Creative, kid-friendly, vegetarian meals and snacks keep energy levels up and support a healthy lifestyle.
Adjusting to Camp
Most campers who experience homesickness adjust within the first two days and are happy for the rest of camp. Separation anxiety is a normal occurrence for some campers. We have trained counselors to assist campers in dealing with this problem, however children with deep emotional problems would be better served in an environment that can address their specific needs.
Parent Contact and Safety
KYC is designed to build leaders for the future. The experience of independence and autonomy during camp is part of building those leadership skills. Thus, the Camp Director must approve all visitors, even family visitors (this is also a safety-oriented policy), and phone calls are limited to emergencies only.
Parents are encouraged to write letters/postcards and send to:
3HO Foundation International
Khalsa Youth Camp
Attn: “Camper’s Name”
P.O. Box 1560
Santa Cruz, NM 87567
Phones are not available for camper use (unless it is an emergency) and we request that children leave cell phones at home. For business and emergency purposes during camp, please call the 3HO Event Director's office line, 505.629.1611.
Camper Equipment List: Things to Bring
Please label all of your child’s belongings.
Sneakers (Velcro for 3 – 6 year olds)
7 – 10 pair socks
7 – 10 underpants
Pull-ups (if needed)
1 warm jacket
2 long pants
2 sets White Bana (Gurdwara clothes)
4 turbans/head coverings
6 – 8 shorts
6 – 8 t-shirts
2 pair of pajamas
Hair detangler (if necessary)
Water backpack (camel-pack) essential
Sheepskin/mat (for yoga)
Sleeping bag and pad
Laundry bag labeled with name
Spending money ($5 – 10)
(Note: please limit family photo, personal games, and toys to one favorite)
Collaboration with International Women’s Camp
The first week of Khalsa Youth Camp runs concurrently with the International Women’s Camp. The two camps operate in different areas of Guru Ram Das Puri, allowing a refreshing combination of independence and proximity for mothers and children. Younger children can especially benefit from the proximity and access to their mothers. Women have the opportunity to focus on their own spiritual growth as their children are also learning tools and technology for a healthy, happy, and holy life. Learn more and register for International Women’s Camp.