Jeevan Ghadtar Shibir

Members only

 

 

Friday, 23 August 2024 to Monday, 26 August 2024
Hamlet Wood Scout Campsite
East Farleigh
Maidstone
ME15 0QG

The Karyavahi Samiti invites all baalako aged 10 and above to join us for an epic, once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Jeevan Ghadtar Shibir (literally meaning 'Life Moulding Camp') is a four-day camping trip jam-packed with unique activities and exciting challenges. Shibiris (attendees) will develop in crucial areas such as independence and personal responsibility, critical and creative thinking, empathy and teamwork, and they will make lifelong friendships.

See a teaser of JGS from previous years here.

Cost: £70 per baalak

We do not want any baalak to miss out on JGS due to the cost.

If the cost of JGS is a problem for your family, please email jgs@shishukunj.org.uk and we will work with you to find a solution so your baalak can attend.

JGS is priced to break even on costs - i.e. Shishukunj does not make a profit and will make every endeavour to keep costs as low as possible. The price has increased since before the pandemic due to inflation, increased fuel costs and increased costs for campsites.

Drop-off:

Friday 23rd August          TIME TBC

Roe Green Park, Kingsbury Road, NW9

Pick-up:

Monday 26th August       TIME TBC

Roe Green Park, Kingsbury Road NW9

Key information

  • Baalako should be dropped off and collected at Roe Green Park on Kingsbury Road. They will be transported to the site on coaches.
  • Baalako will sleep in tents, accompanied by adult volunteers.
  • All meals and snacks will be provided (see below).
  • Toilets at the site are indoor flush toilets in private, lockable cubicles. Showers are indoors in private, lockable cubicles.
  • All Shibiris should be in Shishukunj uniform during the daytime.

Kit List - to be packed

All items must be named.

All items (except the sleeping bag & mat) should fit within one small/medium sports bag. Baalako must be able to carry their own luggage.

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and camping mat 

  • Shishukunj uniform for 4 days
    ​Shishukunj uniform includes:
    • ​Plain white t-shirt (no large logos)
    • Navy blue bottoms: jogging bottoms or jeans; full length or shorts (knee-length or longer)​
    • Navy jumper or sweater
    • Socks (plain white or black)
    • Trainers (plain; any colour)
  • Extra thick jumper

  • Raincoat/waterproof jacket (hooded)

  • Spare pair of trainers/sports shoes

  • Night clothing (thick and warm)

  • Underclothing for 4 days

  • Hand/face towel

  • Bath towel, soap and any shower items*

  • Rubber/waterproof slippers (for showers & indoor use)

  • Wet wipes and any sanitary items

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb

  • Plate, bowl, spoon, fork, knife, mug/plastic glass (reusable, not disposal; not steel)

  • Carrier bags (for laundry, dirty shoes, miscellaneous items)

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Torch and batteries

  • Notebook and pencil/pen

  • Watch

  • Sunscreen and hat

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Face mask (optional)

*Please note: baalako will be strongly encouraged to shower at JGS. Showers will be available to baalako at all times, should they wish to use them.

Forbidden Items

Any forbidden or inappropriate items found will confiscated and returned to the shibiri/their parents at pick-up.

  • Mobile phones

  • Handheld electronic devices, including games and audio/music devices

  • Toys and playing items

  • Jewellery

  • Make Up

  • Aerosol cans

  • Sharp items e.g. knives, razors, scissors

  • Matches and lighters

  • Food, including sweets, chocolates, chewing gum**

  • Money

Rules & Regulations of the Shibir

  • No Shibiri (all attendees, including baalako and 18+) may leave the Shibir site at any time without permission of the Karyavahi Samiti.

  • Shibiris must follow all instructions given by a senior (18+ volunteer) or activity leader. Shibiris must speak to the senior, activity leader or the Karyavahi Samiti if they feel they cannot do this.

  • All Shibiris must treat others (including other shibiris, seniors and members of the public) fairly, respectfully and with care at all times. 

  • The use of offensive language is strictly forbidden.

  • Shibiris will be held responsible for any wilful damage to the site or to Shishukunj property.

  • Only food served on the weekend will be consumed. All food will be vegetarian. No dietary requests other than those for religious, lifestyle or medical reasons will be accommodated. Such requests must be included in writing in the registration form by the parent/guardian.

  • No other items, other than those on the list above, may be brought on the weekend. Any forbidden or inappropriate items found will confiscated and returned to the shibiri/their parents at pick-up

  • Shishukunj will not be held liable for personal injury, damage or loss of personal belongings.

  • All personal medication must be given to the First Aiders on arrival at the Roe Green Park meeting point. It must be clearly labelled with your baalak's name and date of birth.

Food:

  • Shishukunj will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner; mid-morning and mid-afternoon fruit snacks; and cocoa or milk and biscuits before bed.

  • All food will be vegetarian and free from eggs.

  • Shishukunj will accommodate dietary requirements for medical, religious or lifestyle reasons. Shibiris should be aware of their own dietary requirements and inform the servers at every meal

  • Baalako will be encouraged to eat balanced meals, including salads, vegetables/shaak, grain/bread, and to eat adequate portions.

Hygiene & sanitation:

  • Shibiris will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands before all meals and snacks

  • All food will be prepared in strict accordance with government guidelines for food safety and kitchen hygiene

  • Baalako will be strongly encouraged to shower on Saturday and Sunday. Showers will be available to baalako at all times, should they wish to use them. Showers are indoor, private, lockable cubicles with hot water.

  • Toilets are indoor flush toilets in private, lockable cubicles with toilet paper, sanitary disposal bins and soap.