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Accepting Registration for Summer Camp 2019

posted May 13, 2019, 8:16 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated May 13, 2019, 9:02 PM ]
Summer Camp for Tibetan School age children was envisioned and pioneered by NWTCA, in 1998. A week long overnight camp was held at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, a secluded several acreage land with modern facility in Washington State.

In 2007, under the guidance and partnership with Office of Tibet the format changed to Tibetan Junior immersion camp open to all participants from North America. Since 2015, NWTCA, once again took the sole responsibility; the venue has changed from overnight structure at camp Wa-Ri-Ki to a Day structure camp at our Bhodkang, for the reason of cost effectiveness and space availability. The summer camp is open to all Tibetan children regardless of NWTCA membership. It is for imparting valuable lessons of Tibetan culture and tradition to our younger generation, besides nurturing friendship and a weeklong fun. For a change, Summer Camp 2019 will be a combination of both Bodkhang and Camp Wa-Ri-Ki. 

Date Location
Sunday, August 4 Bodkhang
Monday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 7 Camp Wa-Ri-Ki
Thursday, August 8 Field Trip to Portland Children's Museum
Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10 Bodkhang (Closing ceremony)


  • Awareness of Tibetan Root and Identity
  • Principles of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Reading, writing and speaking Tibetan
  • Dance and Music
  • Creativity through Tibetan Arts, Sculptor
  • Cultivation of Joy with friendship - Fun with Sport Day, Swimming, Field Trip, etc.

Age Requirement:

  • Ages 6 to 15 yrs old

Fee Structure:

  • Full seven days participation with all field trips included: $175 per child ($200 per child after deadline).
  • Specific daily participation: $35 per child ($40 per child after deadline).

Registration and Fee:

  • Online Registration or Paper Registration
  • Registration deadline is Saturday, July 6, 2019.
  • Registration form must be completed and paid in full by the deadline.
  • Payment can be made by check or cash.
  • Registration fee is non refundable unless of medical emergencies. 
  • Check should made payable to ”NWTCA".
  • Mail your form and check to - NWTCA, PO BOX 20667, Portland, OR 97294 
  • Form and fee can be handed over directly to Education Director Sonam Choezom also. She will be at Bodkhang on July 6 from 9 am through 2 pm.

Parental Duty:

  • Food preparation and camp event helpers are needed throughout the summer camp program. Please commit one day for kitchen duty and one day as event helper. Please find a suitable substitute if you are personally not available.
  • Please note: Adults and Children attending lunch meals will be charged $5 unless registered as Students, Teachers, Camp Counselors, BoD, or Parent helpers of that particular day.
  • Out of State Applicants: You are responsible to arrange your child’s Host family and other necessary arrangement during the week of Summer Camp.

Terms of Agreement:

  • Participation in the camp is completely voluntary. NWTCA will take utmost care of the participants during the camp. However, NWTCA will not be responsible or liable for unforeseen circumstance such as accident or injury to participants.
  • Parents will be notified to pick up their child in the event of an accident or illness during his/her presence at the camp. 
  • NWTCA, camp organizers and volunteers will not be responsible for participants' loss of personal items.
  • Parents will be notified to pick up their child if she/he engages in destructive behavior and disturbs the peace of the camp.
  • NWTCA reserves the right to accept or deny applications. 

Any questions or concerns, please contact:

Online Registration

Registration deadline is Saturday, July 6, 2019.

Make your check payable to "NWTCA" and mail it to NWTCA, PO BOX 20667, Portland, OR 97294

NWTCA Education Director Sonam Choezom la at 360-487-0173 or email