About Camp Chardi Kala

Starting with Gurmat camps in 1976, the first summer camp was held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in Hickory Run State Park in August of 1977. Camp Chardi Kala has reached thousands of Sikh children and has been the source of inspiration for many.

The camp will be held at the same site as last year, Camp Echo in Middletown, New York (one hour from Tappan Zee Bridge). The camp site includes cabin sleeping arrangements, in-cabin bathroom facilities, a lake, olympic-sized swimming pool, fields and sporting facilities, wifi-access and more. As always, the primary objective of the camp is to provide an inspirational religious experience to reinforce the belief in Sikhism and the Sikh way of life. This is done via classes in Gurmat, Sikh History, Sikh way of life, Shastar Vidiya and more. The camp, which is now in its 39th year, provides an atmosphere to strengthen the youth’s character as Sikhs so that they may serve as a role model for the rest of the community.

The camp is open to children between the ages of 8 – 25 as well as their parents. Seats fill up quickly so please register early. Campers are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. We need sewadars as well. Please contact us for details.


Sikh Youth Federation of North America

P.O. Box 394

Stony Point, NY 10980

(845) 429-2772