JAX Hindu Summer Camp • 2017 • Details

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2017 JAX HINDU DAY CAMP

Limited to only 90 Spots

Update: March 16, 2017

Hello everyone!
This is an notification regarding the fact that this year’s Hindu Camp has reached its capacity. We thank everyone for the overwhelming response for this camp, and we apologize for those who were not able to submit their applications in.

All applications that have come to me have been sent an confirmation email. If you have sent an application and have not yet received an email, that means that I have not received it.

Applications that are sent from this point on will be placed on our waiting list, and if anyone drops out the first person on the waiting list will replace them.

We appreciation your cooperation with us thus far, and please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you!
– Bhavana & Kunal

Summer Day Camp
This year, the camp will be held from June 5-9 and June 12-16 2017 at HSNEF

 Application Deadline – May 1st 2017 – First Come – First Serve

Hello everyone!

We, Kunal Hanchate and Bhavana Srikakolapu, would personally like to introduce ourselves as your 2017 Directors of Jacksonville Hindu Day Camp. Jacksonville Hindu Day Camp is a two week day camp that explores the various themes and cultural aspect of Hinduism, while also allowing campers to make lasting connections.
This year, the camp will be held from June 5-9 and June 12-16.

In terms of the way the camp is run on a day to day basis, the first half of the day we focus on the more traditional aspects of Hinduism, implemented through our morning puja, Sanskrit classes, and philosophy lessons. Every year we choose a theme, and as part of the temple’s ten year anniversary, we will be teaching two themes: the Vahanas and the tale of Hanuman. These themes will be incorporated throughout the camp, but will mostly be implemented through the philosophy lessons, as we will instill core Hindu values through stories surrounding the themes. Following lunch, we begin more of the fun activities such as clubs and our special activity. The club that a camper participates in will be decided on the answers given in the application; each camper has a choice of arts and crafts, dance, or drama, and our older campers (ages 13 and 14) will be in C.I.T, or counselor in training. The special activity of the day is different per day and aims to focus on a certain Hindu holiday or celebration (Holi, Diwali, Raakhi), or a day related to the theme (Rangoli, India Day).

There will be an information meeting about the camp on June 4, 2017 from 11-12 at the temple, regarding the way the camp is run and daily schedule. We will always have an adult volunteer stationed at all hours, while the camp is being run, and will also have a doctor on call if anything does happen.

This year we will be taking 90 campers. These spots are first come, first serve. So even though the deadline is May 01, 2017, we generally fill up much sooner. If you submit an application after we have filled up, you will be placed in a waiting list until space is available. Electronic links of the application (both counselor and camper) are below.

Camper Application – http://bit.ly/JHDCCampers2017
Counselor Application – http://bit.ly/JHDCCounselors2017

The temple along with various restaurants have posters set up with information for your convenience. If you have any questions about the camper application please call Bhavana Srikakolapu at (904)-536-0361. If you have questions about the counselor application please call Kunal Hanchate at (904) 568-9200. For any other questions you may call either one of us, or email us at [email protected].

Please be sure to MAIL the camper applications to:
7882 Blackstone River Dr E Jacksonville FL, 32256
(For counselor applications: do NOT mail your counselor app, please email it to us at [email protected]; if it is mailed there is a high chance that it may be overlooked)

We look forward to working with you, and hope to see your child this summer!
Kunal Hanchate + Bhavana Srikakolapu


  • 2017 Camper Application
    1. All Campers must be at least 8 years old.
    2.   $200.00 for members if postmarked by May 1st, 2017
    3. $225.00 for members if postmarked after May 1st, 2017
    4. $300.00 for NON members if postmarked by May 1st, 2017
    5. $325.00 for NON members if postmarked after May 1st, 2017 – Subject to availablity
    6. Become a HSNEF Member Online here: https://hsnef.org/membership
  • Counselor Application
For more info please contact jaxhindudaycamp@gmail.com