Academic Schedule 2017

Class Schedule, Description, Location

Grade K-2
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
In the Spirit of Hajj
Learn about Hajj and the Ka’bah through stories and crafts.
Teacher: Alya Bukhari
DANCE HALL
Class 2
9:40-10:40
Stories of the Hijra
This class will engage with the seerah by learning some details of one of the most dramatic episodes of the Prophet’s (S) and early community’s life.
Teacher:  Zeena Mubarak
DANCE HALL
Class 3
10:50-11:50
Camp Arts & Craft Session
Creating beauty via art.
ARTS & CRAFT C
Room 1

 

Grade 3-4
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
Camp Arts & Craft Session
Creating beauty via art.
ARTS & CRAFT C
Room 1
Class 2
9:40-10:40
ROPES ROPES
Class 3
10:50-11:50
Stories of Inspirational Muslim Women
Teacher: Rukayat Yakub
ROCK SHOP

 

Grade 5-6
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
99 Scramble
Campers will search the grounds for reflections of the Asma ul Husna. Winners take all!
Teacher: Yasin Ahmed
REC HALL
Class 2
9:40-10:40
Camp Arts & Craft Session
Creating beauty via art.
ARTS & CRAFT C
Room 1
Class 3
10:50-11:50
ROPES ROPES

 

Grade 7-8
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
Faith and the Environment: A Dive into an Ecological Fable“The Animals Lawsuit against Humanity” is a vivid story written by a spiritual teacher in 10th century Iraq.  It discusses many of the themes that are prevalent today regarding our concern for the environment.  We will explore the fictional story as well as come up with practical ways that we can help solve part of the environmental crisis in the modern world.
Teacher:  Haseena Sahib
ROCK SHOP
Class 2
9:40-10:40
The Importance of choosing the media you consume carefully
-How media shapes our perceptions and markets to our hearts.
-How the subconscious interacts with the heart and affects our behavior.
-Reclaiming your heart and arming it to decipher illusion from truth.
-Getting back to Allah as a believer.
Teacher:  Khalil Ismail
ROCK SHOP
Class 3
10:50-11:50
Champions of Faith and Why Our Story Matters
Sharing stories of youth-driven volunteerism and faith.
Teacher: Haroon Ullah
LINDENDOME

 

Grade 9-10
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
Struggle in the Seerah
In this class, we will learn about the Prophet’s (S) emotional decision to leave his home of Mecca. We will use this to draw closer to the Prophet (S) by exploring instances of difficult departures in our own spiritual autobiographies.
Teacher: Zeena Mubarak
ARTS & CRAFT
DECK
Class 2
9:40-10:40
Roots Set Firm: Cultivating Iman
In the Qur’an, we read, “Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude: A goodly saying is as a goodly tree, its root set firm, its branches reaching into heaven, giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord.” Strong faith is the basis for our spiritual well-being and is especially important in complicated times such as ours. In this session, we will explore how to nurture our faith and how it relates to beautiful character.
Teacher: Adam Lotfi
REC HALL
Class 3
10:50-11:50
The Importance of choosing the media you consume carefully
-How media shapes our perceptions and markets to our hearts.
-How the subconscious interacts with the heart and affects our behavior.
-Reclaiming your heart and arming it to decipher illusion from truth.
-Getting back to Allah as a believer.
Teacher:  Khalil Ismail
REC HALL

 

Grade 11-12
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
Journey of the Heart
How to cultivate faith that blossoms in your heart.
Teacher: Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes
CANTEEN
Class 2
9:40-10:40
13 Reasons Why Not?
Campers will cover several topics relating to teen issues in small groups. Diversity welcome.
Teacher:  Yasin Ahmed
ARTS & CRAFT
ROOM 2
Class 3
10:50-11:50
Great Expectations: Qur’anic conception of our journey through the dunya
The Qur’an distinguishes between multiple stages of life: this life (al-dunya) and “the final” (al-akhira). As we journey through this life, we turn to the Qur’an for guidance on what constitutes the life well lived. This session will look at how the Qur’an describes this life (al-dunya) and what lessons it carries for us in shaping our own path through it. There will be lots of specific verses referenced for your contemplation so best to come ready with your favorite translation to follow along and empower yourself for future study.
Teacher: Amin Venjara
GYMNASTICS PAVILION

 

College

College class ends 10 minutes earlier so that Counselors can transition their campers to their next class

SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:20
Seekers of the Well – Building Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience in the Trump Age ARTS & CRAFT ROOM 2
Hagar/Hajira (ra), mother of Prophet Ismail, wife of Prophet Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with them both) is one of the most revered women in Islamic history. A significant ritual act performed during Hajj is the Sa’i or running between the mountains of Safa and Marwa seven times, commemorating Hagar’s journey in search of water and sustenance for baby Ismail. As a result of her unshakeable belief in God’s mercy, the well of zamzam miraculously appeared providing nourishment and relief for her and Ismail in an otherwise barren desert. This well continues to flow to this very day and it is Hagar’s faith, conviction and sacrifice in the face of insurmountable odds which continues to serve as an important lesson for Believers worldwide. During this time of heightened bigotry and violence towards Muslims, it is crucial that we remember these powerful lessons of fortitude. It is imperative that we discover our own symbolic wells and sources of inspiration which can nourish us during times of anxiety and despair. These wells may appear in the form of self-love, self-care and self-compassion. This workshop will offer an overview of the importance of self-care and strategies for healing and personal growth.

Teacher:  Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad

Class 2
9:40-10:30
Sacred Journeys Through Beloved Lands with Noble Souls

This class will discuss the special status of the beloved lands of Mecca and Medina, as well as the lives of the noble Companions, in light of the Prophetic Seerah/biography.  Join us for an informative and inspiring commentary about how sacred physical and spiritual journeys can ignite true love for Allah, His Messenger and our Ummah.
Teacher:  Omer Bajwa

CANTEEN
Class 3
10:50-11:40
Mobilizing Our Community for Good

Listen to Tarek’s inspirational story of founding Celebrate Mercy and some of the impactful projects that the organization has taken on to organize the Muslim community around good causes – responding to hate with humanity. Learn what it takes to be an impactful person on the grassroots level.

Teacher: Tarek El-Messidi

CANTEEN

Adults: Choose Session A or B for each class session

Adult A
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
How to Develop Grit

This class will involve team building/groups exercise called networked ropes.  Grit is perseverance and persistence. It is what the Prophet embodied, it is an unwillingness to wilt, complain about one’s current state. It’s the ability to accept your reality and make the best of it, never wishing you were somewhere else, or in someone else’s shoes.

Teacher: Haroon Ullah

PRAYER PAVILION
Class 2
9:40-10:40
Tale of Two Journeys: Lessons from the Night Journey and Ascension and the Migration to Medina

There are two foundational journeys in the life of the Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) — his night journey (al-‘isra’) and ascension (al-miraj) and his migration to Medina (al-hijrah).

Many scholars are of the view that these two journeys happened within a year of one another. However, few have reflected on the interrelationship between them. This session seeks to take on that task by examining the comparative lessons of these two pivotal journeys in the life of the Prophet and and what lessons they offer us as we chart our own course through the journey of life.

Teacher: Amin Venjara

PRAYER PAVILION
Class 3
10:50-11:50
Sacred Journeys Through Beloved Lands with Noble Souls

This class will discuss the special status of the beloved lands of Mecca and Medina, as well as the lives of the noble Companions, in light of the Prophetic Seerah/biography.  Join us for an informative and inspiring commentary about how sacred physical and spiritual journeys can ignite true love for Allah, His Messenger and our Ummah.

Teacher: Omer Bajwa

PRAYER PAVILION

 


Adults: Choose Session A or B for each class session

Adult B
SATURDAY
Class 1
8:30-9:30
Race and Racism in U.S. Muslim Communities

This class offers a brief overview of how race shapes the history of Islam in the United States, in particular focusing on the legacies of African American Muslim women and how they have influenced contemporary U.S. Muslim identities, culture, and politics. We will discuss terms and concepts from the scholarly fields of Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Studies to address the rise of anti-Muslim racism in the U.S., as well as racial dynamics within U.S. Muslim communities themselves.

Teacher: Sylvia Chan Malik

DINING HALL PATIO
Class 2
9:40-10:40
Seekers of the Well – Building Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience in the Trump Age
Hagar/Hajira (ra), mother of Prophet Ismail, wife of Prophet Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with them both) is one of the most revered women in Islamic history. A significant ritual act performed during Hajj is the Sa’i or running between the mountains of Safa and Marwa seven times, commemorating Hagar’s journey in search of water and sustenance for baby Ismail. As a result of her unshakeable belief in God’s mercy, the well of zamzam miraculously appeared providing nourishment and relief for her and Ismail in an otherwise barren desert. This well continues to flow to this very day and it is Hagar’s faith, conviction and sacrifice in the face of insurmountable odds which continues to serve as an important lesson for Believers worldwide. During this time of heightened bigotry and violence towards Muslims, it is crucial that we remember these powerful lessons of fortitude. It is imperative that we discover our own symbolic wells and sources of inspiration which can nourish us during times of anxiety and despair. These wells may appear in the form of self-love, self-care and self-compassion. This workshop will offer an overview of the importance of self-care and strategies for healing and personal growth.Teacher: Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad
DINING HALL PATIO
Class 3
10:50-11:50
Race and Racism in U.S. Muslim Communities

This class offers a brief overview of how race shapes the history of Islam in the United States, in particular focusing on the legacies of African American Muslim women and how they have influenced contemporary U.S. Muslim identities, culture, and politics. We will discuss terms and concepts from the scholarly fields of Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Studies to address the rise of anti-Muslim racism in the U.S., as well as racial dynamics within U.S. Muslim communities themselves.
Teacher: Sylvia Chan Malik

DINING HALL PATIO

 

SATURDAY ELECTIVE for ADULTS

2-3 pm Art Elective Arts & Crafts Area
4-5 pm Photography Walk Sofia Iqbal Meet in Prayer Pavilion

 

Grade K-2
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Songs for Young Hearts
Teacher: Sumayyah Bilal
ARTS & CRAFT B
Class 2
10-11 am
A Traveler’s Journey
Experience the religious and spiritual significance of traveling through storytelling and activitiesTeacher: Alya Bukhari
ARTS & CRAFT B

 

Grade 3-4
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
A Traveler’s Journey
Experience the religious and spiritual significance of traveling and Hajj through storytelling and activities.Teacher: Alya Bukhari
DANCE HALL
Class 2
10-11 am
Stories of the Hijra

This class will engage with the seerah by learning some details of one of the most dramatic episodes of the Prophet’s (S) and early community’s life.

Teacher:  Zeena Mubarak

DANCE HALL

 

Grade 5-6
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Great Lessons from Hajj for Life
Teacher: Rukayat Yakub
ROCK SHOP
Class 2
10-11 am
Faith and the Environment: A Dive into an Ecological Fable

“The Animals Lawsuit against Humanity” is a vivid story written by a spiritual teacher in 10th century Iraq.  It discusses many of the themes that are prevalent today regarding our concern for the environment.  We will explore the fictional story as well as come up with practical ways that we can help solve part of the environmental crisis in the modern world.

Teacher: Haseena Sahib

ROCK SHOP

 

Grade 7-8
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Roots Set Firm: Cultivating Iman
In the Qur’an, we read, “Seest thou not how Allah coineth a similitude: A goodly saying is as a goodly tree, its root set firm, its branches reaching into heaven, giving its fruit at every season by permission of its Lord.” Strong faith is the basis for our spiritual well-being and is especially important in complicated times such as ours. In this session, we will explore how to nurture our faith and how it relates to beautiful character.
Teacher:  Adam Lotfi
REC HALL
Class 2
10-11 am
Great Lessons from Hajj for Life
Teacher: Rukayat Yakub
REC HALL

 

Grade 9-10
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Individual or Societal Journey to Allah
Are we on the journey to Allah as individuals? Or is the whole community in a journey to Allah? Of course the answer is both, but we are going to debate why the answer has to be both in order to understand our religion.
Teacher:  Kaiser Aslam
ARTS & CRAFT A
ROOM 1
Class 2
10-11 am
Journey of the Heart
How to cultivate faith that blossoms in your heart.
Teacher:  Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes
ARTS & CRAFT A
ROOM 1

 

Grade 11-12
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Champions of Faith and Why Our Story Matters

Sharing stories of youth-driven volunteerism and faith.
Teacher:  Haroon Ullah

GYM PAVILION
Class 2
10-11 am
Gems from the Prophet’s Early Life
Practical stories from the Prophet’s childhood and pre-revelation years for our own hearts and communities.
Teacher:  Tarek El-Messidi
GYM PAVILION
ollege
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Circles of Meaning: From Iblis to Adam (alayhis salam)

Campers will learn the difference between form and meaning.  Five major meanings to understand the states of human beings will be covered.  Students will be asked if the path to Allah is really so linear.
Teacher: Yasin Ahmed

CANTEEN
Class 2
10-11 am
Race and Racism in U.S. Muslim Communities

This class offers a brief overview of how race shapes the history of Islam in the United States, in particular focusing on the legacies of African American Muslim women and how they have influenced contemporary U.S. Muslim identities, culture, and politics. We will discuss terms and concepts from the scholarly fields of Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Studies to address the rise of anti-Muslim racism in the U.S., as well as racial dynamics within U.S. Muslim communities themselves.
Teacher: Sylvia Chan Malik

CANTEEN

 

Adults: Choose Session A or B for each class session

Adults A
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Stations of Love
Muhabba, or love, is one of the greatest stations in the spiritual journey. What is it? What are some of its major signs? How is it achieved? These questions will be explored in this session.Teacher: Adeyinka Muhammad Mendes
DINING HALL PATIO
Class 2
10-11 am
Tale of Two Journeys: Lessons from the Night Journey and Ascension and the Migration to Medina
There are two foundational journeys in the life of the Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace) — his night journey (al-‘isra’) and ascension (al-miraj) and his migration to Medina (al-hijrah).Many scholars are of the view that these two journeys happened within a year of one another. However, few have reflected on the interrelationship between them. This session seeks to take on that task by examining the comparative lessons of these two pivotal journeys in the life of the Prophet and and what lessons they offer us as we chart our own course through the journey of life.Teacher: Amin Venjara
DINING HALL PATIO

 

Adults B
SUNDAY
Class 1
9-10 am
Seekers of the Well – Building Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience in the Trump Age

Hagar/Hajira (ra), mother of Prophet Ismail, wife of Prophet Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with them both) is one of the most revered women in Islamic history. A significant ritual act performed during Hajj is the Sa’i or running between the mountains of Safa and Marwa seven times, commemorating Hagar’s journey in search of water and sustenance for baby Ismail. As a result of her unshakeable belief in God’s mercy, the well of zamzam miraculously appeared providing nourishment and relief for her and Ismail in an otherwise barren desert. This well continues to flow to this very day and it is Hagar’s faith, conviction and sacrifice in the face of insurmountable odds which continues to serve as an important lesson for Believers worldwide. During this time of heightened bigotry and violence towards Muslims, it is crucial that we remember these powerful lessons of fortitude. It is imperative that we discover our own symbolic wells and sources of inspiration which can nourish us during times of anxiety and despair. These wells may appear in the form of self-love, self-care and self-compassion. This workshop will offer an overview of the importance of self-care and strategies for healing and personal growth.

Teacher:  Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad

PRAYER PAVILION
Class 2
10-11 am
Milestone on the Journey

Understanding what Allah says about life stages in the Qur’an. Do our journey to Allah always have to be focusing completely on life after death? What about individual fulfillment on this journey? How do we succeed in seeing milestones as milestones and not destinations?

Teacher:  Kaiser Aslam

PRAYER PAVILION