About Us

Armenian Youth Camp is a sleep away summer camp for the Armenian youth. Founded in 2018 and sponsored by the San Francisco ARF Krisdapor and AYF Rosdom Chapters, our mission is to create a fun and safe environment that will embrace the Armenian culture, encourage independence and develop lifelong friendships.

Armenian Youth Camp is located at Camp Sylvester in Pinecrest, CA.
AYC resides on a beautiful, 8 acre flat property that has twenty cabins, two dining halls, a snack shack, an arts and crafts facility, two half-court basketball courts, a volleyball court, teatherball station, archery range (supervised), baseball diamond and an amphitheater with a stage. The pristine Pinecrest Lake is within walking distance, offering premium water activities and an outdoor movie theater.

We are honored and excited to host your children at our first ever Armenian Youth Camp!

After all, “When two Armenians meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia”. – William Saroyan

Meet Our Directors

Unger Moushig Andonian and Unger Aram Andonian have decades of experience as AYF camp directors. They are lifelong supporters of the Armenian cause, mentors to many and passionate about nurturing the Armenian youth.

After seeing the movie, The Promise, Unger Moushig was asked, “What inspired you to commit so much of your time to us and our generation and raising us Armenian?”

Here is his response…