Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dear friends!

ABC Camp is going to start pretty soon and we still need your help!
In order to reach to more people we have launched a Razoo.com crowdfunding campaign. The details are here:

And you still can donate through Peace Corps website:


Please, help this unique Camp happen!
Please, share the information with everyone you know!
Thank you so much!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Dear Friends!

We are extremely happy to announce that APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ABC CAMP 2013 HAS ALREADY STARTED!!!

If you want to have an amazingly positive time, if you want to gain new skills, make lots of new friends and improve your English through daily interaction with American teachers, then our Camp is for you! All you have to do is to fill out our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM! Hurry up! The DEADLINE is May, 30th! The number of spots is limited! :)
Requirements for ABC Camp 2013:

- be 13-21 years young :)
- have a pre-intermediate or higher level of English
- have a great desire to develop yourself, meet new friends and have tons of fun!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ABC Camp 2013 grant is online now!

ABC Camp is an excellent opportunity for Ukrainian kids to practice English, learn about new cultures and receiving leadership, team-building and creative skills in order to be successful in future. If you want children to receive this amazing experience, please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation.
More information about how you can make this Camp happen can be found here:
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Meet ABC Camp 2013 Staff!!!

We are happy to introduce you the ABC Camp 2013 Staff! Please, welcome...

Alina Lysak
Hi!!! My name is Alina, I'm 17:) I'm fond of dancing (especially jazz-funk ), reading adventure books, studying foreign languages & watching cartoons (my favourite one is "The Madagascar"). I'm also a big fan of americal TV Show "Gossip Girl" XO XO
I really want to meet all of you, guys, and spend amazing 2 weeks together)))** Let's light this summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Quick
Hola! My name is Amy and I am a Community Development Volunteer in Lugansk. My primary work is to develop business theory curriculum, write grants, and develop projects at the Lugansk Oblast Center for Postgraduate Studies. I write and teach classes regarding project design and management, leadership, and strategic planning. I write small scale and large scale projects in accordance with grant applications. I am a native Oregonian, an aunt to four boys and a girl, I have two sisters and a brother, and finished my MBA before accepting an invitation to serve in the Peace Corps. I love driving and walking on the beach. I love movies and Mexican food. And I recently finished my family cookbook of all 174 of my grandmother’s favorite recipes. I am looking forward to seeing all of you in a few short months!

Bradley Bettis
Hello my name is Bradley or you can call me Brad. I love dogs--I prefer big dogs, but sometimes I find a small dog I like.  I'm from Portland, Oregon and now live in Sovetskiy, Crimea with my wife Bryna. I enjoy playing just about every sport--frisbee and tennis are my favorites--and I also enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, being outside, and playing guitar. My newest hobby is basket weaving (лозоплетение)!

Pete Isaac
Pete is originally from East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He currently lives in the city of Zaporozhye and works with an organization to support people living with disabilities. He loves to cook (which he sometimes takes picture of), eat, read, and play just about all sports. This will be his second time at ABC Camp and he is very excited to meet all of you this summer!

Brittany Spencer
1. I love to play Frisbee, and my hot pink Frisbee travels with me.
2. I like arts and crafts.
3. I love summer time, because I can do outdoor activities like swimming, hiking and outdoor volleyball.

Julia Zatula
Hello everybody! I want to introduce Yuliya Zatula to you. She is from Kupyansk in Kharkivska oblast'. Currently she is a student in American University in Bulgaria. There she studies Business Administration and Economics, devotes herself to creative and intellectual activities, sports and friends, and enjoys vivid and turbulent culture of the Balkans. She is looking forward to meet all these great people and to have lots of fun with them. This is gonna be an amazing summer!

Bryna Bettis
Hi! My name is Bryna and I'm excited to meet you! I love being outside--hiking, playing sports, going for a walk, or even just reading in the park. I also love to cook and eat, especially new and different foods from around the world. My favorite activity on cold, rainy evenings is eating ice cream while playing board games with my family and friends. 

Courtney Schrock
Courtney Schrock is a Peace Corps Volunteer from Group 43. She is 23 years old and currently lives in the town of Lisichansk, Luhanskya oblast. She works at a school co-teaching English classes and running clubs both after school and in the community. She was born and raised in the state of Pennsylvania in a town called Chalfont that is about 45 minutes away from the city of Philadelphia. She is an only child, but loves animals. She grew up with two cats, named Max and Keiko, as well as a dog, named Pearl. Courtney also has her own Ukrainian cat named Poe that she found outside her apartment. Courtney loves to pass her time by playing sports like lacrosse, scrap booking, reading, surfing, snowboarding and much more. Courtney also likes to travel and try new things whenever she can. She has been to France, Japan, New Zealand and Turkey. Courtney has also bungee jumped and has black belt. She loves living and working in Ukraine and cannot wait to spend her summer days at ABC Camp.

Karina Kozlova
Hi people!! My name is Karina, I am from the beautiful city of Kharkiv. Love cooking, traveling, reading, hanging out with my friends, but the most of all I love ABC! This will be my 4th year at ABC Camp and every year it’s getting more and more exciting to be there, and I’m happy to spend with you guys these 10 the brightest summer days in your life!! ;)

Julia Khomych
I'm Julia. I have no idea where I'm going with my life, but at least for the summer I extremely excited to be going to ABCcamp and spending time with lots of fantastic people. I have no doubt camp will be great.  I come from Rivne. I like ice-skating, watching movies, reading and taking part in costume-themed birthday parties for my friends. I have a sweet-tooth and I can be a chatter-box. Aside from sometimes being a little awkward and weird, I am pretty much a cheerful person. Oh and I make decent pizza. Can't wait to see everyone!

Ira Rybochka
I’m like Peter Pan, a grown-up, who wants to stay a child forever; I’m like Little Prince, who wants to travel to other planets and see what life there is like there; and when I’m at ABC Camp, I feel like I’m Alice in Wonderland, where fantastic and incredible events happen and where the most interesting creative and talented people are. As Irish writer Samuel Beckett once said: “I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget.” So, for me experience at ABC Camp is unforgettable and you’ll remember it too, that’s for sure! See you at ABC!!! :)

Ivan Bondarenko
Hi, my name's Ivan, but you can call me Johny. I'm from little, but beautiful town which is called Kupyansk. I'm a 1-st year student of Kharkiv university of Skovoroda. I'm energetic 'n' creative person. I can't keep myself without moving. That's why one of my hobbies is dancing. One should be added that I'm connective and friendly funny person who likes to have fun with everything 'n' everybody.

Laura Ludwig
Originally from the Northwoods of Minnesota, I've spent the last few years hanging out in the Twin Cities, exploring the Rocky Mountains, wandering around Europe, and bumming around Texas. When I'm not wrapped up in projects around my new city, Cherkasy, I can likely be found reading, collecting cheesy quotes, goofing around with friends, camping, sampling borscht, running, and daydreaming about the epic memories that will be made at ABC Camp!!

Eileen Kelly
Greetings from Luhansk! I live in the easternmost oblast of Ukraine. I love it! There's a lot to do here -- I stay very busy. In the summer and fall, I love going to football games: Go Заря! And, I really like visiting the parks here. I have made many Ukrainian friends and we often cook together and do movie nights. Something else we do together -- we play games. I can run a mean game of backgammon. And, Uno is very fun. Let's deal!

Maria Corriher
Hey guys, my name’s Maria. I’m from China Grove, North Carolina and I love dancing, singing, and reading. I love meeting new people and I’m always up for a new adventure.

Zhenia Kal'nyk
Howdy, folks! My name is Zhenia, but sometimes Americans call me Bob :) I actually come from Poltava and is so superexcited that ABC is going to be in this lovely town. I really enjoy travelling and reading in transport. Can't wait till the most incredible time of ABC starts! This is going to be fantastic, legendary time! See y'all there!

Julia Datsko
My name is Julia. I am very glad to be a part of ABC Camp this summer. I think this opportunity will change my life. I look forward to all of the positive changes it can make for me. I waited for this chance for a long time. I am very optimistic and I think I will find many friends this summer. I believe all my dreams are coming true. I am excited to improve my English and help all the campers improve their language skills as well.

Marietta Avanesian
Hey everybody! The most excited staffer 2012 is here again! :) I'm happy to have an opportunity to join the most awesome camp in the world again! To describe my personality it's necessary to say that in spite the fact I'm an economist I adore working with children, singing, dancing, teaching and learning different languages, practicing theater and travelling. So ABC camp is a great chance to combine all my hobbies! I can't wait to meet you all, guys, and to have fun at the ABC 2013 :)

Kali Sutton
Hey ya'll! I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and am currently working at a Social Service Center, working with all of the youth in my town of Vovchansk. I like to eat, dance to the cupid shuffle, and laugh. If you bring your dance moves, and an open mind, you'll be my new best friend! Looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Vadym Kiyashko
“What a lovely place the ABC is!” yeah - that's something you’re never gonna hear from Vadym. He is more of a “This Camp is AWESOME“ kindda person. He is rather shy and closed responsible grownup. Yeah... that doesn't sound like him at all(except for RESPONSIBLE of ’course). Hates music, lacrosse and out doors. Yeah... you know... There’s not much to say to describe Vadym. So I guess you’ll have to come to the ABC and see him for yourself! it’s gonna be AWESOME. That I know for sure.

Rebecca Norman
Hey! My name is Rebecca and I'm from Kansas City, Kansas. I love reading, dancing and anything outdoors. I studied Cultural Anthropology, so I love people and stories. Summer is my favorite time of the year and I can't wait to meet you all!

Stephanie Zee
Hi! My name is Stephanie Zee and I am from New Jersey. I currently live in one of the most beautiful places of Ukraine, Crimea! I have spent a large part of my childhood living in Taiwan, which inspired me to study political science at Rutgers University. Some of my hobbies are hiking, running, rock climbing, singing and listening to awesome music. I also love Asian food! I can't wait to share some of my experiences with ABC Camp!

Yaroslav Lapay
Hi everyone!!! My name is Yaroslav Lapay. I am from Kharkov oblast, but now I live in Donetsk oblast. I am a student of Gorlovka State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. My majors are German, English and World Literature. I am an alumnus of Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX). I was an exchange student in the USA (2007-2008), at Southside High School in the city of Muncie, IN. I love working with youth in Ukraine and I am always ready to share the experience I got during my staying in the US. I love to make friends and can’t wait till ABC Camp begins to make the new ones.  

Rita Klimenko
Hello! My name is Margaryta. I was born in Mykolaiv city, hot Ukrainian South. I like travelling and experiencing various cultures, that gives me food for thoughts and inspires, I love exploring. Photo-taking by pin-hole, hitch-hiking, snowboarding, walking slackline, making art are my interests.
This summer I will be happy to meet you in Poltava. My pleasure is to share my ideas and listen to yours, to tell you the stories and listen to yours, to inspire and be inspired in return.
I am excited. See you soon. Talk to you soon.

Dima Khilkevich
Hi there, my name is Dima Hilkevich.I am 22. I'm keen on playing guitar. Also I like listening to music, reading books and traveling. Hope to meet a lot of interesting people in the ABC camp.

Maria Drobotun
Maria grew up in a small town Yuzhnoukrainsk which is in the south of Ukraine. Last year she got a BA in Foreign Philology which might be used eventually ;)) Currently Maria lives and works in the city of Yangzhou, China where she is trying to combine two of her greatest passions - teaching and singing. However, she's gonna come back to Ukraine when the most wonderful thing of this summer takes place - ABC camp 2013!!! Yeah!

Robert Snow
Hello everybody my name is Robbie Snow and I am from Ashburn, Virginia. I am currently living in a village in Dnipropetrovsk and enjoy playing all kinds of sports, especially basketball. I also love to travel, read, and eat new and interesting foods. I'm excited to be a part of the ABC Camp 2013 staff! See you all soon!

Denis Hutnyk
I was born in Kupyansk, a town not far from Kharkiv. I am 20 years old. My favorite color is red, and I like hip-hop. My favorite pets are cats. Most of all I love doing two things - playing basketball and learning English. For the whole life I have been crazy about English, so it's some kind of my disease.:) I also love meeting new people and doing funny, even ridiculous, things. I'm looking forward to seeing all of future campers in ABC. I'm pretty sure that it'll be the best summer you have ever had!

Monday, December 17, 2012

ABC Camp New Website!

ABC Camp’s information service has become more convenient! We have created a new WEBSITE where you can find everything about your favorite ABC Camp!!! About ABC, Gallery, Applications and many more you will find HERE !!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

ABC Camp is Fully Funded!

Thanks to everyone that donated. Your donation is deeply appreciated by both the staff and the students that will participate.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

ABC Camp 2012 Application

You can apply for ABC Camp 2012 here: ONLINE APPLICATION FORM  

Don't miss your chance to participate in the most amazing camp in the wOrLd!!!