Hindu Youth Summer Camp - Organized by Sadhu Vaswani Center  New Jersey, USA



Ankit Shingala - Co-Director

Ankit  is thrilled to be a part of HYSC Staff for 2018. This will be his fourth year of camp where he was previously a Cabin Head for two years. He is full of enthusiasm as he is ready to spread his joy and love for the Hindu culture to the counselors and the campers. HYSC opened up his eyes to all of the great things that our culture has to offer. He believes that it is crucial to stay connected to one’s heritage as it is the gateway to gaining a positive influence in one’s life. Ankit graduated from the Academies@Englewood and is now attending Lehigh University where he is in an Integrated Business and Engineering program with concentrations in Biomedical Engineering and Finance. He is also involved in the Lehigh University Association of Student Alumni, Consulting Club, and is on the Board of Directors of the Residence Hall Association. Ankit strives to do what he believes is best for the camp and goes out of his way to help any counselors and campers that are in need of any assistance. As a result, he is fully ready to take on his position on staff and work with them as well as the committee, campers, counselors, and volunteers to make HYSC 2017 memorable for all.  .



Neha Mahtani - Co-Director

Neha is very excited to be one of the new additions on the staff this year. She attended camp in 2015 as a counsellor and in 2016 was promoted to the role of head counsellor. She was born and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados and graduated from Harrison College in Barbados in 2015. She is now a sophomore at Rutgers University where she is studying Public Health. Culture is something that is very important to Neha, therefore, she has always been drawn to activities that allow her to better connect with her heritage. She is the Programming Chair of the Association of Indians at Rutgers and loves that she can take the lessons she learnt from her years of attending camp and apply them to her everyday life and activities. She is grateful for the opportunity and ability to give back to camp this year. Neha has also been dancing ballet and jazz from a very young age and now enjoys teaching the dance club and fitness club at camp the past two years. She has also spent her last two years on bhajan committee and looks forward to teaching bhajans and singing with the campers during pujas this year. Neha feels that it is important to be a role model for all the kids and counsellors attending camp and is looking forward to working with the staff, HYSC committee, counsellors, volunteers and the HVR staff this year in order to make camp an enriching and fun experience for everyone!.


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