Camp Sikh Virsa – May 2019 Information

Theme: shaheedi (martyrdom) + kurbaani (sacrifice)

Who: Children ages 7-14
What: Sikh youth camp specifically designed for our young, growing Gursikhs
When: Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th)
Where: YMCA Camp Edwards, N8901 Army Lake Rd, East Troy, WI 53120
Why: Learn about Sikhi and Gurmat, develop life-long sangat, and grow closer to our Guru

Fee Structure:
Register by 5/12/19 – $125/child and $150/parent
Register by 5/19/19 – $145/child and $170/parent ($20 late fee)
Register after 5/19/19 – $155/child and $180/parent ($30 late fee)

Due to the generous donations of several sangat members, we are able to offer full and partial scholarships for camp. If the cost of camp would prevent your child(ren) from attending, please contact us at

Information Regarding Arrival and Departure

Arrival: friday, May 24th

Check-in and Registration
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
GYm (first building on right upon entering campsite)

At this time campers will be given their assigned cabins, counselors, and seva group. There will also be time for parents to familiarize themselves with the campsite, meet counselors, and help their camper settle into his/her cabin. Counselors will be available to assist with settling the campers into their cabins as well.

Parents and volunteers who are staying at the site for the duration of camp will also be given cabin assignments and volunteer descriptions at this time.

All lodging is cabin-style bunk beds for everyone (campers, parents, volunteers, counselors).

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dinner for campers, parents, volunteers, and counselors will be in the cafeteria hall building. Dinner is included for all registered campers and parents staying on site. For everyone else, the cost of dinner will be $8.

Camper/Parent Orientation
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Arts & crafts room (inside gym)

At this time the campers and parents will split up to have their respective orientations. The counselor team will explain the camp rules to the campers as well as hold “get to know you” games so campers become acquainted with each other and their seva group counselors.

Members of the Sikh Virsa organizing team will hold a separate orientation for parents that will cover Camp Sikh Virsa’s philosophy as well as the Adult Requests and Expectations. Brief descriptions of the classes and activities will be conveyed as well.

Snacks & Settling In
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Snacks will be provided for the campers after orientation and just before bedtime. Parents who are not staying for the duration of camp are encouraged to leave camp shortly thereafter so campers can become actively involved in the camp program right away. If you suspect your child may become homesick, please don’t delay your departure from camp—he or she will be in good hands.

Lights Out!
10:15 PM

Counselors will lead Sohila Sahib and campers will go to bed.

Departure: Monday, may 27th

Final Divaan
10:30 AM – 12:30 pm
gym (First building on right upon entering campsite)

Parents are encouraged to attend this divaan as keertan, many class projects, speeches, and presentations may be made during this divaan. This is a great opportunity for parents to see what their children have learned over the weekend.

Lunch & Clean-Up
12:30 PM – 1:30 pm
gym or dining hall (TBD)

This time is reserved for everyone to eat lunch, pack up their things, and have some last few moments with each other before everyone departs. Parents are welcome to help their children pack up their things.

2:00 PM