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The Ararat Center Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the newly formed St.
Vartan Camp Alumni Group—an organization that will allow camp alumni to connect 
with each other, and to extend support to the camp program throughout the year.
“St. Vartan Camp holds a special place in my heart,” said Alumni Group chair Talene
 Metjian, whose father, the late Rev. Fr. Paree Metjian, was instrumental in founding the 
camp. “As a child, I looked forward to attending every summer, seeing old friends, and 
meeting new people from other parts of the Eastern Diocese. We shared many specials 
moments, and I still have great friendships that started at St. Vartan Camp. This new 
Alumni Group offers an excellent opportunity for all of us to reconnect.”

Housed at the Diocese’s Ararat Center in upstate New York, St. Vartan Camp offers 
children and students ages 8 to 15 religious and cultural instruction, as well as a variety  
of athletic and social activities. Some 500 campers, counselors, and volunteers take part
in the program each summer.

The new Alumni Group aims to bring together former campers for fellowship and to
 brainstorm ways the community can support the future growth of St. Vartan Camp.
The group’s Facebook page gives alumni a platform for posting updates and following 
news about the camp and Ararat Center. Visit the St. Vartan Camp Alumni Group on
Facebook (