The CMWRC 2021 Summer Camp offers children a summer filled with excitement and learning led by Swami Dheerananda. Activities include listening to inspiring stories from the scriptures and their significance and Bhagavad Gita chanting – all through virtual interaction.

This year (2021), in addition to the CMWRC Summer Camp, Chinmaya Mission West is also conducting an E-Bala Vihar Summer Camp. Your child is able to register for both camps to double the fun and learning experience (Separate Registration and Camp Fees). Please see the flyer (Right).

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Camp Eligibility

Rising 1st Grade through Rising College Freshmen as of September 2021

Camp Dates

June 21, 2021 – July 16, 2021

*We WILL HAVE class on Friday, July 2nd. We WILL NOT HAVE a class on Monday, July 5th

Camp Timings

9:30 am – 10:30 am EST, Monday through Friday

Conducted by

Swami Dheerananda

Swami Dheerananda is the last disciple directly initiated by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. He underwent the Brahmachari Training Course under the instruction of Swami Tejomayananda. In the year 1989, Swami Chinmayananda placed him as Resident Acharya in Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center.

Registration and Cancellation Policy: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

All applications for the summer camp should be submitted online. The date on which you complete your registration online, including authorization for full payment of the amount due, will be considered your date of registration.

Admissions

Register early ! We only admit full-time ( four weeks) participants. Chinmaya Mission reserves the right to accept or reject admission requests based on certain established internal criteria. Some admission criteria give preference to the children of Bala Vihar teachers, Sevaks with major responsibilities, members in good standing, major donors, age, date of online registration, etc. No further appeals will be entertained on admission decisions. Admission decisions will be finalized and communicated via email.

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal On or Before June 1st, 2021: Full Refund (less $50 administration fee per child)
  • Withdrawal After June 1st, 2021: No Refund

Payment method

There are two online payment methods:

  • E-check (ACH) with no additional processing fees.
  • Pay by credit card with a processing fee of 3% of the total due amount that will be charged to the registrant.

Camp Fees and Deposit

Registration : $216.00.

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2021.

Violation of  any of the terms and conditions will result in cancellation of enrollment without a refund.

Youth Volunteers


The 2021 CMWRC Online Summer Camp offers a wonderful opportunity for youth volunteers to enroll as students and enjoy Swami Dheerananda ji’s chanting and storytelling sessions.

2021 Forms and Resources: Coming Soon!

View Past Years’ Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Stories and their significance and Bhagavad Geeta Chanting

No sibling discount is available.

Click here to check out the refund policy.

The e-Bala Vihar camp (National camp) is separate from CMWRC camp. You have to register separately for each camp.

You can find the registration link for for the e-Bala Vihar camp here.

Though the theme is the same the content is very different.

In the CMWRC camp, the students will meet with Swamiji for bhajan, chanting, and stories and their significance from both Valmiki Ramayana and Tulsi Ramayana. In addition, the students will also learn Bhagavad Geeta Chanting (Chapter 2 Vs 19-36).

An email with all details will be sent as we get closer to the camp. Please make sure that all the emails related to summer camp do not end up in your spam/junk folder.

All the verses for chanting, bhajans, closing, opening, and prayers before meals will be included in the binder that will be provided to the families before camp begins. It will also include activity sheets and likhita japa sheets for the students to do on a daily basis.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, we are looking into a virtual finale. More information will be posted in this page soon.

Terms & Conditions

Camp Student Behavior

Responsibility: Students are responsible for their own actions.
Respect: Students must respect themselves, other students, adults, and the online environment.
Caring and Cooperation: Students will show kindness to their fellow students and adults, and abide by the rules established at camp.
Honesty: Honesty will be the basis of all camp interactions.

We encourage all camp students to follow the Chinmaya Safety Pact:

  • If someone makes you uncomfortable with their words or touch, tell a trusted adult.
  • Beware of social media and bullies. Talk to a trusted adult if anything on social media or online is upsetting.

Admissions

Register early! We only admit full-time (four weeks) participants. Chinmaya Mission reserves the right to accept or reject admission requests based on certain established internal criteria. Some admission criteria give preference to the children of Bala Vihar teachers, Sevaks with major responsibilities, members in good standing, major donors, age, date of online registration, etc. No further appeals will be entertained on admission decisions. Admission decisions will be finalized and communicated via email.

Privacy Policy

The family’s contact information provided to the Mission will be used only for internal purposes. If any of this information is to be used in flyers, websites, or other publicity material, we will do so only with your permission. From time to time, for publicity purposes, CMWRC will publish photos of members taken at different Mission sessions or events, without identifying the members. If we have to identify the members, we will do so only with your prior permission.
All CMWRC summer camp video sessions will be recorded.

Acceptable Use Policy:

  • Campers may use privately owned electronic devices (tablets or laptops) for activities as directed by camp staff and as set forth in this policy.
  • Campers are expected to join virtual spaces with cameras on, microphones muted (unless otherwise directed by teachers or sevaks), and signed in with full name for the duration of the meeting.
  • Campers are expected to practice appropriate camp student behavior in online settings, including on camera and in chatrooms.

Discipline Policy

When a Camp student does not follow the behavior guidelines listed above, the Summer Camp Administrators and Lead Sevaks will take the following action/steps:

  • Redirecting behavior (changing the student’s focus)
  • Verbal redirecting behavior (“please stop…” or “please do….”)
  • Remove the student from the activity.

Each time a student is required to be removed from an activity, a behavior incident report may be generated. A copy will be provided to the parent. If a third behavior incident report is generated, a lead sevak will call the parents to discuss the matter. If the behavior continues after the parent phone call, the student will be asked to not to log in to camp for a day. If the behavior continues, the student may be
dismissed from the camp. Camp fees are non-refundable if a student is dismissed from camp for disciplinary reasons.

Refund Policy

  • Withdrawal On or Before June 1st, 2021: Full Refund (less $50 administration fee per child)
  • Withdrawal After June 1st, 2021: No Refund

PLEASE NOTE: Violation of any of the terms and conditions will result in the cancellation of enrollment without a refund.