Camp Japan

キャンプ 日本


Who says you can’t be a fierce warrior AND a skilled artist?! Not the Samurai!

Holding a Japanese Sword, Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum.

Holding a Japanese Sword, Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum.


Camp Japan is a unique day camp combining martial arts, art and culture. Taught by black belts, artists, musicians, professional educators and more, we offer hands-on experiences for all the five senses. Hosted at a state-of-the-art martial arts dojo, we also go on fun-filled field trips to local museums and parks. Campers bond in an immersive experience for the mind, body and heart, expanding their skills in creativity, fitness, coordination, self-defense, cooperation, leadership, focus and reflection while exploring and having fun!

Highlights from Camp Japan 2013 are shown below, including:

  • Aikido open hand and traditional weapons practice: bokken, jo, tanto
  • Samurai Codes & Armor, Taiko Drumming, Japanese Tea Ceremony,
  • Japanese Anime films & Manga comics, Sumi-e brush painting
  • Relief Printing, Japanese folklore & ghost stories, Daruma Dolls
  • Zen Meditation, Japanese language
  • Eating mochi (rice paste cakes), noodles, sushi
  • Visiting Japantown and the Asian Art Museum

Schedule for Camp japan 2014:

  • WEEK 1: June 23-27; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

  • WEEK 2: August 4-8; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

  • WEEK 3: August 11-15; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

To register online and pay by credit card go to: 

http://bit.ly/1crcDxH

Contact: Daisy Colchie – bewithart@gmail.com


David of SF Taiko teaching taiko drumming to Camp Japan students at Suginami Aikikai, SF

David of SF Taiko teaching taiko drumming to Camp Japan students at Suginami Aikikai, SF

Brush Painting, Tigers at  the Asian Art Museum.

Brush Painting, Tigers at  the Asian Art Museum.

Trying on Samurai Armor at the Asian Art Museum.

Trying on Samurai Armor at the Asian Art Museum.

Weapons Practice Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF

Weapons Practice Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF

Enacting the Tea Ceremony at the Asian Art Museum.

Enacting the Tea Ceremony at the Asian Art Museum.