Summer Camps 2016

To register for our summer camps, please send an email to or Thank you!

Little Kids

Ages 4-6
Tues-Thurs: 10am-1pm
$150.00 per week
Session 1: 6/21-6/23
Session 2: 7/19-7/21
Session 3: 8/16-8/18

This camp is designed after the Art & Motion school year program.  Your child will explore visual arts through a variety of mediums and imaginative materials. Projects, open studio time, community, and some outside (weather permitting). The second part of camp is Aikido. Our emphasis is on body movement and ukemi, rolling and falling. Everyone is empowered when learning to fall builds confidence instead of fear.  Students will learn respect, patience, cooperation, focus, and the discipline to incorporate these concepts into class and applications in daily life.


Ages 7-11
Tues-Thurs: 10am-1pm
$150.00 per week
Session 1: 6/28-6/30
Session 2: 7/6-7/8
Session 3: 8/2-8/4

This camp is similar to the above Art & Motion camp but takes it up a notch. Studio time will have a variety of materials designed to give kids a moral and ethical look at Samurai culture and how it has evolved into the modern art of Aikido. Origami, watercolors, pen and brush, as well shelves filled with materials and possibility. In the dojo (place of Practice), we will learn and practice basic Aikido movement and concepts. Expressed through rudimentary movement and games, we will work on respect, bullying, and empowerment. 

Girls Self Defense

Ages 9 & up
* Girls only *
Tues-Thurs: 10am-1pm
$150.00 per week
Session 1:7/12-7/14
Session 2: 8/9-8/11
Session 3: 8/23-8/24

This new camp is dedicated to girls only. Developed in response to ongoing requests, and with the core belief that young girls develop self-confidence with strength of mind and body, while nurturing and empowering self-expression and creativity through artistic endeavors. Taught by Sensei Chris Mills (4th degree black belt), and Julie Mills, we will explore practical street-safe self-defense. Situations unique to their changing bodies and world including body awareness, bullying, gender harassment, hygiene, safe dating (yikes, and yes) a positive place to redirect stress and physical changes unique to their world at this time in their life. Future classes and seminars as the class and students grow older will include practical safety skills when living away from home; changing a tire, installing a deadbolt, managing a budget, and general life skills with a continuing emphasis on incorporating mind and body strength and coordination as well as artistic expression.  A safe place where girls can talk, draw, listen to music, build community, awareness,  and friendships that will spill over into many facets of their ever changing worlds.