Winter Wonderland: Fractured Fairy Tales
My name is Michaela Chatman. We are organizing a Winter Wonderland Camp for English speaking children between the ages of 7-12. The theme is Winter Wonderland: Fractured Fairy Tales. Here is a brief outline:
Winter Wonderland: Fractured Fairy Tales
- What if Sleeping Beauty was really the Sleeping Beast? Children will go through the writing process and create their own creative tales. Will they all end with, “And they lived happily ever after?”
- Reader’s Theater: Read wacky fairy tales and practice fluency, using an expressive voice and gestures to convey meaning.
- Chorus: Winter isn’t complete without the silliest Christmas carols this side of the North Pole- You won’t be singing Silent Night in this class!
- Trained Studio Artist will teach about color, shapes and perspective using the famed Fukuro (Owl) Fairy Tales and Myths as a backdrop
- Learn the fluidity of movement through “locking” from a trained hip hop and funk dance instructor
Classes are from 9 AM-3 PM from Dec. 19-23rd. On December 24th friends and family are welcomed to watch our performance as a celebration of art and winter!
Kagurazaka Community Center
Access: 45 seconds from Ushigome-Kagurazaka Exit A1 on the Oedo Line or 10 minute walk from Kagurazaka Station on the Tozai Line
Fee: 35,000 yen
8,000 yen day
Lunch and snacks are included.
Children are asked to bring their own water bottles and pencils.
For more information: http://www.rsummercamp.com/winter-camps/
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- Top-level instructors teach campers with passion, and the camp itself is a non-profit purpose.
- Amidst the grandeur of snowy mountain landscapes, you can train your mind and spirit while skiing, improve your sensitiviy to nature, and encourage the development of future world leaders.
- Beginning skiers use the lift and cable car from an early time, and practice sliding down long courses. This method gives them big results
- With the aim of improving skills, SNOWBIRD Ribbon Prizes are provided. You can also take SAJ (Ski Association of Japan) Skill Test. (Only Hakuba camp)
- Fluent English speaking staff and instructors are present through out the camp.
For more information, please contact UTREK at firstname.lastname@example.org
I sent my eldest to the unique KODOMO ALPS Ski Camp in Japan a couple of years ago, and my younger one has been signed up to attend this year’s as well. While some parents will balk at the idea of this camp so I will explain why we love it.
The camp is practically run by high school students and university students themselves! (who are themselves experienced skiers but nevertheless amateurs and proper insurance is taken out). The concept is the camp is run entirely by previous camp enthusiasts and youth volunteer participants – the more experienced of the skiers teach the less experienced. Hence, there is a concept of leadership opportunities involved. The ratio of teacher to student is high at the camp and amazingly, kids of all ages and as young as the kindergarten set are accepted.
My husband who was bred on the ski slopes of Hokkaido believes that to ski well, you basically really just need LOTS and LOTS of practice at skiing, not a lot of fancy ski instructions. So this ski camp is for kids who just love to ski, and want to pack lots of lots of ski practice, and in the process make friends with other ski enthusiasts. A democratic skicamp concept, no strict rules and intervention by adults. One of Japan’s most beloved ski camp traditions. Five full days of sheer maximum skiing fun. And costs cheaper than virtually any other 3-day ski camps you’ll find anywhere hands down.
Details of this winter’s 3 ski camps from their website:
Yabuhara ski area.
Offers sking totally cool for the first timers.
Practice skiing together with a friend, from a height with an above sea level of 1700 m. Before you know it, you’ll be skiing rapidly!
Shiga plateau ski area
The Shiga plateau was the setting for the Nagano Olympic Games.
The long course between woods, the steep inclines and the game course will offer great skiing for skilled skiiers
Hakuba 5 dragon | HAKUBA47
This course in the Northern Alps offers huge skiing satisfaction as it is equal to a large-scale ski slope of the 3,000 m class. Skiing offered from beginners’ to advanced skiiers.
A long cruise while overlooking the range in all directions, views of Mt. Myoko, and the Shiga plateau close are the highlights.
Expect great skiing in areas blessed with good natural snow!
Other camps by ALPS-KODOMOKAI offering winter or snow activities are also available, see this page.
NOTE: Kodomo Alps is however, an all-local camp for Japanese-speaking kids only, unlike the UTREK snowbird camps which are bilingual.
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