COVID 19 Response

ECK's Summer Camp Safety Procedures & Guildelines

Drop-off and pick up will occur outside of the dojo.  To limit the number of people accessing the dojo, only ECK staff and campers will be allowed to come inside.
 
Staggered Windows for Arrivals and pickups:  
We’ll have a bigger time window for drop-off and pick-up times so the entrance of the dojo won’t get crowded.  This means that you won’t need to arrive at the moment camp opens its doors.
 
Notes:  During staggered arrivals and pickups, if multiple campers arrive at once, families will be instructed to form a line outside, maintaining the recommended 6-foot distancing.  Masks worn outside are also encouraged.

1.  Health check and no-contact temperature check

  • No-contact temperature check – performed multiple times per day
    • Any campers with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will not be admitted to camp.
  • COVID 19 exposure
    • Students and parents will verbally attest to having no known exposure to any persons exhibiting symptoms of illness within the past 14 days.
  • Symptoms check
    • With the parent present, verbal confirmation will be given each day by students at the time of entry that they have not had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath in the past 2-days.
Notes:  Without exception, any child exhibiting symptoms or complaining of not feeling well, will not be allowed entry to the camp. 
If at any point in the day a child complains of or exhibits symptoms listed in our student health check, they will be isolated from the camp, and parents will be notified to pick-up up their child as soon as is possible.
 
Mid-day & Before Pick up Health check
On top of the drop-off health check, ECK staff will conduct a health check and no contact temperature check again at mid-day and before pickup.
 
2.  Hand sanitizing before entering 
After all the health check is complete and no-contact temperature has been recorded, campers are asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the dojo using the hand-sanitizer provided by ECK staff. 
 
3.  Camper health log

Students’ temperature readings and parent/student attestation to non-exposure to illness will be recorded in the student’s health log maintained by our team each day.

On top of our daily cleaning of the dojo, our studio’s high-traffic areas (including bathrooms, surfaces, doorknobs, tables, supplies, cubbies, etc.) will be cleaned and sanitized.
Any equipment that we use during the camp will be disinfected after each use.  We will also be providing campers with their own equipment to use whenever possible.
There will be several hand-sanitizing stations for our staff & campers to use throughout the dojo.  
We’ll supervise camper’s hand-sanitizing and hand-washing to make sure it is safe and effective.

Whenever possible we will keep proper social distancing intervals between our campers during games and activities.

During snack and lunch breaks we will divide up our campers into smaller groups so fewer people are eating together in one area.

Our original field trip plans were to go to the Regal cinema in Northgate, the family fun center in Redmond, Round 1 in South center mall, and the Wild waves water park but we do not yet know if they will be open.
 
Since we’re not sure whether those places will be open, we’re currently making plans to visit neighboring parks and have a movie time in the dojo using proper safety guidelines & protocols.

When outdoors, we will be utilizing wide open spaces offering fresh air and space for us to move freely, play group games, and have fun together. In order to minimize exposure, we will not be playing on the playground equipment until State officials reopen these spaces for public use. Once it has been determined it is safe to utilize playground equipment, we will allow camp students to use playground equipment, with diligent hand sanitizing before and after play and before and after snacks or meals.

 
Since we don’t know if our planned field trip locations will be operating, we are looking into new ideas for activities and outings including buying our own laser tag sets, frisbee golf, visiting local parks, purchasing a bouncy house, etc.  During all trips, hand sanitizer will be used regularly.
 
ECK staff will be trained and educated to keep our eyes open for possible health changes in our campers and to be diligent with our health checks.ECK camp staff will be wearing face masks or shields during the camp and sanitizing our hands regularly throughout the day.

Please monitor your child(ren)’s health every morning and stay home if your camper is not feeling well or has recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all face these unprecedented times. 
In light of COVID-19, we sincerely hope that we are able to come together for our Summer Camp series for 2020 starting on July 6th. 
We will base our decisions about if and how we will run our camps according to national, state, and local recommendations and regulations.  We are still moving forward assuming that camps will happen as planned.  If we need to make changes to that plan, we will be in communication with registered campers.
 
You can find our safety guidelines & protocols above that we’ll be using for our summer camps 2020.  This list will likely expand and be modified as we gain more information.  Please read these carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Please bear with us if plans change as we all face these uncertain times.  In the case, that a camp is canceled we will offer refunds to those who request it.

Summer Camp Fees

Active ECK Students  $299.00
NON-ECK Students  $349.00
Early Bird Special (registering before March 1st)  $329.00

Early Bird Special for NON-ECK students: $20 OFF if registering before March 1st.

Family Discount: Additional Sibling Discount 10% OFF

How to Register

You can reserve a spot for our summer camp by printing and submitting your completed registration form to Emerald City Karate or signing up online.

1. Please read the rules and details outlined in our Summer Camp Handbook.
Download Handbook

2. 
Fill out the registration form and email, mail or drop it off at Emerald City Karate.
Our email address is emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com
Our address is 8314 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Download Registration Form

OR

Sign up online.  https://emeraldcitykarate.sites.zenplanner.com/calendar.cfm

Click the summer camp event that you would like to sign up for and fill out your information.

2020 Summer Camp Dates

  1. Jedi Training Camp (July 6th – July 10th) [Field Trip: Family Fun Center]
  2. Ninja Camp (July 13th – July 17th) [Field Trip: Round 1] 
  3. Secret Agent Camp (July 20th – July 24th) [Field Trip: Wild Waves Park]
  4. Wizards Wars Camp (July 27th – July 31st) [Field Trip: Family Fun Center]
  5. Jedi Training Camp (August 10h – August 14th) [Field Trip: Round 1] 
  6. Men in Black Camp (August 17h – August 21st) [Field Trip: Wild Waves Park]
  7. Wizards Wars Camp (August 24th – August 28th) [Field Trip: Family Fun Center]

Field Trip Information

Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Park (Federal Way, WA): 

This field trip is always a highlight of our camps.  We take safety seriously and we try to always have a ratio of one instructor for every 3 or so campers. We also make groups according to each child’s swimming level and interest in amusement rides. You’ll be sure to make a splash at the park!  Make sure to bring a swimsuit and a towel!
Family Fun Center (Tukwila, WA):  
Our trip to the Family Fun Center is going to be epic!  From Go Karts, to Laser Tag, Carnival Rides, Mini Golf, Billards, Batting Cages, Bumper Cars, Obstacle Courses, and Arcades, we’re gonna have an amazing time.  Don’t miss out!
Round 1 (Tukwila, WA):
Round 1 is a premium entertainment center that features the latest high-tech video game experiences in an ‘all you can play environment’ as well as classics like bowling and billiards.  We’ll also have a chance to sing our hearts out in the Karaoke rooms!  Lunch will even be included for this Field Trip!

More Info About the Camps

May the Force be with you as the war between the Jedi and the Sith rages across the galaxy! Learn the ways of the force in Emerald City Karate’s Star Wars themed martial arts summer camp! We’ll be making our own Light Sabers to use when defending the galaxy from the Sith in incredible Light Saber Duels. The Jedi themed drills, games, and arts and crafts in this camp are sure to make y our Summer out of this world. We’ll finish up the camp with an award ceremony showcasing your interstellar achievements. Bring your Padawan Pals to experience the heart-stopping excitement of this Star Wars themed camp! May the force be with you!

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Family Fun Center

Become a Shadow Warrior and learn the skills of the Ancient Ninja!
Learn the secrets of Japan’s ancient warriors as we study both the facts and fiction about the legendary Ninja with exciting ninjitsu themed games. We’ll make ninja themed arts and crafts, learn skills with foam Nunchaku, have Nerf battles, and take fields trips in the Emerald City Karate van to Wild Waves, local Parks, and more. We’ll finish off each camp with an Awards ceremony highlighting some of the awesome things the kids did at camp! Don’t let your chance to be a shadow warrior vanish without a trace.

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Round 1

Become a Double Agent and earn your License for Thrills! “Your mission, if you choose to accept it. . .” We need your help to save the planet from treacherous villains in our Secret Agent summer camp! This martial arts summer camp with a secret agent theme is sure to be the highlight of your child’s summer. We’ll be learning combat rolls, sneaking through laser grids, perfecting the art of disguise, breaking codes, perfecting disarming techniques if faced with a foe, and be having an all out NERF gun war. Learn to dust for fingerprints so you can catch the criminals in the act. Our agents will also be sent out on various missions as we visit different locations of interest on Fields Trips to the movie theater, local parks, and even Wild Waves Amusement Park! Emerald City Karate has a license to THRILL in this Secret Agent Summer Camp.

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Park

Expelliarmus! You’re sure to be spellbound at our Hogwarts School of Magic! Calling all wizards and spell casting wanderers! Join us for an adventure filled week at Hogwarts School of Magic. Expelliarmus! What House will the Sorting Hat place you in? Unlock your potential and discover the answers waiting for you inside the wondrous world of Harry Potter. Featuring: Quidditch matches, Wand Battles, Nerf Gun Wars, Magic Potions, “Defense Against the Dark Arts” self-defense techniques, “Transfiguration” Arts & Crafts and more! We’ll finish up the camp by presenting certificates of completion during our Awards Ceremony showcasing the various merits of our campers.

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Family Fun Center

May the Force be with you as the war between the Jedi and the Sith rages across the galaxy! Learn the ways of the force in Emerald City Karate’s Star Wars themed martial arts summer camp! We’ll be making our own Light Sabers to use when defending the galaxy from the Sith in incredible Light Saber Duels. The Jedi themed drills, games, and arts and crafts in this camp are sure to make y our Summer out of this world. We’ll finish up the camp with an award ceremony showcasing your interstellar achievements. Bring your Padawan Pals to experience the heart-stopping excitement of this Star Wars themed camp! May the force be with you!

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Round 1

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Park

Expelliarmus! You’re sure to be spellbound at our Hogwarts School of Magic! Calling all wizards and spell casting wanderers! Join us for an adventure filled week at Hogwarts School of Magic. Expelliarmus! What House will the Sorting Hat place you in? Unlock your potential and discover the answers waiting for you inside the wondrous world of Harry Potter. Featuring: Quidditch matches, Wand Battles, Nerf Gun Wars, Magic Potions, “Defense Against the Dark Arts” self-defense techniques, “Transfiguration” Arts & Crafts and more! We’ll finish up the camp by presenting certificates of completion during our Awards Ceremony showcasing the various merits of our campers.

Field Trips:

  • Monday or Wednesday: Lunch and Playtime at the Park (Greenwood or Sandel Park)
  • Tuesday: Watch a movie at the Regal cinema (Northgate)
  • Thursday: Family Fun Center

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, we will have supervised groups at wild waves.  We always group students by experience level and with an appropriate group leader.  We also won’t go into the Wave Pool or the activity swimming pool sections.

For communications to campers and staff, parents may call the Emerald City Karate (206) 437-3932.

FOOD *Staff does not provide food.

  • Lunch
  • Two snacks (Morning and Afternoon snacks)
  • A Water bottle.

CLOTHING

  • Play clothes that are appropriate for the weather. Shorts or pants are recommended.
  • Swimsuit, Towel, Swim goggles on Thursdays (For field trips to Wild Wave and Enchanted Village Park)

OTHER ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Backpack to carry all camper belongings.
  • NERF Blaster (We have enough darts at the dojo so please DO NOT BRING your darts.)
  • Booster Seat (If your child is under 8 years old or four feet nine inches or shorter, you child needs a booster seat.  Please bring it on Field Trip days as noted in this handbook)
The adult to kid ratio is about 1:6 when we go on our field trips, especially wild waves.  We’ll be at the water park in the morning and on the park rides in the afternoon.
Before we arrive at wild waves, we divide the kids into groups to match their level of swimming experience.  So if your child isn’t a confident swimmer yet, he or she’ll be with the non-swimmer/beginner group.
Yes, they can borrow a Nerf gun from the dojo.  We’ll keep one set aside for your child.  Please let us know before the summer camp starts.
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Testimonials
“I first started training under Sensei Tobey in 2008. When I first started my training I was a pack a day smoker. I had tried to quit smoking many times but had failed. I promised Sensei I’d quit before my black belt test. I no longer smoke, and I bearticleeve that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental disciparticlene that I needed to quit.” -Thom E – Adult Karate Program Your reviews help make us better, leave yours today. On Google Your reviews help make us better, leave yours today. On Yelp
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“My 7-year old son and I have been going to Emerald City Karate for several years now. We have had a great time and always look forward to our family/youth class. As well as teaching about karate and Japanese culture and language, Sensei Tobey provides great lessons on how to work hard and patiently to succeed in anything. It’s also a great way to get mid-week exercise!”

Alan H – Youth & Family Program

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“Sensei Tobey is my son’s Karate teacher (we’re in the 4 to 6 year old class). As a teacher of small children, I find him to be a wonderful combination of patience, disciparticlene, and fun. He is very passionate about teaching Karate and it shows. He relates to the kids very well and can teach boys and girls equally, not only the physical skills of Karate but mental focus and articlefe skills as well. It’s been a great experience for my son and I highly recommend Sensei Tobey and Emerald City Karate to anyone looking to enroll their child in a martial arts class. “

Yvette H (Karate Mom)

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Before joining Emerald City Karate I had no experience playing sports or participating in exercise programs because I didn’t like physical activities. So I didn’t expect I would be able to keep training for more than a month or so. But I found it to be fun immediately. The karate class has a variety of different subjects that keep students from being bored. Also, Sensei Tobey knows how to encourage students and allows them to have fun while feeling good about themselves. He likes telling jokes and making students laugh but his passion for teaching karate is always distinctive and serious. Because of his encouragement, I have kept training for a long time and even now I am training in Japan! Karate has taught me the joy of exercise and improved my concentration and it continues to teach many students to practice better manners and etiquette.

It is my pleasure to recommend Emerald City Karate for your exercise and experience of the martial arts.

-Kaoru M: Adult Karate Program

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“I cannot say enough good things about the programs offered at Emerald City Karate. If you have children, this dojo (school) is a wonderful environment for them to learn traditional Japanese martial arts, self-discipline, and to have a great time!”

-Samantha: Karate mom

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