August 20-22, ‘19
Join us for an unforgettable summer camp experience in the breathtaking surroundings of Mandala Springs. Immersed in eco-conscious living and yogic traditions, youth campers will develop life empowering skills such as leadership, team-building, and self sufficiency.
Ages: 10 - 14*
Check in: August 19, 4 - 7 PM
Janmastami Celebration on August 23
Children ages 8 - 10 may participate with parental supervision - for details please call (707) 371-5022.
Vegetarian Cooking Classes
arts & crafts
Vegan Marshmallow Roasts
Introducing Our Staff
Our experienced and accredited counselors will safely monitor all daily activities, which will include unique outdoor nature and water games, sacred ceremonies and traditions, as well as interactive farm-to-table classes based on an organic yogi diet. Gaining new friendships, and feeling rejuvenated within and without, everyone will be eager to come back next year!
Nakula Hertz has over 12 years experience as a summer camp coordinator at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas located in Northern California. After getting his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, he has served more than a decade at the Developing Virtue Secondary School as both an Ethics and World Religions teacher, in addition to being the resident hall supervisor. Nakula loves to share his passion for nature and ethics with youth and involve them in conscientious leadership and team-building activities, inspiring them to incorporate what they have learned into both their present and future life.
Jayashri Triolo is an artist / designer and obtained her degree in fine arts from Columbus College of Art And Design. During that time she found her connection on the path of Bhakit Yoga. Her passion to create art and design work is where she finds her peace and understanding of her life's purpose as a visual artist. She enjoys helping children and young adults explore their inner talents by engaging them in unique and captivating art projects.
Rasapriya finds her joy working with children and has more than 20 years experience in story-telling, face-painting, and facilitating cultural plays. As a K-1 teacher at the Instilling Goodness School for 11 years, she was highly regarded for her lively spirit, friendliness, and dedication to teaching. Among her own two children and community friends, she is constantly seeking to nourish their appreciation for nature, kindness, art, and spiritual culture.
Camp Mandala is located on Mandala Springs Wellness Retreat Center - a 112-acre property nestled on beautiful Cobb Mountain, located 2.5 hours away from San Francisco. There are countless on-site activities to participate in and enjoy, including but not limited to:
Swimming in our outdoor pool
Boating & water activities on Mandala Pond
Hiking the sacred trails to Blue Rock Hill & Mandala Spring
Spending time underneath the stars building relationships by our community fire pit
Enjoying a round of mini-golf on our course
Wading in and Exploring the cool waters of Kelsey Creek
participating in and Partaking from our community garden
Having an outdoor pizza party by our pavilion - lit by magical stringed lights
Janmashtami is the date and celebration of Krishna’s birth (also named Gokulashtami). Krishna is an avatar of the god Vishnu and his birthday is celebrated worldwide. Krishna is the god of love, compassion, tenderness and the celebration of his birthday is held on the eighth day of the waning moon in the Hindu month of Shraavana.
The representation of the destruction of evil and the importance of Dharma, Krishna is the 8th incarnation of Vishnu and is the physical representation of god. Vishnu becomes man when the world is consumed by evil and going through particularly hard and dark times. He comes in many different forms to save the world from its wickedness through love and compassion.
Camp Mandala is held on the days leading up to Janmashtami and campers are invited to stay an additional day for the festivities! August 23 is the date this year that Krishna’s birthday happens to fall on - participation is optional, but we encourage all campers to stay, celebrate, learn about the culture and experience why Janmashtami is observed by billions of people around the world.