Adventure on Friendship Mountain

  • Campers aged 12-15
     
  • Dropoff Monday 9:00am
     
  • Pickup Friday 3:00pm 

 

Is your middle-schooler ready for the biggest adventure of their summer? For five days, campers will live and support each other in close-knit peer groups, completely unplugged, on a joyful adventure of self-discovery. Swimming, hiking, campfires, waterfights, and sleeping under the stars.

 

Campers often report that Adventure on Friendship Mountain is their favorite camp all summer! The counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:3. Campers spend time every day with a counselor in Small Group, with 3 or 4 other children their own age, creating the opportunity for each child to make deep connections with a small peer group and a counselor, as well as with the whole group.

 

Developing the stability of character and confidence to succeed in all situations is a lifelong process that blooms in adolescence. On Friendship Mountain, we treat ourselves, others, and each thing with respect and kindness, and make this attitude our good habit.

 

Adventure on Friendship Mountain teaches self-discipline, courtesy and stewardship.

 

Children need not come from Buddhist households. Adventure on Friendship Mountain teaches that our life is full of friendly joy if we treat ourselves, others, and each thing with kindness and respect. Camp activities, responsibilities, and friendships will facilitate making this attitude our good habit. These values are Zen Buddhist, and they are universal.

 

Campers help prepare and serve their own food, clean up after their activities, and leave every location they visit better than they found it.

 

Mindfulness activities and meditation upon waking take place each day.

 

For more information: aofm@ashlandzencenter.org