School Year Camps AKA School Holiday Camps

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2021-2022 School Year Camps AKA School Holiday Camps

Emerald City Karate is offering some great camps to help families out with childcare throughout the school year for ECK students and Non-ECK students.

No experience in Martial Arts before?  No problem!

Our school year camps are designed to be fun and educational for children at every level of experience from beginners to advanced.

Each camp will feature pulse-pounding Martial Arts Techniques as well as exciting themes from secret agents to ninjas.  Each camp will have games, activities, and crafts coordinated to the theme as well as NERF Blaster games, Foam Sword Battles, and opportunities to play at the park.

    All camps are for campers ages 6 and Older.

    All camps run between 9 AM – 4 PM.

    All transportation and field trip fees are included in the price of the camp at no additional cost!  (For Mid-Winter Break & Spring Break Camp)

    NO Experience Needed! You’ll have a blast even if you’ve never trained a day in the martial arts!

    The themed games in every camp teach life skills like Teamwork, Focus, Control, Honesty, and Respect.

    Every camp features NERF Blaster excitement in a Safe and Responsible environment. *Participants are required to wear our provided Safety Glasses during these activities.

School Year Camp Date

  1. Friday, October 8th, 2021 – State-In-Service Day
  2. Thursday, November 11th, 2021 – Veterans Day
  3. Monday, January 17th, 2022 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  4. Thursday, January 27th, 2022 – Day between semesters (1 of 3 possible snow make-up days.  The camp will be canceled if it becomes a snow make-up day.)
  5. Monday, February 21st – Friday, February 25th, 2022 – Mid-Winter Break – Week-Long Camp (Cancelled due to increased Omicron cases)
  6. Monday, April 11th – Friday, April 15th, 2022 – Spring Break Camp – Week-Long Camp

COVID-19 RESPONSE

You can be confident that we have the right staff to best serve your family, having successfully facilitated camps all year under the CDC/State guidelines.

School Year Camp Fees

Sibling Discount: Additional Sibling will receive 10% OFF from the full price.

Full-Day Camp Week-Long Camp (Mid-Winter Break & Spring Break)
Active ECK Student $75 $299
Active ECK Student with sibling discount $67.50 $269.10
Non-ECK Student $95 $329
Non-ECK Student with sibling discount $85.50 $296.10

ACTIVE ECK STUDENTS

This rate is for Emerald City Karate students with an active membership.  (Little Dragons, Youth, Teens & Adults, and Afterschool).

*The Active ECK student rate is only available for Emerald City Karate students who have an active monthly membership. 2-week trial students are not eligible for this rate.

The additional sibling discount of 10% off applies to the rate depending on whether the additional sibling is also a dojo member.

NON-ECK STUDENTS

This rate is for campers who are not students at Emerald City Karate.  However, if you sign up for an Emerald City Karate membership before you register for our summer camps you will be able to receive our active student discount.

Field Trip Information

We usually take field trips to the Family fun center for our Mid-Winter Break and Spring Break Camps.  This year due to Covid 19 we may have to alter our plans for field trips.  If a safe family-friendly field trip location isn’t available during one of our week-long camps we’ll turn the dojo into a family fun center.  We successfully did this for Summer Camps this year.  Our ‘Dojo Family Fun Center’ features a bouncy house, karaoke machines, bowling, laser tag, theater screen with free popcorn, and video games.

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!

WEEKLONG CAMP SCHEDULE

Everyday

  • Short walking trip to the Alice Ball Park (Next to the Greenwood Library).  Weather permitting we often take a trip to the local park to either have lunch outdoors or play a game out on the grass.

Tuesday:  Movie Day

  • We’ll hold our Dojo Movie Day during which we display a movie via projector on our large screen.  Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  We also have a small snack and drink bar at the front desk.  Every item is $1.  This is a fun way to up the movie theater atmosphere during these ever-changing times.

Thursday:  Field Trip Day

  • Each Thursday is our Field Trip Day to the Family Fun Center in Tukwila.  If the Covid environment at that time isn’t ideal we may instead opt for our ‘Dojo Family Fun Center’ which we prepare at the dojo.  This includes laser tag, video games, a bouncy house, karaoke, and a ninja obstacle course.  Our field trip day is always a ton of fun!
  • *If your child is under 8 years old or is shorter than four feet nine inches, your child needs a booster seat.  Please bring it on Field Trip days.

Preparing for camp (Things to bring)

Each camper is provided a personal cube space to stow their belongings.

Please make sure to label all your belongings. 

FOOD *Staff does not provide food.

  • Healthy lunch (We have a small refrigerator and a microwave)
  • Two snacks (Morning and Afternoon snacks)
    • We set aside two 15-minute breaks during which campers can rest and eat their snacks brought from home.
  • A Water bottle

CLOTHING

  • Play clothes that are appropriate for the weather.
    • Shorts or pants are recommended.
    • Skirts and dresses are not advised. Campers may get dirty!
  • Closed-toe, comfortable, walking shoes.
  • Swimsuit, Towel, Swim goggles on Thursdays (For field trips to Wild Wave and Enchanted Village Park)
  • Dojo T-shirts will be given out and worn for big field trips.
    • Campers are required to wear their dojo T-shirts during Field Trips. This allows us to recognize campers easily when we are out with the general public. Due to health guidelines, we cannot loan T-shirts. If a camper does not come to camp with his/her T-shirts any day during camp, you will need to purchase a new one for $15.

OTHER ITEMS

  •  Facemask
  •  Sunscreen.
    • You are responsible for providing sunscreen and making sure that your child has enough to last all week.
  • Backpack to carry all camper belongings.
  • NERF Blaster
    • (We have enough darts at the dojo so please DO NOT BRING your darts.)
    • *If your house doesn’t allow NERF blasters, we understand and respect that.  Please let us know if your child needs to borrow one from the dojo because we have a limited supply of them.
  • Booster Seat
    • If your child is under 8 years old or is shorter than four feet nine inches, your child needs a booster seat.  Please bring it on Field Trip days.

*Emerald City Karate staff will not be held responsible for any items that are lost, stolen, or broken while at camp.

HOW TO REGISTER

1.  Please read the rules and details outlined on this school year camp page of our website.

2.  SIGN UP ONLINE by clicking the button below to choose the camp you would like to attend.

Additional Information

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45 AM – 9 AM and Pick-Up time is 3:45 PM – 4 PM.
  • Leaving early? or Arriving late? – Please notify our staff by calling the phone number: (206) 437-3932
ABSENCES
  • It is the responsibility of parents to notify Emerald City Karate when a child will not be in attendance for the day or a part of the day. Please call (206) 437-3932.
  • Unfortunately, there are no refunds for days or weeks that campers cannot attend. A friend cannot replace an absent student; all students must be registered to participate.
CAMP CODE
  • Respect the surrounding environment and the dojo by following the rules at all times.
  • Respect counselors and all others both with our group and people we meet along the way.
  • Respect yourself.
  • Have fun!
SAFETY POLICY
  • The safety of our students is our highest priority. Program staff works very hard to maintain an environment where students can participate in activities safely.
  • Occasionally students may experience a minor injury while participating in activities. This is rare but when it happens program staff uses their first aid knowledge to take care of the student. All staff carries basic first aid supplies with them throughout the day.
  • In the unlikely event of a serious injury, staff will immediately call 9-1-1 as well as notify a parent or guardian. In the event of a natural or other disaster, students will remain under the direct care and supervision of program staff until an authorized individual is able to check them out.
  • Minor behavior problems are handled on the spot. Interventions may include verbal reminders, requesting an apology, etc. Repeated minor offenses will result in more formal disciplinary actions, such as contacting the parent or guardian or requesting a conference.
  • Parents will be notified if major behavior problems occur. Larger issues that may lead to the short-term suspension include physical endangerment of others or self, property damage, or theft.
  • If students are found with illegal objects or substances (for instance, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or weapons), they will be suspended and immediately removed from the program.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY
  • Payments are refundable if written notice of cancellation is received by Emerald City Karate’s office at least 14 days prior to the start of the camp(s) your child was scheduled to attend.  $25 of the Non-refundable deposit will not be refunded.
  • No fee reductions will be made for late arrivals or early departures. It is understood that in the case of homesickness, dismissal, student suspension, or voluntary withdrawal, there is no refund of fees. If it is deemed advisable to send a camper home for medical or other reasons, a prorated portion of the camp fees may be refunded at Emerald City Karate’s Discretion.
FIELD TRIP TRANSPORTATION
  • Participants in our camp sessions will venture out on a variety of supervised off-site trips throughout the week. We will travel for these field trips by either walking or taking the Emerald City Karate Van. Many field trips and transportation arrangements are time-sensitive so please make sure your camper arrives on time each day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Each camper is provided a personal cube space to stow their belongings.Please make sure to label all your belongings. 

    FOOD *Staff does not provide food.

    • Healthy lunch (We have a small refrigerator and a microwave)
    • Two snacks (Morning and Afternoon snacks)
      • We set aside two 15-minute breaks during which campers can rest and eat their snacks brought from home.
    • A Water bottle

    CLOTHING

    • Play clothes that are appropriate for the weather.
      • Shorts or pants are recommended.
      • Skirts and dresses are not advised. Campers may get dirty!
    • Closed-toe, comfortable, walking shoes.
    • Swimsuit, Towel, Swim goggles on Thursdays (For field trips to Wild Wave and Enchanted Village Park)
    • Dojo T-shirts will be given out and worn for big field trips.
      • Campers are required to wear their dojo T-shirts during Field Trips. This allows us to recognize campers easily when we are out with the general public. Due to health guidelines, we cannot loan T-shirts. If a camper does not come to camp with his/her T-shirts any day during camp, you will need to purchase a new one for $15.

    OTHER ITEMS

    •  Facemask
    •  Sunscreen.
      • You are responsible for providing sunscreen and making sure that your child has enough to last all week.
    • Backpack to carry all camper belongings.
    • NERF Blaster
      • (We have enough darts at the dojo so please DO NOT BRING your darts.)
      • *If your house doesn’t allow NERF blasters, we understand and respect that.  Please let us know if your child needs to borrow one from the dojo because we have a limited supply of them.
    • Booster Seat
      • If your child is under 8 years old or is shorter than four feet nine inches, your child needs a booster seat.  Please bring it on Field Trip days.

    *Emerald City Karate staff will not be held responsible for any items that are lost, stolen, or broken while at camp.

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

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 camp starts.

Payments are refundable if written notice of cancellation is received by Emerald City Karate’s office at least 14 days prior to the start of the session(s) your child was scheduled to attend. No fee reductions will be made for late arrivals or early departures. It is understood that in the case of homesickness, dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal, there is no refund of fees.

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 believe that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental discipline that I needed to quit.”

-Thom E – Adult Karate Program

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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, discipline, 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 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 in 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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