp Counselor. She served the Armenian Memorial Church as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher. She loves to teach God’s Word and to encourage others to love the Lord.
Vatché has attended Camp Arevelk for 8 years as a camper, 5 years as a counselor and most recently, 3 years as activities director. Vatché grew up attending First Armenian Church in Belmont and participated in every possible AEYF conference or convention since 2002. He currently serves as a deacon at First Armenian Church. Vatché received his doctorate in pharmacy from MCPHS University, and currently works in research at a Boston based pharmaceutical company specializing in rare diseases.
Rev. Shant Barsoumian