The Amala Foundation is proud to announce that the 14th Annual Camp Indigo will take place at the Austin Discovery School, located at 8509 FM 969 # 200, in partnership with KIPP Austin Public Schools. This year, we are also grateful to be partnering with Whole Life Learning Center who will be bringing exciting, new heart-centered classes and offerings to Camp Indigo.
Car pooling will be coordinated from/to the Amala Foundation community center via an online ride share program: http://campindigo2013.erideshare.com. The password is indigo2013.
This year, we will be offering two separate week-long sessions of Camp Indigo, June 16th-2oth and June 23rd-27th, 2014. You may sign up for one session of Camp Indigo or both summer camp sessions. REGISTRATION FOR CAMP INDIGO WILL OPEN DECEMBER 20th, 2013. Please note: Last year, we were on a WAIT LIST for Session One and and Session Tw0. There is a $100 deposit required to reserve your child’s spot. Camp drop off is everyday from 8:30am – 9:00am and pickup is 3:00-3:15pm.
Indigo Day Camps
There’s no need to wait until next Summer to for your child to experience the power and beauty of Camp Indigo. Check out schedule of year-long Indigo Days: www.amalafoundation.org/projects/indigo-days.
Camp Indigo Cost & Applications
Regular Registration prices: $300 for one child and $275 for each additional sibling. Regular registration ends May 15th; balance must be paid by this date. Discounts are also available for registering for both Summer camp sessions. Regular prices for registering for both sessions: $575 for one child and $525 for each additional sibling. *Payment plans and scholarships are available as part of the registration form. No child or family is turned away due to financial considerations. Registration opens December 20th, 2013. At that time, visit our online registration to register your child or click the button below.
A Truly Unique Austin Summer Camp
Camp Indigo, now entering its 14th year, is a week-long Summer camp that offers exciting and creative opportunities for children ages 4–12 to express themselves and explore their world. Camp Indigo promotes increased confidence, clear communication and a high level of respect for the self and others. Some of this year’s summer camp offerings will include music-making, movement, yoga, art, gardening, and song-writing.
Each Summer, Camp Indigo unites local Austin businesses, farmers, musicians, artists, community leaders and volunteers in a posture of equality and celebration of Austin’s children. It is our hope that local, immigrant, and refugee children from diverse countries, cultures, faiths and economic backgrounds can come together to create and share in a living experience of peace, compassion, creative expression and unconditional love.
The intention is to create a summer camp environment that is safe, nurturing, fun, and creative where children can freely express, heal, be acknowledged and heard. We endeavor to support and empower all children to explore the essence of who they are. All summer camp activities are designed to create a space for the volunteers and children to experience a deeper opening of their hearts. Camp Indigo is transformational for all involved.
Please note that each day at camp we will provide a morning snack, juice or tea and water. Each child must bring a sack lunch, water bottle and towel (for yoga and sitting on). It is hot in July and we will be playing outside, so please dress your child with appropriate clothes & shoes (preferably not flipflops) and provide them with a hat or sunscreen if necessary. Please write your child’s name on their water bottle, towel and lunch boxes! Visit our online registration to register your children, make a payment or apply for a partial scholarship.
Details For This Year’s Camp Indigo
Water Bottle & Lunch/Snack
It will be hot (of course!), and there is plenty of filtered water throughout the Austin Discovery School, our outside spaces, and we will provide a healthy morning snack.
Please send your child(ren) with a water bottle labeled with their name, a lunch each day, and an extra snack in case they do not want (or cannot eat) the morning snack. We will be as mindful of allergies and dietary restrictions as possible, but an alternative “just in case” snack would be very helpful. PLEASE do not send anything with nuts.
We will have shady spots outside, but may also be spending time in the famous Austin summer sun. Please send labeled sunblock, sun glasses and/or sun hat.
As in past years, we will have 5 groups. We have space for 15 kids per group (at the most), so we have been getting creative with age groups that have a lot of kids. If needed, we can make any changes on the first day of camp, and we look forward to working with the kids and parents to find the best fit. Below are the age groups and approximate ages:
- Puppies (4-5)
- Frogs (5-6)
- Hearts (6-8)
- Stars (8-9)
- Smiles (9-12)
- Ryan - all general questions, including carpooling, groups and curriculum - 818.427.7901 (cell).
- Jonathan – payment and general questions - 512.300.2835 (cell).
- Tabitha – volunteer info - 512.653.5277 (cell).
- Eva – general questions - 512.565.6187 (cell).
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Volunteer At Camp Indigo: A Transformational Austin Summer Camp Experience
At the Amala Foundation, we recognize that the most direct way to experience a fuller life is to serve others. We unite those seeking more meaningful lives with those in great need by channeling this into humanitarian service projects that matter like the Camp Indigo; a unique summer camp in Austin for kids. Camp Indigo is powered by inspired volunteers from all walks of life. Are you a teacher, musician, artist, performer, gardener, yoga teacher, dancer, builder, inventor or juggler? Do you have knowledge that you would like to share with children or do you think you have much to learn by serving the children? Click here to volunteer for this year’s Camp Indigo or click the Serve button below (please fill out a form even if you’ve volunteered at Camp Indigo before).
Upcoming Volunteer Meetings
The Summer is fast approaching, which means Camp Indigo is on the horizon. Big gratitude to everyone who has signed up to volunteer and serve at this year’s Camp Indigo. The call for service that you have each responded to is a deep commitment to impacting yourself through service to children. It is a commitment to creating community in support of families and the empowerment of children to lead inspired lives. We are working diligently to create a sound structure within which this camp will unfold and we look forward coming together with each of you very soon. At these gatherings, we will focus our deepest intentions, get clear on our respective roles, and begin to create the container that will enable Camp Indigo to impact many hearts. This will be a time and space to ask questions, share ideas and unite with community.
Camp Indigo Wish List
Camp Indigo is a community effort. Each year, we are humbled by the support the city of Austin shows us and the children of Camp Indigo. A big part of this support is the donations of supplies. Here are some of our needs for this year’s Camp Indigo: Art Supplies Hula Hoops Tapestries Educational Toys Pop Up Tents Musical Instruments that can be used by kids
Sponsor A Child To Attend Camp Indigo
This year, a large number of the children that attend Camp Indigo will be on scholarship, including refugee children who have recently moved to Austin. The Amala Foundation aims to provide transformational experiences, like Camp Indigo, to all children, regardless of their families’ financial situation. If you have the ability to do so, we ask that you consider making a donation to the Camp Indigo Scholarship Fund so that all children that need this experience will receive it.
Global Youth Peace Summit
Do you have youth or know youth that are 13-18 years old and looking for a unique summer camp experience of their own? Check out our Global Youth Peace Summit. [sc name="clear"]
“Camp Indigo is like no other: the purpose of the projects, the artwork and the movement are self-inquiry for the child. Every single thing we do and every communication we have with these children is to point their attention back to their own hearts.” –Vanessa Stone, Founder of The Amala Foundation