2017 Radha Madhav Dham Summer Hindu Family Camp - Teen Program Application
Radhey Radhey,

Thank you for your interest in applying for the teen program at Radha Madhav Dham’s Summer Hindu Family Camp! Our camps strive to provide an inspiring experience in spiritual learning and aim to develop your devotional closeness to God through the path of Bhakti (Devotion). The camps promote a commitment to selfless service, a spirit of cooperation and fun and devotional enrichment for all participants.

Please complete and submit this application if you are in the age group of 14 to 17 and wish to apply for the Teen Program at the Camp. If you have any questions about the application or program guidelines, please contact us at: camp@radhamadhavdham.org

We look forward to your application!

Jai Shree Radhey

Part I: Your Personal and Contact Information
First Name
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Last Name
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Email
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Phone Number
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Gender
Age and Grade
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Home Street Address
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Home Zip Code
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Part II: Getting to Know You
Please note there are no right or wrong answers to the following questions. We want to know you and your story! Where applicable, please keep your answers within suggested word count for that question. 100 words is about a paragraph and 250 words is about half page.
How did you first learn about Radha Madhav Dham Summer Hindu Family Camp?
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What or who inspired you to apply to attend this year’s Camp?
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If you have attended Camp at Radha Madhav Dham before, tell us when and for how long. Describe briefly what you gained from your participation at those camps. If this is your first time, please write “N/A”.
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If you have attended a spiritual camp organized by an organization other than Radha Madhav Dham, describe your experience at those camps and tell us who organized those camps. If this doesn’t apply to you, please write “N/A”.
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Describe your current or prior involvement at Radha Madhav Dham. If you have never been to Radha Madhav Dham, please write “N/A”. (Provide examples of volunteering (seva), people you have assisted, cultural or leela performances you have been a part of)
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Describe your involvement in your school and local community. Share volunteer and work experiences and any extracurricular activities or leadership roles you have held. (100-250 Words)
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Group events such as our camps thrive on the strengths and skills of participants who attend them. How can your strengths, qualities and skills contribute to Radha Madhav Dham Camp? (100-250 Words)
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Please describe areas where you feel most challenged in your life and why. Have you tried to face these challenges or improve your situation? If so, how? (For example: Do you struggle with facing peer pressure, communicating with family members/friends, time management, language barrier, face disparity, etc?)
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What is the hardest challenge you’ve overcome in your life and what is the lesson you have learned from it?
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What do you wish to gain by attending 2017 Summer Hindu Family Camp at Radha Madhav Dham?
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Part III: Selfie Time
Please email your recent picture with your name to camp@radhamadhavdham.org
Part 4: Camp Guidelines and Policies
To gain most out of your time at the Camp, you are required to follow a structured and disciplined schedule. If you are accepted, you:

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Agree to follow the schedule set for teens and to be on time for all programmed activities with perfect attendance unless you have been excused by Camp staff due to an emergency;

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Understand that performing service (seva) is an integral and required part of attending Camp. You agree to participate in your assigned seva and to execute it responsibly and until completion. Seva could include dish room, gardening, cleaning, organizing activities, etc;

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Agree to not use electronics at any time during the Camp (including break times and at night). Electronics include cell phones, smart phones, laptops, tablets, gaming units, etc. If you carry any of these items for your travel, you can deposit them with Camp staff when you arrive at Radha Madhav Dham and get it back when you leave. In case of an emergency,
you can ask for permission from Camp staff to allow you to use your electronic devices;

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Agree to abide by temple’s modest dress code (no shorts, sleeveless shirts or tanks, tight or revealing attire including yoga or spandex pants); Agree to not use profanity or participate in any illicit activities such as smoking or using recreational drugs or sexual activities; Agree to abide by the 11 pm curfew (which means in bed with lights out by no later than 11 pm);

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Agree that if there is a conflict between yourself and another camp member, counselor or staff member, you will bring your concern to Camp staff immediately; Agree to maintain a positive open-minded attitude and spirit of cooperation during all activities;

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Understand that your accommodation will be gender based (teenage boys with boys and girls with girls), dorm style and supervised by same gender mentors; Understand that the focus of your time at Radha Madhav Dham is to deepen your devotion and gain spiritual knowledge;

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Understand that violation of any of the above guidelines may result in suspension from Camp and you may be asked to leave the Camp before it is complete.

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