Buddhist Peace Camp


Peace Camp is

A yearly outdoor camp organized by the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom to help participants develop a sense of peace, happiness, and nature awareness. This mission is realized as campers work together in a Buddhist community and experience the Buddha’s teachings in an outdoor setting.


Peace Camp 2014 Information

Friday July 24 - Wednesday July 29, 2015


A yearly outdoor family camp organized by the Zen Buddhist Temple - Ann Arbor and the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom, Peace Camp is held about 20 miles west of Ann Arbor at the Friend’s Lake Community on Long Lake near Chelsea, Michigan. This beautiful wildlife sanctuary covers over 90 wooded acres adjacent to undeveloped state land.



Camp programs focus on learning about peace and happiness from the Buddhist perspective of the interrelationship of all things, and offer a deep and enriching immersion in sangha life. Activities emphasize fun, mindfulness, cooperation, and appreciation for animals and plants while seeking to balance structure and spontaneity.

The daily camp schedule includes yoga, morning and evening Buddhist services, circle time, work practice, organized crafts, games, and nature activities. Free time activities include swimming, boating, hiking, or rest! Each evening there is music and stories around the campfire. Adults can gather for meditation in the mornings before the children awake, and study groups and dharma talks are held later each day.


Camp is cooperatively guided by a volunteer staff of parents, counselors, friends of the temple and its members. All are committed to a Buddhist path of meditation and mindful living.

All adults are encouraged to consider themselves staff members and to participate in helping to run camp.


The cost of camp (see registration form) includes vegetarian meals and snacks, supplies, and a campsite to pitch your tent. Full and partial scholarships are available and no camper will be denied participation for lack of funds.

Space at camp is limited. Priority is given to sangha members and other practicing Buddhists, and those who register for the entire 6 days.


For more information contact:

Zen Buddhist Temple -
Ann Arbor
1214 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-6520


Join us at Peace Camp online

Peace Camp online is for campers and other sangha members. Once you join you will be able to view & upload photos from camp, participate in forums, be part of the planning process, and go to Peace Camp any time you wish!

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