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“With love, one will enjoy harmonious
relations; with
harmonious relations,
there will be peace.”

-Jing Si Aphorism By Master Cheng Yen


Our Humanistic Education Department plans and hosts a variety of camps such as Spring Camp, Summer Camp, Winter Camp and International Summer Camp. We aim to enhance children’s interpersonal skills through fun, interactive group activities while helping them build good character, develop self–esteem, and acquire self-management skills for life.


1920 S. Brea Canyon Cutoff Rd, Walnut, CA 91789

Ben Tu
909.895.2125 ext 3011
[email protected]

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Upcoming Camps

Discover what’s on the horizon and locate your nearest camp event


2022 Winter Camp

In our Winter Camp, children learn about the abundance of products bestowed by nature, understand the urgency of vegetarianism, and cultivate a compassionate heart that cherishes auspiciousness. It is hoped that through this project, everyone can contribute to the protection of the earth. 

New Programs

Tzu Chi USA’s Life Science Garden

Tzu Chi’s Life Science Garden is located on the Tzu Chi Education Campus in Walnut, California. This little paradise is open to the public every Wednesday and Saturday, and all of the hands-on activities offered are suitable for both children and adults. As you continue to invest your love and care into the garden, you’ll witness the wonders of the natural world as leaves unfurl, and you attain the rich returns given by nature.  

Tzu Chi USA’s New Environmental Protection Education Center

Tzu Chi’s Environmental Protection Education Center is a space dedicated to appreciating the natural world and the interconnectedness of all life. At the Center, various activities are available for guests to explore. Through these engaging activities, one can learn about ways to conserve and protect the Earth’s resources, and recycle effectively. 

Tzu Chi Sprout Volunteer Program

The Tzu Chi Sprout Volunteer Program provides children with an opportunity to learn and grow through experience. By participating in various volunteer services, one can discover the true meaning and value of helping others. The program’s first phase includes volunteering at the Life Science Farm and gradually extends to other projects. Depending upon the number of volunteer hours logged per year, participants may be eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), honoring the contributions of young community volunteers.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

Tzu Chi Education Foundation is a President’s Volunteer Service Award-certified organization. It is qualified to apply for the President’s Volunteer Service Award on behalf of Tzu Chi Sprout volunteers who have completed eligible service hours. During a period of 12 months, Tzu Chi volunteers who complete a minimum of 26 hours of service (5–10 years old) or a minimum of 50 hours (11–15 years old) may apply to Tzu Chi Education Foundation’s Humanities Office by January 15 each year with their volunteer service certificate and related documents.

Our Camps

International Camp

Tzu Chi Summer Camp (TCSC)

Our international summer camp provides students from Tzu Chi Schools in Taiwan the opportunity to experience different cultures and broaden their horizons. The program guides participants to become independent thinkers and compassionate leaders through the camp diverse curriculum that includes English Language instruction, history tours, volunteer work, and humanistic culture classes.

Spring Camp

In celebration of Spring, our first camp of the year offers fun activities and volunteer experiences. Children can learn to appreciate everything around us, they can build up new friendships, and discover the joy of helping others while cultivating the spirit of love and gratitude.

Summer Camp

Date: 2024/6/17 – 8/2
Ages: 5-11 (K-6th grade)

Tzu Chi Summer Camp provides a rich and diverse curriculum, aimed at expanding children’s exposure and horizons in academics, physical fitness, and various talents

Our camp offers academic courses such as vocabulary, grammar, reading, and mathematics to assist children in reviewing and transitioning to the new school year. For higher grade students, we have planned Pre-Algebra, reading and writing workshops to make sure they get prepared for the new curriculum. 

Our camp also offers a variety of enrichment classes to cultivate exploration in various talent fields. Through these courses, students can enhance their confidence, creativity, and collaboration skills, and prepare well for the new school year. 

To complete the enrollment, please fill out the forms and mail/ drop off the payment check at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Education Foundation main office.

To complete the enrollment, please fill out the forms and turn in with a check in the main office.

Winter Camp

A vegetarian diet can keep us healthy, protect our planet, and purify our minds. In this special epidemic period, human beings respect the common life on earth, cherish the environment, and cultivate a vegetarian lifestyle. By getting close to nature, learning environmental protection and ecology courses, observing the growth process of plants, and experiencing the ecological wonders of nature and the endless cycle of life. 

This year, we will have an Environmental & Ecological Workshop, Ecological Chinese, Eco Drawing and Design, and other classes for Kindergartener to 6th grade children.

To complete the enrollment, please fill out the forms and mail/ drop off the payment check at the Buddhist Tzu Chi Education Foundation main office.