Tuesday, February 20 2018

2017 TCV Summer Camp

The 2017 TCV Summer Camp program will be held from 3rd July 2017 – 11th August 2017. This cover five weeks program in stretch. Click here for day to day program.

Application and Program Information:

1. Application Form with list of required documents
2. Authorization Form
Please review the forms, complete them and send hardcopies to The Office of Tibet, 1228, 17th Street NW
Washington, DC – 20036

Last date for registration: Friday June 9, 2017.

Make the check payable to: “Tibetan Community Development Fund”

Program detail:
July 3, 2017 (Monday) 10.00 am:       Children to report at TCV Head Office, Dharamsala, India.
                                          04.30 pm :      Program Orientation in Dekyi Tsering Hall
I. Weekday Programs:
This will be of two types-beginners & advanced as below:

A.  Tibetan language
Tibetan calligraphy classes for beginners and advanced
Tibetan Grammar & composition for beginners/advanced

B.  Tibetan History
Tibetan history:Highlighting some of the great kings
Gaden Podrang Government and the Dalai Lamas
Chinese Invasion and 1959 Uprising and aftermath
C.  Buddhism and Values
Basic Principles of Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan Religious festivals
D. Tibetan Culture and Traditions
Tibetan dress – regional differences and types
Tibetan cuisine and how to make some of them
Tibetan way of life and experiencing some of them
Tibetan performing arts – learning songs, dances and instruments
E. Current Tibetan Situation
Tibetan Government-in-Exile:Visits & study sessions
Tibetan communities in exile: visits and discussions
The Tibetan issues in International arena:Study & discussions
H.H the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Approach:Study & discussions

II. Weekend Programs:
Site visits around Dharamsala
Group discussions and doing projects
Camping in TCV branches and interaction with TCV students

The minimum age requirement is 10 years & the maximum age requirement is 18.

The accommodation for the participants will be arranged in different homes and we try to accommodate not more than two participants in one home. This arrangement is made to facilitate students to improve their spoken Tibetan language.

Rain Gear and other accessories:
Since the monsoon will be in full swing during that time, the parents are requested to include complete rain gear (raincoats/umbrella, boots) in their packing list. The parents are requested not to send any electronic gadgets with their child except for a simple cell phone which should be deposited with the home mother.

Dress Code:
Students are requested to bring decent dresses during the program. We will be observing “Lhakar” (White Wednesday) every Wednesday, so kindly bring atleast one set of Traditional dresses. (Chuba)

Medical assistance:
TCV health centre will handle all the minor medical cases; however major medication and referral cost should be borne by the parents
The passports should be surrendered at TCV Head Office and it will be handed back while leaving the camp.

Parents are requested to send adequate pocket money with your child and maybe deposited at the TCV Head office.

For questions please contact:
Tsering Tashi
(212) 213 – 5010

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