July 28 – August 3, 2019
Big Bear Retreat Center
Scholarships are available!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Applications due by May 31, 2019. All applications are first come, first serve.
English: Camp Application English
Spanish: Formulario de Solicitud Espanol Camp Application Spanish
Tools for Peace Summer Teen Camp is located at Big Bear Retreat Center. Teens stay in cabins and tents with counselors and peer mentors, returning campers who are on their way to becoming counselors.
Summer Teen Camp has an incredible 1:3 counselor to camper ratio. Summer Teen Camp staff is made up of talented, professional artists, musicians, athletes, and trained facilitators who are dedicated to serving teens.
Our camp chef provides tasty, wholesome, well-rounded meals, and is prepared to accommodate a wide variety of dietary needs. There are always abundant and generous portions, plenty of choices, and delicious desserts.
A DAY AT CAMP
Each day at camp begins with breakfast and morning circle, where teens and staff come together to go over the schedule and share “shout-outs” of appreciation.
The morning continues with yoga and the Stop, Breathe & Think workshop, where teens learn to settle their minds to work with difficult emotions and thoughts, and practice mindfulness to direct and hold attention. They also practice cultivating compassion to develop a broader point of view, and actively listen to and communicate with each other. The Stop, Breathe & Think workshop offers sitting and active mindfulness activities, dynamic small group discussions, and engaging activities that enable teens to connect with each other in a safe and supportive environment.
Afternoons at camp are full of enrichment activities like sports, yoga, music, art, crafts, and the creation of a Tibetan Community Sand Mandala. There are many opportunities for teens to go hiking and swimming throughout the week.
Evenings at camp provide fun and festive activities including campfires, movie nights, and karaoke.