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Family Dharma Camp 2017

Welcome to the 4th Annual Family Dharma Camp 2017!

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 1-4, 2017

Friday evening to Monday morning
This year Family Camp coincides with Light of the Path Retreat at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mtn, NC

With guidance from Geshe Gelek, Family Dharma Camp 2017 will be the first in a four-year series: 
Practicing the Six Perfections with a Bodhichitta Attitude.

Children will learn how to develop Loving Kindness and Compassion throught the perfections of Generosity and Ethical Discipline.
We'll learn together how to create pure motivation to give to others both teachings, love, protection and objects as well as explore
what it is to protect our body, speech and mind in order to benefit others.

Camp Activities Include:

  • Exploring nature
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Arts & Crafts, Games and Sports
  • Talent Show
  • Cool college counselors
  • Campfire & S'mores
  • Focused Programming for ages 5-12
  • Options for children under 5 yrs of age
  • Jr. Counselor Opportunities for ages 13+
  • 2.5 full days, 3 nights in the Mountains!

Dharma-Related Activities Include:

  • All Light of the Path Retreat Teachings open to parents: Take Teachings from FPMT's Spiritual Director Lama Zopa Rinpoche!
  • Family time during meals and evenings
  • Children will:
    - Learn prayers and mantras
    - Understand the meaning of Bodhicitta
    - Receive Teachings based on Shantideva's Text
  • Animal Liberation and Tibetan rituals
  • Advice and encouragment from Sangha

Camp Fees include room/board plus eight delicious vegetarian meals:

  • 12-adult = $178
  • 3-12 = $129
  • 0-3 = Free!

(At least one parent/guardian must attend with children under age 18)

Financial Aid:

  • Offered 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 are offered freely and supported through donations.

Donate here!



Important Things to Know Before You Register:

Registration closes July 4th. First Come, First Serve




We look forward to an exciting and meaningful camp experience with you!


With Folded Hands,

Christy Batts

Family Dharma Camp Facilitator


Scholarship Information

This year, the Kadampa Center is pleased to offer financial aid in the form of partial scholarships for those who sincerely need financial assistance. (See Form Below) Allocation of camp scholarships is determined primarily by gross income. Extenuating circumstances may also be taken into account, such as sudden medical bills, deaths in the family, and so on.  

The scholarship committee follows the FPMT ethical policy which includes: Ethical relationships, right speech, ethical finances, and non-discrimination. All information in this application will be considered confidential and will be destroyed after consideration.

Application Requirements

In order for this application to be considered a deposit of $30 is required. If your application is not accepted, you may use it toward full camp fees or have it refunded. Once this registration is submitted AND a $30 deposit received, our scholarship committee will determine the amount of your scholarship. Please allow time for the committee to review your application, you will receive notice before or by August 1st.