‘Indian Summer’ Documentary Explores Hindu Summer Camp


Indian Summer, a 16-minute documentary about a Hindu Summer Camp in Rochester, N.Y., is online as part of the PBS Online Film Festival.

Watch it embedded below or visit the PBS website to see it.

Indian Summer follows Indian American kids aged 9 to 16 at the Hindu Heritage Summer Camp near Rochester, New York as they pursue a course that offers exposure to meditation, yoga, and the opportunity to learn how to practice Hinduism in a largely Christian country. Campers come from all over the country and many are the only Indian person in their school. They long to make other “brown” friends, to express their religious identity, and to learn from older counselors who are “just like them.”

Watch 2013 Festival | Indian Summer on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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