Kizuna's

Summer
Camp

Program

Kizuna's Summer Camp is a local program for kids ages 7-13 (entering 2nd grade to entering 8th grade), centered on building a foundation of Japanese American culture & heritage. 

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Dates
July 6, 2021 - July 29, 2021
Pricing
$110/participant
Program Highlights
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About Our Camp

Kizuna's Summer Camp is a local program for students entering 2nd to 8th grade, centered on building a foundation of Japanese American culture & heritage.

Our camp is a high caliber program: our counselors are carefully vetted and rigorously trained and have workshops optimized for passing on the Japanese American tradition.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have moved our Summer Camp program online so you may enjoy a summer of Kizuna fun from the safety and security of your own home. Rather than signing up for one on-site week of camp, Kizuna is offering 4 weeks of programming featuring many familiar faces.

Your child will also receive a care package from Kizuna with a Summer Camp t-shirt, journal, and more!
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Please contact info@gokizuna.org for questions regarding Summer Camp.

Interested in applying to be a counselor at our camp? Click here

Program Co-Sponsor

downtown

  • Union Church of Los Angeles
    401 E 3rd St
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
Dates:
  • June 15-19, 2020
  • *9:00am-5:00pm daily
DOWNTOWN

San Fernando Valley

  • San Fernando Valley JCC
    12953 Branford St.
    Arleta, CA 91331
Dates:
  • July 13-17, 2020
  • *9:00am-5:00pm daily
SAN FERNANDO

ANAHEIM

  • Orange County Buddhist Church
    909 S Dale Avenue
    Anaheim, CA 92804
Dates:
  • July 6-10, 2020
  • *9:00am-5:00pm daily
ANAHEIM

WEST LOS ANGELES

  • West Los Angeles United Methodist Church
    1913 Purdue Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
Dates:
  • June 22-26, 2020
  • *9:00am-5:00pm daily
WEST LOS ANGELES

PASADENA

  • Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute
    595 Lincoln Ave #201
    Pasadena, CA 91103
Dates:
  • July 6-10, 2020
  • *9:00am-5:00pm daily
PASADENA

SOUTH BaY

  • Gardena Buddhist Church
    1517 166th Street
    Gardena, CA 90247
Dates:
  • July 20-24, 2020
    July 27-31, 2020
  • *9:00am-5:00pm daily

Culture & Heritage

Summer Camp is a fun and exciting way for your kids to learn about their culture and heritage. We pride ourselves on creating a program that our campers will remember. Example activities include: mochitsuki, Japanese calligraphy, family oral histories, Japanese American values, book readings and much more.

Pricing Information

We know Summer Camp is going to be different for everyone this year, that's why we've reduced the price of camp and given campers more weeks of summer fun.

Group Pricing

Just register more than one person at a time to get a group discount. It can be siblings, friends, family... anyone! Just register more than one person on the same form and the discount will be applied.

Early Bird

Register before the April 30 early bird deadline and receive an additional discount for just signing up early. Can be combined with group pricing for a double discount!

virtual camp rate

$110
per student

Special price for this year's Virtual Summer Camp

*No refunds: fees will not be returned after received.

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A Very Caring STaff

Our staff cares A LOT about our campers. We guarantee that our staff will give everything they have to create a memorable and worthwhile experience for the your kids. We intend for our campers to remember Summer Camp forever.

student learning outcomes

Most newcomers are curious about the workshops and activities that we host at camp.

Our virtual Summer Camp will adapt familiar themes from our in-person Summer Camp programming to ensure that our campers learn about Japanese American values, culture, and traditions such as the ones listed below.

Kansha

We encourage campers to show gratitude to our amazing counselor team and everyone who makes camp happen! We also encourage them to think about the older generations who persevered through hard times and made it possible for Kizuna to exist and keep camp going!

Incarceration Escape Room

Students learn about the incarceration camps that Japanese Americans were put into during World War II. This workshop is highly interactive, where students must complete a series of challenges and clues to “escape” from their unjust circumstances. Whether it is through historical photos, a geographic map of the continental United States during WWII, or through a historical book, all challenges engage the students' imaginations to learn more about this important epoch of American history.

Sekinin

We encourage our campers to understand their impact on their community. Though they may be small now, they still have a responsibility to their friends, family, and counselors to do their best in participating in camp activities!

Empathy

We encourage our campers to understand their impact on their community. Though they may be small now, they still have a responsibility to their friends, family, and counselors to do their best in participating in camp activities!

KIZUNA staff Training

Kizuna's staff training modules are conducted to build a safe, exciting, and learning environment for your child. Our training is an annually held certification program curated and facilitated by Kizuna staff. Here is a sneak peak on what we require and cover with our counselors before the start of any Summer Camp Program.

Background Checks

All of our counselors are required to go through a California Department of Justice level background check and fingerprinting service to ensure that our counselors will create a safe and healthy environment.

training topics

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Professional Behavior

Interested in applying to be a counselor at our camp? Click here

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