This year, IAAB will be holding Camp Javan and Camp Ayandeh in collaboration with Tirgan Festival
IAAB hosts the largest network of Iranian-American student leaders and young professionals. Formed in 2003 by students, IAAB is the first Iranian-American organization to create spaces for critical dialogue and reflection. In 2004, IAAB held the first International Conference on the Iranian Diaspora, a groundbreaking program bringing together scholars, leaders, and other key stakeholders to discuss and respond to community challenges.
Learning from successes of other diaspora communities, IAAB quickly recognized the need to tap into the Iranian community’s greatest asset: its youth. In 2006, IAAB created an intentional youth space, Camp Ayandeh, that supports emerging high school leaders in their identity formation and provides them with the community and necessary tools to lead the Iranian-American community into the future.
Camp Ayandeh and Camp Javan, its sister camp for middle school students, have grown into the largest network of Iranian youth in the world with hundreds of successful student leaders positively impacting virtually every industry including technology, government, not-for-profit, medicine, and academia.
Our youth are change-makers and inspiring leaders in their communities. Our programs empower members to be more informed about themselves and the world. For the Iranian diaspora community, IAAB is the leader in supporting a new generation to be active problem-solvers for local and global challenges.
Camp Javan is open to all current 6th through 8th grade students. Please note that current 8th grade students must apply to Camp Javan. We will not accept rising 6th grade students. Camp Javan is held concurrently with Camp Ayandeh.
Tuition Fee: Camp fees, which include all meals and snacks, and transportation to and from the airport total $1800.
Camp Javan is tailored to the unique challenges and potential of middle school. Camp Javan has the dual mission of empowering campers with a deeper understanding of culture and identity as youth within the Iranian diaspora, and the confidence and skills to be leaders within their communities. Camp Javan finds the perfect balance between fun and learning, with all activities in English. Camp Javan is a weeklong overnight camp led by IAAB staff and hosted at a college. Exceptional university students and young professionals, mostly comprised of Camp Ayandeh alumni, lead campers as counselors through a series of community-building activities, experiential workshops, and discussions. Camp Javan serves rising 7th grade through rising 9th grade students. As a non-political and non-religious camp, Camp Javan is open to all races and creeds. Founded in 2012, Camp Javan is an annual summer program held in conjunction with Camp Ayandeh. In the past, Camp Javan was held in the Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, and Los Angeles areas. Participants travel from across the United States and even internationally.
Camp Ayandeh is open to all current high school students (current 9th grade through 12th grade students). Please note that current 8th grade students must apply to Camp Javan. Camp Ayandeh is held concurrently with Camp Javan.
Tuition Fee: Camp fees, which include all meals and snacks, and transportation to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport total $2200.
Camp Ayandeh is IAAB’s celebrated life-changing youth summer program. Camp Ayandeh is a 10-day overnight camp that empowers rising 10th grade students through rising college freshmen to be more informed about themselves and the world. Camp Ayandeh incorporates cultural and educational activities that go beyond simply educating to inspire youth to become positive leaders in their communities. Camp Ayandeh cultivates confidence in campers and develops leadership skills through community-building activities, cultural, historical and artistic workshops, and critical discussions. As a non-political and non-religious camp, Camp Ayandeh is open to all races and creeds. Participants travel from across the United States and even internationally, though all activities are in English. Founded in 2006, Camp Ayandeh has grown to include nearly 1000 youth and young professionals from over 40 states, six countries, and three continents.
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