From 8 to 16 June the first Family programme for kids aged 6–9 and their parents was held at JUST DILIJAN IT!
The young campers taking part in the Around the World in 9 Days programme with their parents delved into the cultural diversity of countries from different corners of the world.
Together they studied the traditions and customs of China, Japan, Armenia and the Eskimos, hand painted real kimonos, built a yurt, made cut-out scenery and then presented to an admiring public a genuine shadow theater based on the legends of the peoples of the world. It was created by the kids in record time under the leadership of our talented experts Danila Arikov and Natalia Lapkina.
Along with the brilliant counselors – psychologist and educator Daria Poymanova and illustrator Alexandra Sidortsova – the kids were busy with exciting games, quests, art and craft classes each day, as well as fun joint activities for the whole family.
During the downtime from their rehearsals and preparations, the children learned to bake lavash bread and cook dolma, went camping and deciphered ancient writings on the walls of abandoned monasteries, enjoyed the picturesque nature that surrounded them on every side and just relaxed playing games in the company of new friends.
During the trip to the Apaga extreme park, the children and their parents bravely flew down the zip line, and then had fun horseback riding through the stunning mountain landscapes.
In parallel with the interesting activities of the children, the parents followed an additional programme, which saw them training as actors, learning how to prepare the Armenian pastry gata, touring the scenic corners of Dilijan and generally having an excellent time in a cheerful company.
The next Family programme, Architectural Commotion, takes place on 18–26 June. Participants of this living creative studio are exploring the interaction of different architectural epochs, trying different art styles, techniques and materials, and creating new extraordinary forms.