Join us at Western Washington Bahá’í Summer School, where we immerse ourselves for a few days in Bahá’í culture, engage in social discourse, spiritual conversation, music, arts, fun, and fellowship; and learn to transform ourselves and our communities!
The theme this year is Hope in the Family and Racial Unity.
Some activities you can look forward to include inspiring and engaging classes and workshops for all ages, arts, conversation on social issues, upbeat and uplifting sing-alongs, camp fires, sports and games, swimming, boating, delicious food cooked by the camp chef, time for prayer and meditation, and wonderful fellowship.
RECREATION AT CAMP BURTON
The Good Time Cabin
* Ping pong, foosball, and air hockey tables.
* Sports equipment and board games.
* Camp also has a playground, tire swing, basketball court and tetherball.
* The Good Time Cabin and its contents are communal, and we ask that you share and clean up after yourself.
* There are several miles of trails in Burton Acres behind Camp and we hope you enjoy them all, please do not litter along the way. Maps are available at the Camp Office.
* If you prefer pavement, the “Loop” our neighborhood road is a pleasant 3 mile walk.
* Fires can be enjoyed only in our campfire circle, at the beach, inside the lodge or on the lodge deck fireplace with permission from Burton Management.
* If a burn ban is in place, you will be notified.
* Firewood provided, you light.
* Ensure that fires are extinguished cold before leaving them unattended.
* Camp Burton has waterfront property, which may be accessed at any time by taking the trail to the left of the lodge.
* We ask that you do NOT go in the water unless a lifeguard is present.
* Minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
Boating and Swimming
* Boating and swimming are allowed only with a lifeguard on duty. Camp Burton lifeguards are available when scheduled in advance.
Children / Youth Classes
Classes for youth, children and junior youth are conducted by age group (typically 0-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15 and up). Teachers may use a variety of materials including the Teachers’ Toolbox: Lessons for National Bahá’í Schools (developed by the National Office of Education and Schools at the U.S. Bahá’í National Center).
Taking inspiration from the highly successful youth conferences held around the globe, this year’s school will be very hands-on and participatory in nature. While we will have great introductory talks by some excellent speakers, the focus will be more on actively developing our own capacities for service to our communities and others. What better way to do that than in workshop type collaborative learning environments that provide opportunities to interact with groups of varying sizes and characters? With the support and accompaniment provided, you will be amazed at what we all have to learn from one another!
Using the arts to further explore the spiritual concepts in the program. Think not of music, dance, drama, the visual arts, etc., as optional activities. Regardless of one’s ability level, the arts can facilitate deeper understanding and make learning both more fun and more effective. Workshops this year will include arts in devotional programs.
Schedule coming soon.