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NWTCA Summer Camp 2017 - August 6-12 at Bodkhang

posted Jul 19, 2017, 12:02 PM by NWTCA ORWA   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 1:10 PM ]

Closing Ceremony

NWTCA Summer Camp closing ceremony and NATA Conference Dinner Party will be held at Bodkhang on Saturday, August 12th. 

Entrance Fees: 
Adult - $10
Seniors, Kids six and under: $5
Delegates, Camp Participants: Free

Doors Open
5:30 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 week long fun. 

Dates: Sunday, August 6th through Saturday, August 12th

Location: NWTCA, 4401 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230


  • Awareness of Tibetan Root and Identity
  • Knowledge of Tibetan History and Government
  • Principles of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology
  • Innovation of Leadership and Teamwork
  • Exercise of Tibetan language, Dance and Music
  • Creativity of Tibetan Traditional Arts & Sculptor
  • Concepts of Science Experiments
  • Cultivation of Joy and Fun
Age Requirement: 
Ages 5 to 16 yrs old, kindergarten to 10th grade.

Click here to register online. The deadline for registration is Sunday, July 16, 2017. Registration is not completed until we receive the payment. A PDF version can be downloaded at

Fee Structure:
  1. Full seven day participation with all field trips inclusive: $50 per child. After deadline $100 per child.
  2. Specific daily participation without field trip: $15 per child. After deadline $20 per child.
  3. Specific daily participation on Apes Cave trip: $25 per child. After deadline $30 per child.
  4. Specific daily participation on Swimming trip: $20 per child. After deadline $25 per child.
Education Director Nawang Kelsang la will collect fees. Check must be made payable to NWTCA and can be mailed to NWTCA Summer Camp, PO BOX 13120, Portland, OR  97213. Registration fee is non refundable unless of medical emergencies.

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 contact Nawang Kelsang la as soon as you know your preferred day for help. 
  • 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. 
Contact Us:
For questions/concerns, please contact our Education Director Nawang Kelsang la at (360) 213-9284 or