National Family & Children’s Camp Balmoral Dec 2020 to Jan 2021

“These are very precious children we have, and we have to look after them”

(Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Burwood Ashram Sydney, 5th March 1992)

Sunday 30th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd of January 2021

H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Centre at Balmoral
233 Railway Parade, Balmoral Village, New South Wales

(Located about 1½hours drive (100kms) south-west of Sydney)
See Getting to Balmoral

Jai Shri Mataji!

We would like to announce that we have the opportunity to come together for a national family and children camp at the end/start of the year. This would be a great chance to share time and grow collectively.

This camp will be a wonderful opportunity for Sahaja families from all around Australia to come together and enjoy the collectivity, with a focus on nurturing the spiritual roots and Sahaja culture of our children.

Details about the Camp and the Registration form are below. Please fill in the Registration form as soon as possible for catering and planning purposes.

If you would like more information or have questions about the camp then please contact the NSW Councillors at [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you in Balmoral, NSW.

Regards,
Brett (Australian National Coordinator)
On behalf of the National & NSW Councilors

Camp details & Costs

Dates: The proposed dates are 30th December to 3rd of January with the option of extending into the first week of January if there was a collective desire. 

Attendees: The camp is open to children of all ages, Yuva Shaktis and their families. Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult to attend the camp.

Cost: $21 per day for adults, $10 for 12 years and over, and $5 per day for under 12 years.

Accommodation: Yogis need to bring their own tents and camp out during the camp as a means of families practicing social distancing. Please bring a sleeping bag, bed sheet and pillow case, warm clothing and sensible footwear as the weather can be unpredictable and Balmoral is very rural!

Registration: Please fill in the Registration form as soon as possible for catering and planning purposes.

Volunteers

We would ask parents to contribute to the cooking, shopping, meditation, clearing and activities roster. If you would like to put your name down for any of the above and state your date of availability then please contact us. We will provide a rough camp timetable structure that will no doubt be amended as the week goes on. Please contact Andrii [email protected]

Covid-19 Restrictions

As you are all aware due to the Covid -19 situation, we were not sure before this point that we would be able to come together, and things could still change in the coming weeks. But that being said, we will go ahead and as if things will stay status quo or improve in terms of Covid-19 restrictions.

Getting to Balmoral

Our Australian National Sahaja Yoga Country property is located at 233 Railway Parade, Balmoral Village, New South Wales, 2571. Balmoral Village is located about 1½hours drive (100kms) south-west of Sydney.

Registration Form

Conditions for attending the Camp:

  • There will be three camps running, each catering to the needs of the separate age groups below.
  • To book a place in the Camp, you must complete this Registration Form accurately.
  • This will be a COVID-Safe event and attendance requires everyone to support the COVID-Safe protocols to comply with the NSW Government.
  • The registration fees are mandatory, to cover the costs associated with hosting and running the camp and must be paid in advance or on the first day.
  • All attending parents and guardians must agree to take part in the hosting duties in support of running the Camp: cooking, cleaning and other hosting activities, as directed by the Camp organisers.
  • Children under 18 years of age cannot be left at the Camp without one parent or a nominated adult guardian attending. This person must be capable of and responsible for making decisions about the health and safety of the child in an emergency.
  • It is preferred if families could bring their own tents and camp out as a means of adults practising social distancing.
  • Everyone at the Camp is required to attend collective morning and evening meditation, which is a very important aspect of our Camp.
  • Child Safety – All adults (over 18 years) attending the camp must comply with government regulations and must have at least a valid voluntary WWC Check / Green or Blue Card or equivalent, as required by their state or territory of residence. We cannot allow anyone to attend without this clearance. This applies to all collective events. Please see more details here.