Kids’ Camp

Kids’ Camp brings the discipline of yoga together with the fun of camp. Yoga classes and meditation (quiet time) combine with games, outdoor adventure, creative arts, sports and day-trips. There is plenty of time for fun and relaxation with the goal of fostering the qualities of co-operation as well as respect for nature and all living creatures. A certificate of participation is issued on completion of the course. Open to kids between 7-11 years.

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With the increasing pressures from society, including from school and from social media, children more than ever need a foundation of strength and understanding to successfully navigate the world. There is no better way than to instil in their lives the ancient traditional teachings of India. Many of our children return again and again each year and we watch them mature into fully-rounded adults.

What better way to give your child an opportunity to learn new life-enhancing skills as well as be in a joyful environment than our Yoga Summer Kids’ Camp in south India. Your child will have fun with new friends and discover new interests. Open to kids between 7-11 years, it is a unique and exciting way for your child to spend the summer.

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The children are never bored. They are encouraged to explore every aspect of their lives, physical, mental and spiritual. Children learn the practice of yoga, how to meditate (sit quietly for the younger ones!) and just as importantly through a wide-range of activities to share, to give, to have compassion, to broaden their minds, and to develop discipline. They learn the value of karma yoga (selfless service) as they help to maintain the Ashram with their daily tasks. A certificate of participation is issued on completion of the course.

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  • One daily yoga class, fun as well as educational
  • Morning and evening meditation (quiet time), chanting and story time
  • Arts and creative classes, outdoor and indoor games, workshops with guest teachers
  • Trips to places of interest
  • Meals are vegetarian. Snacks and drinks are provided during the day

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6am Wake up
6.30am Satsang
7.30am Tea & Snacks
8am Hatha yoga class
10am Brunch
11am Karma Yoga
12pm Bhagavad Gita lecture or chanting class
1.30pm Tea & Snacks
2pm Arts & creativity / workshop / discussions
4pm Outdoor games
6pm Dinner
7pm Silent time – reading stories, writing home, likhita japa etc.
7.30pm Satsang
8.30pm Happy Assembly – indoor games
9.30pm Lights out

Children stay in separate boys’ and girls’ dormitories supervised by counsellors.  The dormitories are simple and comfortable. Bathroom facilities have cold water only. Two sheets, pillow, pillowcase and mosquito net are provided.

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Dormitory: separate for boys and girls. Limited solar heated water is available.

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General Guidelines

  • Parents can stay before the start of Camp, however are not permitted to visit during Camp
  • To maintain the harmony of the Camp children must stay for the entire duration of three weeks. Children cannot be admitted for partial stay
  • To avoid disturbing the children’s schedule emergency phone calls only are permitted. The staff keep parents updated through a WhatsApp group
  • The following items are not allowed in the Ashram: Mobile or Smart phones, tablets/ iPad, comics, magazines etc.
  • Pocket money to be deposited with the Ashram for staff to distribute on an ‘as need’ basis
  • The Ashram is not responsible for personal belongings
  • Laundry service is available free of cost

Things to Bring

Two sets of uniform are provided as part of the course

  • required  medication
  • swimming costume
  • clothes for day trips
  • towel x 3
  • yoga clothes (loose pants & t-shirts)
  • water bottle
  • note book & pen
  • torch with spare batteries
  • a passport size photograph

Arrival 

  • Both children and parents are welcome to stay at the ashram on the night before the course starts. Accommodation on that night is free of charge.
  • Upon arrival please check-in at Reception

Departure

  • Children are free to leave immediately after graduation
  • Parents are invited to meet the staff on the day of graduation
  • Both children and parents are welcome to stay at the ashram on the night after graduation. Accommodation on the night of graduation is free of charge for both children and parents

For further information or queries, please contact [email protected]

In view of possible difficulties with visas and flights, we recommend that you register only after visas and flights are certain.

  • For cancelling the registration before the start of the course, the original payment will be refunded less:
    • 6.5% for Indians ie. INR payments (all accommodations).
    • USD 100 up until 3 months from the booking date for USD payments (all accommodations).
    • An additional USD 50 will be charged (USD refunds) where cancellation is after 3 months from the booking date (all accommodations).
  • Once the course starts, if the student decides to leave within five days, the original payment will be refunded less:
    • 18% for Indians ie. INR payments (all accommodations).
    • 25% for USD payments (all accommodations)
  • After five days of the course, no refund will be issued.

Full refund will only be granted where SYVC has had to cancel the programme.

Revised 1-12-2021