Since 1994, Junior Achievement of Armenia's (JAA) Summer Camp has welcomed thousands of young people to the beautiful mountains of Dzaghkadzor and Lousakert. In 2004, a record 700 students attended camp, among whom included 30 ethnic minority students representing Yezidis, Greeks, Georgians, Ukrainians, and Assyrians. Staffed by dozens of JAA teachers, camp also welcomed for the first time ten high school principals during the August sessions. Campers are selected based on a national competition among JAA's most outstanding students. As one of our most rewarding activities, camp serves to reinforce students' knowledge of economics and civics, allows young people from different regions of the country to meet and network with one another, and helps us spread the word about our program.

Camp elections, mock trials, stock market simulations, mock UN sessions, and commercial productions are among the activities that keep campers busy by day, while campfires, skits, and games occupy their nights. Private meetings with well-known representatives of the diplomatic corps, national government, and non-government organizations elevate the educational experience.