Camp Sunnah is a unique project by NYM Ink. Combine the fun, revitalizing aspects of camping in the outdoors with the inspiring and learning aspects of spending an afternoon with a scholar, and you get an idea of the Camp Sunnah Experience.
At Camp Sunnah you’ll have the rare opportunity to camp with fellow Muslims as you learn and talk about relevant contemporary issues facing the Muslim world with our gifted and qualified scholars. Afterwards, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful camp environment as we hike, swim, and horse-ride through Allah (SWT)’s creation!
Camp Sunnah is aimed at motivated, energetic Muslims interested in developing leadership skills to better society. We’re looking for Muslims with a positive attitude striving to incorporate Islamic values in their lives. If this sounds like you, make sure you apply!
Due to the additional requirements the camp must take during the COVD-19 pandemic, Camp Sunnah 2020 is only open to NYM Ink members at this time.
Camp Sunnah is open to both men and women. Women applying along with their father, brother or husband will be given preference.
You must be at least 18 years old to apply.
Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions of the camp before hand!
It’s simple! To apply to Camp Sunnah all you need to do is fully complete the application form.
We typically receive a higher number of applicants than we have capacity to accommodate, therefore camp attendees are selected through an application process. You’ll be notified soon after the application deadline if you’ve been accepted.
The regular application deadline is 12:00AM (MST), July 6th, 2020. You’ll be notified if you’ve been accepted a few days afterwards, along with an invoice for the camp fees.
Camp Sunnah takes place from August 17th to August 23rd, 2020.
Transportation to Camp Sunnah will be arranged for camp attendees from the cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon. Transportation from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon will leave the morning of August 17th, 2020. We’ll be using the same transportation to leave Camp Sunnah and arrive back to those cities on the evening of August 23rd, 2020.
Please note that you MUST take the provided transportation to the camp and you MUST be in attendance for all days of the camp. You will be assigned a departure city based on your application.
The cost of attending Camp Sunnah is $450.00. This highly-subsidized cost includes transportation (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon), meals from during the camp, Camp Sunnah T-shirt (hijab for sisters), course material and information package, scholar lecture notes, activities, and lodging at Camp Sunnah.
Camp Sunnah is an intense physical and spiritual experience – expect to have the time of your life!
A typical day would start at Fajr time, where afterwards we might work on our Tajweed (Quran recitation) or listen to a short talk from one of our scholars. You might catch a short nap after until breakfast time, but you’ll probably end up enraptured with an informal group discussion with a scholar and not notice the time!
After breakfast we’ll have a formal talk by one of our scholars, with the opportunity to directly ask questions. Then it’s time to stretch our legs and get some fresh air. Maybe we’ll go hiking, or maybe we’ll go swimming – there’s lots of things to do in the scenic wilderness!
Then it’s healthy lunch, followed by another informative talk. Next, we’ll go boating or play some football, or maybe even some horseback riding.
After dinner, an evening of interesting and captivating discussions to be capped off with a light snack as we chill with our new friends and have informal discussions with our scholars.
Tentatively, the activities we have scheduled this year are boating/rafting, horseback riding, archery, hiking, swimming, basketball, soccer, and football, with more if they become available.
Electronics are prohibited from being used at the camp. You can bring cell phones to the camp, but it must be turned into the camp counselor upon boarding the transportation. Phones will be returned upon departure from the camp.
Phone numbers will be provided for relatives to contact you during the camp, and everyone will have the ability to call home/relatives informing them of their safe arrival.
Cameras, both still and video, are not permitted in the camp. Designated camp leaders will take pictures for camp attendees, and will be made available on the Camp Sunnah online forum. This forum is private, only accessible by Camp Sunnah attendees.
NYM Ink and Camp Sunnah staff are in no way responsible or liable for any items you bring to the camp. This includes items that are lost, damaged or stolen. Please do not bring anything expensive or of value to the camp.
There sure is! If you would like to support and contribute financially to the camp, please visit the following Paypal link.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Camp Sunnah is highly subsidized for attendees. Camp Organizers work tirelessly year-round to secure sponsorships, and it is because of those financial supports that we are able to keep Application Fees down. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current COVID-19 pandemic obviously creates challenges for hosting and attending a camp. Our main priority is the health and safety of the camp attendees and volunteers, and we will be following Alberta Health Services and Alberta provincial guidelines.
As such, please be aware there may be additional steps to attending the camp, including confirmation of COVID-19 testing. The camp may also be structured and changed to suite the current guidelines and ensure everyones safety.
Camp Sunnah is largely dependent on Alberta moving to Phase 3 of its Relaunch strategy by August, and it’s on this basis that we are planning for hosting the camp, however this may change in the near future. If you have any questions on the current status of the camp, please contact us.