Camp Japan

キャンプ 日本


Who says kids can't be BOTH fierce warriors and a skilled artists? The ancient Samurai warriors were and you can be, too! Join us for Camp Japan, 2015. Explore the secrets of Samurai warriors and practice aikido, art, music, and more all in one summer camp focused on Japanese martial arts and culture!

 

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 and designed for kids aged 8-14. 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, art, cooperation, leadership and focus. 

Highlights from previous Camp Japan sessions include:

  • 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:

  • June 22-26, 2015; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Online Registration Will Be Available Soon at this Link:

http://bit.ly/1crcDxH

QUESTIONS? 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.