Ozark Sufi Camp is held in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park outside Osage Beach, Missouri. Campers may arrive after 1 pm on Friday, May 22 to complete registration and receive a cabin assignment in one of the group cabins at Camp Rising Sun or Camp Red Bud.
Camp “officially” ends with Closing Zikr Circle on Tuesday night, May 26. All campers are asked to depart campgrounds by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, to allow time for camp staff to load equipment, clean facilities, and complete a final walk-thru with State Park staff. If you have the time, please consider staying an hour or two to assist our staff with these tasks. If you aren’t able to help in this way, please help by departing by 10 a.m.
All programs are held at Camp Rising Sun. Facilities at Camp Rising Sun are handicapped-accessible, including the 18-person, group cabins with showers and restrooms. Lodging will also be available at Camp Red Bud , a ten-minute drive away. Camp Red Bud is a smaller, more private camp with 4-person cabins and a modern bathhouse.
To reserve a space at camp, a $100 minimum per adult must be sent with your registration form. The balance owed should be sent in by Friday, May 8. Camp fees are only discounted for registering and paying early.
Limited vehicle and tent camping is an option with advance permission of Camp Registrar Gayan Galik: email@example.com
Online Registration and Payments
We are noticing that most campers love our online registration payment option! Payment via credit card using PayPal is easy, and you do not have to register with PayPal to use this option.
Registering by Mail
Please make checks payable to:
Shining Heart Community
and mail to Co-Registrar:
Gayan Angie Galik
1692-A Lakeview Drive
Newark, OH 43055
Please do not mail registration form after Saturday, May 9; call/text Gayan and register online or bring your form with you to camp!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Registrar Gayan Angie Galik at 612-702-4535 (If an email, subject line should read Registrar).
Please Note: There is a $50 per adult cancellation fee if notified before start of camp. See Camp Fees page for cancellation calendar.
The Younger Set
Teens and children must be accompanied by a sponsoring adult. Drop off for Kids Camp is for children age 5 and up. Parents of younger children are always welcome to come hang out at Kids Camp!
Loving Service Requirements
Sign up when you check in for 2 – 3 camp tasks. For those who choose not to participate in this sacred communal opportunity, there is an additional fee of $30 per day or $100 for the whole camp, payable with registration form.
This dedicated space is provided by the camp for the use of healing practitioners, teachers, and campers. There is a Dervish Healing Order Circle daily open to all campers, as Spiritual Healing is one of the five concentrations of the Hazrat Inayat Khan lineage.
Healing practitioners may offer services for pay, for barter, for trade, or for free (as they choose). Practitioners who charge for services are asked to tithe 10% of their income to the camp.
Healing practitioners who charge for services must be licensed/certified if these credentials exist for their modality, so please bring your credentials to camp if you plan to charge for services. Once a day the Healing Temple is reserved for the Dervish Healing Order Circle Only, so please schedule accordingly.
Check in with the registrar upon arrival. Vendors are requested to tithe 10% of total sales back to the camp.
We always attempt to meet your request regarding type of cabin (family, couples, women, men, co-ed, easy access, tent camping, RV camping) as listed on your registration form. If there is a specific cabin you want to stay in, or you would like to be placed with particular people, please note this in the “Comments” section of your registration form! We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but cannot guarantee placement in specific cabins.
Special Dietary Considerations
Our goal is to serve our campers healthy and delicious food at every meal. There are alternative food choices like non-gluten, vegan, and vegetarian at every meal. However, if you have a special diet, you are the best judge of what you need to eat. There is refrigeration available if you choose to bring your own food.
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