Shambhala Sun Camp

15 July 2017 - 25 July 2017

A great experience for children aged 10-16!

Sun Camp takes place in an open field where campers take time away from their busy day-to-day lives to experience living simply in a natural environment. Campers live in tents, assist in the preparation of food and the maintenance of camp, and live with one another. Sun Camp draws on military forms, like wearing a uniform and raising flags, based on the idea that discipline and camaraderie can be used to conquer aggression and produce peace and cheerfulness.

In addition, there are one or two short meditation sessions a day as well as hiking and other traditional camp activities like campfire songs, marshmallow roasting, and talent night. Camp culminates with a capture-the-flag game requiring training, discipline, teamwork, and a sense of humor. Living and practicing together in this way, cooking, eating, working and playing together in a multicultural context, allows campers to discover themselves, their world, and each other in a unique and genuine way

For more information, dates, payment and applying see:

Practical Information

Shambhala Sun Camp - July 18 - July 25

This program starts on Tuesday 18 July after lunch and ends on Tuesday 25 July before lunch. Please respect this in your travel consideration.

IMPORTANT: each meal and each night outside the “Sun Camp” Program (including CCW & ROW) need to be registered at Dechen Chöling in order to assure your kids are well fed and have a place to sleep!

For Prerequisites of the different programmes see:


Cadet Command Workshop - July 15 - July 18

The Cadet Command Workshop is a three day program for 14 to 16 year olds who have previously attended Sun Camp.

During this leadership training CCW participants set up the container for Sun Camp, preparing and taming the ground before the rest of the participants arrive. They are trained to take on leadership positions during Sun Camp. Therefore CCW applicants must attend the Sun Camp immediately following.


Rites of Warriorship - July 25 - July 27

Rites of Warriorship is a two day program that marks the participant’s entry into adulthood. Like other coming-of-age rituals, the proceedings of this program are secret. The program officially begins the day Sun Camp ends, but Rites of Warriorship participants who are eligible are strongly encouraged to attend the week long Sun Camp immediately before Rites of Warriorship. This programme begins approx 17h on July 25 and ends approx 17h July 27

For more information and to register please visit the Shambhala Sun Summer Camp Website or contact us at