SUMMER CAMP - Three Day Children and Youth Literary Summer Camp
Date: Sunday, Jun 29, 2003
Three Day Children and Youth Literary Summer Camp
Dear Parents of Nepali Children and Youths,
International Nepali Literary Society, Washington DC is organizing a three day Nepali literary summer camp for children and youths up to 19 years in the DC Metro area. INLS cordially invites all children, youths and parents who are interested in languages, literature and cultures of Nepal to participate on this years Summer Camp.
Day One: A Glimpse of Nepali Ethnic Culture and Tradition via Film Numafung Day/Time: Saturday, June 28th 2:00PM Cost: $8 Adult, $5 Children 10-15 years; Children Under 10 are admitted free Venue: Johnson Center Cinema Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Directions: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html Camp Activities: 1. Nepali Film NUMAFUNG (A Beautiful Flower) Screening This is a 35mm format movie (actual movie) not a video. The movie is very educational for your children as well as entertaining for parents. It has English subtitles. Numafung is a story of a young girl who is exploited time and again in the name of culture and tradition, and who eventually stands up against the system. This film is about the kind of social system that facilitates exploitation. It shows how some people decide to stand up against the society and its system. This film is first of its kind about Limbu people living in the beautiful hills of Nepal.
2. Question and Answer session with director of the movie, Nabin Subba. Children may be quizzed about the ethnic culture shown on the movie during a Hajir Jawaf Pratiyogita (Quiz Contest) on the second day of camp. See Day Two of camp below.
Day Two: Literary Workshops, Competitions, School Anniversary Celebration Day/Time: Sunday, June 29th 11:00AM Cost: Free Food: Potluck Picnic Venue: Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA, Shelter #6 Direction: http://nvrpa.org/bullrunpark.html
Camp Activities: 1. Nepali Poetry Recitation Workshop for Children Children will practice reciting Nepali poems with a moderator. After practicing, each child will be asked to recite on their own. A competition will be held on the third day of the Camp.
2. Nepali Letter (Hijya) Game In this game, a player has to come up with a Nepali word using the last letter of the word spoken by the last player. If a particular player is not able to come up with a word, moderator will restart the game but the player will loose a point. The winning person will be awarded at the third/final day of the camp.
3. Hajir Jawaf Pratiyogita (Quiz Contest) on languages, literature, cultures, and geography of Nepal Areas covered by the quiz: Be able to identify following personalities by their literary title: Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, Laxmi P. Devkota, Motiram Bhatta Meaning of Nepali Words (Color, Body Parts, Fruits, Vegetable, Family Tree) Festivals of Nepal (Phagu Purnima, Dashin, Tihar, Gai Jatra, Buddha Purnima) Major National Symbol of Nepal (National Animal, National Bird, National Flower, National Flag) Neighbors of Nepal Location of Nepal Mountains of Nepal Major Cities of Nepal Wild Animals of Nepal Nepali Ethnic Diversity
Haijir Jawaf Pratiyogita (Quiz Contest) is a famous educational game played in the Schools of Nepal. The contest will be conducted in English. Detail rule of the game will be provided at the camp. The winning team will be awarded at the third/final day of the camp.
4. Nepali Music/Dance Performance by Children and Youths 5. Other interesting outdoor games for Children and Youths 6. First Anniversary Celebration of School of Languages and Cultures of Nepal/End of the Educational Year (2002-03) Meeting
Day Three: Final Competitions, Award Ceremony, Bhanu Jayanti Celebration Day/Time: Saturday, July 12, 10:00AM Cost: Free Food: Nepali food and Barbeque provided by INLS. Venue: Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Virginia Direction: http://www.dcr.state.va.us/parks/leesylva.htm Camp Activities: Final Competition of Nepali Poetry Recitation for Children Hajir Jawaf Pratiyogita and Letter Game Winner Award Distribution Games such as Musical Chair, Rumal Chor etc for Children/Adults
Other regular activities of Bhanu Jayanti will be included on the Bhanu Jayanti announcement, which will be distributed to community in a separate e-mail.
For more information, contact any one of the following Camp coordinators/sponsors:
Gopal Regmi Bama Dhungana Hari Sharma Kalpana Subedi Pragya Sitoula Saroj Prajapati Sujan Shah Nora Thapa Kalpana Satyal Manish Pokhrel Prem Thapa Kathie Stein Julie Ide Judy Subedi Prakash Subedi Ambika Gurung Tika Pun Prem Sangraula D.B. Tamang Kiran Sitoula Pranita Katwal Subu K.C. Ram Kharel Anup Pahari Puru Subedi
GMU, Fairfax; Bullrun Park, Centreville; Leesylvenia State Park, Woodbridge;