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JVB Conducts Annual Children Summer Camp with 5 Different Color Coordinated Themes

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Children Camp group picture with Volunteers & Kids

By Seema Jain

HOUSTON: JVB Preksha Meditation Center, Houston conducted its Annual Children Summer Camp with much vigor & enthusiasm. The camp was held under the auspicious guidance of Samani Vikas Pragyaji & Samani Maryada Pragyaji from August 8-12.  A total of 15 Kids, ages 6 to 13years, attended the week long eventful camp where they played, explored, laughed and learned together.

The uniqueness of this camp was in its five different themes for five different days. Kids looked forward to each day as it helped them explore what they liked doing the most through handful of different activities. They started every morning with blessings of Samanjis, Spiritual gurus who stay in the center.

The first day of the camp was all about Inventor’s workshop which broadened their horizons with hands on Science and Math activities.

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The second day belonged to Green Thumbs where they learned the compassion towards Mother Nature by becoming its different elements in the form of Sun, Cloud, Rain, Birds, Animals, Insects and how each and every one is dependent on each other. Creative crafts were made with rocks, pebbles and pine cones collected from the play area around the center.

The third day started with the 2 hour session of Yoga & Meditation under the expert guidance of Samani Maryada Pragyaji which taught them discipline, focus, value of good health, and mindfulness. Kids love to measure, mix and bake and that’s what the fourth day of the camp was all about. The culinary craft of the day with common table salt channeled their energy into creative expression and baking mini pizzas, M&M Chocolate chip cookies and savoring the deliciousness of their own creations turned out to be most fun activity of the day.

The finale day connected kids with the roots of India and they took the journey home with its theme of “Around the world- exploring Incredible India”. Learning about Indian history, painting special ancient craft form called Gond Art, Talent show based on Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and learning the different forms of Indian folk dances were the highlights of this special day.

All kids enjoyed creative games like candy fun, Balloon pop and loved making new friends. On the last day, while giving their feedback, kids wished they could have stayed for few more days to enjoy the camp activities.

No event is successful without the help of talented and dedicated volunteers who are the backbone of any organization and JVB center is blessed & proud to have the services of such wonderful volunteers. About 15 dedicated volunteers came together to join hands in nurturing the young curious minds with their creativity, enthusiasm and love. JVB center truly appreciates & salutes its volunteers and looks forward to their patronage and affection for many more community events coming on the way!

JVB Preksha Meditation Center is home to a specially designed Preksha Dhyan ‘Pyramid’ Meditation Hall and is located at 14102 Schiller Rd, Houston, TX 77082. It has free weekly Meditation, Yoga & Swadhyay sessions which are open to all. Upcoming Events include Special Paryushan Parv Celebrations from August 30th- Sep.6th. Morning Schedule, Agam Vachan from 10am-11:30am and Evening Schedule, Discourse & Pratikraman from 7pm-9pm. For more information, please visit www.jvbhouston.org or call 281.596.9642.

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