Dear Young Sahaja Yogis, Parents, Aunties and Uncles from all over the world,
The dates and formats of the 2017 camp(s) haven’t been defined yet, hence registrations are not open yet. We are still looking for a few volunteers to join the core team of organizers to help in the early preparation of the camp and/or have a leading role in coordinating various efforts in the preparation or running of the camp. Therefore, if you are willing to get involved and help make the 2017 camp(s) a success, do not hesitate to contact us asap at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are particularly looking for:
a) adults with a degree in child education or care (teachers, monitors, etc); experience in running children camps is a plus
b) adults or yuvas with advanced PHP, WordPress and/or MySQL knowledge to help with enhancements to the website as well as the complete transfer of contents and database to another provider which may take place this year or the next
c) Italian speakers who can help with some legal and commercial investigations and preparations. A tremendous job has been already done by the people of the World Foundation to make sure the camp is now running under all legal requirements. And the experience of last years has helped us build a decent list of suppliers. There is however room for improvement, as every now and then small legal questions arise for which we don’t have an immediate answer; and we could always benefit from learning about suppliers offering better prices or better quality products. To quote just a few examples:
– last year the question arose if it is legally allowed for a minor above 16 years old (i.e.: a yuva) to leave the camp premises unattended
– we intend to repair another piece of the road. So far we’ve only worked with the same local provider and paid the requested price. We could use someone to investigate if we can get a more competitive price elsewhere.
– it is getting critical to get an internet connection in the camp (too many volunteers require lifts to Cabella for an important mail or flight check-in, which becomes too disruptive for the camp; internet would also allow a more efficient communication with the parents throughout). No good deal was available at the current provider, in a location open only one month a year. We need someone to explore any financially feasible solution, be it negotiating a good deal with a provider, or finding out the prices and cancellation obligations across different providers (i.e: does any provider allow us to take a subscription, then cancel it 1-2 months later?)
FYI – Currently, here are the suggestions/possibilities for 2017:
> 13-18 April (Italian Easter Holiday) : Initial visit to asses the state of the road and building, see what are the necessary repairs and maybe even execute some of them
> 6-7 May (Sahasrara Puja) or 10-11 June (Adi Shakti Puja) : If not done at Easter, visit the camp to assess the state of the road and building and identify the most needed repairs
> 1-7 July : Preparation Camp A. Also, if we are to cement another piece of the road, it must be done by this week the latest.
> 10-22 July : Preparation Camp B or Family Camp or Children Camp
> 24 July – 6 Aug : Children Camp (probably mixed)
> 6-19 Aug : Children Camp or Family Camp or Yuva Camp
> 21-25 Aug : Family Camp or Yuva Seminar or other thematic camp/seminar
Currently we have enough organizers for 1 single (mixed) camp, which will most probably take place as of the 24th of July, the only 2-week window when all schools in Europe are on holiday. If more volunteers raise a hand and we’ll be able to build 2 organzing teams by March the latest, a second camp will be happen, before or after the 24 July camp – depending also on the availability of the organizers. Otherwise, the camp location could be made available for parents to organize a Family Camp of their own (after Guru Puja or before Krishna Puja).
2016 INVITATION : links, dates (obviously) and potentially costs are subject to change in 2017
It is a great joy and honour once again, to invite you all to join the very international and fun-loving collective of ‘Ananda Mela’ Daglio for the camp of 2016 in Shri Mataji’s house on the hills near Cabella, in the beautiful Italian countryside.
BOYS CAMP : Monday 18 of July till Friday 29 of July
GIRLS CAMP : Monday 1 of August till Sunday 14 of August
Children age 8 to 14 are welcome and are expected to attend the full camp. Places are limited to 60 children per camp so please let us know by June 30 if you are coming.
The much-awaited camp will feature various creative activities as well as escapades to the footpaths, fields and waterfalls nearby. It will include a long hike with overnight camping, so make sure to bring proper walking boots. Children will also get the chance to grow higher and deeper together through collective meditation, bhajans and treatments.
If you have been there before, you know you have to come back! If you haven’t, it’s time to have the experience of evenings around the camp fire, getting to know new people your age, inhaling the pure air during morning stretching, learning new arts and crafts, and of course those amazing vibrations every day!
Enthusiastic, hard-working adults who enjoy working in a team are very welcome to join in as aunties and uncles. Yuvas who want to help out with activities or with the younger ones as a big brother or sister are also very welcome! We also need volunteers to help set up the place before the camp starts (see Pre-camp details below).
The cost will be fixed, €320 for a child and €140 for an adult, with discounts for siblings, parents and yogis from Eastern Europe and other developing countries. If you cannot come due to financial reasons, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss an appropriate price. The payment will have to be done via bank transfer as of this year. See Information Page for more details.
To register you need to:
- Pre-register by going to the Registration Page and filling in the online form (for Adults/Yuvas as well).
- Download and complete the Registration Form (DOC/PDF) which should be brought for the final registration in Cabella
– Coordinator’s signature is needed on child’s form, so please take care in advance (alternatively e-mail also accepted)!
– Adults & Yuvas need a letter/e-mail of recommendation from a national coordinator as well.
Thank you for your interest in the camp, it’s your love and enthusiasm that helps make it a success year after year.
Jai Shri Mataji and see you in Ananda Mela, Daglio!
Pre-camp Renovations : Saturday 9 of July till Saturday 16 of July
The week before Guru Puja we’ll do some preparation works (building repairs, clear the vegetation, etc). A professional plumber, yogi, will be there to care of some of the more specialized works, but he would be happy to receive the help of other yogis with the practical works, as well as other needed tasks like shopping & cooking.
If you arrive in Cabella a few days before the Puja and would like to give a hand with the opening preparations, give us a sign here or write us at email@example.com. Plumbers, handymen, gardeners interested to help are welcome to join and can of course bring their families along. Yuvas willing to assist and maybe learn along some practical skills can join too.
Bandhan request: We are still awaiting some approvals from the local authorities, so your subtle support is still needed!