Dharma Rain - Dharma Camp
Letter to Campers
January 23, 2013
Hello Campers and Family,
It's that time again! Our seventeenth Dharma Camp is coming up soon.
Please take a moment to consider your summer plans.
We hope Mandala on the Mountain is part of them. Time after time it has
to be an excellent opportunity for youth to discover something about themselves,
their friends, and the Dharma.
Long days full of laughter, swimming, art, sports, activities, skits and
songs are all basically predictable. If you know something about this camp,
you might guess that it also involves having real conversations with new
friends, trying meditation, chanting and silence, building relationships
and community, learning about Buddhism, finding out something more about
yourself and what you are really capable of. If you have been to Mandala
on the Mountain before, you remember that this all takes place in an environment
of mutual respect, care, and joyous delight. But there is also something
else… So come join us and see what will happen this time around.
Like last year, Mandala on the Mountain will be held amongst Camp Adams’ woods
and streams. Camp Adams is about an hour from Portland, near
The dates for this year are
July 14-20, 2013 for all campers.
Click here to fill out a registration
form. Multiple youth from one family need multiple application forms. Notice
all the forms have been combined
so you only have to fill out one form for each young person. Please
fill out all the information.
Early registration closes May 1st. For the past several years, more people
have wanted to attend camp than we were able to accommodate. Therefore,
we will give out the available spaces on May 1st, so please get your registrations
and the $25 deposit sent in before then. After May 1st the prices will go
up, and there is no guarantee that a space will be available.
The prices have changed for families who are not members of either Dharma
Rain or ZCO. A $25 deposit is due with the registration, and is included
in the cost. Click here for membership information.
|Before May 1
|May 1-July 1
If you have not attended Mandala on the Mountain in the past, there will
be an interview so that we can make sure that this camp will be a good fit
for you or your child, and vice versa. This can be done either in person
or over the phone. Please contact us to arrange an appointment. Transportation
to camp can be arranged from area airports or train stations for youth coming
from greater distances.
Confirmation letters will go out in early May. The confirmation letter
will include a map to Camp Adams, a list of what to bring, and other hints
A limited number of partial scholarships may be available to those who
register early and who have been to camp at least once before. Please consider
a donation to the scholarship fund, to enable a less-priveleged youth to
attend camp. If you are interested in donating for this, you can do it on-line
with your registration, or just send a check to:
Mandala on the Mountain
2539 SE Madison
Portland, OR 97214
Please make sure you write “Camp Scholarship” in the memo field
so we know your intent. Registration forms may also be printed and sent
to the above address.
If you heve any questions about camp, please contact
the Center, or email
me at [dharmacamp at dharma-rain.org].
Looking forward to seeing you this summer,
Dharma Camp Registrar