Chakra Announcements

Inviting Youth to Travel On the North American Festival Tour

by Manu Dasa

Posted April 25, 2011

ISKCON Youth Ministry is inviting youth from around the world to travel on the 2011 Summer festival tour bus across North America. Three tours: girls 11-15, boys 12-16, and older youth 16-25.

See North America while traveling on a converted tour bus to Ratha-yatra festivals, temples, national parks, camping, hiking, swimming, and making friends with devotee youth from around the world. The ultimate road trip experience. The tours are organized by volunteers for ISKCON Youth Ministry and focus on providing an inspiring Krishna conscious summer camp-on-wheels for teens and young adults, engaging them in devotional service to their full potential.

Kishori Yatra for Girls ages 11-15, June 7-28 - Boys Summer Trip for ages 12-15, June 29-July 27 - Bus Tour for ages 16-25, July 20-August 21 -

Register today. Space is limited. Contact


"I went on six bus tours, and they were the best summers ever." --Chintamoni, California

"[The tour] was AMAZING...what more could you ask for then doing kirtan on beautiful beaches with other sweet devotee youth, eating incredibly delicious prasadam, going site seeing, and the best part, spreading Krsna's Holy name and having SO much fun simultaneously :-)" --Kalindi, Chicago

"It was the most amazing experience of my life. It was not easy, but the best things never are." :-) --Cristie, Chicago

"I was fortunate to be able to go on the tour. I truly feel this project is one of the most important projects ISKCON has to offer. It's totally ecstatic and significant in it's preaching value, and gives our youth (and those not so young) opportunities not to found elsewhere." --Purusartha, Florida

"I loved it so much! I hope to be able to go again sometime." --Krsna Chandra, Toronto

"You bring people together. We are one big family and we get the opportunity to associate this way. So thank you! Having not been raised around devotees it was really nice to connect with others my age who had grown up in similar situations. There was no explaining, watering down by beliefs, asking if the food was vegetarian. It was a simply refreshing experience on that level and I swear the people I met I already knew from another lifetime and we got to finally see each other again." --Radha-Prema, Montreal

"I have to say that my only concern was...why hadn't I gone before?! It was such an amazing and special experience getting to bond with other devotees that I thought I already knew. I made so many close friends and we all got a chance to inspire each other. Being a part of the stage performance was one thing that I absolutely loved. Getting to spread Krsna to so many people who otherwise would have had no clue is such a wonderful privilege that [the organizers] gave me that summer. I was overwhelmed by the response that we got everywhere that we went. We brought a constant party with us and I loved getting to do kirtan any time of the day or night with all the people that I love." --Acyuta Gopi, New York

"Best time of my life :) !!!" --Braja, North Carolina

See photos and videos from previous tours at:

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