July 5 to 26, 2014
The Future Leaders of Peace
A truly unique camp uniting the summer camp experience with the practice of yoga. These programs are aimed specifically for children ages 7 to 15.
Established in 1972 by Swami Vishnudevananda, the Kids’ Camp combines activities of outdoor adventure, creativity, discovery and cooperation. The children also learn and evolve through the practice of Swami Vishnudevananda’s five principles of yoga:
- Proper Exercise
- Proper Breathing
- Proper Relaxation
- Proper Diet
- Positive Thinking and Meditation
Daily yoga and breathing exercises combined with the practice of meditation keep the body healthy and flexible and the mind focused. Satsang just for kids is an experience of joy created by the stillness of meditation, followed by singing and inspiring stories. The children also learn the value of karma yoga, or selfless service, as they help to maintain their cabins and activity areas.
There is plenty of time for swimming, fun and games, all with the same goal of fostering the qualities of cooperation, respect and friendship. Special activities outside the yoga camp include canoeing, hiking, overnight camping or vegetarian cookouts. As children come from all over the world, with a variety of cultural backgrounds, they learn to appreciate and respect people of all religions while practising yoga.
Caring men and women come from all over the world to be counsellors. Most have completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Courseand all are volunteering to share their time, energy and yogic lifestyle with the children.
Food and Accommodation
Prepared with love and care according to yogic dietary principles, three lacto-vegetarian meals are served daily. Special attention is placed on meeting children’s nutritional needs, as well as providing a diet conducive to a calm mind.
The children sleep in cabins divided according to age and gender into small groups of four to five kids with a counsellor. Set amidst the forests and fields of the Sivananda Yoga Camp, the children have supervised use of the ashram swimming pool and the surrounding 250 acres of natural beauty.
Starting: July 5th at 2pm (arrival 10am-2pm) Ending: July 26th at 6pm (departure 2pm-6pm)
- 7:00 Wake-up
- 7:30 Breakfast
- 8:00 Satsang
- 9:00 Morning asanas (yoga practice)
- 10:00 Cabin clean-up
- 10:45 Snack
- 11:00 to 1:00 Activities (outdoor, swimming, artsetc)(campers 12-15 years: Karma yoga and Bhagavad Gita/chanting lesson)
- 1:00 Lunch
- 2:00 to 4:00 Activities
- 4:00 Free time
- 5:00 Showers
- 6:00 Dinner
- 7:30 Satsang
- 9:00 Lights out
Please ensure that all items are clearly marked with the child’s name.
- warm sleeping bag (rated 0°C/32°F or below)
- pillow, sleeping bag liner and pillow case
- yoga mat
- laundry bag
- walking shoes or sneakers
- hiking boots
- water bottle
- flashlight and batteries
- sun hat
- 2 sweatshirts and 5 t-shirts
- 2-3 long pants and 2-3 short pants
- 2 long-sleeved t-shirts
- 8 pairs of underwear
- 8 pairs of socks
- warm jacket
- 2 bathing suits
To register: Please register by June 20, 2014.
Fees: CDN $900(deposit of CDN $200 – non-refundable) Please fill in online the following application form and download the Health form (this needs to be filled by a physician and emailed or faxed to the contact below).
Each camper must bring CDN $50 (in 5$bills, placed in zip lock bags with child’s name) in cash for activity fee.
Kids Camp Contact:
Chandrika at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp
673 8th avenue,
Val Morin, QC, J0T 2R0,