Summer Teen Camp

July 22 – 28, 2018, Tehachapi, CA

Tuition: $750
Scholarships are available!  Contact for more information.

To register for summer camp, download and fill out the application below:

Email it to:

Or mail it to: Tools For Peace 75. South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105.

About Camp

Tools for Peace Summer Teen Camp is located on 475 acres of beautiful forest in the mountains of Tehachapi, CA. Teens stay in cabins and tents with counselors and peer mentors, returning campers who are on their way to becoming counselors.

Accepting only 40 applicants, 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.

Check out what past campers have to say.

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 meditation, 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, swimming throughout the week.

Evenings at camp provide fun and festive activities including campfires, movie nights, and karaoke.

Sample Schedule

7:30 am   Breakfast
8:00   Morning Circle
8:15   Yoga
9:00   Stop, Breathe & Think workshop
12:00 pm   Lunch
1:00   Enrichment Activities (Art, Sports, Swimming, and Yoga)
3:00   Music
4:30   Community Sand Mandala / Crafts
6:00   Dinner
6:45   Free Time
7:15   Evening Activity and Snack (Campfire, Movie Night, Karaoke)
10:00   Bed Prep, Cabin Time
10:30   Lights Out

Transportation to and from camp is provided from central locations in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area

To inquire about our camp counselor positions, visit our Employment Opportunities page for further details.