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Information, announcements, guidelines for the Shala Day Camp and Sleepover

posted Apr 27, 2018, 10:15 PM by JCNC Technology

Dear Parents,

You are receiving this email as you have signed up for the Shala Day Camp and Sleepover.  Please find below information, announcements, guidelines.

Thanks to some awesome volunteers we have an excellent line up of activities (see Table below).

Please  plan to be at Derasar at 9.30 AM for registration and breakfast. Activities will start at 10.00 AM. 

The kids will be assigned their respective groups and given a badge and a wristband.

During registration you will need to select if you are attending Day Camp or Both Day Camp and Sleep over.

You will receive a separate email for volunteer sign up. Please fill up the slots/areas you can volunteer in.

Looking forward to seeing all our kids on Saturday for lots of fun filled activities in area of Dharma and Science.


Time Slot Senior Kids (2nd grade and above) Junior Kids (1st grade and Below)
9.30 AM - 10.00 AM Breakfast and Checkin
10.00 - 10.30  Darshan
10.30 - 11.15 AM Robotics (Auditorium)
11.15 - 12.00 AM Drone Demonstration: Typhoon 6 Yuneec Drone
12.00 - 1.00 Lunch
1.00 - 2.15 Bristle Bot (K and above) Bristle Bot (K and above)
2.15 - 3.00 Environmentalism and Aprigraha (Aud)
3.00 to 4.00 PM (Open Snack) Open Snack
3.00 PM - 6.15 PM Station Activity
Station 1 Chemistry Lab (PH Strips, Paper Chromatography)  
Station 2 Creative Kaliedoscope  
Station 3 Sky is the Limit (Create a Tall Tower)  
Station 4 Propeller Racer: Green Science  
Station 5   Pinewood Derby Car
Station 6   Static Magic
Station 7   Polymer Powerball
Station 8   Games - (basketball, darts)
Station 9 Jain Artwork - Demo of Ashtaprakari Puja
6.30 - 7.30 PM Dinner
7.15 PM - 8.00 PM Little Einsteins Presentation
8.00 PM -9.30 Bhavana, Arti
9.30 - 10.00 Bedtime Routine & Bedtime Stories
10.00 PM - 7.00 AM Sleep
7.00 - 7.30 AM Wake Up and Freshen Up
7.30 - 8.00 Darshan
8.00 - 8.30 AM Yoga
8.30 - 9.00 AM Breakfast
9.00 AM - 9.30 AM Check out.


We are looking forward to the Shala Day Camp/Sleepover Event this weekend. Just a few reminders/suggestions are noted below.




Saturday March 28th  Breakfast & Kids Check in 9.30 AM to 10.00 AM.

10.00 AM activities start.

Day Camp Kids Check Out: Saturday March 28th, 7.00 PM.

Sleep Over Kids Check Out: Sunday March 29th, 10.00 AM.




·       Day Camp event is open for all kids. Sleepover is for 1st Graders and above.

·       Grade 1 students must have at least one parent attending with them and Parent should stay over for sleep over if attending.

·       If the child is under medication, one parent must stay for the sleepover.

·       All students attending sleepover must follow Jain Bhawan Rules:

·       ​Food will not be served ​after sunset.

·       ​After checking in, children will not be able to leave the premises unless authorized to d​o so and your child is checked out.​​

·       JCNC is not responsible for any loss of item or any injury while attending this event.

·       All participants must follow the directions of the coordinators. IF RULES ARE NOT FOLLOWED, THEN JCNC SHALA MAY CALL PARENTS TO PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN AT DISCRETION OF ​​COORDINATOR (s)


What to Bring (suggestions only): 

·       Sleeping bag, pillow, blanket, tooth brush and other toiletries, pajamas, Yoga mat, extra snack/drink (appropriate to bring to JCNC) etc Senior Shala kids should bring extra pair of fresh clothes, towel to freshen up for Shala on Sunday. 


Program Details:




Thanks to our talented volunteers the following activities have been confirmed and more being planned. Kids will have plenty to choose from for a great experience:


Parents, During Day Camp ….please encourage your kids to participate in Little Einstein’s Show and Tell - bring their science project to Day Camp and plan for a 2 -3 minute presentation on stage. (Details Below).

Email education@jcnc.org if your Little Einstein is going to participate, name and short detail (2 -3 sentences) of project that will be presented.



Theme: Dharma & Science.



When: Saturday April 28th 10.00 AM to Sunday April 29th 10.00 AM.


Day Camp: Saturday April 28th 9.30 AM to 7.00 PM.

Sleepover: Saturday March 28th, 10.00 AM to Sunday March 29th, 10.00 AM.



If you have not done already, Please register at 123Signup, Link Provided Below. During registration, Please select 'Add guest’ to enter your kids name, payment can be done with Credit Card or Check.




Following Activities are Confirmed:


Little Einstein’s Show and Tell:

All our Little Einstein’s are invited to bring a hands on science project/display that they may have done at school, other events, science Olympiads etc. The project needs to be a hands on project, object, device, and they will come on stage and present to the group for 2-3 minutes on how they created their project and what they learnt from it.


·       Drone Demonstration.

·       Bristlebot Robot: Kids will build a miniature robot and learn about mechanics, and building. If needed younger kids will be partnered with older kids to help in the building of the robots.

·       Car Kits: Kids will build different types of cars for example, Pinewood Derby Car, and battery operated Propeller cars, depending on age group and skill level. Kids will learn mechanics and race cars.

·       Chemistry Lab: Hands on experiments with materials such as PH strips, paper chromatography.

·       Towers: In this hands on activity kids will be challenged to build a tall tower using challenging construction materials. Tallest tower wins!!.

·       Art & Crafts: Various hands on art and craft activities where kids will build different items such as Kaledioscope, molding using polymer balls etc. (activities depending on age group).

·       Environmentalism and Aprigraha: An interactive presentation based on Jain principles, philosophy, and our role in environmentalism.

·       Darshan, Pooja, Short Jain Stories.

·       Bhavana

·       Yoga



Day Camp: is for All Kids. Day camp activities will conclude at 5.00 PM for Kids younger than 1st Grade. Parents will need to pick up kids no later than 7.00 PM.

Kids will enjoy Yummy, Lunch, Afternoon Snack and Dinner.


Sleep Over: Sleep over is for Kids Grade 1 and older. One parent for Grade 1 kid will need to stay with kid for sleep over and also help out and volunteer/chaperone. Sleepover kids will stay at temple beyond 5.00 PM and will participate in other activities.

For Shala Sleepover, kids need to bring notebook, pen/pencils pillow, blanket, sleeping bag, towel, personal toiletries items. Please label all items with kids names.


In addition to the Day camp meals, Kids will enjoy breakfast on next day.


Registration fees are same for Day Camp/Sleep Over. $15 for members, $18 for Non-Members.


We are looking for sponsors for Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Snack and Breakfast. Suggested donation $251.


Events subject to change depending upon resource availability.


Looking forward to an exciting and fun filled event!!