Although our camp ends at age 14, Camp Sikh Virsa aims to be a space of learning and growth for all ages. For this reason, CSV also offers leadership retreats for our teens and young adults (ages 15+) when possible. After many years of hiatus, in Winter 2017, CSV ran a retreat on the theme of Savaa Lakh—Sikh Activism & Advocacy. In Winter 2018 and 2019, we were able to hold the retreat again at HI Chicago over Presidents Day Weekend. Going forward, we hope to keep retreat a regular program for young Sikh adults in the area with the help of your generous donations. If you’d like to get email updates about registration, email sikhvirsa [AT] gmail [DOT] com.
Being a camp counselor has always been an extremely rewarding and, thus, highly sought-after role at Camp Sikh Virsa. As campers work their way through the age groups and ultimately “graduate” from being a camper, we know the thought of becoming a counselor is usually prominent in their heads.
The process to become a counselor is based on your interest and dedication to camp. You will become a counselor, pending available spots, by committing to the criteria outlined in our counselor expectations. A few months prior to each camp, we send an email to eligible counselors to start the process of building the team for camp. If you are a graduated camper and are not on the email list, please contact us via the contact form to join.
Local Seva Opportunities
For our counselors who are local to the Milwaukee/Chicago area, we encourage them to stay involved with the Camp Sikh Virsa sangat year-round. The campers look up to our counselors as role models, and we hope that they take the opportunity to serve in this role whenever they can. To learn more about local opportunities, such as monthly keertan programs and interfaith work, please get in touch with us via the contact form.