An excellent opportunity for 100 young Sikh women and men from all over the world


Hurry up young Khalsas! Avail yourself of this unique opportunity that will make a difference in your life. Toro Regional Park with its vast scenic expanses awaits you in its natural glory.

The Sikh Foundation USA is pleased to announce the 18th Sikh International Youth Camp to be held from August 20 to September 1, 1985, at Toro Regional Park, Salinas, and Monterey, California, USA.

Sponsored by the Sikh Foundation, the Camp is being organized by the International Institute of Gurmat Studies, an India based, nonpolitical, nonprofit organization.

Camp Movement

The International Institute of Gurmat Studies (IGS) is the pioneer organization that has taken the Sikh youth camping movement from national to international level in the last 13 years. To date, it has held 17 Sikh youth camps within India and abroad including one each at Nepal (’79), England (’80), Thailand (’81) and Canada (’82). Over 3,000 young Sikh men and women have already participated in these camps from all over the world.

This Camp

 And now, through this 18t! Sikh International youth camp in the US, IGS plans to reach out to another 100 young Sikh girls and boys and provide them an opportunity to learn how to live according to the teachings of the Gurus.

Sikh Fundamentals

Beginning with an expose on the fundamental tenets of the faith, the camp curriculum will cover he history of the Sikh religion, an acquaintance with the scriptures and the sociocultural aspect of the Sikh way of life.


Besides, the camp will provide ayenues for the young Sikhs to develop group consciousness, self-discipline, leadership qualities and the art of public speaking.

Practical workshops will include classes in ‘Shabad Kirtan,’ ‘Gurmukhi’ and turban tying.

Fun and Games

 There will be lessons in horseback riding and karate, Morning walk and run sessions, outdoor games, trekking, boating, a picnic and a campfire will add to the enjoyment of the camp experience.

Trained Counselors

Trained lady and gentlemen counselors will look to the needs and comfort of the campers.

Sylvan Surroundings

Situated in the Monterey County, the camp site affords a wealth of outdoor recreation. A small lake amidst undulating hills dotted with sycamores, oaks and cucalyptus, and extensive nature provide a serene atmosphere, the camp is equipped with basic amenities and medical care.

Camp Memento

On the last day of the camp, each camper will be presented with an attractive personal camp memento and a certificate of participation.

Camp Dates: The camp will be in session from the afternoon of August 20, 1985 (Tuesday) to the afternoon of September I, 1985 (Sunday).

Eligibility: Applicants should be between 1116 years of age and desirous of learning the teachings of the Gurus, Lack of knowledge of Gurmukhi or Gurbani is no restriction.

Camp Fees: US $150.00 per child. It includes board, lodging and tuition. All checks must be made payable to The Sikh Foundation Camp Account.

Selection: The number of seats being limited to 100, applications will be considered on first come, first served basis. The camp management reserves the right to reject any application without assigning any reason. Selected applicants will be sent complete joining instructions by Aug 10, 1985. In case of an application not gaining acceptance, the camp fee will be refunded in full,

Deadline: The camp registration form duly completed along with a check for the full amount and a recent photo of the applicant must reach the camp director’s office no later than July 30, 1985.

All cash payments must be sent by registered post.

Waheguru JI Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ka Fateh

Article extracted from this publication >>  August 9, 1985