Summer Camps 2022

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2022 SUMMER CAMPS

Are you looking for an exciting challenge this summer? 

Experience the power of Karate Training at Emerald City Karate’s thrilling-themed summer camps in Seattle! 

No experience in Martial Arts before? No Problem!

Our 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 weekly themes from secret agents to ninjas.  Each week-long 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. Our campers will also get a chance to live it up on our amazing field trips which include a trip to Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village, Family Fun Center, and Round 1! (if possible in the current Covid Landscape)

  All camps are for campers ages 6.5 and Older. (Entering 1st grade in Fall 2022)

  All camps run between 9 AM – 4 PM on Mondays through Fridays.

 All transportation and field trip fees are included in the price of the camp at no additional cost!

✔  Join our camps and you’ll also receive an Emerald City Karate T-shirt for FREE!

 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.

✔  Our campers will also get a chance to live it up on our amazing field trips which include a trip to Wild Waves Water Park and Enchanted Village, and Round 1 (if available at the time)!

2022 Summer Camp Dates

  1. Secret Agent Camp (June 27th – July 1st) [Field Trip: Family Fun Center]
  2. Jedi Training Camp (July 11th – July 15th) [Field Trip: Wild Waves Park]
  3. Avengers Camp (July 25th – July 29th)  [Field Trip: Round 1] 
  4. Wizards Wars Camp (August 8th – August 12th) [Field Trip: Family Fun Center]
  5. Boba Fett Camp (August 22nd – August 26th) [Field Trip: Wild Waves Park]
  6. Ninja Camp (August 29th – September 2nd)  [Field Trip: Round 1] 

Summer Camp Fees

Active ECK Students

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

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

Fees per week (1st child) Fees per week (Additional child)
 $300  $270

 

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.

  Fees per week (1st child) Fees per week (Additional child)
Early Bird Special  $330 $297
After Early Bird Special $350 $315

 

NON-Refundable Deposit

All camps require a $25 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot in camp.  This fee will not be returned even if your registration is cancelled.  This non-refundable deposit applies to every camper.  

 Non-refundable Deposit
$25

 

Q&A for summer camp fees

Situation 1: All of my children are ECK active students.

That’s great.  Your 1st child will quality for our ECK active student rate and the rest of their siblings will get a 10% discount from active student camp rate.

Situation 2: One ECK active student and One NON-ECK active student

If you have one child who is an active student at Emerald City Karate, they will receive our active student rate.  However, if your other child who will be a camper is not an active member at Emerald City Karate, then their 10% discount will be off of the regular (Non Active Student) Camp Rate.  

Situation 3: All of my children are NON-ECK students.

If none of your children are active students at Emerald City Karate then you would qualify for our regular camp rates.  Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Special to get the best savings!

Summer Camp Day 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

  • Pre-Covid we often went to the Movie Theater on Tuesdays.  The Summer Movie lineup has yet to be decided so we may instead opt to 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.  Depending on availability and Covid numbers at the time we may venture out to our favorite field trip locations including Wild Waves Amusement Park, The Family Fun Center, or Round 1.  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.

Field Trip Information

(If these field trip destinations are still closed due to COVID-19 at the time of our summer camps, then we will put together a ‘family fun center’ at the dojo like we did last year.  Our Dojo Family Fun Center will feature laser tag, karaoke, various contests, video games, and a bouncy house.  It’s non-stop excitement in a controlled environment.)

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 4 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

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.  Emerald City Karate has a license to THRILL in this Secret Agent Summer Camp.

Camp Schedule:

  • Everyday: Playtime at the Alice Ball Park (next to the Greenwood Library)
  • Tuesday: Movie Day at the dojo.  Big screen & projector! Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  
  • Thursday: Field trip to 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!

Camp Schedule:

  • Everyday: Playtime at the Alice Ball Park (next to the Greenwood Library)
  • Tuesday: Movie Day at the dojo.  Big screen & projector! Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  
  • Thursday: Field trip to Wild Waves and Enchanted Village Park 

The world seems to be under imminent attack by Thanos and a horde of otherworldly creatures.  The world-famous Avengers, a team of powerful super heroes, needs your help.  This Marvel themed camp will feature games and drills related to the super powers of the Avengers and crafts inspired by the marvel universe.  Whether your favorite is Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye or another character, we’ve got you covered.  The superhero fun will be mixed in with martial arts excitement as well as dodge ball, nerf wars, and foam sword battles.  Emerald City Karate’s Avenger’s camp is sure to be an unforgettable experience.  Join the Avengers today!

Field Trips:

  • Everyday: Playtime at the Alice Ball Park (next to the Greenwood Library)
  • Tuesday: Movie Day at the dojo.  Big screen & projector! Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  
  • Thursday: Field trip to Round 1

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:

  • Everyday: Playtime at the Alice Ball Park (next to the Greenwood Library)
  • Tuesday: Movie Day at the dojo.  Big screen & projector! Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  
  • Thursday: Field trip to Family Fun Center

Bring your Bounty Hunter buddies and your padawan pals to the best camp this side of the galaxy, Emerald City Karate’s Boba Fett Camp.  This star wars themed camp will feature games, drills, and crafts related to the new Boba Fett series as well as the rest of the Star Wars universe. Make a name for yourself on Tatooine.  Survive the Sarlac pit!  Learn the secret fighting arts of the sand people.  

Our field trip will also be out of this world so don’t miss out!  This is the way!  May the force be with you!

Field Trips:

  • Everyday: Playtime at the Alice Ball Park (next to the Greenwood Library)
  • Tuesday: Movie Day at the dojo.  Big screen & projector! Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  
  • Thursday: Field trip to Wild Waves and Enchanted Village 

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:

  • Everyday: Playtime at the Alice Ball Park (next to the Greenwood Library)
  • Tuesday: Movie Day at the dojo.  Big screen & projector! Free popcorn will be provided to our campers.  
  • Thursday: Field trip to Round 1

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

  • 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

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

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

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

OR Sign up online.  Click the RED summer camp event icon below and fill out your information.  Let us know if you run into any issues.  We’re here for you.

Secret Agent Camp (6/27– 7/1)
Jedi Training Camp (7/11– 7/15)
Avengers Camp (7/25– 7/29)
Wizard Wars Camp (8/5 – 8/12)
Boba Fett Camp (8/22 – 8/26)
Ninja Camp (8/29 – 9/2)

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
Absenses
  • 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

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

  • Hand Sanitizer (We’ll provide this but please bring your own if possible.)
  • Face Mask- Must be worn at all times except when eating.
  • Sunscreen
  • 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 four feet nine inches or shorter, your child needs a booster seat.  Please bring it on Field Trip days.)
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 as we have a limited supply. 
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.
The adult to kid ratio is about 1:5 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.  Note:  We will not enter the wave pool or the activity pool.  Most campers spend their times on the waterslides so no swimming is necessary.  

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

We have 8 designated parking spots next to our school in our parking lot. Please feel free to use the parking spots to drop off and pick up your child or the ample street and neighborhood parking. Our school is located at 84th St. & Greenwood Ave N just north of the post office. Emerald City Karate is easily accessible by using I-5, Highway 99, Greenwood Ave, 85th street, and 15th Ave NW. 

Our Tax ID number is 81-4137475

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 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, 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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