The West Coast Sikh Youth Alliance is putting on its 14th camp this year. It’s for kids age 10-25, and will be in Vancouver Island, BC. I attended West Coast camp as a counselor in 2005 and have been raving about it ever since — this is an amazing camp that is not to be missed. Canadians work hard and play hard, and this camp is a great example of that! Check out the photos (they are awesome!) in this pamphlet, which is posted on their website, wcsya.com.
Snipped from email:
Guru Harkrishan Institute of Sikh Studies (GHISS) is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Sikh Youth Gurmat Camp in Maryland from August 2 - August 9, 2008. The registration deadline is July 14, 2008 and only the first 100 registrants with completed applications will be accepted. From our experience of prior years, we anticipate the capacity of 100 to be filled sooner than the deadline. Early registration is thus encouraged.
The camp is for youth of ages 7-19 years. It is an endeavor to expose the Sikh youth of the western world to the principles and values of Sikhism. It is an attempt to create a Sikh environment and provide a glimpse of the Sikh way of life. The camp is lead by motivated Gursikhs. To help our youth identify their roots, Sikh History has been kept an important focus of the cam p. The camp is comprised of Kirtan and Tabla classes, Gatka training, daily Kirtan Diwans, organized seminars, discussions, sports, and various competitions and other activities.
Kirpal Singh Nijjhar, a long-standing pioneer of the east coast Sikh Youth Camp scene, notifies us of a youth camp from June 30 - July 7, 2006. It’s called MiriPiri camp–and you can find more information on it at their website: http://miripiricamp.com. Sikh camps are a great way to engage and “recharge your Sikhi battery.” I had the opportunity to be part of the organizing team of the Seattle Sikh Retreat this past weekend, and it was totally amazing. Coincidentally, we picked a similar theme — Miri Piri: Life where two swords meet.