WELCOME TO

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP!

weekly schedule

Week 6: Culmination Week

This is the last week of camp and we have to celebrate our campers for being with us for 6 whole weeks! There will be games, dancing, sappy send-off messages, an exclusive premiere of a short story video, and a ceremony for our 8th graders. Families are encouraged to participate in some of these activities.

spirit week: Kizuna gear

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
Morning Session
11 AM PST

We are playing the ~ Summer Camp Team Trivia Game ~

We've met so many wonderful Counselors these past 5 weeks of camp. Do you think you remember all of them?? What about the Directors? Maybe even...Staff? We'll see how much you know about our awesome Summer Camp Team in this two-day trivia game.


Join us for Lunch!
Lunch Time With...
12:30 PM PST
ANAheim

Join these Counselors for lunch! It's a great time to talk, catch up, play more games, and just have a good time.

Afternoon Session
4 PM PST

Writing Thank You Letters to our wonderful Counselors <3

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
Morning Session
11 AM PST

We are playing the ~ Summer Camp Team Trivia Game ~

We've met so many wonderful Counselors these past 5 weeks of camp. Do you think you remember all of them?? What about the Directors? Maybe even...Staff? We'll see how much you know about our awesome Summer Camp Team in this two-day trivia game.



Join us for Lunch!
Lunch Time With...
12:30 PM PST
pasadena

Join these Counselors for lunch! It's a great time to talk, catch up, play more games, and just have a good time.

Afternoon Session
4 PM PST

Dance Workshop with Special Guest Instructor!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
Morning Session
11 AM PST

The whole family is invited to the premiere of Yokai Avengers: A Cultural Tale! A few weeks ago, campers submitted some amazing story ideas and their own original Yokai for Kizuna’s Cultural Tales mini-movie!

Kizuna will premiere Yokai Avengers: A Cultural Tale and hold a fun interview with the actors and producers from the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) and Cold Tofu Improv Group.

Join us for Lunch!
Lunch Time With...
12:30 PM PST
west la

Join these Counselors for lunch! It's a great time to talk, catch up, play more games, and just have a good time.

Afternoon Session
4 PM PST

Final Session:
Camp Highlights
Celebration of Our Graduating Campers
Send Off from the Summer Camp Team <3

videos by week

All our amzing Daily Broadcast and Rajio Taiso videos were created, edited, and directed by Aya Shigenaga, Kihomi Sasaki, and Marisa Katsuda.

Session Video Password: kizooma

Culmination Day

day 18 Afternoon session

This is the Final Session. In this session, we celebrate all the wonderful moments we share. We also have an exciting nicknaming ceremony for our graduating campers! Thank you for joining us this summer, everyone!

day 18 Morning session

Join us for the advanced screening of Yokai Avengers: A Kizuna Cultural Tale! After the screening, we have a fun Q & A session with our partners from JACCC and Cold Tofu.

week 5: community Graditude

In Week 5, campers will learn how they can express “kansha,” or gratitude or appreciation toward the people in their lives. The activities in this week are practices which campers can use in showing their gratitude moving forward.

day 15 afternoon session

Director Shishi is coming back with a new team for The News, a Webinar session about showing gratitude to the places and people around us.

week 4: community events

In Week 4, we want to highlight some great community events people work hard to put together. This week, we’ll have our campers learn about Tanabata and Obon dance moves. It’s unfortunate that a number of them have been cancelled or postponed because of the global pandemic. But we still get to engage in the spirit of these events by having fun together!

day 12 afternoon session

This week, we talked a lot about festivals and how there are a lot of activities that you could do and could go watch if in-person festivals were still a thing at the moment. Well, we are bringing you a virtual festival called The Palooza! Join us in celebrating all many wonderful festivals all at once in this session.

Counselors Fried Bryce, Rad Dog, and Caveman come back with more friends to do different challenges. Fried Bryce and Caveman do one more eating competition, but at what cost.

week 3: community cares

In Week 3, campers learn that sharing is caring, and food is the best thing to share with people. We’ll be showing food as not only something that’s super yummy but also something that can bring people together. Campers will not be making any dishes. But we hope to inspire campers to think more about the significance behind food.

Day 9 AFTERNOON broadcast

Counselors Koko and Lala close out Day 9 of Summer Camp in pie-spirits!

*also featuring a special appearance from Counselor Doctor Momo

Day 9 AFTERNOON SESSION

Get ready for The Feast! Counselors Fried Bryce, Rad Dog, and Caveman go head to head in 5 rounds of food challenges. There are lots of laughs, screams, and tears.

Day 9 morning broadcast

Counselors Koko and Lala present Kizuna Summer Camp News! ☕ ☀️

Counselors Stitch and MOP (yes it has to be in all-caps) lead this morning's Rajio Taiso and bust out some classic moves while they're at it!

Day 8 Afternoon broadcast

Counselors Pickle, Lil J, and Dumptruck Princess Stacey close out Day 8 of Summer Camp with this waterful broadcast!

Day 8 Morning broadcast

Counselors Pickle, Lil J, and Dumptruck present ✨ Kizuna 🌟 Summer Camp 💫 News!

Counselor Shady Cadey and Lil J lead this morning's Rajio Taiso!

Day 7 Afternoon broadcast

Counselors Gohan and Princess Stacey close out Day 7 of Summer Camp with this broadcast!

Day 7 Morning broadcast

Counselors Gohan and Princess Stacey present Kizuna Summer Camp News in their snazzy hats!

Counselor BearClaw and Riceball lead Rajio Taiso from outside their homes and doing the most to stay safe while they're out there.

week 2: community cares

Kizuna has a long standing tradition of teaching campers about philanthropy, or putting their compassion and empathy into action. In Week 2, we push campers to realize that they have the power to make their communities thrive by getting involved as participants, doing simple acts of kindness and contributing their ideas to a story.

Day 6 afternoon broadcast

Counselors Winnie the Pooh and BearClaw close out Day 6 of Summer Camp with this broadcast!


They remind us to stay safe and practice social distancing~

Day 6 Morning broadcast

Counselors Winnie the Pooh and BearClaw present Kizuna Summer Camp News!

Favorite Counselor and his crew lead an high-energy Rajio Taiso today! You will need to have comfy clothes and lots of water for this one.

Day 5 AFTERNOON broadcast

Counselors Riceball and Benihana close out Day 5 of Summer Camp with this broadcast!

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Day 5 Morning broadcast

Counselors Riceball and Benihana present Kizuna Summer Camp News!

Counselors Hi-Chew and lead Rajio Taiso with a TikTok twist today!

Day 4 Afternoon broadcast

Director Dairy Queen and Counselor King Shawn close out Day 4 of Summer Camp with this broadcast!

Remember wind down with the cover of Beautiful Girls by B.o.B

week 1: welcome to the community

This week is all about playing games and getting to know each other better. You'll have the opportunity to explore the question “Who am I?” through these icebreakers. Then, by the end of week, you'll starting thinking about the idea of community, exploring the question – Who are we?

Day 3 afternoon broadcast

Counselors Hi-Chew and Momo close out Day 3 of Summer Camp with their Top 10 Plays for  Virtual Summer Camp!

Day 3 Morning broadcast

Counselors Hi-Chew and Momo present Kizuna Summer Camp News!

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Director Chicken Katsu and her grandmothers lead Rajio Taiso today!

Day 2 Afternoon broadcast

Counselors Marshmellow and Harry Potter close out Day 2 of Summer Camp with this broadcast!

Day 2 Morning broadcast

Counselors Marshmellow and Harry Potter present Kizuna Summer Camp News!

Counselors Tonkatsu and Katsu Curry join Director Chicken Katsu in leading Rajio Taiso today!

Day 1 AFTERNOON broadcast

Directors Chicken Katsu, Homi, Ooohmz, Shishi, Papaya, Maxy Waxy, and Dairy Queen close out The First Day of Summer Camp with this broadcast!

Day 1 Morning SESSION

Counselors of Gardena break the ice with this fun game of Human Bingo! This is the start of a wonderful summer. :')

Day 1 Welcome broadcast

Camp Directors welcome our campers and counselors to Virtual Summer Camp! They have important Ground Rules that will help everyone have a super fun summer camp. Additionally, Director Chicken Katsu starts our Rajio Taiso morning routine that we'll do everyday of camp.

meet the directors of summer camp

Kizuna's Staff, Camp Directors, and Counselors are excited to welcome old and new friend to our Virtual Summer Camp!