Meet our year-round staff and Board of Directors who work to oversee the operational responsibilities and ensure the wellbeing of Camp Haiastan.


Kenar Charchaflian

Executive Director

Kenar is a veteran camper who was recently appointed Executive Director of AYF Camp Haiastan. Her youthful spirit and dedication to Camp will leave a lasting impression. Inspired by her own journey, she instills love for the Armenian culture and history in future campers.

Email: execdirector@camphaiastan.org
Phone: (508) 520-1312


John Miller

Facilities Manager

John is the longtime Facilities Manager of the AYF Camp Haiastan grounds. With an extensive knowledge of the outdoors, he manages the campgrounds with a high standard of care.

​​Email: caretaker@camphaiastan.org
Phone: (508) 417-8317

AYF Camp Haiastan Board of Directors

AYF Camp Haiastan is fortunate to be governed by a highly-dedicated, all volunteer Board of Directors. The group, elected by the Camp Haiastan of the AYF Inc. Corporation, is responsible for the financial wellbeing, improvement, growth, mission/marketing, curriculum and recruitment for the camp.

Many community members assist the Camp Board across the established committees: Education, Marketing/PR, Technology, Development/Fundraising, Infrastructure and Recruitment.

If you are looking to get more involved with AYF Camp Haiastan please email info@camphaiastan.org.


Sarine Adishinan


Oradell, NJ


Nevart Mikaelian

Framingham, MA

Soulakian, Hagop

Hagop Soulakian

Rolling Meadows, IL

Mike Causal Photo

Michael Bahtiarian

Bedford, MA


Phil Nigon

Berwyn, PA


Shant Saroukhanian

Birmingham, MI

Ani Megerdichian Arakelian headshot

Ani Megerdichian Arakelian

Cranston, RI


Taline Badrikian

Wayland, MA

Karine Shamlian

Karine Shamlian

Radnor, PA


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