JULY 29 -AUG 5

AGE 8 -16

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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. Mark and Anna took over as directors of the camp in 2015, rebranding it under a new name Camp Santosh, which means "happiness/contentment" in the Sanskrit language.

Mark and Anna have a combined 30 years of experience working with children, and their vision is to have Camp Santosh be one of the most memorable and unforgettable weeks of your child's life!

YES! & ART EXCEL COURSES

YES! (ages 13-16) and ART Excel (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, and are able 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, handle negative emotions like angerand fear, increase their creativity &and 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.

CAMP LOCATION

International Art of Living Centre
13 Chemin de L’Infinite
St-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC, GOX 1NO MAP 

 

CAMP REGISTRATION

Fee:  $845

To register, please submit the pre-approval form. We will contact you once we've received it.

Transportation available from Toronto and Montreal. 

   

GET MY FREE YOGA & MEDITATION GUIDE FOR KIDS & TEENS

TESTIMONIAL

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:45am - Wake Up
8:30am - Breakfast &and Volunteering  (cleaning up after yourself)
9:30am - Morning Session  
                (YES! and Art Excel 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/dinging/music/bonfire)
8:30pm - Evening Snack
8:45pm - Transition to Bedtime
9:15pm - Lights Out (10pm lights out for teenagers)

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

2017 was the second summer for Camp Santoh, Anna and I couldn’t have been happier with the two wonderful weeks of Camp that we all had together. We had so many new campers from all over the world, Canada, USA, Mexico and counsellors from Europe, South America, Africa and India. It truly is a worldly camp held in our beloved Maruicie Region of Quebec. So many great memories were had on the lake, in the meditation hall, meditating and learning Sudarshan Kriya. Capture the flag is always memorable and talked about. Anna and I feel so blessed to have been apart of Camp Santosh again and we are looking forward to Camp Santosh 2018, it promises to be a wonderful and memorable week!

See you all in 2018, 
Mark Fry and Anna Chigogidze

ALUMNI

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. 

​~ Simon Carrothers

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Packing Checklist

2. Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will be offered from Toronto & Montreal. Transportation details will be discussed for each camper between parents and camp directors.

3. What is the weather like?

The weather in St. Mathieu du Parc changes from day to day. In July and August, the weather can still vary greatly, with hot and humid daytimes and cool evenings and nights. The rain is never far away. Everyone will experience at least three seasons worth of weather. Please pack accordingly. And our dear friends the bugs are always close by.

Please bring mosquito repellent and long sleeved pants and shirts in case there are a lot of mosquitoes.

4. Food Sensitivities

Please ensure to describe your child's food restrictions in detail on the health form.

5. Required Travel Documentation

International participants coming from outside Canada will require: passport, round trip travel ticket, health insurance.

6. For all other inquiries

Please contact:

Mark Fry Email: mark.fry@artofliving.ca
Anna Chigogidze Ph. (514) 554-6797