Teens’ Camp

The discipline of yoga and the fun of camp

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Where better to send your child during the summer holidays than to a place which combines the discipline of yoga and the fun of camp? 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.

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Here is a great combination of a disciplined life of yoga and the fun of summer camp. It aims to inspire young teens aged 12-14 with the understanding, knowledge, and tools they need to make a positive impact on themselves as well as the people and communities around them.

It teaches the values of a yogic life including vegetarianism, respect for all religions, love for nature and for humanity. Your child will find new friends and discover new interests. A unique and exciting way to spend the summer.
A certificate of participation is issued on completion of the course.

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  • Programme promotes self-respect and discipline as well as cooperation, teamwork and a sense of community living
  • A combination of indoor and outdoor activities all infused with an element of fun
  • Daily karma yoga (selfless service) to help maintain the Ashram with daily tasks and join with the Ashram community
  • Daily yoga class and meditation to keep the body healthy and the mind focussed
  • Arts and creative classes, outdoor games, indoor games and workshops with special guest teachers
  • Organised day trips to local places of interest
  • Quiet time at the end of each day giving the child the opportunity to read, write home or just reflect on the day
  • Meals are vegetarian and snacks and drinks are provided during the day

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5.20am 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 Lecture / workshop / discussions
4pm Games / Outdoor Activity
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

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Things to Bring

Two sets of uniform are provided as part of the course

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

    • Children are free to leave 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

    General Guidelines

    • Children will not be admitted for partial stay, they must stay for the entire duration of three weeks
    • Children are not allowed to receive or make phone calls during their stay
    • Parents are not allowed to visit during the Camp
    • The Ashram cannot be held responsible for any item of value
    • No pocket money – but a deposit can be left with the Ashram
    • A laundry service is available free of cost
    • Children are not allowed to bring the following items into the Ashram: Walkmans, Ipods, radios, electronic games, mobile phones or teen magazines

    Refund Policy

      • For cancelling the registration before the start of the course, the original payment will be refunded less Rs 1,000 and less an additional Rs 5,000 if international bank transfer is required
      • Once the course starts, if the student decides to leave within five days, the original payment will be refunded less 10% and less an additional Rs 5,000 if international bank transfer is required
      • After five days of the Camp, no refund will be issued

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

Children stay in separate boys’ and girls’ dormitories supervised by counsellors. The dormitories are simple and comfortable with two beds in one cubicle.

Two sheets, pillow, pillowcase and mosquito net are provided.

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