Summer 2018 Information
We regret that we will not be holding Tibetan Camp in 2018 so that we can continue to re-evaluate our program and staffing. We appreciate the dedication of all of our Tibetan Camp children, volunteers, families, and close friends who are loyally assisting us in determining the camp’s future. Please check back at the end of 2018 for a further update on Tibetan Camp.
Tanager Lodge Tibetan Camp is a one-week summer program for Tibetan children. Located in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York State, the camp, which began in 2004, provides an opportunity for Tibetan girls and boys (ages 9 to 15) to broaden their understanding of Tibetan culture and gain an appreciation for the natural world. A limited number of adult volunteers are also welcome.
The focus of the camp is on traditional camp and Tibetan activities, building community, and wilderness living. The camp is reached by motorboat ride across beautiful Upper Chateaugay Lake, leaving behind roads, telephones, television, computers, and electricity. We sleep in tents, swim in the lake, and eat our meals on open porches. Healthy outdoor living allows everyone to take full advantage of the rewarding program.
See Lucas Lobe’s short film on Tibetan Camp on vimeo.
Tanager Lodge Tibetan Camp on NPR
Thanks to Tsering Yangzom for a terrific 5-minute story on Tanager Lodge Tibetan Camp. It was first broadcast on NPR on October 16, 2007, the day before the Dalai Lama received the Congressional Gold Medal.