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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 Vidyalaya 2019-2020/2020-2021 and Summer Vedic camp 2019/2020 families. This is strictly for use by the current Vidyalaya families only.

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. At least 60% of attendance is necessary to get a participation certificate.  Students with 80% or more attendance will get a “Perfect Attendance” sticker on their certificate.

Classes

What are the hours of the classes?
The schedule posted online will provide the hours of the classes. The classes are approximately 50 minutes each.

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 in playback 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 Moodle for online education. Moodle is also used for sharing the audios of the chants and bhajans for practice.
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 the Paypal website to make a payment.

Do I need to sign up for a 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 impossible for you to make a payment using Paypal, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and discuss alternative payment methods.

How are the funds raised used?
Part of the funds is 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 losing 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 the Vidyalaya Chair and committee members. The teens can request a letter for the volunteer hours from the Vidyalaya Chair.

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