Solstice Youth Camp

At Summer Solstice, people from all over the world gather together at Ram Das Puri to purify and uplift their consciousness on sacred land. Give your child the opportunity to dwell in that frequency, be free, learn and connect with their peers. Solstice Youth Camp welcomes children between the ages of 3-17.


Solstice Youth Camp (SYC) was designed for both parents and children in mind. It is a Camp Co-operative, which means that the parents help run the camp. Everyone at Solstice does Karma Yoga everyday during camp. For all parents, we ask that you do your Karma Yoga in SYC, helping out in various ways.

Resources, programs, and support are available to parents, babies, toddlers, children, and teens. A Solstice Youth Camp Program Guide will be given to each parent or guardian when you register on site. See that Program Guide for information such as where to drop off your child, when the pool will be open, where meals are served, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service.

For families with kids under 18 including Service Exchanges, Dharmic Employees and Scholarship parents.

Children’s Rates
Babies & Infants to 2 yrs: Free!
Full Event Youth, 3–17 yrs: $375
Day Pass Youth, 3–17 yrs: $108

Parent Rates
Click here for the adult and parent rates.

When Arriving On-Site for Registration

  • Families entering the Registration Tent will go to the Family Registration Table.
  • The Solstice Youth Camp Co-op Program registration and the On-site Check-In/Registration will be handled here for Families with children 17 and under.
  • Parents will give the Family Registration Team either their event ticket, last name or email address they used to register with and you will be checked-in with your children at that time.
  • Parent Badges will be with Adult Registration but Children’s Badges will be at the Family Registration Area.


A Solstice Youth Camp Program Guide will be given to each parent or guardian when you register on site. See that Program Guide for information such as where to drop off your child, when the pool will be open, where meals are served.

Camp Age Groups
The Solstice Youth Camp Team is working hard to serve the needs of your children. Please register them for their age group as activities in each group are age-specific. Anyone who wants to put their child in another age group MUST receive approval from a Manager. If you have questions, please contact Customer Service.

Teen Camp Activities
Teen Camp experience to be announced.

Youth Camp Schedules

Please note that SYC runs from June 16-22, 2023 from 10:00am – 4:14pm MT. There will be no SYC on June 21st, which will be a transition day. There will be SYC on June 22nd for parents who wish to attend White Tantric Yoga. 

Sukh Nivas* – For the Little Ones – For parents with nursing infants to toddlers, there is an air-conditioned space which provides a nurturing environment for parents and their small babies.

* A parent must accompany their child at all times when in the air-conditioned space. This area is for pregnant women and nursing mothers with children 2 years of age or under. This is not a drop-off program. There is no SYC program for children in this age group.

Youth Camp Schedule: Ages 3-4*
For parents with children 3-4 years old, there is a cooperative program to help with you and your preschooler’s needs while at Solstice. An area with toys, food, a small pool, a manager, and service exchanges will be available during the week. This operates as a full-day drop-off program so that you can have some time to attend a class or just to relax!

On days that are not scheduled camp days, you are welcome to make use of the preschooler fun area. Please be conscientious in caring for the communal space.

* Children must be potty-trained to be in the preschool program.

Typical camp day activities include: yoga, music and mantra, crafts, pool, games, stories, and nap time!


Youth Camp Schedule: Ages 5-11
Typical camp activities include: yoga and meditation, bhangra, gatka, mantra and music, sports, crafts, swimming, with two days offsite.

The camp is split up into 3 age groups: 5-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs, 10-11 yrs.


Teen Camp Schedule: Ages 12-17
Typical camp activities include: outdoor activities such as white water rafting, swimming, and paintball; and opportunities to do Seva (selfless service). 

What to Bring*
The Solstice environment requires that each child has the following with them everyday:

  • A Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Hat or visor
  • Jacket
  • Swimsuit, towel & goggles
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes; no sandals at Ram Das Puri
  • Sunscreen
  • For rafting trips (ages 9-11 & 12-17): in addition to the above, please bring (1) shorts and synthetic t-shirt, (2) soft-soled shoes or very secure sports sandals AND (3) a change of clothing including shoes for afterwards.

Baby, Toddler & Pre-school (infant to 4)

  • Change of clothes
  • Diapers (SYC does not provide diapers)
  • Wipes

*Please put your child’s name and your cell phone number on everything. Please remember to label everything with your child’s name.

Activity Fees
The cost for most activities is included in the registration fee. Additional money for dinners and other activities will be required by some teen programs.

Camp will include the following activities appropriate to each age group: music, arts, crafts, nature studies, ropes fun, martial arts, a trip to a lake, bowling, white water rafting, archery, golf instruction, and daily swimming.

For parents with children between 3 and 11 years old, please attend at least one Parent Karma Yoga Meeting.

A morning activity is scheduled at this time. Please sign your children in and then come to the meeting. The meeting will take place in Parent Karma Yoga Shelter in the children’s area.

SYC Parent Meetings are an opportunity to:

  • Join in the community of parenthood and connect with other parents
  • Practice the All Camp meditation
  • Ask any questions you might have about the program
  • Learn about your responsibilities as guides on the day you serve and other directives and information that will support your children’s experience at the event

Parent’s Karma Yoga:

  • All parents of children 3-11 years old, whether you have one or several children, serve one day at SYC.
  • You know your child best so if you feel that they will be under extreme stress, this should be considered in your choice of which group you work with.
  • Parents are expected to have cell phone numbers on their registration form (this will be on the child’s badge) so we can contact you if necessary.
  • We find that sometimes children refuse to drink enough water; in this environment hydration is a must and children can become very emotional if they have not had enough to drink. Please make sure they are hydrated prior to coming to the co-op, and encourage them to drink throughout the day. If your child appears to be suffering from dehydration and refuses to drink, you will be contacted.
  • We have had parents in the past who have not shown up for their Karma Yoga day. This puts extra stress on the parents that do come, and on the children. Please be sure to participate and enjoy the day.
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding your participation please contact Customer Service.

Sukh Nivas: For pregnant mothers and parents with babies, there is an air-conditioned area which provides a nurturing environment for parents and their children.

Hospitality: There is a Hospitality area at Solstice. If you’re new to Solstice, go to the Hospitality area for more information and any assistance you need. Same goes if you’re not new to Solstice!

Pool: There is an above ground pool at Ram Das Puri. It will be open during camp days for parents to enjoy with their children. The pool will be staffed with a certified lifeguard. Please check program schedule for pool opening times.

You are welcome to bring your children to the pool, but you must stay with them if they are under the age of 12.

Anyone found in the pool during unscheduled hours risks losing pool privileges for the remainder of the event. Repeated violations will result in the loss of your event pass without refund.

First Aid: There is a First Aid trailer on site. The First Aid trailer has items such as band-aids, sunscreen and eyedrops. There are also nurses and two New Mexico-licensed doctors on duty/on-call at all times. For situations that require serious medical attention, First Aid will help you get to the nearest hospital, which is 30-minutes by car.

In addition to the camp breakfast and dinner meals, special consideration is provided to children, teens, babies, and nursing mothers for delicious vegetarian snacks and special lunches during the Solstice Youth Camp program. Menus change daily and include options for children with allergies to wheat, soy, and dairy.

Check your Program Guide when you arrive to find out where meals will be served.

Snack Menus: Snack Menus include juice and Emergen-C, and two or more of the following: snack bars, apples, grapes, cherries, carrots, celery, chips, crackers, Pirate’s Booty, cookies, veggie jerky, string cheese, squeezable yogurt, and licorice bars.

Lunch Menus: Lunch Menus include pasta (GF options available) with tomato sauce, veggie dogs, burritos, tofu sandwiches, and make-your-own tacos.

Lunch is always served with juice and two or more of the above snack items.

Lunch and snacks for children and teens are served on all days of the SYC program.

Babies and Toddlers: A wide range of snack items are available for babies, toddlers, and nursing mothers at all times in the Sukh Nivas tent, including cow and goat dairy items such as milk, yogurt, and cheese.

If children have missed scheduled snack or meal times, it is possible that accommodations may be made by the kitchen host.

Please fill out online, and then print and bring the following forms with you to make your check-in go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Release Form – Coming Soon!

Acting Guardian Authorization Form – Coming Soon!

The Acting Guardian Release From is for parents sending their children with another person.

All youth 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by a parent or acting guardian who is over 25 years old. If your child is being accompanied by an acting guardian, the guardian must have this form filled out and notarized prior to the event. They must have this form with them when they check-in onsite. Acting Guardians must also register on-line under the Adult Registration Type and the child must be registered in Guardian’s On-line Registration form. Children ages 17 and under without an Acting Guardian or with an Acting Guardian who does not have these forms completed, will not be allowed to remain on site.

  • Youth 17 years or under must be accompanied by a parent or acting guardian who is over 25 years of age.
  • A Registration and Release Form must be signed for all children between the ages of 1-17 by a parent. Please print, complete, and bring this form with you to Solstice.
  • In the event that a youth or teen is accompanied by an acting guardian, parents must sign and have notarized an Acting Guardian Authorization Form. Please print, complete, and bring this form with you to Solstice.
  • Youths 17 or under without a parent or guardian will not be allowed entrance into camp and parent will be called to pick child up.

SYC Director: TBA

Teen Camp Manager: TBA

Please contact us with any questions, suggestions, comments or concerns.

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