Now in its sixth year, Brazil’s Radha Krishna Camp will run from January 20th to 26th 2020, with a bilingual program in both English and Portuguese that is open to international youth.
The camp will be organized by Brazil’s Vaishnava Youth Secretary Vaikuntha Murti Das and his wife, Secretary of Education Subhadra Dasi.
Chandramukha Swami giving class
Around forty youth, aged 12 to 17, are expected from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and USA.
The event will be held at Govardhana Eco Village, forty-five minutes from Sao Paulo International Airport. With lush greenery and a beautiful temple and restaurant, it’s the perfect spot for a youth camp.
Ziplining during the 2016 camp
For the full week, participants will take part in daily sadhana, with spiritual morning programs including japa as well as Srimad-Bhagavatam classes by special guest Chandramukha Swami.
Every evening, there will be kirtans organized by the youth themselves. Throughout, there will also be dynamic fun activities such as sports events and a trip to the famous Wet ‘n’ Wild water park.
Youth will have fun playing sports activities together
“After six years organizing Radha Krishna Camp, the responses from parents and their children are amazing,” says Vaikuntha Murti Das. “We frequently have the same participants coming again and again because they love it so much.”
The camp, he explains, gives youth the chance to spend time with peers while investing in their spiritual life.
Youth chanting during the 2016 Radha Krishna Camp
“We know how atractive Krishna is, and how much our youth can be atracted when we provide them with a full Krishna conscious program,” he adds. “One where they can exchange experiences, make new friends, do practical services and feel the potential of bhakti yoga in their lives.”
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Brahmatirtha das Director, Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies