Summer Camp


SUMMER CAMP 2018 DATES

Week A: June 13-17 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Mico Melkonian | Caspar Jivalagian
Week B: June 17-24 - Moushig Andonian | Raffi Ghazarian | Gena Douzdjian
Week C: June 27-July 1 (Wednesday-Sunday) - Razmig Chahmelikian | Arek Santikian | Hrag Melkonian
Week D: July 8-15 - Aram Kaloustian | Dikran Melkonian | Vatche Soghomonian | Ray Abramian
Week E: July 15-22 - Sevag Tankian | Shant Hairapetian | Serop Chalian | Carnie Armenian
Week F: July 22- 29 - Aram Andonian | Shahan Kaprielian | Sylva Khayalian
Week G: July 29- August 5 - Aram Madenlian | Garo Madenlian | Sako Aslanian | Vaughn Gaboudian
Week H: August 5-12 - Hrag Gaboudian | Anya Agopian | Raffi Badalian | Shant Kahouaty
*Weeks A & C are for campers ages 7-12. All other weeks are for campers ages 8-17

SUMMER CAMP 2018 PRICES

$480 Weeks B D E F G

$330 Weeks A & C

$450 Week H

$30 Flat Rate Bus Fee – *optional add-on
$25 Snack Shop Fee (Weeks B D E F G) – *optional add-on (no more and no less, NO CASH will be accepted)
$15 Snack Shop Fee (Weeks A & C) – *optional add-on (no more and no less, NO CASH will be accepted)
$50 Multiple Week Discount (all additional weeks after the first selection)
$50 Sibling Discount (all siblings after the first selection)

 2018 Registration Video Tutorials

Registration for one camper

Registration for multiple campers



FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

AYF Camp offers financial assistance to those who qualify. In order to apply for financial assistance please download the form below, fill it out and submit it along with the required attachments via email to info@ayfcamp.org by February 25, 2018.

Click HERE to download the 2018 Financial Assistance Form


WAIT LIST POLICY While it is our sincere desire to accommodate all campers, we are limited by the number of beds in each cabin. We offer a waiting list to fill spots when vacancies occur. Applications are processed in the order they are received. -Spots on the Wait List are non-transferable. The Wait List is conducted on a first come first serve basis. No exceptions. -If a week is full and you are waitlisted, you will receive an e-mail confirmation notifying you that your camper is on the Wait List. -If a spot becomes available, we will contact you by phone and/or e-mail. You will have 24 hours to respond. After which, we will contact the next person on the Wait List. -The Wait List application does not include a payment page. Should the camper move up from the Wait List, you will receive a phone call confirmation and a manual payment will be taken over the phone.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY I acknowledge that a non-refundable deposit of $200 per session is part of the registration fee. The $200 per session deposit will not be refunded for any reason. Should I cancel my registration, I may receive a partial refund, however, the $200 deposit will not be returned for any reason. I understand that my child’s homesickness does not qualify for a refund nor will I be refunded if my child is sent home due to behavior problems. I acknowledge that early departure and early pickup from the AYF Camp will not be refunded. I further acknowledge that refunds will not be issued should a camp session be canceled or cut short due to a natural disaster. No portion of participation fees shall be refunded if there is a cancelation within 7 days of the start of a Camp session.
POLICIES & WAIVERS Below are links to the wiavers you will be agreeing to and signing during registration. Participation Agreement Photo/Video Release Waiver Arbitration Agreement Active Network Agreement

Parents may bring their child to AYF Camp, or register for the bus with a nominal fee.

Bus Transportation: If your child has enrolled for the bus, then we ask you to please drop your child off in Hollywood at Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School 1615 N. Alexandria Ave. Los Angeles, California 90027 – NO LATER THAN 8:30 AM on the day beginning their camp session. Campers should be picked up at Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM on the day ending their stay.


Personal Transportation: Campers pick up time is between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM on the day ending their stay. New camper arrival time is also between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM on the day beginning their camp session. Please be aware of NO PARKING signs on the street. The traffic laws are strictly enforced and cars that are illegally parked will be cited.


12:00 PM - MANDATORY PARENT DEPARTURE

Please Note: At no time will visitors be permitted at camp. The only period parents can visit are on Sundays during pick up and drop off hours.


Directions

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AYF Camp is located at: 22214 Big Pines Hwy Valyermo, CA 93563

Upon arrival to the camp site, parents dropping off and picking up their campers should pay close attention to street signs that list parking regulations. Please do not park anywhere on the street that says NO PARKING. The traffic laws are strictly enforced and cars that are illegally parked will be cited. 

From San Fernando Valley:

  • Take Golden State Freeway 5 North
  • Take Antelope Valley Freeway 14 North
  • Exit Pearblossom Highway 138, stay on the left side of the exit ramp
  • Travel 5 miles and turn right to stay on Pearblossom Hwy 138
  • Continue on Pearblossom Hwy 138 until Largo Vista Rd
  • Largo Vista Rd. – State road N4, turn Right. (Large red tank to your right.)
  • First stop sign, Big Pines Hwy, turn Left
  • Continue for approximately 3.5 miles, AYF Camp Big Pines is on the right

East Los Angeles:

  • Take the San Bernardino Freeway 10 East
  • Take Barstow Freeway 15 North
  • Exit CA-138 toward Palmdale/Silverwood Lake, stop sign turn Left
  • CA-2 Angeles Crest Highway, toward Wrightwood, turn Left
  • Pass Wrightwood, you will come to an information center, take the middle entrance on to Big Pines Hwy N4 (heading towards Jackson Lake)
  • Continue on Big Pines Hwy, pass Jackson Lake, AYF Camp Big Pines is on the left
           

CAMPER PACKING LIST:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR CAMPER PACKING LIST

*Please note the above packing list is designed for a full 7 nights at camp. Adjust accordingly for shorter weeks.


FAQs:

Who's in charge during the camp session?

The staff, which includes the counselors and directors, is in charge during the camp session. All counselors are over the age of 18, CPR certified, and have received the proper training to deal with any situation they should come across during the camp session. There is at least one director each session selected by the management board to oversee all camp activities.

Can I be in the same cabin with my friend(s)?

The cabin assignments are determined by age and sex. No exceptions will be made. Each cabin has a fire hazard maximum occupancy regulation which will be strictly followed.

What happens if I get hurt or homesick?

The Director will contact your parents if you become ill, abnormally homesick, or when something extraordinary occurs. We have trained medical personnel present during each session to tend to all health or injury-related needs. We have a fully equipped infirmary that houses all of our medical supplies. Be sure to include your contact information in the space provided on the application.

What if I have allergies?

Children with common seasonal allergies (i.e. pollen) are welcome at camp. Please indicate all allergies (i.e. bee stings, etc) on the application so we can alert our staff and medical personnel.

What if I’m taking medication?

All medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must be turned into the counselor and will be kept in the infirmary. All medications will be administered to you by trained medical personnel. No medication of any kind is to be left with campers.

How do I get in touch with my parents during the camp session?

Campers are not allowed to have cellular phones during their stay at camp. It is up to the Director’s discretion whether he/she will allow a camper to contact their parents for any reason.

Do I need money?

A snack shop is maintained to provide campers with limited refreshments, medicated lip balm, and snacks. Parents can now add $25 (no more and no less) to each camper's snack shop funds during the checkout process of registration. We will no longer be accepting cash at camp to use for the snack shop. Any remaining funds left over after the week is completed can be used towards camp merchandise or snacks and drinks for your departure. Cash will not be refunded. Camp merchandise will also be available for purchase on days at the beginning and end of the session. Please visit our store for pricing.
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Flagpole

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Constructed in 1992, our flagpole is dedicated to two of our founders, Khachig Khachigian and Khajag Sheetelian. A place where we meet morning and night to raise and lower our flag.

Pool


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Enjoy a dip in our recently renovated pool which accommodates up to 75 people. Rinse off in our recently renovated pool restrooms which include 3 showers, 2 toilets and industrial sinks for men and women.

Archery

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Practice your aim at our newly renovated and graded archery range equipped with hay stacks and targets

Basketball Court

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Play a game or just shoot around on our recently renovated basketball court.

Firepit

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Enjoy a nice campfire and roast some marshmallows at our recently renovated campfire pit with seating area and cover

Boys Restroom
 

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Restrooms include 3 showers, 3 toilets, urinal and full industrial sinks.

 

Girls Restroom
 
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Restrooms include 3 showers, 3 toilets and full industrial sinks.

Arts & Crafts
 
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Enjoy arts, crafts and recreation in our newly renovated Arts & Crafts lodge 

Field

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Volleyball Court
Enjoy a game of volleyball on our recently renovated volleyball court

Cabin 1

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 2

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 3

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 4

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Stay in one of our 
11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Infirmary

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Our recently renovated Infirmary houses top of the line equipment and certified personnel

Cabin 5

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 5

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 7

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 8

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 9

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Cabin 10

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Stay in one of our 11 recently renovated regular size cabins housing up to 12 people equipped with heaters

Bnag
No longer used for "bnags" this cabin has recently been renovated and is used for storage.

Staff Cabin

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Stay in our newly renovated staff cabin housing up to 30 people equipped with heaters

Lodge

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Our d
ining lodge includes seating for 150 people and a fully equipped kitchen.


Rock Wall

Compete against yourself and others on our challenging 30-foot rock wall.

 

Caretaker's House
Our camp caretaker's house.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Camp!

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Cabin 10

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Lodge

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Flagpole

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Firepit

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Boys Bathroom

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Girls Bathroom

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Pool Restrooms

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Arts & Crafts

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Infirmary

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Basketball

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Staff Cabin

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Archery