Friendship Mountain Day Camp


  • Monday through Friday
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Campers aged 7 to 11

About Friendship Mountain


Developing the stability of character and confidence to succeed in all situations is a lifelong process that begins in childhood.


Friendship Mountain teaches self-discipline, courtesy and stewardship so that children may see the character and maturity in their actions, and learn to value and trust it.


Friendship Mountain Day Camp is a special week to make friends, have fun, and learn meditation and mindfulness. Campers bake, paint, tinker, fold origami, build with Legos, play with water, get crafty with hot glue, hammer and nails, balance on a slack-line, run an obstacle course, and cultivate the garden.


Campers often report that Friendship Mountain is their favorite camp all summer! The counselor-to-camper ratio is 1:4. 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 camp and staff.

Children need not come from Buddhist households. 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 prepare and serve their own snacks, clean up after their activities, and leave every location they visit better than they found it.


Mindfulness games and activities, meditation, and Zen Buddhist chanting, such as the Loving Kindness Sutra, are shared each day.



If you have questions, email


Return Registration

(and $195 if paying by check) to:

Friendship Mountain at AZC
740 Tolman Creek Road
Ashland, OR 97520

Friendship Mountain Camp Registration
Download registration form here. Fill out and return with payment to 740 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. If you pay for camp online, note that on your form.
FriendshipMt Reg.pdf
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