Hello HSNEF Community,
We are excited to announce the Jacksonville Hindu Day Camp - happening this summer - is now open for registration! Children age 7 and up are welcome to join. Posted below are the sessions for this year's dates:
Session 1: June 5th - 16th, 2023
Session 2: July 10th - 21st, 2023
BOTH SESSIONS ARE FULL - THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INTEREST
Typically 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 this year, our theme will be the Navagrahas. This theme 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 theme. Other activities such as Clubs and our special activities enrich Hindu values within the campers in an interactive fashion as well. 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, Drama, Career, or Yoga, and our older campers (grades 9th and 10th) 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/celebration (Holi, Diwali, Raakhi) or a day related to the theme (Rangoli, India Day).
A digital Google form (the ONLY way to apply for a Camper Spot) for the Camper application. The Counselor application is attached as a downloadable and fillable PDF. If you have any questions about the camper application, you can email us at [email protected]
Please make the Fee Payment IN PERSON -during office hours - WITHIN 3 DAYS - of Submitting your online Application located:
Hindu Society of Northeast Florida, Inc.
4968 Greenland Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258
(there is no drop-off box)
Spots are limited and all Camper Applications are due no later than May 19th, 2023.
We are so excited and look forward to being together with you this summer!
The JHDC Hindu Camp Directors