Movies...What can they tell us about life?  Movies surely do entertain...but can they teach? Can they become the source for important life-values? Can they help us learn what it means to be good human beings? Can they help us understand the world a little better?  Can they help us grow?

They CAN...if we allow them to...if we are able to look beyond the image and behold the light!

What will we do in the camp?
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WATCH MOVIES. DISCUSS MOVIES. MAKE MOVIES.
ABSORB, REFLECT, LEARN and HAVE FUN!
We will together explore the world of movies and see what we can learn from them...about them and about ourselves.

Dates:
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29 July - 01 August 2018

Who can attend?
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Boys and Girls Age 13 to 16
Note: Exceptions [17 years] allowed only for regular campers OR if accompanied by an eligible sibling.
Note: Our camp for younger children (below 13) usually happens in April every year.  Please refrain from registering them.

Camp Timings
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Camp will start from 5:00 PM on 29th July 2017. 
Activities during the camp will be on from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM everyday.

Closing Event
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Evening of 01 August 2018 from 17:00 onwards.
Children can depart as from 18:30 onwards. 
Changes if any will be intimated during registration.

Camp Donation:
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MUR 300 

Is there a limit on the number of participants?
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YES!  We will be able to take only 50 participants this time.  So HURRY!
Parents are requested to please register their children ONLINE as this allows us to prepare better for the entire camp. 

How do I register?
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Come on 29 July 2018 between 3:00 - 4:00 PM to complete formalities.
Camp starts same day from 5:00 PM.
Please ensure participants are here by 4:00 PM allowing enough time to settle in, so that we can start as scheduled at 5:00 PM.
In case your registration is beyond the upper limit of 50, we shall keep you informed of status by e-mail.

Do the children have to stay in the ashram?
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It is not necessary that children stay in the ashram for the camp.  However, staying at the ashram for the entire duration of the camp will be a special experience for them.  Children will be allowed to attend the camp without staying over provided parents can assure they will be brought at a mutually agreed time everyday and will attend most/all the sessions.

What is the nature of accommodation?
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Dormitory type accommodation with basic facilities and common bath+toilet separate for boys and girls. Both dormitories will have senior volunteers to oversee and maintain order.

What do the children have to bring?
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1.  THINGS TO BRING [Please ensure all things are brought for a great camp experience.]
  • Bedding: bedsheet, small pillow and blanket.
  • Pull-overs and other warm clothing (it can get quite chilly at night and early morning)
  • Special medication (if any) and/or medicines for common illness.
  • FOUR sets of comfortable and respectable clothes in keeping with the ashram atmosphere (traditional clothing even better).
  • Necessary toiletries (towel, soap, tooth-paste and brush, comb).
  • Appropriate easy to remove footwear.
  • A bag to carry books and other things to class as needed.
  • Water-bottle.
  • Yoga mat if available.
  • ONE notebook.
  • Writing instruments (pencils, pen, eraser, pencil sharpener)
  • MOST IMPORTANT: MOBILE PHONES.  Since we will be using smart-phones for a workshop activity, participants can bring their smart-phones (with charger).  Please note that this is not compulsory...only if available.  If bringing, please remove sim-card, turn-off and place phone in a small plastic/paper bag with your full name written on it.  It may be collected in the beginning of the camp and stored in the office to ensure safety.  If participants choose to keep the phones with them without permission, they will be solely responsible for its safety.  Participants will not be allowed to use the phones for any other purpose or at any other time than what the camp-activity demands.
2.  THINGS NOT TO BRING

(a) Since the purpose of the camp is to cut-off from regular activities and explore new things, it is best that MP3 Players, iPADs, iPODs, fidget spinners, playing cards and other games/gaming/electronic equipment are avoided.  There will be better things to do.  Mobile phones (without SIM card) will be allowed for the purpose stated above.

(b) Participants will be in safe environments.  Hence there will be no need for constant communication through mobile phones.  Parents can call the ashram phone if at all necessary.

(c)  Participants will be served healthy food, snack and beverages 5 times a day.  Hence, parents are requested not to pack food-items in their bags.

(d)  Food items carried by participants causes the dormitories to get very dirty.  In case parents feel the need to pack some snacks, they are requested to hand them over to the ashram so that they can be stored carefully and shared with all.

(e)  Please avoid any valuable items like jewellery, etc.  Participants will be responsible for the safety of their belongings.  Please avoid anything that is not absolutely necessary.

What else do I need to know?
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SOME OTHER THINGS

(a) It is expected that participants are decently dressed at all times.

(b) It is expected that they are friendly and kind to fellow participants exhibiting good behaviour and manners towards acharyas and everyone else.

(c) It is expected that they follow the timings and schedule of the camp and participate in all activities whole-heartedly.

(d) It is encouraged that children spend maximum time here without breaks to benefit from the camp. They are usually not allowed to leave the ashram for the duration of the camp.

(e) It is expected that participants remain disciplined.

(f) It is expected that boys and girls maintain a healthy distance from each other when not in class or any activity.

(g) In case participants are seen to be behaving out-of-line, they will be promptly expelled from the camp after the parents have been intimated.

Is there anything else?
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Upon registration online, you will receive updates and additional information (if any) by email. Relevant information and updates will also be uploaded on the website from time to time.  Please watch out.

Can I do anything to help?
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MOST WELCOME. You can inspire a child to participate. You can volunteer your time and services in the conduct of the camp. You can contribute resources for the various activities. Please email or call us for more details on how you can be a part of it.

Any Queries?
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Email us: cmmu.outreach@gmail.com
Call us:    Arvind Chaitanya  (+230) 5886 0614
                 Nirmala Ramburn (+230) 5804 2941