Kyle’s Journey in Armenia

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  • Kyle? In Armenia?

    My name is Kyle, and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Noyemberyan, Armenia. I lived here from 2006-2008, and worked as an Information Technology volunteer for the US Peace Corps. In addition to my primary assignment developing my region's WiFi internet, I also taught computer and English classes to area youth. Thank you for visiting!

    This blog remains available for historical purposes, but is no longer actively maintained.

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Jul 2008
Green Camp Through Photos
Posted in Peace Corps by Kyle at 10:43 am | No Comments »

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of Peace Corps’ premier summer programs, the “Green Camp”. Green Camp is a 5 day camp for students aged 9-13, and teaches them all about ecology themes, including pollution, water quality, trash, etc.

Instead of posting lengthy explanations about all we did, I figured I’d let the photos speak for themselves (with small captions, of course). You can view the rest in the photo gallery.

Green Camp (14) Green Camp (10) (From left: the 42 students of the camp; my team, ???? – the Eagles)


Green Camp (190) Green Camp (247)Green Camp (18) Green Camp (418) (Clockwise from top-left: the four camp teams [note the lines!]; my team and I – “Baze, number 1!”; the Tigers on the prowl; our end of camp team skits about the environment)

Excursion to the Forest

Green Camp (358) Green Camp (362)Green Camp (333) Green Camp (323) (Clockwise from top-left: picnic time!; our schedule, posted on a tree; taking a minute for some R&R; campers had some time to draw in the forest, make leaf rubbings, etc)

  Team Activities and Games

Green Camp (13) Green Camp (57)
(A huge game of Duck Duck Goose, or “Chicken Chicken Wolf” here; students had to “find” food, shelter, and water in the forest to survive)

Green Camp (21)Green Camp (391) (Explaining the large group games took a dedicated team of counselors; a debrief explaining “why” always followed)

Small Group Games

Green Camp (385) Green Camp (282) Green Camp (228) Green Camp (107) (clockwise from top-left: dirtying the water of Sevan Lake [simulated]; interactive Paper-Rock-Scissors with Trees-Loggers-Mudslides; trash pickup!; a reduce-reuse-recycle relay race)

So as you can see, the camp was a lot of fun, and very very interactive – the students get enough boring lectures during school. Last weekend I also spent an amazing day at visiting the main church of Armenia, Etchmiatsin, for Water Day. But I will write about that later today (as you can tell, I’m kind of behind). Also, today our English Club is heading to the forest to celebrate the 4th of July with burgers, hot dogs, and deviled eggs. Look for pictures of that soon… On that note, to all my American readers, have a very happy and safe Independence Day, and enjoy the fireworks (again) for me!

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