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Children's Weekend Aikido Camp - June 7th and 8th

This is an exciting opportunity for our students. Children who attend this event always return to their home dojos with renewed enthusiasm for their Aikido training and many stories to tell. The camp is designed to be fun but focused. The camp gives students the opportunity to learn from some of the best Aikido instructors in the world while training with kids from other dojos.

What Is It?
The Children's Aikido Camp is an annual weekend event sponsored by our federation. This event has been held every year for more than 20 years. Children attend from all of the federation children's Aikido programs in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, California (us) and Western Canada.

Who Can Attend?
All Orange County Ki Society students may attend as long as they have been training for at least 3 months prior to the camp.

What Will Be Taught?
The children train Aikido in classes taught by the federation's senior Aikido instructors. Additional activities will include swimming, outdoor activities and application of Ki principles to sports. A sample of what has been taught in the past includes basketball, soccer, frisbee, juggling, hip hop and baseball.

Where Will the Camp Be Held?
The camp will be held at the federation headquarters dojo in Portland, Oregon. This is one of the finest Aikido facilities in the United States.

When Will the Camp Take Place?
The camp will be conducted the first weekend in June: June 7th and 8th. The camp activities begin at 9:00am on Saturday morning and end about 2:30pm on Sunday afternoon.

What About Meals and Sleeping Arrangements?
Meals are provided during the camp and all students eat together as a group. All students sleep in the headquarters dojo on the mat. Sleeping pads are provided. A sleeping bag is required.

What About Supervision and Safety?
Senior Aikido instructors supervise all activities including training, meals and sleeping arrangements. In addition, "group leaders" are assigned groups of 4 to 6 children. These group leaders are responsible for the students in their group. Our instructors include a physician and several RNs. They will be present during the entire camp.

What Is the Cost of the Camp?
One child is $85.00 if registered before May 16th. $90.00 thereafter. Additional siblings are $55.00. The camp fee includes everything for the weekend except transportation, which is addressed below.

Orange County Logistics
It is possible to fly or drive to this event. The drive from Orange County to Portland is about 950 miles and has a drive time of 16 hours. Flight duration is 2 hours to Portland. The drive from the airport to the headquarters dojo is approximately 30 minutes.

If parents wish to send children with the Orange County instructors, we will be taking an approved group by plane, leaving Friday and returning Sunday evening. These children will travel with the instructors on the same flights, and will be chaperoned by the instructors the entire weekend. This group will meet at John Wayne airport, pass through security together and remain together until we return on Sunday evening when parents will pick up the children at John Wayne airport.
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