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Meet our Camp Arevelk Staff

We are looking forward to another great year at Camp Arevelk.  We have the greatest number of staff members we have ever had to take care of the record number of  campers (ages 10-16) for our 14th year of Camp.  Sylvia Jizmejian has been the Camp Arevelk Director since 2000 when Camp began and she will be back this year. 


Our nurse, Arpi Sarian is a veteran of several Camp Arevelks and countless late night teas to comfort 

Camp 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.  

Arts and Crafts Coordinator

Jasmine is a Fereshetian. 


'Nuff Said.  

Activities Coordinator

Tha activities coordinator is responsible for the team games in the afternoon and the night games which are at night. 


Our coordinator this year is Andrea Grigsby who is the Christian Education Director at our own APC of Paramus.  


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 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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