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 labelled).

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat (a must if planning to join the 2-day walk); a bed sheet to cover the mattress; a pillow (if desired)
  • Towels; toiletries; a reserve toothbrush
  • Clean set of clothes (preferably Saree, Punjabi, Kurta) for Puja and Havan
  • As many changes of clothes as possible, especially for the youngest children, as washing facilities are sparse; plastic bags for the dirty clothes
  • 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
  • Flip-flops/Crocs for shower
  • Rucksack
  • 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: €20 – €30 is sufficient
  • Card games/ board games to play during quiet time
  • Reading books/colouring in books/comic strips

What not to bring

  • Foods in backpack, such as sweets and chocolates – these attract rodents, and will be eaten through the bags
  • Excessive amounts of pocket money – everything over the suggested amount usually gets invested in hoarding sweets and chocolates (which then get eaten by mice)

Electronic device policy

  • Usage of electronic devices is discouraged and the rules will be explained at the start of the camp, however they are useful for taking pictures of the surrounding landscape.
  • Please note that wifi is not available and connectivity is very limited in the area.
  • Note to parents – excessive contact with your child can affect their socialisation at the camp, so please refrain from calling/messaging, and encouraging them to call/message you

You feel very easily the vibrations. The view is beautiful. The walks are great. It’s great to wake up so early.