Summer Vedic Camp FAQ



Signup

Where do I sign up for the classes?
Signup is url at http://www.htgc.org/ and click on Activities/Summer Vedic Camp/Registration.


Is the Current Vidyalaya discount per family or student?
The discount offered is per Family and NOT per student. A Code is emailed to the current Vidyalaya families. This is strictly for use by the current Vidyalaya families only.

The fee schedule indicates 3+ children is $250. Is there an upper limit?
We are not anticipating more than 5 children per family. Yes, the fee is fixed at $250.00 for 3-5 children from the SAME FAMILY.


Is registration complete as soon as I register my children?
Registration is considered complete only when (1) Enter full details of students and parents, (2) Payment (3) Permission form(s) are signed and returned. If any of these are missing, registration is not considered complete.


Attendance

Is attendance mandatory?
Yes, we will be taking attendance at all classes. Students with 80% or more attendance will have a special mention in their certificate of participation.


Classes

What are the hours of the classes?
The schedule posted online will provide hours of the classes. The classes will be 4 hours, approximately four 1 hour sessions.


I see that the teenager classes are from 2-4. Is it only two hours?
Teenagers are encouraged to join the Yoga session in the morning. They may also join the Chants and Bhajans classes. It's also recommended that they spend an hour to volunteer for certain activities - like assisting teachers with content, preparing the teachers with zoom sign up and usage etc. The afternoon sessions fully focus on Teenager activities to help them prepare and plan for their future.


Are online classes recorded?
HTGC may record some classes to showcase the participation of students, student projects etc. The recording may also be used to assist students to play back and review.


Donations

Can I make additional donations to Summer Vedic Camp, Vidyalaya or HTGC?
Yes, HTGC is primarily run on donations for generous donors. There will be sponsorship opportunities available for providing scholarships, subscriptions to online services. If you would like to make donations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or talk to the manager at HTGC.


Online

What online services do you use for online education?
Vidyalaya currently uses Zoom.us for online education. Vidyalaya is also considering using Moodle for online course content management.


Payment

What methods of payments are accepted?
HTGC uses Paypal to accept payments. After the children are signed up for the classes, you will be redirected to Paypal website to make a payment.


Do I need to sign up for Paypal account?
No. You can simply click on "Pay with Debit or Credit card".


Can I call the front desk and make a payment?
The preferred method is to make the payment along with registration. Your signup and payment info will be complete and in one place. This ensures your place in the camp. If it's absolutely not possible for you to make a payment using the Paypal, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can discuss alternative methods of payment.


How are the funds raised used?
Part of the funds are used to provide camp kits, certificates, camp material, online services, external services, tokens of appreciation for volunteer teachers and other camp related activities. The rest of the funds are used for HTGC operations. The Vidyalaya committee members,Teachers and Volunteers provide their time and services at no cost to the temple or students.


Are there scholarships available for families in Financial need?
Yes, HTGC wants to provide education at no cost to families facing financial hardship. These include loosing a job due to Covid-19 or otherwise, families with limited financial means etc. Please check the box at the bottom of the registration form and DO NOT MAKE A PAYMENT. HTGC will get in touch with you to verify such financial hardship. The verifiable financial hardship includes - filing for unemployment, food stamps etc. Strict confidentiality will be maintained of families in such need.


Volunteers

Do you have volunteer opportunities?
Yes, the Summer Vedic Camp and other Vidyalaya activities are the fruits of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up online and the volunteer representative will get back to you.


Do the teen volunteers get Service hours?
Yes, Vidyalaya encourages teen volunteers to participate in Summer Vedic camp and other Vidyalaya related activities. Such volunteers have to sign up ahead of time and should provide volunteer services under the guidance of Vidyalaya Chair and committee members. The teens can request a letter for the volunteer hours from the Vidyalaya Chair.

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