Camp Ayandeh 2007: IAAB's Iranian-American Leadership Camp
Washington D.C. – Iranian
Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) announced in the beginning of February
details of its second annual Iranian-American leadership camp, appropriately
Camp Ayandeh will be held at Hemlock Overlook Center for Outdoor Education in Clifton, Virginia the week of July 1-7, 2007 and is
open to rising high school sophomores through graduating high school
Far from being just a
camp of leisure and recreation, Camp Ayandeh creates a positive, inclusive
environment where each camper has the opportunity to grow and develop. The camp
curriculum is comprised of challenging and interactive programs in leadership
development, with a focus on conflict resolution, while specifically exploring
Iranian cultural heritage and Iranian-American identity. Camp Ayandeh’s Project
Manager, Nasim Hanif Hurd, stated, “Our hope is that when campers return home
from Camp Ayandeh, they will have developed a greater appreciation and
understanding of their cultural heritage, their community, their family, and
Campers will have a
unique opportunity to meet, learn from, and interact with other
Iranian-Americans of their age group, as well as with Iranian-American
university students and young professionals who will serve as their counselors
and mentors. In addition, Hemlock’s
professional staff, who are trained in first aid and fully accredited and
approved by the American Camp Association (ACA), will aid in leadership training
and team development.
The cost of the camp,
including room, board, and transportation between Hemlock Overlook and
airports/transportation hubs, is $575 for 7 days and 6 nights. Campers who apply
before March 20, 2007 will receive a Norooz eidi: a $50 discount! There are also a number of need-based
scholarships available which require an additional scholarship application.
Additionally, IAAB will be accepting a limited number of applications for
counselor positions for undergraduate and graduate students. All application
materials are due April 16, 2007 and
are available online at www.iranianalliances.org/camp07.
For more information and questions please e-mail email@example.com.
IAAB is a
non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff
spread across the United
States, Europe and Iran. IAAB works to raise awareness
of the Iranian community and culture, to connect Iranians and encourage
leadership, with an emphasis on the younger generation.
Public Relations Coordinator, Iranian Alliances Across
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