Sat Nam Fest is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! We want to make sure you, and your kids, feel prepared and ready to fully enjoy the Children’s Camp at Sat Nam Fest. This dedicated program is for children ages 4-12 years old and is filled with fun activities, hikes, children’s yoga, chanting, dancing, art projects and more!
What to Look Forward To:
The program will provide children with an incredible interactive and fun experience of yoga and play; meanwhile, parents can delve deeply into their own retreat experience. Children are welcome to join morning Sadhana and evening concerts with their parents, but the kids will then have some of their very own activities and workshops led by special guest teachers, including:
- Dance Workshop led by Jai-Jagdeesh
- Make their own Mandala with Harnam
- Music and chanting workshop by Sukhdev and Akah from Aykanna
- Participation in one of Wah’s morning dance classes
- Swimming at the Joshua Retreat Center pool
- And Krishna will be teaching us her song, One Creator, and it’s connection to our theme of Unity. The children will be joining her and Aykanna on the Sat Nam Pavilion stage Saturday at 12:00pm to present this song for everyone!
What to Bring Everyday:
We provide some healthy snacks, but all meals will be eaten with parents. Children’s Camp supplies everything they will need for a fun day of activities together, but should come prepared with a:
- Bag/Backpack- to hold all your child’s items to help prevent them from getting lost or misplaced.
- Water Bottle – with child’s name on it.
- Sunscreen and/or sun hat
- Dress in Layers – it can be cold in the early mornings and late evenings, but gets hot during the day.
- Sandals and Sneakers – sandals are nice for easy on-and-off and swimming, but we will also be trekking out into the dessert for some short hikes and outdoor activities. Having closed-toe shoes for this will definitely be preferable for most children, and offer protection from cactus’s (which are numerous out there!).
- Swimsuit and Towel
- Yoga Mat – the children’s yoga classes during camp will be in a carpeted space, so no mat or pad is necessary.
- Snacks – if your child has special dietary needs or is especially particular about food.
- Walkie Talkies – If you feel your child is responsible and old enough to be free to roam about the festival without your supervision, you may consider bringing walkie talkies. Some families enjoy being able to easily connect and find each other around the large campus without the use of cell phones.
More about Swimming:
There will be a lifeguard and plenty of adults on duty to support children of all swimming abilities while at the pool. There should also be noodles and kick boards available for use, but please remember to bring swim floats/floatation device if your child cannot swim or is more comfortable with them. We will break the children up into smaller groups for pool time to insure a higher staff to child ratio for optimal safety and fun!
For swimming, be sure to pack a:
- Swim Floats/Floatation Device (optional)
- Swim goggles (optional)
We’re excited to have your child join us for Sat Nam Fest’s Children’s Camp!