HINDU HERITAGE SUMMER CAMP

India Community Center, Rochester, NY

Hindu children are the inheritors of one of the world’s greatest cultural, religious, and spiritual traditions. However, Hindu children growing up in Western societies are often not aware of this great inheritance. The purpose of Hindu Heritage Summer Camp, Inc., is to provide an opportunity for Hindu youth, ages 8 to 16, to explore and understand the diverse traditions and philosophies of Hinduism in an intellectual, nurturing, and fun-filled environment. HHSC is dedicated to helping Hindu youth discover and reconcile what it means to be Hindu American.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!



With the growth and popularity of the camp, we are constrained for classroom space. In April 2018, we are starting construction of a new 2-level building that will provide over 5000 sq. ft. of additional space for a total cost of $650K. The camp and ICC will fund $400K and we seek to raise an additional $250K.


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HHSC
15 Bretton Woods Drive Rochester,
NY 14618

Announcements (Live from HHSC)

Wed Jul 18, 2018

Today, the staff went down to inspect the cabins after cabin cleanup! The cleanest cabin would get to go for dinner first! After the first club, campers all went to the park where they took a nature walk along the creek, played human bowling, football, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball, made friendship bracelets, or just sat and talked with their friends. Coming back, kids sang camp songs or had singing battles on the bus. At the ICC, everyone ate dinner and then went back down to the cabins to get ready for the holi fight. Campers played holi and had a lot of fun throwing around the color, getting everyone all dirty. Then, everyone showered and came up for night snack and sang Happy Birthday to our birthday camper.

Tue Jul 17, 2018

After morning puja, the campers had little competitions during chanting class so groups could demonstrate what they had learned. After lunch campers went down for cabin cleanup to make sure they are keeping all of their belongings organized in case the staff comes down to see which cabin is the cleanest. After SAGs campers went to clubs. Today for dinner, campers were seated according to their Zodiac signs so they got to meet some new people and each Zodiac sign had to create a fun cheer. After dinner, campers had India Day where they got to go to different stations run by counselors who acted out various Indian-American celebrities (i.e. Jus Reign).

Mon Jul 16, 2018

In the morning campers went to their morning rotations - bhangra aerobics, yoga, or risible adventures. They then all joined in the lower parking lot to sing Rise and Shine before breakfast. During morning puja, campers chanted bhajans and started learning about how fun singing bhajans can be when you add a little competition to it :) During philosophy class, campers were introduced to this year’s camp theme – Krishna and the Bhagavad Gita. Due to rain, the campers were not able to do an outdoor campfire today, but that’s okay. Instead they had a virtual campfire in the auditorium where they sang camp songs like “A ram sam sam” and the counselors acted out skits of different Krishna stories.

Sun Jul 15, 2018

Parents and campers arrived and that is when the fun began! All the campers went down to their cabins to establish cabin rules, play get-to-know-you activities and then some Sports and Games (or SAGs as they like to call it). After enjoying some spaghetti for dinner, they went into the puja room for the Welcome Aarti and then watched a video about the history of how HHSC began.

Sat Apr 14, 2018

Due to the growth of HHSC over the years, we are looking to build a new facility! Learn more and donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/HHSCBuilding

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