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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.
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Camp Eligibility

Children entering Grades 1 through 8 (rising grade) as of September 1, 2017.

Camp Dates

July 31– August 18, 2017 (3 weeks)

Camp Location

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

Camp Timings

Camp timings: 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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

Pick up time: 4:40pm – 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

Camp Fees and Deposit

First child: $825.00

Additional sibling: $750.00

Volunteer Security Deposit: $150.00

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

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, parents will be required to provide their preferred contribution. The summer camp team will confirm the date via email. We will try our best to accommodate the first choice provided by the parents.

2. Parents are also required to authorize volunteer deposit of $150. This deposit will be activated for payment ONLY if the Friday 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.

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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