- Please read all information in this “info for parents” section carefully as it may be critical for acceptance to the camp.
We have found that for the event to be a complete success for children and organisers, children should:
1) stay for the full camp (mandatory)
The first 2 days of the camp are spent informing everyone of how the camp runs, we provide safety information, do introductions and team building and present and choose morning activities. Late arrivals miss these sessions which means a lot of extra time and attention is needed on them by the organisers (extra time we don’t really have). Also vibrationally and collectively, somehow the camp has a certain flow, which works better if everyone is there from the beginning.
On the other hand, those leaving early will miss out on the closing events, affect the team balance and can also trigger homesickness. For example some activities prepare for a performance on the last day of the camp. Children leaving early can either not attend those activities or need to be replaced – which is not always possible.
Therefore children will only be allowed to attend the full camp (contact the organisers here if you have trouble fitting this into your schedule).
2) Meditate regularly at home of their own free will
3) Want to come to the camp for themselves (instead of for their parents)
4) Be fully prepared to accept the rules and procedures of the camp
5) Be properly identified with the Sahaja Yoga culture and norms of behavior.
- Accommodation will be in dorms, a Girls Dorm and a Boys Dorm
- Shower and toilet facilities are separate, one section for boys and one for girls
- Volunteers sleep in the dorms, or sometimes in the separate bedrooms (according to their role in the camp)
- Children will be put into international groups of mixed ages, or “Houses”.
- Each group will have 1 or 2 experienced adults attached to it, they will choose their group’s name
- The groups will be responsible for chores in the camp, on a rotational basis
- Each group will be responsible for: morning meditation; cleaning the mediation room; cleaning the bathrooms; washing up and all other collective chores (or Punyas!)
- There will be a wide variety of creative activities (art, dance, drama, music etc) for the children to choose from, as well as making suggestions of their own.
- There will also be a mixed programme of outdoor activities and team games.
- Each group will be responsible for making sure that all its members attend all activities of the camp (all activity sessions are compulsory).
- Of course we will have regular morning and evening meditations, Puja, Havan, etc.
Accommodation in Daglio is spartan (mass dorms, not so hot water etc.). The real joy of the camp is the depth of strong vibrations in a very close Sahaj collectivity.
Note on hygiene:
Please can parents teach their children how to use water after going to the toilet, after using toilet paper. The toilets in Daglio get blocked if paper is used by so many people. Please remind your children to use the paper bins provided in the toilets. Especially with the younger children we have seen some unhappy faces coming out of the bathroom who have not practiced this hygienic habit.
The good vibrations. The big mountains. I like to much the bhajans and I like to play harmonium. The food is very good. In Daglio are too much nature…It was very good.
Next topic for parents: Camp Dates
Camp dates & times
The vibrations there are really strong (Shri Mataji said they were the same there as in Dharamshala). Every year I have come here I have enjoyed it so much, and I hope to come next year.
Next topic for parents: Costs & Payment Details
Costs & Payment Details
For administrative reasons, we would prefer to receive payment beforehand to the following bank account
- Account holder name: Casa Madre Impresa Sociale Srl
- Account holder number: IT65Y0538748710000042202521 (this is the IBAN)
- Account holder address: Via Martiri Della Liberta 11 – 15060 Cabella Ligure (AL) – Italia
- Account holder currency type: Euro (Euro only. If you transfer from the UK, or anywhere else outside of the EU, you need to request your bank to transfer in Euros, or the transaction will fail)
- Bank Name: Banca BPER
- Bank Address: Piazza della Vittoria, 7 – 15060 Cabella Ligure AL, Italia
- SWIFT Code: BPMOIT22XXX (this is the BIC)
- Comment: Daglio Camp- Child/Adult/Yuva- Name Surname – Country
In the instance of issues with bank transfer, we will be able to take card or cash payment at the registration desk.
Please take a screenshot of your payment and e-mail it to us, or print it out and bring it to the Registration desk in Cabella.
Also, please pay for the whole family in one transfer, in which case please list all the names in the 2nd Comment line.
Costs (confirmed for 2023)
- Western countries: €400 for the first child (a second child in the family pays €200, a third €100).
- Adults & Yuvas: €150 for the full camp
In case a volunteer and a child are from the same family we have following prices (prices mentioned are for the whole family)
- 1 parent (or 1 older Yuva sibling) on the camp with: 1 child: €450, 2 children: €650, 3 children: €750
- 2 parents on the camp with: 1 child: €600, 2 children: €700, 3 children: €800
- Further discounts are offered to non-Western participants or where family income is low (i.e.: below $700 monthly per family member). Please check the Fee projections in the attached list, to see how much you need to pay according to your region and family size, or contact us directly to confirm the amount to be paid.
- Ukrainian yogis, refugees or not, who lost their income due to the war situation in their country but have the desire to come to Daglio may be granted an extra discount (depending on the budget and number of applicants – please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Important: We try to support all Sahaja families who wish to send their children to Daglio, hence the different types of fees and discounts. However, if your income allows it (so higher than average in your country), please look at the higher fees that seem reasonable for your family and pay for the camp accordingly, regardless of where you live. Equally, if you feel you would like to speak to us about the cost of the camp for you or your children please get in touch.
€10 for youngsters and €20 for older children is sufficient. This can be kept with a parent or older sibling on the camp, or by the child if they are old enough to be responsible for it. If not it can be given to the camp at registration, and we’ll give it to them the day we visit the village.
Extra stay fee:
€10 per child, per night, outside of the official camp dates. Note that this is only exceptionally allowed, if requested and approved in advance, and if the parents find a volunteer on site to act as legal guardian of the child before the camp starts (or after it ends), and make it official with a paper at their town hall (the child and guardian should have copies of that document with them, and an electronic copy of it should be e-mailed to us beforehand). Volunteers on the other hand don’t have to pay for the extra stay, but they are in exchange expected to help with all the necessary camp opening or closing works.
It is my first time that I’m in the camp, and I’m very enjoying myself. I going deeper to Sahaja Yoga and getting better at my English.
Next topic for parents: What to bring/what not to bring
What to bring/what not to bring
What to bring
Clothes worn on the camp should be dignified and express Sahaj culture. All trousers and skirts for daily wear should cover the knees to protect the Nabhi and tops should cover the shoulders to protect the Shri and Lalita chakras. Of course for sports and walks the appropriate clothing should be worn.
Please label everything with your child’s name (every year we have a big pile of lost and found which doesn’t get back to the owner since it’s not labeled).
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat (a must if planning to join the 2-day walk) and/or bed sheet to cover the mattress
- Towels and a reserve toothbrush
- Clean set of clothes (preferably Saree, Punjabi, Kurta) for Puja and Havan
- As many changes of clothes as possible as washing facilities are sparse
- Warm pullover and/or a jacket for cool nights
- Water bottles (one big or two small – at least 1ℓ in total)
- Hiking boots
- Strong shoes for sports
- Bathing suit
- Rain jacket (important – we go for walks in the mountains so if it rains a rain jacket is needed)
- Sun cream
- Sun hat
- Song Book (or at least booklet with most common bhajans)
- Pocket money: 10€ for younger children and 20€ for older children is sufficient
What not to bring
- Electronic devices. Devices like smartphones, tablets, MP3-players, etc are advised to stay home.
We reserve the right to confiscate any of these devices till the end of the camp if we see them being used in the wrong way.
- The only electronic device that is allowed is an e-reader (a device to read books on – games are not allowed on it) – please speak to us if you would like to discuss this further
- Foods in backpack, such as sweets and chocolates – these attract rodents, and they will eat through bags to get at any food…
- Excessive amounts of pocket money – everything over the suggested amount usually gets invested in hoarding sweets and chocolates (which then get eaten by mice)
You feel very easily the vibrations. The view is beautiful. The walks are great. It’s great to wake up so early.
Next topic for parents: How to know if registration is accepted
how to know if registration is accepted
After you registered on this website you might want to know when the registration of your child is accepted
Here the checklist to go through to know your child is accepted:
– the original registration form (front and back-side) will need to be presented one or two days before the camp at the registration desk (even if you sent a scanned version by mail beforehand) with:
– signatures of both parents (divorced parents: all the more reason to have both signatures)
– signature of a SY coordinator or leader of your country or city
– make sure all fields are filled in (each parent signs 3 times in total on both pages)
– a valid ID or Passport will need to be handed over to the camp
– same for an insurance card valid in Italy
– original or a copy of the vaccination card of the child
– payment has been done by bank transfer at least 10 days before the camp starts or cash payment at registration desk
We reserve the right to not accept the registration of the child if one or more of these conditions is not met.
(apologies for being so strict but we feel we need to do this to protect the children, the camp organizers and Sahaja Yoga in general from some complaints or attacks that have happened in the past)
Next topic for parents: Contact us
Contact info during camp
During the camp you can contact us on one of below phone numbers (mind the dates and areas of responsibility):
Ludo +32472831690 (PreCamp transport only)
Nazli Cati +90 533 314 24 33
Anna Cusano +44 798 0000 953
R’ma Maes +32 479 53 89 12