Sherman Lake YMCA Camp | Augusta, MI
Sayyid Ali Zaidi
Shaykh Mahdi Rastani
Shaykh Salman Khoja
Sayyid Hasan Naqvi
$225 U.S. Dollars ($275 CAN) (Reduced Rate of $200 ($250 CAN) if booked by June 5th!)
Includes all Food, Activities/Sports, and Accommodations
Payment via Google Wallet, Cash, or Check
Check-in Time: 5pm Friday July 15th
Check-out Time: 5:30pm Sunday July 17th
اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ وَزِينَةٌ وَتَفَاخُرٌ بَيْنَكُمْ وَتَكَاثُرٌ فِي الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَوْلَادِ ۖ كَمَثَلِ غَيْثٍ أَعْجَبَ الْكُفَّارَ نَبَاتُهُ ثُمَّ يَهِيجُ فَتَرَاهُ مُصْفَرًّا ثُمَّ يَكُونُ حُطَامًا ۖ وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ مِّنَ اللَّـهِ وَرِضْوَانٌ ۚ وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ
“Know that the life of this world is mere diversion and play, glamour and mutual vainglory among you and rivalry for wealth and children—like rain, whose growth impresses the farmer. Then it withers and you see it turn yellow, then it becomes chaff. Whereas in the Hereafter there is forgiveness from Allah and His approval and a severe punishment. The life of this world is nothing but the wares of delusion.” (The Qur’an, 57:20)
With life’s problems constantly challenging us, it becomes incredibly easy to lose focus of our true purpose in life. We become distracted by the petty things, consumed by the little things, and immersed in a world of apathy and materialism. This can gradually deaden our souls and leave us feeling imbalanced– as though we have cut our connection to the Divine. Realizing that we are falling off of our path can hit us hard, making us feel exasperated and confused. How do we come back and reconnect? How do we awaken our hearts?
هُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ السَّكِينَةَ فِي قُلُوبِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ لِيَزْدَادُوا إِيمَانًا مَّعَ إِيمَانِهِمْ ۗ وَلِلَّـهِ جُنُودُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَكَانَ اللَّـهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا
It is He who sent down composure into the hearts of the faithful that they might enhance in their faith. To Allah belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is all-knowing, all-wise. (The Qur’an, 48:4)
In the scenic and beautiful atmosphere of Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, we will be making a conscious effort to return to Allah (swt), and to create a spiritual atmosphere in which campers can benefit from the beauty of God’s handiwork. Under the guidance of several scholars, our program will integrate practical methods to achieve proximity to Allah (swt), and to prepare campers to continue on the path of gaining closeness to Him even after we have returned home inshaAllah.
وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّـهِ جَمِيعًا أَيُّهَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
Rally to Allah in repentance, O faithful, so that you may be felicitous. (The Qur’an, 24:31)
At Camp 313, we will try to reignite a passion to worship our Lord and to burn brilliantly in His light: rekindling our souls in the first step to becoming unbreakable servants of God and true followers of our Imam (ajf).