Bamboo Camp in Kodaikanal


The Bamboo Camp is a 4 days immersive learning experience that offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of bamboo construction and sustainable living, while engaging in a unique self-inquiry in the company of an international team of mentors. The Camp takes place in Kodaikanal.


The Bamboo Camp is perfect for anyone who wants to gain skills and hands-on experience working with bamboo, one of the most eco-friendly building materials, while also exploring various aspects of sustainable living. It is for anyone who is concerned about building a more environmentally sustainable world.

An essential aspect of building a more sustainable world is the quality of the consciousness we bring to it.  Our outer environment – whether built or natural – reflects the state of our inner awareness. 


The Bamboo Camp will take place over 4 days, covering full day intensive sessions offered daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.  The sessions are offered according to two areas of focus, as follows:


Bamboo is an eco-friendly natural resource known for its rapid growth. As a core component of the Camp, participants will gain the basic knowledge, skills and practice needed for bamboo construction, as well as technologies that use bamboo in combination with other local materials.  Sessions include:

  • Theory and practice of working with bamboo
  • Treating bamboo against insects
  • Bamboo carpentry: bending, cutting, joineries, split and weave bamboo
  • Bamboo construction

After learning basic skills in bamboo technology, participants will help in making a bamboo structure and learn the know-how of building construction. 


Kodaikanal is a hill town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s set in an area of granite cliffs, forested valleys, lakes, waterfalls and grassy hills. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the town centers around man-made, star-shaped Kodaikanal Lake, bordered by evergreen forest. Rowing boats can be hired, and hikers and cyclists follow the 5k Lake Road path around the shore.

Elevation2,133 m

Weather17°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 70% Humidity

Avg. summer temperature19.8 °C (67.6 °F)

Avg. winter temperature8.3 °C (46.9 °F)

Sex ratioM 51% F 49% /

Day 1

09:00 – 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 12:00 Introduction about Kodaikanal and bamboo; the material and its properties, it’s Application and matters relating to its use in construction.

12:00 – 12:30 Visiting the location

01:30 – 05:00 Intro – Tools/Joins/Bending/Techniques / Fish mouth Joineries

Day 2
09:00 – 05:00      Intensive practical work put your skills to the test!

06:00 – 07:00 Camp fire and drum circle

Day 3
09:00 – 05:00      Practical work on construction

Day 4
09:00 – 05:00      Practical work on construction

04:30  – 05:00     Closing Discussion

Things to bring for the workshop, (Optional)

  • Loose and comfortable clothes for Site Work;
  • Air Mask;
  • Ear plugs;
  • A Cap;
  • Eye Protective Goggles;
  • A Book and a Pen
  • Bed sheet
  • Tarch light
  • Tent (if possible)


Programme Rate: 13500 Rs. * Includes:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Kodaikanal
  • All food 4 days (3 vegetarian meals a day)
  • Costs of local excursions within Kodaikanal
  • Use of local transport in Site
  • Certificate of attendance

Terms: 50% deposit of workshop fee required on booking with balance payable prior to commencement of workshop.

  1. Cancellation: Up to 2 weeks before workshop commencement we retain 25% of total fee due.
  2. From 2 days to workshop commencement we retain the 50% total fee.
  3. Notes: All booking communication is completed in writing by email.
  4. Auroville has a strict no alcohol or drugs policy. Anyone disregarding these rules will be requested to leave the community immediately and no refunds will apply.
  5. Facilities: Interns should not expect much comfort. Basic facilities and needs will be provided for.
  6. Accommodations:  basic shared rooms or Tents (3-4 per room)
  7. Transportation within Kodaikanal transport will provided
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Per Person
Available Tickets: 100
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Jun 21 - 24 2023


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


₹ 13,499.00


Bamboo Centre


Bamboo Centre
+91 83009 49081
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