How much does SYF Camp cost and what’s covered in the camper fee?

SYF Camp costs $190. The fee covers your accommodation for 5 days at one of Ontario’s best campsites, three delicious meals a day plus snacks, transportation to and from the campsite, camp t-shirt and other goodies, and all the learning materials you’ll need to participate in the workshops and activities. Your camper fees also go toward preparing Guru Ji’s Takhat, the Divaan Hall, Sachkhand and bringing down amazing Gursikhs to facilitate the SYF Camp experience.

I really want to attend SYF Camp but can’t afford the camper fee. Can I still come?

We will gladly assist any camper in genuine need of financial aid. Please email us at info@thesyf.com. Your identity will be kept secret and will only be known to the single sevadaar in charge of such requests.

I did not register for SYF Camp but just want to drop by for a bit/I just want to come for one workshop/I just want to come for the Rainsabaee Kirtan. Can I?

No drop-ins are allowed at SYF Camp. Anyone that comes to SYF Camp without paying the camper fee will be asked to leave immediately. If you decide to stay, you will be asked to pay the full $190 fee. Whether you’re staying for an hour or for the full 5 days – the $190 fee applies to everyone. This ensures fairness for the campers who are joining us for the full camp experience and prevents individuals from “just dropping in” for the part of camp they’re curious about/interested in.

I can no longer come to SYF Camp. Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds for SYF Camp. If you have already registered and can no longer attend, you may give your spot to a friend, sibling, or other relative. If you decide to give your spot to someone please remember to email us at info@thesyf.com

How old must I be to attend SYF Camp?

SYF Camp is open to anyone over the age of 14. Our youngest campers are 14 and our oldest campers have been in their 50s and 60s – there’s something for everyone at Canada’s Premiere Sikhi Camp.

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Who else will be at SYF Camp?

200 campers will be attending from different backgrounds, upbringings, countries and ages 🙂

What should I bring with me to SYF Camp?

Mandatory:

  • Pillow, blanket, and bed covering (or just bring a sleeping bag to lay on top of the bed)
  • Minimum 5 days worth of clothing (best to bring extra). You will probably want to change more than once a day – especially after the physical activities
  • Towel(s)
  • Toiletries (tooth paste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
  • Indoor and outdoor shoes. For example, shoes you don’t mind getting dirty or playing sports with and a pair of indoor shoes/slippers you can relax in while inside.
  • Head covering for Divaan
  • Water bottle. Plastic water bottles result in large amounts of garbage, are bad for the environment, and are also very expensive when with large groups #WeAintRichBruh
  • Cash if you want to buy anything at the SYF Stall – various SYF tshirts (turban up, for example) and books.

Optional

  • Bug/Mosquito Spray
  • Sun cream
  • Gutka (in case you want to use your own).
  • Musical instruments (if you want to use your own)
  • Portable mirror so can take as much time as you want to tie your Dastaar. We encourage this if you have one.
  • Phone/Phone charger. However, it would be great if we could escape from this stuff for a couple of days. We strongly encourage you leave this at home (the signal sucks out there anyways)

How does transportation work for SYF Camp?

Campers will be taken to SYF Camp via broomsticks, magic carpets, and horseback. Just kidding! We’ll all get to camp via buses. The pickup location will be revealed to campers in an email sent 2 weeks before the beginning of camp. In previous years, the pickup and drop-off location has been a Gurdwara in Brampton, Ontario.

Can I drive my own vehicle to SYF Camp?

Nope. Parking is very limited at the campsite. Unless you are arriving from outside of Ontario you may not bring your own vehicle. Furthermore, if you are driving from outside of Ontario you must get in touch with us beforehand and get approval. Even if you are coming from outside Ontario, we strongly strongly strongly recommend you arrive via bus and leave your car parked at the Gurdwara. If you’re wondering why – ask campers from previous years how much it would have sucked to miss the first few hours of camp.

I’m flying to Ontario for camp. When should I arrive? Can someone pick me up from the airport?

We’d be happy to pick you up from the airport 🙂 If you need to be picked up, please strive to book your arrival at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport for the day before camp. Depending on what you choose, we’ll either take you to a Singh or Singhni’s house to rest or take you straight to the campsite to help us with setup. Don’t forget to email us your ticket so we know when you’re arriving (info@thesyf.com).

Can I request a roommate for SYF Camp?

Yes, of course! You will receive an email 2 weeks before camp in which you will be asked to respond with 1 fellow camper you wish to room with. Roommates must be of the same gender.

What do I need to do if I want to do Seva of Guru Ji at camp?

If you wish to do seva of Guru Ji at camp, please ensure that you have done kesi ishnaan (washed your hair), are wearing clean clothes, have your head covered with a dastaar, chunni, or rumaal and have an hazooria around your neck (provided at camp).

I missed the registration deadline. Is there a waitlist?

A waitlist will start as soon as camp sells out. To join the waitlist, please email us at info@thesyf.com