Due to COVID-19 Petag is postponed until summer 2021

Petag is a 10-day, overnight Western Armenian immersion experience for young Armenians aged 10 – 14.

Petag is designed to bring young Armenians together for ten days to create, explore, and bring Armenian language to life. Participants will develop friendships, learn new skills, and have fun learning Armenian through real conversations, interactive workshops, games, and mealtime. Workshops will be facilitated by talented staff dedicated to sharing their expertise in music, sports, dance, and technology, all while speaking Armenian! 


Activities will include over a dozen workshops by Armenian experts across North America.

  • Media
  • Creative Writing
  • Arts
  • Outdoor Activities including Swimming
  • Dance
  • Music


St. Mary of Providence Center

Situated on beautifully landscaped rolling hills, St. Mary of Providence Center is conveniently located 40 minutes from Philadelphia. The campus amenities include an indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool, outdoor pool, classrooms, conference rooms, walking paths, and acres of outdoor space.


Registration Fee

Registration covers lodging, meals, instruction, field trips, and all activities. Space is limited to 30 participants, so REGISTER EARLY to reserve your spot. All applications are subject to approval. Participants must arrange their own transportation to and from St. Mary of Providence Center.

For questions, please email

petag is made possible by Hamazkayin

Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote and preserve Armenian identity and cultural traditions globally. Hamazkayin is generously subsidizing petag to keep registration affordable for all families.

To learn more about Hamazkayin, please visit: