Friendship Mountain Summer Day Camp

June 26-30, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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.

 

Registration will open Spring 2023

 

For ages 8-10

$350/camper

 

Limited, partial scholarships may be available to families of limited means.

 

 

Friendship Mountain Day Camp is a special week to make friends, have fun, and learn meditation and mindfulness. Campers paint, tinker, fold origami, build with Legos, play with water, get crafty with hot glue, build life-size structures, 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! Campers spend time every day with a counselor in Small Group, 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.

 

All counselors and volunteers have received innocculation for Covid-19. We ask the same of campers. If your camper has any sign of illness we ask that you keep them home.

 

Registration will open in the Spring. We create an intimate, safe and trusting community of campers and our commitment to each camper includes keeping the group small.

 

If you have questions, email fm@ashlandzencenter.org

 

 

 

Camp fills up fast. If you wish, you may fill out the early interest form here to receive advanced notice when registration opens.

 

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