Solstice Youth Camp Co-op (SYCC)


Solstice Youth Camp Co-op (SYCC) is a powerful opportunity for children to feed both their spirit and their sense of fun, while learning ancient yogic teachings that build strong bodies and strong character. Twice a year at each Solstice, people from all over the world  gather together to purify and uplift their consciousness in community.  Give your child the opportunity to dwell in that  frequency, be free, learn and connect with their peers. Solstice Youth Camp provides an opportunity for both parents and children to connect with their spirit. It is a Camp Co-Operative, which means that the parents help run the camp. All parents practice their Karma Yoga in SYCC, helping out in various ways.

If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service.

For families with kids up to 12 years old including Service Exchanges, Dharmic Employees and Scholarship parents.

Child Rates
  • Babies & Infants to 2 yrs: Free!
  • Youth Full Event, 3–12 yrs: $430
  • Teen Full Event, 13–17 yrs: $550
  • Youth/Teen Day Pass, 3–17 yrs: $75

Teens Announcement: 
Please consider carefully before bringing your teen to Solstice. We are rebuilding our teen programming. Have they been to Solstice before and do they like attending yoga classes? There are activities around camp, but your teen should be the kind that appreciates yoga and meditation before attending. If not, consider trying to make arrangements in order to attend the event without your teen. Or better yet, have them bring along a friend to better keep each other occupied!

Parent Rates
Click here for the adult and senior rates.

Camp Age Groups
The Solstice Youth Camp Co-op 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 the SYCC Manager.

How to Register your family online

  • To register, click the option to “Register Here” at the bottom of this page
  • Select the “Adult Full Event” registration for yourself then choose “Parent w/Child” category
  • On the “Agenda” page of your registration, click the option to “Add another person”
  • Register parents first, then children
  • This registration automatically registers your child for Solstice Youth Camp
  • Print your Event Ticket, with barcode, and bring it with you to the site
  • Fill out Child Forms below and bring them with you to the site

Forms for your Child

More info soon!

When Arriving On-Site for Check-In

  • Families entering the Registration area will go to the Family Check-In Table.
  • The Parent Cooperative Program registration and the On-site Check-In will be handled here for Families with children 12 and under.
  • Parents will give the Family Check-In 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 Check-In but Children’s Badges will be at the Family Check-In Area.


Ages 3-4

For parents with children 3-4 years old, there is a cooperative program to help you and your own preschooler’s needs while at Solstice.  An area with toys, food, and manager will be available. On days that are not scheduled camp days, you are welcome to make use of the preschooler 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, games, stories, and nap time!

Ages 5-12

Typical camp activities include yoga and meditation, bhangra, gatka, mantra and music, sports, and crafts.

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

In addition, Toddler/Pre-School (3 to 4 years old) must also bring:

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

* Please LABEL EVERYTHING your child brings to camp with their name and your cell phone number. This supports both security and safety of your child and their belongings.

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 programs. Camp may include the following types of activities appropriate to each age group: music, arts, crafts, nature studies, ropes fun, martial arts, horseback riding, bowling, archery, golf instruction, and some swimming.

Parents whose children participate in SYCC are required to attend Parent Karma Yoga Meetings. This meeting time is built into the camp schedule. There are no other programs or activities scheduled during Karma Yoga meeting times as Karma Yoga is an all camp practice.

  • Meeting Time: TBD
  • Meeting Location: Map available in the Check-In area

SYCC Parent Karma Yoga Meetings Include:                   

  • Learning your responsibilities as guides on the day you serve and other directives and information that will support your children’s experience at the event.
  • Opportunities to co-op with other parents on the days that SYCC is not offered.
  • Building support systems with other parents and the SYCC Service Exchanges.
  • Meditating with other parents.
  • Activities including clown, art, and music will be provided for the younger children during the meeting.

Parent’s Karma Yoga:

  • All parents of children ages 3–12 years old serve in SYCC as their karma yoga.
  • Specific schedule and time commitment will be determined based on the number of parents serving in SYCC, but expect to volunteer at least 1-2 days of time.
  • If two parents are attending, at least one parent must serve in Youth Camp as a Service Exchange or Karma Yogi. However, it is really helpful for the health of the camp for both parents to serve with their child, although one can opt to do a Service Exchange or Karma Yoga service in another area.
  • Parents of teens 13–17 years old are not required to do karma yoga in SYCC (although it is extremely helpful!), and can opt to choose their karma yoga in another camp area.
  • 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. This puts extra stress on the parents that do come, and on the children. Please be sure to participate and enjoy!

    When you register, you will be required to choose your Karma Yoga service. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your participation please contact [email protected]

The Kundalini 3HO House: For elders, 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 the program schedule for pool opening times.

You are welcome to bring your children to the pool, but you must stay with them whatever age they are.

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 very basic items such as band-aids, sunscreen and eye drops. 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,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 two of the following: snack bars, cut up veggies and fruit, chips, crackers, Pirate’s Booty, string cheese, squeezable yogurt.

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 of the above snack items.

Lunch and snacks for children are served on all days of the course.

  • Youth 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or acting guardian who is over 25 years of age.
  • Youth Release Form must be signed for all youth ages 1–17 years old by a parent. Please sign ahead of time or plan to sign onsite.
  • 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 have the acting guardian bring this form with them to Solstice.
  • Youth 17 years of age and under without a parent or guardian will not be allowed entrance into camp and parents will be called to pick the child up.

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

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