Quebec Tourism Establishment Number 294413
JUL 23 - JUL 30
AGE 8 -17
North America’s Top 60 Summer Camps of 2017
Folks, let’s hear a collective “namaste” for Camp Santosh. Located across 275 acres of breathtaking Mauricie lands, this co-ed summer camp is centered around yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, and human values education.
Proud member of
Association des camps du Québec and Camp Canada
ABOUT CAMP SANTOSH
Presented by the Art of Living Foundation, Camp Santosh combines the fun and adventure of a traditional summer camp, with yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and human values education. Our vision is to inspire campers to excel in life and to achieve success while dropping their worries, and being naturally happy, confident, and friendly.
Offered at our breathtaking 275 acre site, campers learn life skills, yoga, breathing techniques and meditation as tools to manage their stress and negative emotions, while making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Our camp adheres to a 1-8 staff to camper ratio, ensuring your child receives the attention they require.
Summer camps have been offered at the Art of Living retreat centre under the name YES! Camp since 1991, in 2015, rebranding it under a new name Camp Santosh, which means "happiness/contentment" in the Sanskrit language.
SKY Teens and SKY Kids Courses
SKY Teens (ages 13-17) and SKY Kids (ages 8-12) are fun and transformative life skills and self-empowerment programs that prepare students to excel in all areas of life. Learning how to maintain a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy lifestyle is the essence of these programs. Combining yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, games, interactive discussion and experiential processes, students learn how to achieve their goals and dreams with confidence and enthusiasm. Children learn how to drop their worries
and be naturally confident, happy, and friendly.
Both programs feature the Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique, an effective way to calm the mind, reduce anxiety, and remove doubts. Campers learn how to continue these practices at home to improve their focus at school, to handle negative emotions like anger & fear, increase their creativity & confidence, and relate better with their parents and peers.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
Kayaking, nature walks, ropes courses and much more.The International Art of Living Campus is situated on 275 acres of land with five beautiful lakes.
VEGETARIAN CUISINE & 2-ACRE ORGANIC GARDEN
Campers will learn about nutrition and vegetarian cuisine. They will also spend time in the two-acre organic garden and orchard. Campers will get to participate in organic gardening practices.
"In Camp Santosh I learned how to be a good leader and how to transmit from my own experience what living without stress and violence feels like."
"I learned how to get rid of bad thoughts and that other people can’t tell you what to do."
"Sudarshan Kriya. Mind is at it’s best when in the present moment. Don’t give away the remote control of your emotions. Being yourself (naturalness) is best."
"I learned how easy it is to become close to people."
"Something that stood out to me this week in Camp was the breathing techniques, I know that I will use them a lot when I get angry, to come me down. Anther thing that stood out to me in Camp was our cabins, I loved everyone in our cabins and I hope I see them again."
"I was a junior counselor and I was able to use the tools that we learned during the course to improve my patience with the children, and to solve problems and resolve conflicts. Camp Santosh is a wonderful camp for both counselors and campers."
"I liked making new friends."
"This has been my second year doing the Y.E.S. program. But this year was truly a different experience! First, I was able to redevelop healthy and happy life tools, spend time and have fun with new teens and younger children and learn more about myself and my emotions. I truly feel like I have a second family here and I can’t wait to come back next year."
7:45am - Wake Up
8:30am - Breakfast &and Volunteering (cleaning up after yourself)
9:30am - Morning Session
(YES! and SKY Kids courses with snack)
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - ZAP Time
2pm-5pm - Afternoon Session
5pm-5:30pm - ZAP Time
5:30pm - Dinner
6:30pm - ZAP time
7pm-8:30pm - Evening Activity (games/singing/music/bonfire)
8:30pm - Evening Snack
8:45pm - Transition to Bedtime
9:15pm - Lights Out (10pm lights out for teenagers)
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 exercises, 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.
~ Amol Verma
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.
~ Mary Shorten
Being part of the summer camp at the Art of Living Centre 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 able 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.