મારૂ ગોકુલધામ-તારુ ગોકુલધામ-આપણું ગોકુલધામ

Gokuldham Camp 2018

Camp Date:
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Saturday, July 21, 2018
Location:
Check in:
Sunday, July 15, 2018 betweem 10 AM amd Noon
Parents' Orientation:
Sunday, July 15, 2018 betweem Noon amd 1 PM
Camp Highlights:
Saturday, July 21, 2018 between 10 AM and 11:00 AM Noon
Check out:
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Noon

Goal

1. To provide knowledge and familiarity of the Hindu religion particularly of the pushtimarg.
2. To provide knowledge and familirity of Indian cultural heritage.
3. To develop camaraderie, responsibility, spirit of volunteerism and participation in cultural activities.

Objective

1. Provide familiarity of the Pushtimarg through classes and activities.
2. Expose to philosophy behind vegetarian food, values of good health via Yoga and exercise.
3. Expose campers to basic knowledge of Indian music, arts, dances, feasts, festivals, and languages - Sanskrit and Gujarati.
4. Provide experiance of sharing, free and open communication and articulation of opinions, to enhance self-esteem and promote individual growth.
5. Develop sensitivity of respect, rights, and responsibility towards others; develop an outlook towards meeting and handling challenges.
6. Provide opportunities for the development of skills in leadership, self-presentation, and interpersonal relationships.
7. Provide models for volunteerism and civic duties.
8. Develop friendships and networks that goes beyond camp.
9. Participate in various activities to involving cooperation, public speaking and team work.

1. Yoga
2. Class A - Pushtimarg shlokas, hymns, and understanding of rituals
3. Class B - Gujarati - recognizing basic writing and conversation
4. Class C - Indian Culture Indian history, geography, festivals and heritage.
5. Afternoons include among the following various activities: Outings, Arts and crafts, cooking, Open forum, garba & mehndi night, bowling etc.
6. Group / Individual activities focusing on preparation of two-minute skits, song, dance, musical
7. Small group discussions on topics such as knowledge, winning, anger and aggression.
8. Free time sports and other self-initiated activities: Soccer, Basketball, Frisbee, Volleyball, and Softball etc.

Sample Day for Campers

Sample Day for Counselors

Camper:

Registration period:
January 22, 2018 and Ends on May 31, 2018
Age requirement:
Age - 7 years to 15 years, by May 31, 2018
Registration Payment:
$200.00 per child (Payable through PayPal or Gokuldham website)
Steps:

1. Please use PayPal PayNow button to pay $200 camp registration. Please put your Camper's Name in "Add special instructions to the seller:" field while paying for the registration.

2. Please use following link to register your camper.

3. Download / Print this document and follow the directions.

Counselor:

Registration period:
March 1, 2018 and Ends on May 31, 2018
Age requirement:
Between 16 and 24 Years, by May 31, 2018
Registration Payment:
$25.00 (Payable through PayPal or Gokuldham website)

All counselors are required to submit a statement of interest “why they would like to attend camp as counselors” (minimum 200 words) and send along with their registration forms.

Registration may not be considered without statement of interest.


Steps:

1. Please use PayPal PayNow button to pay $25 camp registration. Please put your(Counselor's) Name in "Add special instructions to the seller:" field while paying for the registration.

2. Please use following link to register.

3. Download / Print this document and follow the directions.

Adult Volunteer:

Age requirement:
25 Years or above, by May 31, 2018

All volunteer should be available for the entire camp week to participate and render help in all aspects of the program

Volunteer can also contribute towards the program in some form (teaching, kitchen help, shopping, cleaning, guidance etc.)

Volunteer needs to communicates well and great at team-work.