Summer Leadership Institute

Our Youth

Welcome to Camp Javan! Camp Javan is IAAB's celebrated middle school leadership camp held each year in conjunction with its sister program, Camp Ayandeh, IAAB's high school leadership camp. 



 IAAB will hold two sessions of Camp Javan in 2017.

Who: Camp Javan is open to all current middle schoolers (6th-8th Grade during the 2016-2017 school year). Please note that current 8th graders should apply to Camp Javan.

 Where: Whittier College outside of Los Angeles, California

When: Session A will be held July 6th through 11th, and Session B will be held July 21st through July 26th. Campers can choose between Session A and Session B when they apply.

Tuition Fee: Camp fees, which include room, board, all meals and snacks, and transportation between the camp and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) total $1,200.

Application details: Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled, so we encourage you to ap­ply early!

Camp Javan is tailored to the unique challenges and potentials of the middle school years. 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 accomplishes this mission through community building activities; cultural, historical and artistic workshops; and critical discussions, helping campers respond to issues they see affecting middle school students within the Iranian American community. In collaboration with peers and older mentors, Javan participants also acquire tools to navigate the academic, extracurricular, and social aspects of middle school, and prepare for the transition to high school and beyond.

Javan campers leave with a stronger sense of self and responsibility for others, lifelong friendships, and the necessary skills to lead both within and outside of the Iranian diaspora community. As a non-political and non-religious camp, Camp Javan is open to all races and all creeds. The Iranian diaspora community is diverse and vibrant, a characteristic that Camp Javan represents, embraces, and celebrates. All activities are led in English; therefore, an understanding of Persian is not necessary in order to participate in Camp Javan. 

Our campers are change-makers and inspiring leaders who are active members in their local communities. Camp Javan empowers young leaders to be more informed about themselves and the world. 

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For more information, please check out our Camp Javan FAQ and visit the IAAB blog, as well as IAAB's YouTube Channel and Facebook page for videos and photos of Camp Javan.

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