Camp Javan engages, educates, and empowers Iranian youth in diaspora through an inclusive, intentional space where they discover a strong sense of self and become agents of change.

Welcome to Camp Javan!

Camp Javan is heading to Toronto, Canada!

IAAB will be holding Camp Javan and Camp Ayandeh in collaboration with Tirgan Festival.

Camp Javan will be held July 15th-21st in Toronto, Canada.

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.  

Application Details: Enrollment for our 2019 session is open.

Interested in being a counselor or staff member? Apply today. We are currently considering applications on a rolling basis.

For more information, please visit our FAQ. If your question is not answered in the FAQ, you may email us at: Due to a high volume of emails, we will only respond to inquiries not answered in the FAQ. Any new questions will be added to the FAQ so please check back regularly. 

Our Youth

  • Build the confidence and skills to be leaders.

  • Learn about their culture and history.

  • Develop a stronger sense of self and responsibility for others.

  • Gain long-lasting friendships and a community of peers and mentors.

Camp Ayandeh 2011, Notre Dame de Namur University

Camp Ayandeh 2011, Notre Dame de Namur University

Camp Javan

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 Javan 2017, Whittier College

Camp Javan 2017, Whittier College

Everyone’s talent, passion, and kindness here inspires me more than what I can express in words. I now know that no matter what, I will always have my camp family as a support for the rest of my life.

-Maana M.

I have never had such a fun, exciting, unique experience in my life. These memories will always stay with me and I’m more proud to call all these new people my brothers and sister. Camp has become my second home.

-Ariana M.