Program Listings

  • CAD $495.00 – Adults (age 19+)
  • CAD $220.00 – First & Second Child
  • CAD $150.00 – Additional Children

Date & Time Details: Arrival Sunday July 30th mid-afternoon. Departure Sunday August 6th after breakfast. Teachers are invited to arrive on July Saturday 29th for set up of your class area.

Location: Dorje Denma Ling

Address: 2280 Balmoral Rd, The Falls, NS, Canada

Dan Schreibman
[email protected]
902-657-9085 Ext. 20

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Family Camp 2023

With To Be Announced

July 30 - August 6, 2023

NOTE: Registration will open as soon as a Family Camp Director has been confirmed.

Family Camp is a magical week for parents and children to spend together with friends old and new at Dorje Denma Ling.

In the mornings there will be engaging programs, arts and crafts for children, while parents and other family members have time for meditation practice, socializing, study, relaxation, contemplative walks, and more. In the afternoons and evenings, families can enjoy the beach, visit a local farm, fly kites, sit around a campfire, sing songs, and play games.

Family Camp continues to be an annual tradition that many parents acknowledge as the highlight of their year. Take the opportunity this year to spend quality time with your family, enjoy sweet summer life, and experience the beauty of Dorje Denma Ling and surrounding area.

Rites of Passage

During Family Camp 2023, Dorje Denma Ling will be offering Rites of Passage. This program is typically for children 8 years of age, but is open for children up to 11 years old.

The Rites of Passage program celebrates the transition from young childhood to a stage where children are ready to take greater responsibilities and begin to develop a more complex awareness of the world around them.  Chogyam Trungpa, the founder of the Shambhala teachings, explained that, at eight years old, children in Tibet are given the task to take care of young animals on which their family depend for survival.

Throughout the week at Family Camp, children participating in Rites of Passage will work with the elements and experience contemplative practices that will help them face the challenges this new stage of life will bring.  The week concludes with the Shambhala Rites of Passage ceremony to which family, friends, and the local Shambhala community are invited.

Pricing for Family Camp

It has been necessary to increase our prices for Family Camp 2020 because our expenses continue to increase. Nevertheless, a family of four can enjoy an all-expenses paid, week-long vacation at Dorje Denma Ling for only $1,350 — a mere $282 per family member. Space is limited. Register now if you can.

Adults 19+: $495 each (all inclusive)
Child 1 & 2: $220 each (all inclusive)
Child 3, 4, 5: $150 each (all inclusive)
Rites of Passage: $60 each for material fee

A Few Instructions for Completing Registration

Since you will be registering for your whole family together, the registration process needs to be completed in two steps:

  1. You will be asked to enter the names and emails for everyone in your family.
    • For children, enter your own email again. This is an important in order to complete the registration for each child in Step 2.
    • The rest of the form will capture your personal information and payment details.
  2. For each person registered in your family group, an email will be sent that has a link to a separate registration form to complete.
    • You will receive an email for EACH of the children your registered.
    • Visit the link for each of the children and complete their personal details: age, dietary needs, medical / health related details, and any special needs, if applicable. (You can skip any fields that are applicable to your whole family.)

By following this process, it helps us know how to assign children to classrooms and support any special dietary and other needs a child may have.

NOTE FOR TEACHERS & KEY STAFF: Register in the same manner as other families. However, select the “E-Transfer or Check” payment option to by-pass having to pay a deposit by credit card. We will adjust your Guest Statement and send you a payment link for the revised amount.

Covid Considerations 

As conditions are as yet uncertain for 2023, we reserve the right to add covid restrictions as may be required. More information will be posted in the spring of 2023.

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