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Camp Overview:

The Chinmaya Mission Summer Camp (SC) offers children a summer time filled with fun and learning led by a strong team of Acharyas (teachers) from all over the world.  Here are some of the activities the children enjoy during the Summer Camp –

  • Chanting, Shlokas and Bhajans
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Inspiring Stories from Scriptures
  • Dance and Drama
  • Fun Fridays

Camp Objectives:

Physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth of our children, imparting to them our ancient eternal wisdom, values and culture. At the same time, the Summer Camp creates awareness of excellence in studies and allows them to discover the excitement of summer time through fun, play and creativity.

Camp Locations:

Chinmaya Mission conducts camps at three different locations. Please click on respective camp links for schedule, camp fee and other details for the camp location your are interested in signing up.

June 26th – July 21st, 2017 July 31st – August 11th, 2017 July 31st – August 18th, 2017  
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Chinmayam
Silver Spring, MD 
Chinmaya Frederick
Frederick, MD 
Chinmaya Somnath
Chantilly, VA 

 

Field Trips/Camp Finale: On the first three Fridays, there will be field Trips/special activities. There will be a camp finale on the last Friday of the camp.

Dress Code:

  1. Clothes: A comfortable and modest dress code is recommended suitable for outdoor and sports activities. If shorts are used, they should be longer and come up to the knees. Only closed toed shoes are to be worn. For girls, leggings must be worn underneath skirts and skirts should be knee length or below.
  2. Shoes: Only closed toed shoes are to be worn.
  3. Swimsuits: For swim days, modest one piece bathing suits for girls and modest trunks for boys must be worn. No jammers allowed.

What to bring

  1. Extra clothing for Grade 1 and 2 campers: Please send a change of clothes in a Ziploc bag with their name on the bag and each individual item.
  2. Yoga Towel: A towel with the name of the child must be brought on the first day of camp for yoga. This towel will be stored at the school for the duration of the camp.
  3. Spout Water Bottle: All children must bring a water bottle with a spout to camp. This is especially important as the children will spend time outdoors. All bottles must be labeled with the child’s name.
  4. Lunch and snacks: Please see Food Policy/Restrictions below
    Please label all your child’s belongings including lunch bags and containers with their name.

What not to bring

  1. Due to storage/space constraints please do not send any additional bags/backpacks to camp.
  2. Campers are not permitted to carry/use Cell Phones and Mobile Communication Devices. Use of such devices in the center is restricted and any violation will result in the confiscation of the device.
    Please refer to the appendix for details

Food policy/restrictions:

  1. Prayer before Meal: Children will be asked to pray before lunch. Parents are advised to follow the same practice at home before each meal.
  2. Each child will bring his/her own nut-free, egg-free,  gelatin-free, vegetarian lunch pack, which does not require any heating.
  3. Two nut-free, egg-free, gelatin-free, vegetarian snacks must  also be brought from home.
  4. All beverages including water in a bottle with a spout must be provided.

Hygiene: CMWRC has established procedures for proper hand washing and these procedures will be fully implemented during the Summer Camp.

Behavior Expectations and Responsibility:

Campers are responsible for their actions.

Respect: Campers must respect themselves, youth volunteers, other campers and adults, camp equipment and facilities, and the environment.

Caring and Cooperation: Campers will show kindness to their fellow campers and adults and abide by camp rules.

Honesty: Honesty will be the basis of all camp interactions.

Procedure for absences, late drop-off and early pick-up

For Summer Camp at Chinmaya Somnath (Chantilly,VA) only:

Doors will be locked from 8:45am to 4:40pm. If you need to drop your child off after 8:45am or pick your child up before 4:40pm, you must call the camp phone to have someone come to the door to open the door for you. The camp number will be posted outside the door. Please remember to sign your child in and out. Please send an email to summercamp@chinmayasomnath.org, if your child will be absent from camp.