Sunday, July 26, 2009

Leyla at Yay Camp

Leyla, one of the camp counselors at Lankaran's summer camps. I taught her how to make friendship bracelets. Who ever said Americans have no common crafts.

Camp Yay (the azeri word for summer) was three weeks long, four days a week, and with approximately 180 kids. It was a huge feat on the part of two Lankaran volunteers, Jackie and Jane. They housed a ton of PCVs who traveled from all over the country to help. I enjoyed my time, but I would of gone nuts if it weren't for our Azerbaijani translators/counselors. Our Azerbaijani counterparts did an amazing job. I forgot what its like to have kids yelling at you constantly for help and affirmation. But, regardless of their impatient urgency and loud noise making, the kids were adorable.
Arts and Crafts week (my summer camp week) activities included: tie dying shirts, making play dough, friendship bracelets, making god's eyes, and potrait drawing.


Traci said...

For some reason it makes me extremely happy that the Azeri word for summer is yay.

Jane said...

I can't tell you how much I appreciated having you come camp. Your help was invaluable. And, I'm so glad we got to hang out. I will always love your bedazzled self!

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