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Family Dharma Camp 2016

Registration is Closed

Please Email Facilitators to be Waitlisted



Friday, May 20, (All day) to Sunday, May 22, (All day) 2016

A unique camping experience for families of all types to experience the Dharma together!

**The deadline to register is Sunday, March 20 
This year’s theme is Vajrasattva -- Transforming Difficulties into Learning & Growth. Children and adults will explore how we can work with negative emotions and past harmful actions in a positive way by applying the 5Rs: 
  • Reliance
  • Regret
  • Remedy
  • Resolution
  • Rejoice.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recites Vajrasattva.

We will learn together how to move beyond self-blame and guilt by facing difficulties with courage, thoughtfulness, and a caring attitude toward ourselves and others.

Camp Activities Include:  

  • Exploring nature
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Talent Show
  • Cool college counselors
  • Campfire & S’mores
  • Ga-Ga Ball (2015 Campers favorite activity by far!)
  • Focused Programming for ages 5-12 and Options for children under 5 years of age
  • Counseling Opportunities for ages 13+* and teen exclusive activities; teens interested in counseling must attend required trainings.

Dharma-Related Activities Include:

  • Family time together in the Gompa
  • Short meditations for kids and adults
  • Learning prayers and Vajrasattva’s mantra
  • Learning the meaning behind practices like setting up an altar and doing prostrations 
  • Dorje Khadro fire puja 
  • Advice and Encouragement from Kadampa Center’s inspiring Sangha
  • Dedicated sessions for adults to discuss bringing Dharma into family life.

Camp fee is the cost of Room/Board plus 6 delicious vegetarian meals:


In Lodge

Tent Camping (new this year)

Adults & Teens 13+



Campers age 6-12



Campers age 3-5 



Campers age 0-2



*at least one parent/guardian must attend with children under age 18
This year, The Kadampa Center is pleased to offer financial aid in the form of partial scholarships; those who sincerely need financial assistance are encouraged to apply within the registration form. 
As with all spiritual programming at the Kadampa Center, to ensure that it is accessible to everyone, dharma teachings and activities will be offered freely and supported through donations.
Please contact Camp Facilitators if you have questions or would like to be put on the Waitlist!
Family Camp will be held at Camp Agape, located on more than 600 acres of beautiful rolling hills, cascading streams, and diverse forests. Just 50 minutes from downtown Raleigh, it offers comfortable accommodations, dining to meet dietary needs as well as indoor and outdoor meeting spaces in a secluded setting ideal for spiritual renewal and meditation.
This event will be held at: 
Camp Agape
Location at Kadampa Center: