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Family Camp 2017

April 28 - May 1

28 April – 1 May

Wonderful experiences await you & yours at Ananda Sangha’s annual Family Camp out in the Sahyadri foothills. Adventures include compass navigation, zip lining, spider nets, vertical ladder, a nature trail hike, & archery.

Along with camp songs, wildlife insights, knots, yoga, & breathing exercises, stories, dramatisations, woodcraft, & traditional dancing. Unforgettable!

(Including 3 meals & tea per day, & all Adventure Programme fees)

(All on Sharing Basis)
Fully furnished, 
adults & children ≥ 12 Rs 5,700/person Rs 5,200/person
Fully furnished, children 6-11 Rs 3,100/person Rs 2,600/person
Sparsely furnished, 
adults & children ≥ 12 Rs 4,440/person Rs 3,940/person
Sparsely furnished, children 6-11 Rs 2,470/person Rs 1,970/person
Either type, children 5 & below Free Free


[email protected] or call 9011069792, or 7066028051

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4:00 pm onward       Arrivals & Registration
6:00-7:00                Sharing Nature activities for all ages
7:00-7:45                Dinner
7:45-8:15                Orientation, & Inspirational camp songs

7:00-7:15 am          Energisation exercises & meditation
.                            Alternative for children & others: superconscious living exercises
8:30-8:45                “Trail of Beauty” walk
8:45-9:30                Breakfast (beginning with a brief period of silence)
9:30-12:30 pm        Day-long programme led by Step-in Adventure (Pune)
.                             in small groups taking turns at: zip lining… spider nets…
.                             vertical ladder… compass navigation / treasure hunt…
.                             & team building activities
12:30-12:40            Wash-up
12:40-1:00              Choosing a place in nature with special appeal
   for quiet time or meditation
1:00-1:45                Lunch
1:45-2:15                Rest, free time
2:15-5:15                Continuation of Step-in Adventure programme
5:15-5:45                Chai
5:45-6:30                “Window on wildlife”: things you probably didn’t know
.                              about our 4-legged & feathered neighbours
6:30-7:00                Guided musical visualisation for all ages
7:00-7:45                Dinner
7:45-8:00                Gathering for night programme
8:00-9:30                Camp songs, children’s songs, adventure stories, a little about stars

6:00-6:30 am          Sunrise energisation exercises for “early birds”
.                             Chanting in nature
6:30-7:15               Meditation
.                             Alternative for children & others: superconscious living exercises
7:15-7:30                Chai & pick-up breakfast
7:30-7:45                Packing & departure for Lavasa nature trails
7:45-8:15                Ride to nature trails by bus (with music en route)
8:15-8:30                Arrival / washroom break / orientation to the nature trails
8:30-12:00 pm        Trail hike, pausing at informational displays, playground & lookout tower
12:00-12:10            Return from the trails / washroom break
12:10-12:30            Departure for & arrival at archery location (Lake View Resort)
12:30-1:30              Picnic lunch
1:30-2:00                Rest, with stories of master archers Arjuna & Shivaji
2:00-3:45                Archery
Archery is a fun sport but also a skill that improves concentration & perseverance in all areas of life.
This is a unique opportunity to try it, as it is rarely offered in schools or anywhere else these days.
3:45-4:00                Packing & departure for Retreat
4:00-4:30                Ride back to the retreat (music en route)
4:30-5:00                Rest, free time
5:00-5:15                Chai
5:15-6:30                Sharing Nature activity,
.                              Dramatisation practice
6:30-7:00                Meditation
.                              Alternate option: inspirational visualisation
7:00-7:45                Dinner
7:45-8:00                Gathering for night programme
8:00-9:30                Inspirational camp songs, Dramatisation

MONDAY 1 MAY (Maharashtra Day)
6:30-8:30 am          Energisation exercises, yoga & meditation
.                              Alternate option: walking meditation
8:30-8:45                Quiet individual walk to breakfast
8:45-9:30                Breakfast
9:30-11:30              Woodcraft (birdhouses & feeders, bamboo work)
11:30-12:30 pm     Maypole dancing & dandiya dancing
12:30-1:00              Closing circle & evaluations
1:00                         Lunch & goodbyes

From Chandni Chowk in western Pune, take Paud Road (sometimes called Lavasa Road or Temghar Road). In Pirangut, take a left at Gotawade Phata towards Lavasa. Continue past Kharawade Village. At a blue & white bus stop with an Ananda sign at Watunde Phata, turn left onto a dirt road. Follow the Ananda Yoga Retreat signs 2.5 km.