From 20th to 27th February 2013 a Sikh Family Camp was held at Guru Nanak Sahib Gurdwara in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland). With the blessings of Guru Sahib and the Saadh Sangat the camp was really successful. About 60 local children and 30 adults attended the week long camp. Bhenji Navrup Kaur from Kaurs Corner and other sevadaars from the UK came along to the camp to do talks and workshops.
The camp started 10am with Simran, Ardaas, and Hukamnama. The camp had classes for parents/adults, over 12s and under 12s. There were talks on various topics including Sukhmani Sahib vichaar, the power of Sangat, and role models. The workshops includes learning a shabad or simran tune, how to make degh, how to do Guru jee's seva and dastaar tying. Campers also made eggless cakes (which are rare in Holland).
Some photos from the camp:
Satguru Sri Guru Granth Sahib jee
Kaurs Corner - Over 12s group
Under 12s group reciting "We are the Khalsa, the mighty mighty Khalsa..."
Younger group doing some colouring
Spongebob explaining Gurmat to the children
Veer Jasraj Singh with the younger children
Younger children playing a game whilst chanting Mool Mantar
Bhenji Navrup Kaur with the elder girls
Talk on power of Sangat
Some of the younger children admitted to running around the Gurdwara and happily came to the front of the Sangat to do so Simran as a way of apologising. So sweet. Waheguru!
Veer Amanjot Singh, an excellent chef and cook
Veer Rajdeep Singh and Bhaji Gurpreet Singh with the under 12s
Mothers class. The mata jee wearing the Keski is originally from Kabul, Afghanistan. In one the sessions she said that wearing a Keski gives her headaches but nothing in the world would make her take her Keski off. She said she would bear the pain of wearing a Dastaar for Sikhi. She showed extreme courage and Sikhi spirit.
Bhenji Navrup Kaur with youngest group
Group photo with local Sevadaars
Dhan Hai Guru! Dhan Hai Teree Sikhee!