What: Guru Granth Sahib Web Academy annual youth camp.
When: July 20 - 26, 2014
Who: Ages 12 and up
Where: GGS Web Academy
Non-local students should reach GGS Web Academy on the night before the start date of the camp.
1. Limit of 30 students. Registration will be limited to first come, first serve basis.
2. The $200 camp fee is for Campers staying at the Academy overnight and $150 for Campers NOT staying at the Academy overnight. This camp fee can be paid through the website (Paypal) or you may pay in person before the start of camp.
3. Deadline is July 13th
4. Please contact us if you have any questions: contact form
The camps are well established forms of outdoor education. Concept of camps in Sikhism is not new, visit to "Dastar Asthan" at Paonta Sahib tells us that the camps to promote the personality of a Sikh use to be held by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Even modern scientific evidence points out that camps effect positive psychological changes in attendees. Sikh parents within the western hemisphere are concerned that the strong pull of assimilation is beginning to wash away the Sikh identity from their children; some Sikh children have been isolated from their community as they do not know any other Sikh children other than their relatives. Summer camps are a chance for passing on our religious values and traditions to our young Sikhs. With this in mind the Guru Granth Sahib Academy has decided to hold one week summer camp for young Sikhs in Toronto, Canada. The camp will be held in the month of July, and each camp will consist of around 30 students. Various activities at camp will include:
- Teaching the Sikh way of life which will include developing love for God and Guru, learning Sikh tradition, Sikh history and culture, practicing Gurudwara etiquettes, learning turban tying, learning Nitnem and Kirtan.
- Personality Development will include promoting Sikh character and values, leadership qualities, art of public speaking and community spirit and service.
On the last day of camp there will be joint session for both the children and the parents. This way, the parents will be updated on what their children have learnt during the camp and the importance for parents to establish Sikhi in their household. As well, how children can stay strong and motivated to learn and practice their Sikhi in their daily lives.
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