Camp 2022 - Raajipo
Jay Shree Swaminarayan
We are pleased to announce SSTW Camp is back with a new venue & new structure.
Date: 05-09 April 2022
Dedicated learning & activities for ages:
2-6, 7-11, 12-16 & 16+
Under 7's: £90
Over 7's: £110
If you have already registered and paid for the postponed 2020 Camp, re-registration and a top up fee of £20 will be required (additional charge due to change in venue & travel distance). If for any reason you are unable to attend the new 2022 dates, then we will issue a full refund (please communicate with the contacts listed below).
If you feel you need to change any details e.g. addresses or contact information, please update when you re-register.
With the new state of the art campsite we have additional spaces available, for anyone wanting to sign up please register using the button below.
Please be sure to follow us on our social media platforms for further updates over the coming weeks. If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact the volunteer contacts below.
Vanisha Kara – 07853085051
Vikesh Hirani - 07790800070
With best wishes,
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Willesden
Campers will participate daily in team sports such as football tournaments, cricket and rounders which will all encourage teamwork and sportsmanship. To further enhance cooperation amongst the campers they will be able to participate in team-building activities & treasure hunts
Campers are given the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance their creativity by producing their masterpiece. This year we have a designated area where campers will have the opportunity to express themselves through art.
Yoga, as a form of relaxation, is used to calm the mind, body and soul, also very fun to participate in and will help warm up the body positively. It will be incorporated in the morning sessions to revitalise and charge our happy campers, ready for the day ahead. In Addition, the yoga activities will help the campers to relax and bring peace to their mind, enabling them to gather their thoughts and feelings.
An action-packed camp for all children and reassurance for you that they will always be in good hands.
For the first time, we will be offering those between the ages of 2-7 to attend camp. We recommend any child between this age be accompanied by a parent or a trusted guardian. The camp team will make arrangements for you to stay with your child in the same room to ensure extra safety.
If your child loves filling their days with non-stop energy, laughter, creativity and time with friends, then we can guarantee that they will have a fantastic time at SSTW Camp!
This year we will offer a great range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities with new state of the art modern facilities. All attendees will have great fun getting fully involved with other youngsters of a similar age.
Why SSTW Camp
SSTW Camp has provided a personal development and spiritual program for all since 2001. Leaving the daily distractions of technology, media and commerce behind, camp attendees learn to find entertainment in more simpler and self-powered pleasures. Be it through participating in sports, cooking, music, unleashing their imagination through workshops or even through good association, your child will leave with skills more developed than when they arrived. We also encourage the practice of conservation, responsibility and stewardship through traditional and modern activities.
By stepping out of their comfort zone, the campers encounter challenging experiences within a supportive environment. They will learn to build relationships, build confidence, develop soft skills such as teamwork, networking and articulation whilst taking on responsibility within the group environment. This allows them to:
Develop Independence - Our campers have always learnt to accommodate for themselves, choose their own activities, take initiative and think for themselves by making their own decisions. As always our highly skilled volunteers are readily available to offer encouragement, advice and guidance to campers whenever required.
Increase Self-Esteem - The camp is a place where positive qualities and attitudes are constantly stressed and emphasised. Campers are encouraged and supported to take risks, set goals, try new things and overcome everyday challenges.
Be Themselves - There are no social pressures at camp, only encouragement and positive reinforcement. Each attendee has their own unique quality and are encouraged to develop and strengthen these qualities that make them the wonderful individuals that they are.
Make New Friends - Making friends is one of the easiest things to do at camp. Your child is surrounded by other campers who want to do the same things as your child does while having as much fun as possible!
Learn - your child has the opportunity to experience various activities and games. They have the chance to develop the social skills that will stand them in good stead in the future, whether at School, College, University or in their future professional life. They will learn, develop, create, discover and encounter new adventures pursuing them both personally and as part of a team.
Overall we hope that attendees learn from fellow campers and explore their next steps in life within an empowering space. They will connect personal values and priorities with the needs of our Satsang, Dharma and the world.
Health & Safety
Whilst life at camp is very much aimed at having fun; supervision, security and safety are also an integral part of our 24-hour daily operation.
Please note: No campers are allowed to leave the camp site without their parents or guardians consent.
Night time security
A key part of our Group leaders' role is to get all our campers to go to bed – which is sometimes easier said than done! Just before 'lights out' has been called, the Group leaders will encourage and reassure the anxious, high-spirited to settle down and continue their vigil until all is quiet. Our night duty rota ensures that a member of staff can be contacted at any time throughout the night in the indoor living accommodation.
All campers enjoy a selection of high and low energy activities, depending on their age and ability. Daily activity programmes are designed to cater for younger campers' needs for guidance and supervision, whilst accommodating older campers' desire for self-expression and the freedom to choose. We offer a large variety of activities on a daily basis and together with a full evening entertainment programme. All activities are supervised by our trained and highly experienced group leaders.
We have a team of fully qualified First Aiders. All medication that children bring with them is stored in a secure area. Please make sure any medication is given to a volunteer on the first day of registration, clearly labelled with instructions.
Prior to camp every parent is required to note down any medical requirements on the application form which are completely confidential. We feel we can deal with almost anything as long as we are forewarned.
In the event of an emergency we have contact with local doctors that are also registered with all local hospitals. If a child is taken to see a Doctor or to the Hospital for any reason, parents/guardians are notified as soon as possible.