Under the Bodhi Tree

Under the Bodhi Tree

Take a turn under the Bodhi Tree at Peace Camp to promote World Peace. For one 24-hour period at camp there will ALWAYS be someone sitting under the Bodhi tree! Campers of all ages are encouraged to sit. Sitting for World Peace is our prime directive. Are you fit to sit? Campers (and kids too!)…

Beginning Anew Ceremony

Beginning Anew Ceremony

One of the special traditions that we have at Peace Camp is the Beginning Anew Ceremony. This ceremony is about taking the time and space to fully express our hearts to our family. Life is unpredictable and typically families get too busy with regular daily life to say what really matters. So once a year…

Be A Bodhi

Be A Bodhi

Many hands make light work. Our camp is run by All of Us, and together we make a week in the woods run smoothly. We have many important areas of responsibility at camp, and in the spirit of the Bodhisattva, everyone new and experienced has an opportunity to participate. Explore our list of Bodhisattva Practice Opportunities…

Be a Camp Counselor

Be a Camp Counselor

Camp Counselor at Peace Camp is a unique experience. It is an experience in presence, engagement, meditation and reflection. You can’t get this experience anywhere else but Peace Camp. For counselors, camp is an opportunity to cultivate your spiritual center while experiencing and interacting with Zen Buddhist families and clergy in an outdoor, cooperative setting….

What is Peace Camp?

What is Peace Camp?

Peace Camp is an annual outdoor all-ages retreat in the woods. It is 100% run by campers and organized by the Zen Buddhist Temple located in Ann Arbor Michigan. This Zen Buddhist retreat fosters a sense of peace, happiness, and nature awareness among campers of all ages. Campers work together in community and experience the Buddha’s…

The Peace Camp Committee

The Peace Camp Committee is the governing body of Peace Camp. We are tasked with the activities that ensure Peace Camp is run well and delivers the outcomes for which it has been created.  As with our regular family program, the Peace Camp Committee leverages our core values to guide us to achieve our shared…