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  • What is Check-in and Check-out time for Camp?
    IF YOU ARE ARRIVING LATE, LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE. IF ANYBODY OTHER THAN PARENT/GUARDIAN IS PICKING UP THE CAMPER, THE PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST INFORM CAMP GURMAT ORGANIZER IN ADVANCE. THE PARENT/GUARDIAN MUST SIGN A RELEASE FORM AUTHORIZING PICKUP BY THE DESIGNATED PERSON.
  • Can parents/guardians visit the campsite during the Camp?
    NO. The parents should leave the campsite after the Check-in/orientation on Day-1. Parents are welcome to join last day of the camp divan.
  • What does camp team expect from a parent?
    Camp Gurmat volunteers request the parents to be BRAVE and encourage/prepare the campers to stay at the camp for the entire session.
  • What activities are offered during the Camp?
    The indoor sessions include classes in Sikh history, Kirtan, Gurmat, Gatka and other interactive sessions/games. The outdoor activities (weather permitting) includes Archery, Boating, Canoeing, Challenge Courses, Wall climbing, open field activities -Volleyball, Baseball, Soccer, and Athletics.
  • What kind of food is served at Camp site?
    Well balanced nutritious vegetarian meal (including meals and snacks) is served at the Camp site. Any food allergy information must be clearly stated in the application forms. Parents are requested NOT to send any food for/with the campers
  • Any checklist of required forms
    Application Form Parental Consent & Release Form Health Insurance Information Form
  • How can I help Camp Gurmat?
    Be a volunteer: You can be a cabin volunteer for five-days or assist us during Check-in/out Resources: Providing Camp supplies such as water, snacks etc. Sponsor-a-Camper: You can sponsor a camper to attend Camp Gurmat. Donations: You can always donate any amount that works for you.
  • How are campers accommodated at the Camp Site?
    There are separate cabins for boys and girls. Each climate controlled cabins accommodates 12 campers and 2 counselors. Girl’s cabins have female counselors while Boy’s cabins have male counselors assigned. Each cabin is equipped with 2 private bathrooms and 2 private showers (with hot water). Each cabin contain 6 bunk beds with mattress included. But NO comforters and sheets.
  • How are campers monitored?
    A designated group of adult counselors, selected with great care, keeping in mind safety of campers, will stay on site all five days. These counselors are assigned duties to take care of group of campers.
  • How to pay Fees?
    Online: Payment by Card is integrated into your application via www.campgurmat.org Online: After completing the online application. You can Zelle payment to CampGurmatDallas@gmail.com In person – Cash or Check (Make check payable to ‘CAMP GURMAT’)
  • What is the application deadline?
    Last date for registration: Refer to the Poster on CampGurmat main webpage After deadline, application will only be accepted, if seats are still available. A late fees of $50 will be applied.
  • Can I withdraw my application?
    You can do so two weeks prior to the Camp. This allows for organizers to plan the reach out accordingly. However, in extreme situations such as medical emergency or death in family, a full refund can be considered.
  • What kind of outdoor activities camp site has?
    Camp Gurmat offers Gatka, Kirtan, and Gurmat sessions to students. On the site we conduct other outdoor activities for participants: Canoeing Archery BBs 35-foot Climbing Wall Camp fire Zipline Tower Alpine Tower Archery Tag Open Activities: Sand Volleyball Gaga Ball Four Square Tether Ball
  • What are the eligibility criterias for Junior Counselor?
    High schooler Juniors and Seniors (under 18yrs on December 31st) are eligible to be Junior Counselor. Please fill in the Camper form.
  • Please explain Camper, Junior Counselor, Counselor and Volunteer
    Please see table below
  • How much is the Fees?
    Application fees for Camper, Counselor and Cabin volunteer is different each year. Please check on the camp poster. Contact us using info@campgurmat.org or calling (214) 601-7249 For 2023, Fees chart is below.
  • Where to register?
    Online Using this website www.campgurmat.org For any issues, leave a chat message, email to info@campgurmat.org or call (214)601-7249
  • Do I need to send additional money with my child?
    NO. There is no need for Campers to carry any cash to the camp.
  • What if, my child takes prescription medication?
    Any medications prescribed for your child and any special instructions concerning the health of your child should be left with the Camp Gurmat Health Staff at the time of Check-in. Please bring the prescription medication in original container, clearly labelled with the camper’s name, in a Ziploc bag.
  • What to bring to the Camp Site?
    The following items are a MUST. (Please mark your child’s clothing) Heavy JACKET and Sweaters (appropriate for outdoor winter activity) Kesari/Blue Turbans for boys and Kesari/Blue Chunis for girls Pillow, pillow-cases & Bed sheets Comforter or sleeping bag. Towels & toiletry Extra pair of sneakers, flip-flop shoes Special Note: Must bring Musical instruments (Harmonium, Tabla, Violin etc.) for individualized training, during kirtan classes. Please clearly label your instrument. OTHER ITEMS Slacks and jean Undergarments and socks Bug repellent Flashlight Wash cloths Rain coat or Umbrella Handkerchief or tissues Laundry bag for dirty clothes Two pairs of sturdy shoes Optional items: Basketball, Soccer ball, Football Be sure to bring enough clothes to last for the duration of the camp.
  • How do I know who my child's cabin volunteer is?
    Cabin volunteer information along with their phone number is handed over on the first day of the camp during the CHECK-IN process.
  • What NOT to bring to the Camp Site?
    Prohibited items includes but not limited to: Lanterns, candles, firecrackers, radios, DVD/CD players, IPOD/MP3 Player, Song CD’s. Use of mobile/cellular is NOT permitted during the class/lecture/presentation/Kirtan
  • Can I call my child during camp?
    Parents are NOT allowed to contact campers during the entire camp. Emergency situation: Please contact Camp organizers at (469)795-1714
  • How is a homesick camper handled?
    Several young/first time campers feel homesick during the first two days. At Camp Gurmat, all the available counselors, volunteers and returning campers make every possible effort to help the child feel comfortable and enjoy their time all five days.
  • Can my son visit his sister’s Cabin?
    NO. Boys are NOT allowed in the Girls cabin and Girls are NOT allowed in Boys cabins. Campers are not allowed outside of their cabin without the permission of cabin counselor. Any violations of above will lead to expulsion from Camp.
  • Can I send a snack with my child?
    No. However, parents can contact the Camp Organizers via email or phone to see if snacks can be donated, so it can be distributed to all the campers.
  • What is my role as a Counselor?
    The Camp Gurmat counselor program is catering to the leadership development needs of the community. However, the counselor’s role as camp volunteers is key to achieve the collective goals of a safe and healthy learning experience for the participants. So YOU play a key role in the camp. Purpose: To act as a task leader for the successful execution of the assigned event/activity. Roles and responsibilities: · Take primary responsibility for the health, well-being, and happiness of assigned campers · Present daily status – learnings and ideas for improvement – in counselor briefing. · Counselors are welcome to bring their personal vehicles. However, the vehicle MUST NOT be used to transport campers. · In event of concern or conflict, please reach out to counselor coordinator (Parminder Singh) · NO boys allowed in girl's cabins · NO girls allowed in boys cabins even if they are siblings · NO camper should be left alone, one should always be in the assigned group. Campers supervised all the time by the adult volunteers · if a child is sick, please make sure health staff on the campsite is consulted · Contact Camp Sevadars if unsure of what needs to be done at any time. · Encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities · Guide the campers to maintain cleanliness, punctuality, rules and sportsmanship · Observe camper behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations. · Assist with musical instruments when campers are in Kirtan/Tabla classes · Make sure kids are not roaming around in hallways while classes are in session
  • Roles and responsibilities of Cabin Volunteer
    It is the volunteers who contribute to achieve the collective goals such as maintain health and safety standards, well organized camp program So YOU play a key role in the camp. Purpose: To serve as the primary adult responsible for the campers in your assigned group and to assist the camp sevadars in implementing the camp programs (including chaperoning classes, physical activities, daily living skills, health, safety, presentations and events). Roles and responsibilities: · take primary responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers · assist camper in daily living skills – o wake up the kids on time to get ready for divan o find out which seva group kids are in and plan for it a night before o make sure kids are ready early enough to join their seva group o guide them as needed in taking shower every morning o braid or do jooda o tie keski/dastaar/rumaal o make sure kids drink water o chaperone them to restroom · make sure kids are wearing enough layers of the sweaters/jackets based on the weather. · head should be covered all the times with keski/dastaar/rumaal · no boys allowed in girls cabins · no girls allowed in boys cabins even if they are siblings · no camper should be left alone, one should always be in the assigned group. campers supervised all the time by the adult volunteers · if a child is sick, please make sure health staff on the campsite is consulted · contact camp sevadars if unsure of what needs to be done at any time. · encourage respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities · guide the campers to maintain cleanliness, punctuality, rules and sportsmanship · observe camper behavior, enforce appropriate safety regulations. · assist with musical instruments when campers are in Kirtan/Tabla classes · make sure kids are not roaming around in hallways while classes are in session · Do Sohila Sahib every night before going to bed
Any Further Questions?

Phone: (214)601-7249

Email: info@campgurmat.org

MARYADA

Camp Gurmat follows Akal Takhat Rehat Maryada, Published by Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee.

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