Dear Members and Friends,

Please see below message from SRF Youth Services -


Dear Friends,

We are happy to inform you about the new SRF Summer Day Program SRF for youth and teens in Encinitas, CA. It is a unique opportunity for children and teens to be immersed in Master’s teachings with SRF monks and nuns and lay disciple volunteers. They will enjoy engaging classes and activities, while having fun and enjoying fellowship with their SRF peers. Families from out-of-state and out of the country have begun to register their children and teens in our new program for Master's young devotees.  


Through the practice of monastic-led Energization Exercises, meditation, satsangas, and other programs exploring Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, youth will be able to discover the inner strength so needed in today’s world in order to make choices that lead to a deeply satisfying inner and outer life. There will also be a special pilgrimage outing to spend time at the SRF Encinitas Hermitage and meditation gardens, where Paramahansa Yogananda lived and communed with God for so many years. In addition, there will be numerous interactive activities that make use of an amphitheater, music room, technology lab, science room, conservation hiking trail, basketball court, and soccer/track field.  


On one day there will be a special program for parents that includes a meditation, class and satsanga. The rest of the week parents can enjoy the SRF meditation gardens, J Street Chapel, and the beach.  


The programs will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at the Encinitas Country Day School, a 20-acre campus that borders a lagoon. It provides the feeling of being quietly secluded, while being easily accessible to nearby towns. 

Registration Fee and Scholarships

The registration fee is $250, which includes all activities and lunch. For those who prefer to bring their lunch, the fee is $225. Scholarships are available to cover part or all of the registration fee for those who need financial assistance.  


A list of campgrounds, motels and hotels is available on the SRF website.     If you have any families in your group with children in this age range, would you please tell them about the new SRF How-to-Live Summer Day Program?  If they have questions, we would be happy to speak to them directly.  They can contact the Youth Services office at (818) 549-5160 or by email at youthservices@Yoogananda-SRF.org.  


Please click here to download the flyer which is helpful to give to families. It has essential information about the Summer Day Program, including the SRF website where they will find the online application, scholarship request form, and other information.  

Thank you very much for informing families about this special opportunity for their children.  

In divine friendship,

Youth Services