Summercamp – Chinmayam – Silver Spring, MD



Camp at Chinmayam – Silver Spring, MD

Camp Eligibility

Children entering Grades 1 through 8 (rising grade) as of September 1, 2020.

Camp Dates

Jul 13 – Aug 7, 2020

Camp Location

46 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

Camp Timings: 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Drop-off time : 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
  • Pick up time : 5:00 – 5:45 PM

Note: Children should be picked up promptly. A late fee of $1.00 per minute per child will be assessed if children are not picked up in timely manner.

Camp Fees and Deposit

Early Bird Registration (Until March 31st, 2020) : $1200.00

Registration From April 1st, 2020 : $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 advisor.

Parent Time Contribution

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

  1. At the time of registration, parents will be required to  provide their preferred day contribution. The summer camp team will confirm the date via email.  All attempts will be made to honor the first choice provided by the parents
  2. Parents  are also required to authorize an advance deposit of $150.  This deposit will be activated for payment ONLY if  you have not been able to fulfill your one day volunteer commitment. Once activated this fee is non-refundable.
  3. Once the time commitment is fulfilled, no action is needed on your authorization. The authorization will lapse automatically without any charge to you.
  4. If there is a change in plans, please contact the Summer Camp coordinator in advance about your inability to volunteer, so that alternate arrangements can be made and the non-refundable payment is activated.
  5. 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 volunteer.

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 Brahmacharins and Sannyasins 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 Sannyasins, we ask for the Jnana Bhiksha (Alms of Spiritual Knowledge, Devotion, and Dispassion) from them.                                                                

Registration for Chinmayam, Silver Spring, MD


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