Camp starts in in 2 months, 22 days (August 11, 2013)
There are two, one week long residential camps where youth can learn about and practice Hindu values while participating in a variety of fun activities with their peers in a disciplined and congenial atmosphere. Parents and guardians serve as volunteers/counselors under the guidance of camp organizers. This popular camp has been run for over 30 years in the Northeast.
Exercises, yoga, classes on Hindu philosophy and practices, crafts and skills (ranging from mehendi to auto maintenance depending on the age group), science experiments. Swimming, canoeing, games (e.g. Kho, Kabaddi), cultural programs put on by campers (dance/drama, music etc.), campfire, discussions with eminent people from the community.
The camps are held in beautiful, well equipped facilities that are owned/maintained by Girl Scouts of America. They are located in a wooded area by a lake. Boys and girls stay in separate cabins/tents with one or two counselors of the same gender. Hot showers are available. Vegetarian meals & snacks (including Dal, rice, pizza, tacos, fruits, milk, and cookies) are served.
Who Can Participate?
Youth ages 8-18 can attend the camp with a parent volunteer who is attending the camp for the whole week.
All age groups participate as below:
Below 8: As accompanying children with volunteer parents.
8-15: Youth participants.
16-18: In Leadership training program, limited to 15 participants, where they will receive training as well opportunities to develop leadership skills. Will receive certificate upon successful completion.
Above 18: As volunteering parents, guardians or invited teachers/counselors. All must possess good health and abide by camp discipline. See instructions with application forms for details.
Fees for the camp range from $100 to $275 per person depending on the age, how early your application is complete and if a parent is coming with you. Discounts are available in hardship cases. Send the application by June 20th to receive early registration discount.
Camp starts in 2 months, 22 days (August 11, 2013)