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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
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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 practicing yoga.
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Caring men and women come from all over the world to be counsellors. Most have completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course and all are volunteering to share their time, energy and yogic lifestyle with the children.
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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.
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  • 7:00 Wake-up
  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:00 Satsang
  • 9:00 Morning asanas (yoga practice)
  • 10:00  Karma Yoga
  • 10:45 Snack
  • 11:00 to 1:00 Activities (outdoor, swimming, arts etc) (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
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  • Children are not allowed to bring the following items into the ashram: Walkmans, Ipods, radios, electronic games, mobile phones or teen magazines to maintain the serenity and atmosphere of the ashram.
  • 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 Kid's Camp.
  • Ashram cannot be responsible for any item of value.
  • No pocket money - but deposit can be left with the ashram.
  • Laundry service available free of cost.
 
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