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2014 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2014 Camp Musubi. Just like in previous years, we're still in Little Tokyo, but now the program has moved to the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC). The 2014 Camp will be held on July 14-18, 2014. JACCC members can also now save an additional $25. Space is limited, so sign up now!

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Please note that our payment is for Camp Musubi Registration and is not considered a donation. Payment by PayPal must be accompanied by a completed registration form mailed separately. PayPal and the email address used for Camp Musubi registration must match.

The Camp Musubi Program

Camp Musubi is a weeklong day camp that uses fun activities to teach middle-school-aged youth about Japanese American heritage. The goal of the camp is to spark interest in the Japanese American culture and community through hands-on experiences and interaction. Participants will learn from a variety of cultural artists and community leaders and do group activities with a college-aged leader.

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Camp Musubi, a Japanese American Heritage Experience has been in existence since 2002 and has impacted hundreds of youth and their families by sharing the Japanese American community experience through a week-long middle-school day camp during the summer. Annually, the program requires additional funding to help keep the costs for families down and to ensure the current level of staffing and programmatic excellence.

Basic Program Details

Date: July 14 - July 18, 2014

  • Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • *Extended care is available to 5:30pm
  • Location: (NEW!)
  • Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
  • 244 S. San Pedro Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012

Questions? campmusubi@gmail.com

What Activities Are Part of the Program?

The activities will include a combination of cultural experiences, games, and field trips. Campers are placed in small groups and paired with a college-aged "counselor." Cultural workshops may include taiko drumming, ikebana (floral arrangement), martial arts, creative writing, papermaking, cooking, calligraphy, etc. Guest speakers will include cultural artists, Japanese American professionals as well as people from community groups. Past participants have gone on a scavenger hunt throughout Little Tokyo and visited various sites such as the Japanese American National Museum, Manzanar National Historical Park, Terminal Island and the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB. A fun trip and a picnic are also part of the program.

For Parents

Who

Camp Musubi welcomes any middle school-aged student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the following fall..

Where

Camp Musubi will be held at:

  • Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC)
  • 244 S. San Pedro Street
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012

*There will be various off-site locations throughout Little Tokyo as well as a field trip during the week.

When

  • Dates: July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

Extended Care

Camp Musubi offers extended care at the JACCC from 4:00-5:30pm for an additional fee of $40.

Cost

  • Campers Registration
  • Early Bird Rate: $290 per student (received on or before May 16, 2014)

  • *registration fees are non-refundable after June 13, 2014.
  • Sibling Discount: $250 for each additional sibling attending camp

  • *sibling discount pricing is applicable to all registrations occurring after the first paid at full price
  • Extended Care
  • $40 additional fee per student
  • Camp T-Shirt
  • $10 additional fee per student

For Campers

What to Expect

Activities will include a combination of cultural experiences, games and field trips. Cultural workshops may include taiko, ikebana, martial arts, papermaking, cooking, calligraphy, etc. Guest speakers will include cultural artists, Japanese American professionals and athletes as well as representatives from community groups.

Past participants have gone on scavenger hunts through Little Tokyo and visited various sites such as the Manzanar National Historic Park, the Japanese American National Museum, Terminal Island and Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB.

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Check out Camp Musubi's Flickr to see more photos from last years Camp Musubi Program

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Want to be a Camp Counselor?

Applications for Camp Musubi Counselors are now available. Counselors must be currently enrolled college students in Spring 2014, Counselors will be expected to be available for the entire period of the camp (July 14-18, M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and attend a full-day training on Sunday, June 22 in Little Tokyo. Counselors who successfully complete their terms as counselors will be eligible for an educational scholarship of $400-$500. To get an application, please download one here.

Contact

Reach out to us for more information or additional questions

Email

campmusubi@gmail.com

Phone

213-628-2725 x107

About Camp Musubi

Camp Musubi Today

Camp Musubi is a summer week-long day camp rooted in exposing middle school students a Japanese American heritage experience with activities ranging from cultural workshops such as taiko and ikebana to taking field trips to historic landmarks like Manzanar National Hisoric Park and Terminal Island.

The goal of Camp Musubi is to spark interest in the Japanese American culture and community through hands-on experiences and interactions with people in the community.

Camp Musubi History

In April 2002, nearly 60 Nikkei community leaders met to discuss and settle on a plan to conductan extensive “Nikkei Heritage Camp” program which would meet several goals:

  • Provide cultural heritage training for middle school students
  • Provide leadership and cultural training for young adult interns
  • Ultimately provide a connection for future generations of young people to cherish and value their cultural roots, history and heritage.

With the success of the first Camp Musubi program in 2003, Camp Musubi has since impacted hundreds of youth and their families by introducing participants to various community resources, sharing the history of the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, and cultivating connections amongst participants.