At the heart of SYANA is our week-long Gurmat camp. This yearly event aims at bringing together Sikh youth from across North America to an environment where the Sikh way of life can be experienced. Immersed in the inspiring traditions of the Sikh faith, these youth capture a glimpse of the Guru’s message in the hopes of encouraging a love for the Sikh path. The camp is structured to encourage relationships that strengthen a spiritual experience through Sangat. In spending a week together, these youth create friendships that last a lifetime. Through the use of history, Keertan, special lectures, and daily Divaans, young Sikhs are exposed to the various facets of the Sikh faith. Daily sports activities, campfires, and arts and crafts all also provide an opportunity for Sikhs to interact with each other in a fun setting. By no means does this Gurmat camp substitute for teaching and exposure to Sikh principles at home but the hope is that each child becomes moved by the Guru’s word that it inspires a desire for life-long learning and practice.
Registration fees are $300USD per child and covers registration, lodging, activities, camp t-shirt, food, and awards. SYANA attempts to make programming available to as many children as possible, and the fees are set at below cost. If financial assistance is needed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is highly recommended you bring your vaajaa to camp to maximize on your keertan learning experience. If you do not have a vaajaa, an electronic portable keyboard will suffice, and can be brought along with you.
Please email your flight itinerary to email@example.com no later than June 15th. After this point, we are unable to arrange transportation from the airport to the campsite. Please book all flights in and out of Flint, MI (FNT) or Detroit, MI (DTW) Flights should be scheduled to arrive the morning of Sunday, June 30th and depart in the evening of Saturday, July 6th.
Due to campsite restrictions, all adults present at the campsite outside of drop off and pickup must have official background checks to be on campgrounds. As such, we cannot accommodate visitors in and out of the campsite aside from the times cited above for drop off and pickup.