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Camp Santosh

13 Chemin de L'Infinite
St-Mathieu-de-Parc, Quebec, G0X 1N0
Camp Santosh
 

Camp Santosh  

13 Chemin de L'Infinite, St-Mathieu-de-Parc, Quebec, G0X 1N0

  • Type:
    Overnight camp
  • Focus:
    Traditional (multi activity)
  • Cost:
    $925/week
  • Ages:
    8 to 17
  • Gender:
    Coed
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    20 to 54
  • Programs:
    0 available; 1 TBD
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  • Summary Profile

    About Camp Santosh

    Camp Santosh combines the fun and adventure of a sleep-away summer camp, with yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and human values. We inspire campers to excel in life and build their leadership skills, while dropping their worries, being happy, confident, and friendly. Campers learn to live life with a healthy body, healthy mind, and a healthy lifestyle.
    • Special needs: Not available



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  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Camp Santosh currently has 0 program available; 1 TBD.

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    Type/Gender
    Specialty
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    Date
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    Overnight Camp
    Coed
    Ages: 8 - 17
    Traditional (multi activity)
    $895
    Mindfulness Training|Leadership training|Archery|Hiking|Kayaking/Sea Kayaking|Soccer|Swimming|Yoga|Ping Pong|Zip Line|Arts & Crafts|Painting|Cooking|Jam Camp|Vocal training / singing|Jazz|Drawing|Guitar|Rope courses



    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes

    Discounts

    Discount if paid early $100
    Discount for 2nd child $50
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Camp Santosh

    our take

    Camp should be fun, of course, though it should also be more than that, and Camp Santosh is a great example of that. The property is huge, including a wealth of woodland and shoreline, and just being within this environment can transformative. That said, the values through which the programming is delivered is a primary draw for many of the families that enroll here. There is a focus on active living, but also living well. Personal wellness is developed through mindfulness activities and nutrition. Campers are encouraged to look outward as well, developing stewardship toward each other, the natural environment, and beyond. The values of volunteerism, for example, are subtly reinforced at the beginning of each day. In all of that, Santosh offers a fresh take on the traditions of camping.
     



  • Location & Site Details

    Address

    13 Chemin de L'Infinite, St-Mathieu-de-Parc, Quebec, Canada



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    Accommodations

    Sleeping Accommodations

    • Cabins
    • Dorm or Building

    Amenities

    • Electricity in Sleeping Area
    • Shower in Sleeping Area
    • Toilet in Sleeping Area

    Washrooms Facilities

    • Flush Toilets
    • Showers (indoor)

    More details about accommodations: We have comfortable, heated cabins and dorms, with bathrooms in the room.

    Are meals provided? Yes

    Is Camp Santosh technology free? Various buildings on the camp grounds have access to wi-fi and computer internet access.



    Property Details

    Landscape

    • Beach
    • Forested Area
    • Lake/Pond/River
    • Nature Trails

    More details about property: The International Art of Living Centre is located on over 250 acres of wooded land in the beautiful Mauricie region of Quebec, between Montreal and Quebec City. A place to get away from the rush, chaos and chatter of daily life to a space of natural beauty to rest, relax, and be refreshed.



    Associations

    The Association des camps du Québec Associations


  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Mark Fry & Anna Chigogidze, Directors
    .

    Summer and summer camp has always been a valuable aspect of my life. Some of the greatest lessons in my life have been learned on the waters and at late night conversations. I was a member of a canoe club camp from the age of ten until twenty. When I think of the best times of my life, I think of those summers on the water. My little brother went to YMCA’s camps in Nova Scotia and this is where he went from being a boy to a man.

    Myself and my two brothers were all counsellors in Pennsylvania at a special needs camp for three summers. We are best friends to this day because of these summers together.

    In my mid-twenties I stumbled upon breathing and meditation and never in a million years would I have thought that this would be for me. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong. This is what I was always waiting for and didn’t know it. The breathing techniques that I learned along with meditation helped me overcome past traumatic impressions and addiction issues.

    At the YES! Camp we combine all of the traditional aspects of summer camp along with these powerful and helpful breathing and mediation techniques. As well the campers get to eat a vegetarian cuisine with many vegetables coming from our organic garden.  A vegetarian diet is new to many, but they all love it in the end. Especially when they can still eat smores at the campfire.

    Myself and my partner, Anna Chigogidze, are running this camp because we want the youth of Canada and the world to have a great summer experience. And, to have these powerful breathing techniques and mediation to help them excel in today's often challenging world for children.

    *******************************************

    My daughter has gone through the Art Excel program that we offer at YES! camp (for elementary age children) several times. This has made a tremendous difference in her self-confidence and friendliness towards her peers. She is naturally a sweet and soft-spoken girl, so one time I asked her whether anyone had ever made her angry or upset at school, since I had rarely seen her feel this way at home.  

    She told me that yes, in fact, one of the older kids at her school had said something that made her feel frustrated and angry. When I asked how she dealt with the situation, she replied that she found a quiet spot on the playground and did the breathing and meditation techniques that she learned on the Art Excel! program. You can imagine how happy I felt that she skillfully implemented what she learned in a situation that required her to manage her emotions.

    Meditation, yoga, and breathing techniques (especially Sudarshan Kriya) have made a huge difference in my life. I have become more patient, more creative, more resilient, more natural... more - myself. I would have loved to have learned these practices in my elementary or teenage years. Seeing their value today, I am passionate about our camp offering these invaluable life skills amidst the fun, laughter and community that we continue building each year at YES! Camp.

    With the various pressures that youth face today, we are honoured and excited to provide a camp program that offers a space for kids to have fun, form life-long friendships, and learn more about themselves, and living life in a healthy and happy way.

    Mark Fry & Anna Chigogidze, Co-Directors

     

     



    Stories

    • Being part of the Summer Camp

      Being part of the summer camp at the ashram is a chance I have had when I was 11 years old. Even though twenty years have now passed, I still remember those moments of laughter, discoveries, adventure and fun with the other kids that were coming from all over the world. Being allowed to play and learn with other kids while being exposed to meditation and yoga at a young age is a gift everyone should receive.

      After completing post-graduate studies in Land management and regional development as well as having traveled around the globe, I now work as an urban planner in the Baie-des-Chaleurs area.

       

    • The very best moments of my childhood

      The very best moments of my childhood and teen years were spent at the Art of Living Centre. I looked forward to summer break every year; in the city I was always waiting to come back to the Centre—my second home. I am grateful to have spent so much outdoor time here, running in the forest and swimming in the lake. The important friendships I built here helped me move confidently through my teen years.

      Today I am a doctoral candidate in the field of Education, working to ensure that all students and teachers get opportunities to experience the kind of joy in learning and personal well-being that I discovered at the Art of Living Centre. I still come to visit regularly with my husband, and am proud to be able to enroll my son in preschool programs here. 

    • My Summer Camp Experience

      I was very lucky to participate in Summer Camps at the Art of Living Centre while growing up! It was so unique to be able to combine the usual fun of summer camp with exploring spirituality. Learning yoga, breathing, meditation, and spiritual wisdom at a young age while having the freedom to play and have adventures with kids from around the world was amazing.

      These days I'm finishing my residency training in General Internal Medicine in Toronto and dreaming of sweet summer nights by the Ashram lake.



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