We are very happy to be able to offer family camp again this year. This will be our second year holding the program in Oregon. “A New Tomorrow” Family Camp is based on Education for Life principles and spiritualized family life. Laurelwood is located about 30 minutes west of the Ananda Temple in Beaverton and about 45 minutes west of Portland, Oregon. The center is nestled among bucolic rolling hills, verdant forests and rich farmland.
The camp is a place to deepen spirituality in your family; to joyously relax with your children; and to share experiences with other families who have similar values. As a parent you will learn the art of nourishing your own and your children’s innate spirituality. Your children will learn about living in harmony and attunement with others and with nature through yoga, games, art, theater, stories, music and other activities.
Reserve early for family camp! Space is limited.
We will have tent or room-stay options. All meals are provided.
This retreat is led by Living Wisdom School teachers and the Directors of Education for Life International, Nitai Deranja and Usha Dermond.
A few highlights of this retreat include:
- Separate classes for parents and children
- Overnight camping trip for older kids
- Optional daily sadhana (yoga & meditation)
- Group hiking, swimming and walks
- Art, music & nature activities
- Delicious, family-friendly vegetarian meals
- A beautiful, rural setting
This program is open to all people ages 1-101.
Application: A $50.00 per person payment is required to reserve your space. Children 4 and under are free when accompanied by a parent at all times.
Make checks payable to:
Ananda Center at Laurelwood
Family Camp for a New Tomorrow
38950 SW Laurelwood Road
Gaston, OR 97119
“The week of Family Camp was so bonding, relaxing, enlightening, and calming. It was very difficult to integrate back into normal life –and it took at least 10 days — but what’s more important, I DID NOT WANT TO integrate back into my old life. I have still kept some of the practices learned during Family Camp and have incorporated them into my life.”
“Activities for the kids, while you have an adult yoga & meditation class. You come out of class only to find your children have been taken care of, served dinner, and you can sit down to a wonderful dinner yourself –and you don’t have to do dishes! Beautifully planned.”
“The children and I had a wonderful time during Family Camp 2012. It was a perfect blend of family time, classes, separate parent and children activities, as well as free time. Mornings began with optional meditation and yoga. The vegetarian cuisine was delicious and was enjoyed by my children as well. We never felt rushed or bored; the energy flow was peaceful, harmonious and uplifting. We are very much looking forward to camp again next summer!”
— 2012 Family Camp participant
“Years ago, our family went to An Education for Life Family Camp. To this day, that event is still one of the greatest memories we have of our family together. The kids had a fantastic time and so did we. Everything was taken care of. I did not have to cook or think about cooking, it was just a time to nurture our family, our spiritual parenting, and to be with people we truly connected with on a deep level.”
— H.G. parent of two college-age students