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Weekly Announcements

April 21st/22nd 

Picnic/Walkathon/Holi Event at Chinmaya-Mangalam Re-scheduled due to extreme weather on Sat., April 21st:  

  • New date: Sunday, April 29th. Balavihar sessions next Saturday (Apr 28th) are ON; Sunday sessions (Apr. 29th) are cancelled so BV children, teachers and parents can attend picnic!
  • New registration deadline: Wednesday, April 25th. Please register at
  • Bus transportation: At present, the registration for the Saaket bus is low. If we don’t have the minimum number of passengers sign up, the bus will have to be cancelled. If you plan to avail of this, please sign up for the transportation at the CMDFW website, We need a total of 50 people to fill one bus.
  • Picnic registration-fee refund: We understand if you cannot make it to the re-scheduled picnic and would like your money refunded. So, we WILL honor refund requests; these requests will be honored thru April 25th only. Please make your refund request to

Questions? Send an e-mail to:


Registration for the next BV Year, 2018 – 19:

  • Registration System will be open on April 23rd … member registration will take place in 3 phases:

Phase-1: April 23rd thru May 8th – for existing members (members can make transfer requests, but will be processed in Phase-2 [see below] on a first-come, first-served basis and availability of spots in each center/session)

Phase-2: May 9th thru May 15th – transfer requests processed

Phase-3: May 16th – open for general public (new registration)

  • Aug. 18/19 weekend, BV begins
  • We request that you consider becoming a CMDFW Parivar Member, if you’re NOT already one. Please talk to us about the benefits of Parivar membership.


Summer Camps … dates and locations vary!

  • Children’s Camp in June at Saaket (6/4 – 6/29) … registration will open soon!

◦Non-modular, daytime camp for children

◦Eligibility: 3rd grade and above

◦Registration fee: $1000 per child

◦Questions or interested in volunteering? contact: Br. Yatindraji

  • Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), 6/5 – 7/28: Residential camp at Chinmaya-Mangalam, for the graduating seniors (current 12th graders). Hurry & register at Chyk West website!

◦Camps within a camp!

◾National Jr CHYK (JCHYK) camp during YEP (@ July 4th weekend)

◾Summer Arts Camp (Music/Dance) during YEP, July 8 – 14:

◾Week-long residential arts camp at the serene and beautiful Chinmaya Mangalam campus. First-time offering by CMDFW during YEP!

◾Classes [violin, vocal, mridangam, bhajans, and Bharatanatyam] will be conducted in classical carnatic style music and bharatanatyam dance taught by experienced teachers in the respective fields.

◾Theme for the camp is entitled “Glory of Brindavan.”

◾Registration is now open! Registration should be done using the cmdfw membership portal accessible via

◾Admission to the camp is based on audition by the faculty members.

◾Deadline for registration & turning in of audition material is May 15th, 2018.

◾Questions? Send an email to:


25th Mahasamadhi Camp at San Diego, CA (7/30 – 8/4):

Early-bird discount is extended till April 30th. You may register at: