Camp Musubi is a weeklong day camp that uses fun activities to teach young people 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 interactions with people in the community. Participants will learn from a variety of cultural and community “experts” and do group activities with a college-aged leader.
For families in South Bay and the Westside, Vanpools will be available to transport children to and from camp. Please check www.campmusubi.org for more details.
Date: July 15 - July 19, 2013
The 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 Professional and athletes as well as people from community groups. Past participants have gone on a scavenger hunt throughout J-Town and visited various sites such as the Japanese American National Museum, Manzanar National Historical Park, Terminal Island and Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB. A fun trip and a picnic are also planned.
Camp Musubi welcomes any middle school-aged student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
Campers will meet at:
*There will be various off-site locations throughout Little Tokyo as well as a field trip during the week.
Camp Musubi offers extended care at Centenary Methodist Church from 4:00-5:30pm for an an additional fee of $40.
This year, Camp Musubi will offer vanpool services to transport students from the South Bay, Westside & Orange County to camp. See below for more information:
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.
Check out Camp Musubi's Flickr to see more photos from last years Camp Musubi ProgramClick here
Applications are due May 3, 2013. Requirements of being a counselor include attending an all day-training session on a TBD Sunday in July + the dates of the camp.
To apply, please fill out the application form HERE. Camp Musubi counselors will use the common application form for Kizuna's Campus to Community counselor's program.
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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.
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:
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.