Family Camp

August 16th—August 24th (2014)

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  • $400 per parent Full Tuition
  • $180 for first child Tuition Assistance 1
  • $120 for each additional child Tuition Assistance 2
Program Registration is Closed.

Above Prices Include ALL Meals and Accommodation!

An annual tradition that many parents acknowledge as the highlight of their year. Take the opportunity to gather together with the whole family, enjoy the qualities of sweet summer life, and experiencing the beauty of Dorje Denma Ling and the surrounding area.

In the mornings there will be engaging programs for children while parents and other family members have time for meditation practice, social time, study, relaxation, contemplative walks, and more. In the afternoons and evenings there will be both structured and spontaneous family activities including going to the beach, visiting a local farm, flying kites, enjoying evening campfires, singing, and games.

Tell your friends about Family Camp! It's a warmhearted and contemplative space to play and learn with other families.

Those attending Family camp are welcome to join the practice of the week-long meditation retreat, also happening at the same time. Meditation instruction available for those new to meditation.

To register, please click on the "Registration" button below or call us at (902) 657-9085

Prices include accommodation, meals, tuition & some materials. 

$400 per parent

$160  for first child

$120 for each additional child

If you wish to set up a payment plan, after finishing your registration please call the registrar at DDL to set up the payment schedule.

Gyatso Lodge has double and triple rooms with shared hallway bathrooms.  The huts, dorm tents and cabins have 2 - 8 occupants and share an outdoor bath-house.  

All program costs at Dorje Denma Ling are workable. We can provide a payment plan of up to 6 months, and we also match all scholarships that local Shambhala Centers grant to help their members attend programs. If you have any questions about the financial aid or payment plans, please contact us at 902-657-9085 or via email at [email protected] at least two weeks before the program begins. Please note that we cannot arrange tuition discounts at registration.


Deposits will be refunded up to 30 days prior to the program, less a 10% administration fee. Deposits will be 50% refunded up to 10 days prior to the program.  There is no refund of deposits for cancellations less than 10 days before the start of a program.

Please complete an individual registration from for each member of your family that will be attending Family Camp.  When registering as a parent please Indicated in the 'comments section' the name each of your child(ren) that will be coming.  As well when registering each of you child(ren) in the 'comments section' please list the names of parents/caregivers that will be attending. . It is also important to fill out the 'requested roommate' section of the registration form with all of the individuals that will be staying together.