Hamazkayin announces Petag, a Western Armenian Immersion experience from August 2 – 11, 2020

Hamazkayin Central Committee



Hamazkayin is excited to announce its first-ever Western Armenian Immersion experience for Armenian youth aged 10 – 14 years old from August 2 through August 11, 2020. The first of its kind in the US, Petag is designed to bring young Armenians together for ten days, to create, explore, and bring Armenian language to life. Participants will develop friendships, learn new skills, and have fun learning Armenian through real conversations, interactive workshops, field trips, games, and mealtime. Workshops will be moderated by talented staff dedicated to sharing their expertise in a wide array of fields, all while speaking Armenian!

Activities will include creative writing, drama, media, technology, and outdoor and indoor sport activities, including swimming at the St. Mary of Providence Center in Elverson, PA. The beautifully landscaped, expansive property is located just 40 minutes from the city of Philadelphia. 

In alignment with Hamazkayin’s mission, Petag’s purpose is to promote and preserve Armenian identity by inspiring young generations of Armenians to keep the Western Armenian language alive. Participants will improve their Armenian skills not through classroom learning, but rather through activities they enjoy in their daily lives. As Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Program Director of Hamazkayin ArtLinks stated, “Language is not something you put in a jar and preserve. It’s very much alive. We want these children to think outside the box and have fun with the Armenian language in their own way.”

Early bird registration, before March 31, is $350, while registration after March 31 is $400. Registration covers lodging, meals, instruction, field trips, and all activities. Space is limited to 30 participants, so REGISTER EARLY to reserve your spot. All applications are subject to approval. Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from St. Mary of Providence Center.

Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society’s mission is to promote and preserve Armenian identity and cultural traditions. Gifts to Hamazkayin help fund important exhibitions, educational public programming, and support the next generation of Armenian creators. Hamazkayin is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Media Contact: Lorig Baronian



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