WHO CAN JOIN IN?
- All Sahaja Yogi children between 8 and 14 years old
- Aunties, Uncles and Yuva Shakti who can provide an activity for the children, help in the kitchen or help out in the organisation of the camp.
Monday 22nd July to Saturday 3rd August 2013
Please note that children should attend the full camp. It is to the disadvantage of the child, the organising aunties and uncles and the vibrations to arrive or leave in the middle of the camp. Children arriving later have missed the getting to know each other sessions, the rules & regulations, practical information specific for Daglio and also progress on collective level and vibrational level. Similarly, children leaving earlier miss the best part of the camp (closing events) and affect the structure of teams for daily tasks or ongoing projects for certain activities. Therefore children will not be allowed to attend the camp for a few days only (contact the organisers here if you have trouble fitting this into your schedule).
Starts: On Monday 22nd July from 9:30 we will collect the children from the Mulino registration desk and shuttle them to Daglio. Children arriving later than 14:00 should be brought up to the Daglio camp directly.
Ends: On Saturday 3rd August from 11:00 we will transport the children to the Castle (TBC), the last shuttle being expected around 15:00. From this time onwards parents are fully responsible for their children. Parents willing to pick their children earlier must contact the administrators in advance to check if and when they can come up to Daglio. Please also let us know if you are willing to come up and help with the camp closure works.
Preliminary registration ends on 30th of June.
For the preliminary registration it is sufficient to register online and/or for the country coordinator to send the overview form by 30th June, with all names of that country. The individual forms should be brought directly to Cabella and must be filled in and signed by the country leader, the parents and the child.
Final Registrations & Acceptance Interview:
Saturday 20th July at 10:00 – 14:00 > Next to Mulino stands (hour may change in case of havan)
Monday 22nd July at 9:00 – 14:00 > Next to Mulino stands
If you cannot be at the registration desk by Monday at noon, please call (see numbers on Contact page). Registrations received above the number of available places may be considered at this time in case of no-show from the other participants.
We will collect:
- The completed and signed Registration form with photograph
- The Health Declaration form
- The camp fee
- An international health insurance certificate
- Passport or Identity Card
To register you need to:
- Children & Adults: Pre-register by going to the Registration Page and filling in the online form
- Children only: Download and complete the Health Declaration Form
- Children only: Download and complete the Registration Form (with photograph and coordinator’s approval)
Note to parents: Your national coordinator will need to sign the Registration Form, so please take care to meet with him/her before the final registration. If that is not possible, we can exceptionally accept it via e-mail (must include all details in the form).
Note to volunteers: Your national coordinator will need to recommend your participation. After completing the pre-registration on the website, you will receive a mail from us. Please forward that mail to your coordinator and ask them to send it back to us with their approval (and comments if needed).
Payment is due at final registration in Cabella, and will be accepted in Euros and in cash only!
The cost of the camp is €20 per day. A second child of the same family pays €13, a third child pays €10 and a fourth €7.
Further reductions are offered to children whose parents join the camp as volunteers. For children from developing/in transition countries there are lower prices as well (i.e.: countries where GDP/capita is under $30,000, now including Greece and Portugal; please contact the camp administrators for details or check list).
Adults pay €10 per day. Yuvas pay between €10 and €20 per day, depending on their involvement in the camp.
Adults & Yuvas from developing/in transition countries receive discounts as well (please contact administrators for details).
Pocket money: about €10 for younger children and €20 for older children is sufficient pocket money.
Any emergency money can be temporarily arranged for by the camp. It is advisable to give the money to the camp administration at registration, and we’ll give it to them the day we visit the village.
WHAT TO BRING
Clothes worn on the camp should be dignified and express Sahaj culture. All trousers and skirts for daily wear should cover the knees to protect the Nabhi and tops should cover the shoulders to protect the Shri and Lalita chakras. Of course for sports and walks the appropriate clothing should be worn. All clothes should be labelled/named.
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
- Towels and a reserve toothbrush
- Clean set of clothes (preferably Saree, Punjabi, Kurta) for Puja and Havan
- As many changes of clothes as possible as washing facilities are sparse
- Warm pullover and/or a jacket for cool nights
- Canteen (hiking water bottle: one big or two small – at least 1ℓ in total)
- Hiking boots (gaiters are also good-to-have)
- Strong shoes for sports
- Small rucksack
- Bathing suit
- Rain jacket
- Sun cream
- Sun hat
- Song Book (or at least booklet with most common bhajans)
- Pocket money: 10€ for younger children and 20€ for older children is sufficient
WHAT NOT TO BRING
- NO GAMEBOYS, MP3-PLAYERS OR OTHER ELECTRONIC GAMES AND GADGETS!!
- Private food, sweets and chocolates – this attracts mice who will eat through bags to get at any food…
- Excessive amounts of pocket money – everything over the suggested amount usually gets invested in hoarding sweets and chocolates (which then get eaten by mice)
- Mobiles are allowed, but if we see that children are better off without (i.e.: frequent ‘home-sickness’ calls, gaming, etc), we’ll confiscate them until the end of the camp
SELECTION – A NOTE TO PARENTS
The Daglio Camp is meant to serve the spiritual growth of the Young Sahaja Yogis participating in it. For this reason, everyone who attends should be totally identified with Sahaja Yoga culture and norms of behavior. Children who have difficulty accepting the authority of the adults running the camp have a direct effect on the success and enjoyment of Daglio for everyone. Those who have found this difficult in the past will be contacted before this year’s camp, to discuss expectations of their behavior, which will then be carefully monitored.
We hope these children will see this year as an opportunity to turn their behavior around, and to take their share of personal responsibility for the success of Daglio.
All children attending the camp should be those who:
- Meditate regularly at home of their own free will,
- Understand vibrations and how to work with them,
- Want to come to the camp for themselves (instead of for their parents),
- Be fully prepared to accept the rules and procedures of the camp.
Admittedly, this is more difficult to verify with younger children. If you are in doubt feel free to contact your country leader, the designated coordinator or the contact address on the first page of this document. If parents wish to give suggestions or feedback on this or any other aspect of the camp, please use the contact page here.
The children will be put into international groups of mixed ages, and will be responsible for organising and directing their own groups throughout the camp. Each group will have 1 or 2 experienced adults attached to it.There will be a wide variety of creative activities (art, dance, drama, music etc) for the children to choose from, as well as making suggestions of their own. There will also be a mixed programme of outdoor activities and team games. Each group will be responsible for making sure that all its members attend all activities of the camp (all activity sessions are compulsory). Of course we will have regular morning and evening meditations as well as Pujas and Havans etc. The accommodation in Daglio is rather spartan (mass dorms, no mattresses, cold water etc). The real joy of the camp is the depth of strong vibrations in a very close Sahaj collectivity.
We recommend parents to teach their children to use water after going to the toilet as opposed to using toilet paper. Apart from this being far better for the Mooladhara Chakra, the toilets in Daglio get blocked if paper is used by so many people. Especially with the younger children we have seen some unhappy faces coming out of the bathroom who have not practiced this hygienic habit.
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Please pass on this information to those whom it concerns and make copies of the registration forms as necessary. We will keep in contact with the country coordinators for the further preparation of the camp. Feel free to contact the address at the beginning of this document if you have any questions or suggestions. May this camp be another boost in the spiritual growth of our young Sahaja Yogis who are our future.
~Jai Shri Mataji!~