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Kid's Karate Camp 2014 - June 18-20

CAMP SHOTOKAN - 35th Annual
Baxter, MN - Camp Vanasek - Whipple Lake

June 18-20, 2014

Camp Information and Registration Downloads:

General Information:

Kid's Camp 2014 - Make a Memory

Upon arriving, you are sent down the trail to find your cabin. You will notice a camp fire on the beach sending smoke signals. The big tree with attachments for a zip line, rope swing, and Jacob's ladder. The fragrance of the waving pines begin to excite you. Diversion! You break into a run and start to yell at the first kid you recognize. "Hey wait up" "Where are you going?"

You head for the docks and see canoes and kayaks inviting you for a little cruise. A whistle blows and suddenly you are in your gi, punching and kicking. Kiais attach to the wind and drift across the lake. A whiff of supper distracts during the Dojo Kuhn. At supper's end you exit the mess hall. The sun is dropping into the lake and demands your notice. With the threat of day's end, camp is full throttle! Katas, stilts, tikkes, basketball...Soon shadows cause gather near the fire. In time someone points out the big dipper, then a satellite. Laughter is heard from the cabins. The aroma of buttered popcorn escapes the movie kids. You see others slowly wonder down the trail, you follow. Soon you are cozy in your sleeping bag, still hearing the loons signing their love songs, smelling smoke from the beach as the whisper of roommates talk you asleep...

What will you remember? CAMP 2014
Sensei Kiel

What to Expect at Camp:

Camp Vanasek is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Brainerd. It contains 50 acres of private lakeshore prorperty and a large sugar sand beach. Camp consists of a modern kitchen and mess hall where all meals are prepared fresh and nutritious by our own staff.

Seven rustic cabins are scattered throughout the camp. Each cabin will house 4-7 campers plus a counselor for younger children. There are rest rooms on both sides of camp and a shower house. The majority of our training and activities are outside. Safety is top of the list, campers are under constant supervision.

Suggestion of Items to Bring:

Upon receiving your registration, you will be sent a detailed letter of what to bring and how to pack for camp. You will also be sent a questionnaire about your child's health, allergies, medications, or other personal issues that you or they may be concerned with.

Directions to Camp:

Camp is 72 minutes from Sartell. From Brainerd, go west into Baxter on Highway 210...

  • turn right (north) on Memorywood Drive, go one mile
  • turn left (west) on Cedar Scenic Drive, go 1/4 of a mile
  • turn right (north) on Oakwood Drive, camp is 1/2 mile on left

Camp Vanasek: 218-829-1089
Central Minnesota Karate: 320-255-1171 (forwarded to cell)

Kid's Camp 2014 Daily Schedule:

Camp Check-In1:30 p.m.
(Do not come early)
Camp Meeting2:30 p.m.
Training3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Team Games4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Minute to win it
could get wet)
Supper5:30 p.m.
Training6:30 p.m.
Talent Show Planning7:30 p.m.
Popcorn & Movie9:00 p.m.
Campfire Stories9:00 p.m.
Lights Out10:30 p.m.
Morning Alarm7:15 a.m.
Training7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast9:00 a.m.
Training10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lunch12:30 p.m.
Ancient Battle1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Hammer Fist Demos2:30 p.m.
Kata Training3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Cook Out
Beach Party
5:30 p.m.
Talent Rehersal6:15 p.m.
Camp Talent Show7:30 p.m.
Campfire Stories9:30 p.m.
Nap Time10:30 p.m.
Morning Alarm8:30 a.m.
Breakfast9:00 a.m.
Training10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Free Time11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch12:00 p.m.
Last Training1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free Time2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pack It Up4:00 p.m.
Supper5:00 p.m.
Bye-bye6:00 p.m.

Camp Requirements:

Check in: Wednesday, June 18th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Do not come early)
Check out: Friday, June 20th, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Because of camp restructure, we have limited enrollment this year!

Requirements: Campers must be 7 years or older with traditional Shotokan Karate experience. Campers must also have good manners, be willing to share and take turns and like to play and work hard.

*** Campers arrange their own transportation to and from camp. ***

Camp Tuition:

Full Camp: $165 per person
Day Camp: $130 per person (Until 5:30 p.m.)
Family Discount: Less $20 each additional camper

Camp tuition includes: 3 days, 2 nights lodging, Camp T-shirt, nutritious meals, all training sessions, use of all equipment, miscellaneous entertainment, and a lot of FUN!

Registration: Nonrefundable pre-registration of $50 required by June 7, 2014. Balance to be paid on the first day of camp or sooner. A detailed questionaire about your child will be sent to you after you register, along with more information about camp and how to pack.


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