Summer camp at Shofuso is designed to be enjoyed as independent thematic weeks or as a five week journey through the arts and culture of Japan for 3rd through 6th graders. At the end of each week, there will be a culminating event for parents and friends when campers will showcase their skills in the visual, performing or martial arts as well as leading a tour of the house and garden. Click here to see our adventures from past years!
Please note: registration for 2016 is open and members save $25 per week per registrant!
2016 Camp Calendar
(Click on each week to be taken to the weekly registration pages.)
Campers will take a tasty tour of Japan during this week long camp. From sushi to sweets, campers will roll up their sleeves to create culinary masterpieces. The week will focus on Japanese food traditions as well as turning food into art in the form of decorative bento boxes.
During this week, campers will explore the lives of the samurai. The samurai were not only warriors but they explored haiku, ikebana and other art forms. Campers will be introduced to samurai techniques from the River of Life Martial Arts Center while participating in martial arts, fine art and other exciting workshops.
Campers will explore the tastes, sounds, games and traditions of Japanese festivals. During this week, each day will celebrate a specific holiday from Tanabata (the Star Festival) to Otsukimi (the Moonviewing Festival). The week will culminate in a festival for parents and friends.
From Taiko to J-Pop, campers will explore the sounds of Japan. During this week, musicians from Kyo Daiko will teach kids to play taiko drums. Campers will build a variety of instruments while learning some surprising facts about their origins and uses.
Campers will take inspiration from the heroes and heroines of popular manga and anime to develop their own character. During this week, we will use a variety of drawing techniques that define the world of manga while creating our own stories of adventure.