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Camp Schedule (subject to change)
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 are chanting Shlokas and Bhajans, inspiring stories from the scriptures, indoor games, dance and drama, outdoor sports, “Fun Fridays” and much more.
Daily schedule coming soon

Camp Eligibility

Children entering Grades 1 through 8 (rising grade) as of September 1, 2018.

Camp Dates

June 18– July 13, 2018

Camp Location

Chinmaya Somnath, 4350 Blue Spring Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Camp Timings

Camp timings: 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM, Monday through Friday.

Drop off time: 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM.

Pick up time: 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM.

Children must be picked up promptly.

A late fee will be assessed if children are not picked up in a timely manner

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

 Facility Doors will remain locked from 8:45am to 4:40pm. If you need to drop your child off or pick your child up between these times,  you must call the summer camp number so that some one can let you in.

Please remember to sign your child in and out daily.

Occasionally you may find it necessary to pickup your child from camp before the end of the regular camp day. On such days you must send an email to summercamp@chinmayasomnath.org or call the summer camp number (703-635-3665)  for camp sevaks to make arrangements for your child to be let out of their respective activities.

PLEASE NOTE:  Chanting with Swamiji begins at 4:00 PM. Once in, your child will not be pulled out of the chanting session until it is complete.  Please contact the camp sevaks to arrange for early pickup before 4:00 PM.

Please send an email to summercamp@chinmayasomnath.org, if your child will be absent from camp.

After Care
Chinmaya Somnath Immersion Summer Camp will offer extended care for up to 10 camp students. Please enroll early  (via the registration)  in order to reserve your spot in aftercare.

  • After Care Timings: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • After Care Fees: $50 per week

Camp Fees and Deposit

  • Early Registration (till March 31, 2018): $1200.00
  • Registration (from April 1, 2018): $1400.00
  • Sibling Discount: $100.00
  • Parent Time Contribution Security Deposit: $150.00

Note: Summer camp could be considered for Child Care Credit Form 2441. For eligibility, please consult your tax adviser.

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal On or Before March 31, 2018: Full Refund less $100 administration fee
  • Withdrawal between April 1, 2018 and May 15, 2018: 50% Refund
  • Withdrawal On or After May 16, 2018: No Refund

Camp T-Shirts

Camp students are required to wear their camp t-shirt everyday.

Each student will receive two t-shirts. Please be sure to indicate size selection on your registration form.

You can order 1 additional T-shirt at the time of registration. For ordering more T-shirts please send email to summercamp@chinmayasomnath.org

Parent Time Contribution

The summer camp is run entirely by volunteers. To aid the volunteers, each family is required to contribute time on one day.

1. At the time of registration, several dates will be given to choose from. The registration form will not be complete without a selection. We will try our best to accommodate the first choice provided by the parents.

2. As part of the registration process parents, a $150 Parent Time Contribution Deposit will be authorized. This deposit will be activated for payment ONLY if the time contribution is not fulfilled. Once charged this fee is non-refundable. If a parent cannot provide the time contribution, an advance payment of $150 can be authorized at the time of registration. This fee is non-refundable even if, at a later date, the parent would like to contribute time on a Friday.

Swamiji’s Bhiksha Guidelines

Camp families can offer Bhiksha to Swamiji and other teachers during the course of the camp. Bhiksha simply means alms. Our Scriptures state that Brahmacharins and Sannyasins seek Bhiksha from Devotees and Householders. They do not cook for themselves. Thus it becomes our Dharma to provide Bhiksha. Merely the presence of Brahmacharis/Brahmacharinis and Sanyasis/Sanyasinis sanctifies our very Being. The attitude with which we provide Bhiksha is of utmost importance. While we provide food to sustain the body of the Sanyasis, we ask for the Jnana Bhiksha (Alms of Spiritual Knowledge, Devotion, and Dispassion) from them.

Please click here for detailed SWAMIJI’S BHIKSHA GUIDELINES

There will be opportunities to offer Bhiksha to the Acharyas, teachers, and camp sevaks during camp hours. Bhiksha can also be offered to Swamiji also at the residence of the host family. Please CONTACT US for more information