New Vaisnava Youth Summer Camp Facility
Posted April 26, 2004
Welcome to the inaugural year for Camp Govardhana. A summer camp facility for vaisnava youth of all ages to enjoy a fun, spiritual and exciting adventure.
Camp Govardhana is nestled in the beautiful valley known as Saranagati, located about 4 hours Northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia. Saranagati hosts a community of about 25 families, who live peacefully in the solitude of the mountains, forests, and lakes. Camp Govardhana is designed to share with people of all ages this relaxing, enjoyable and wholesome lifestyle. It is operated by the youth of Saranagati, who invite you to experience the thrills and comforts of natural living.
Check out these Retreats for Summer 2004!
Rathayatra Festival Retreat
Every year Saranagati holds a blissful Rathayatra festival, highlighted by a lakeside Rath-cart procession carrying Lord Jagannath, Baladeva, and Lady Subhadra. Festivities include kirtans, bhajans, dramas, feast, bonfires, and more. Now you can be hosted by Camp Govardhana, with meals and accommodation.
Cost: $30 Cdn $23 US per day
Dates: July 3-4
Krishna Balarama Camps
These 7-day retreats are designed to give the experience of being a care-free cowherd boy or girl playing in the forests of Vrndavan. A healthy mix of activities focus on personal fitness, performing arts, sportsmanship, craft skills, spirituality, team-work, and character building. All this is facilitated by full accommodation, wholesome vegetarian meals, and a dedicated staff of local residents.
Cost: $275 Cdn $210 US
Dates: July 4-11, July 18-25
Are you ready for an action-packed adventure? This team-oriented weekend is sure to be a break from the norm. Take a horse ride along the Gold Rush Trail, sweat bullets playing paintball, overcome the toughest tasks the Wilderness Challenge Course can offer, explore caves and cliffs, and compete in team sports. After relax with a swim and a bonfire with marshmallows and bhajans. Full accommodation and delicious meals provided.
Cost: $150 Cdn $120 US
Dates: July 30– Aug 1, Aug 6-8
Join us for this educational Vaisnava seminar retreat, which will be dedicated to increasing the frequency and intensity of the nine processes of devotional service. Workshops will be offered by the senior residents of the community, and will focus on practical improvement in one’s practice of bhakti-yoga. Each evening will facilitate increased absorption in the names and pastimes of the Supreme Lord through bhajans, drama, and more. See website for more details. Meals and accommodation included.
Cost: $150 Cdn $120 US
Dates: August 26-29
If you have a group of at least 6 people, you can design your own retreat at Camp Govardhana. You choose the activities, the length, and the dates. Simply contact Camp Govardhana to discuss your ideal retreat.
At Camp Govardhana, there is everything for anyone.
- 1 day, overnight, weekend, 4 day, and 7 day retreats.
- Individuals or large groups
- Educational, recreational, and spiritual
Camp Govardhana Staff
Directors: Kartamasa Delaney and Radha Kunda Fournier
Counsellors: Govinda and Bhava Clayton
Cooking: Girija Fournier and Govinda Clayton
Accommodation: Kulashakar Prabhu; Saranagati Temple
First Aid: Govinda Clayton and Daniel Szezepaniak
Volunteers: the residents of Saranagati community
Site opening soon: www.campgovardhana.com
Current Details: www.venablesvalley.com/camp
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