Tis’ the season! Time to plan for Summer Camps!
Yes, we know it’s a little bit away, but we also know everyone is locking in the summer plans. We hope you get a good vacation in this year, but don’t forget that the kids need to stay active during the rest of the summer months and our martial art and leadership Summer Camps are an amazing option!
Each week has its own unique theme for fun activities and programming, and each week also has its own martial art training focus. While our ongoing classes always help the kids progress, the summer camp workshops are a great way to get a boost in skills. Participants will get a chance to zero in on some fundamentals, then move into some more specialized applications, and we always try and get everyone some advanced moves. It seems every week the students get a chance to level-up in significant ways, which then helps them become more of a complete martial artist!
- Summer Camps are open to K through 8th Graders. Depending on the activities, we tend to break things up in small groups for the younger Tigers and older Juniors.
- Structured Programming is from 9am to 5pm each day, however children are welcome to arrive between 8:30 and 9am each day for some games and fun to get warmed-up. For working parents, pick-ups are available until 5:30pm.
- There are 2 martial art training sessions each day, there is time for the structured themed activities, and we also include some free play and down time.
- Each week will get an Archery session down by the Minnehaha Creek.
- Depending on weather, we also go to the neighborhood Pearl Park for some outdoor playtime as well.
- Snacks, supplies, & a camp T-shirt provided
- Just bring a lunch, a water bottle, and be ready for action!
- No previous martial art experience is needed – our summer camps are open to students, friends, family, and the public!
- EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT of 10% OFF Total is available from now through February 29th
- All Active Students in our regular class or our Afterschool program receive an additional 10% OFF at any time!
- Otherwise, base fee is $499 per week
- Must register online @ https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=362
- If you are looking for more information, just visit our camp website here: https://tlksummercamp.com/
2024 Hwa Rang Do Summer Camps Dates & Sessions =
June 17 to 21 – Secret Agent Camp
Calling all secret agents and aspiring spies! We have a highly important and top-secret mission, and we need your help. We’ll start the week off by creating state-of-the-art spy gear and learning the basics of being a secret agent including how to decipher codes, training our minds and bodies, and the stories of what other real-life spies have done, as well as being briefed on the specifics of the mysterious camp mission. Then we’ll embark on the job, putting our skills to the test to solve the mystery before time runs out!
Are you stealthy? Can you use speed to move undetected and achieve your mission??? This camp will feature the fast-paced skill of sparring! Join us and make your kicks and punches lightning fast, stealthy, and undetectable. This fan-favorite camp will feature sparring concepts that range from beginner to advanced and provide ample creative drills and matching to help enhance your stand-up skill set. A great camp experience that always hits the mark!
June 24 to 28 – Time Traveler’s Guide to Around the World in 80 Days
World travelers and time travelers alike, assemble! Whether you’ve been all over the world or have never left Minnesota, ventured into the past and future or have always remained here in the present, this camp’s for you. Mixing together these two ways of traveling, this camp will take us around the world throughout many time periods. We’ll travel to ancient civilizations, times and places of our own ancestors, fascinating places around the world today, and imagined future landscapes.
Are you an artist at heart? Do you enjoy things that are both technical and beautiful? Our second camp will focus on Long Form, a technical execution of martial artistry and power, short forms, an abbreviated version of the former, and quick defensive techniques. Throughout this camp we will be developing our skill, coordination, and muscle memory to master ever increasingly difficult concepts. See you there!
July 15 to July 19 – Kingdom of the Five Elements
Come enter the kingdom of five elements: earth, metal, water, fire, and wood. We’ll be learning about these ancient elements and how they interact in creative and destructive processes to form the world, both from a scientific and mythic perspective. Experiments and stories will carry us throughout the week up to a final role-playing adventure in which all five tribes will come together to enact battles, peace treaties, and creative exchanges based on our learnings from the week.
Attention all Hwa Rang Knights! What better way to defend your kingdom than developing your sword fighting skills. This camp’s martial arts theme will focus on foam sword matching, and weapon forms. Daily practice will feature plenty of drills, matching, forms presentation, archery by the creek, and an end-of-camp foam sword tournament. Get ready for some serious fun as you sharpen your skills and defend your realm!
July 29 to Aug 2 – Magical Creatures & Tabletop Gaming Camp
Come let your imagination run wild as we create our own magical creature characters and tabletop games to play! We’ll also be building tabletop game boards and miniature board game landscapes to go along with our games. Learn the basics of game creation and play, be creative with design and rule creation, and enjoy playing and sharing your games with each other. We’ll also be doing physical activities to inspire ideas!
They came from the darkest reaches of the unknown, creatures with but one goal…TO GRAPPLE! That’s right, camp 4 will feature one of our most popular themes: grappling. There is so much to learn in the sport of grappling it would be impossible to fit it into a week-long camp. However, this session will be an intensive workshop to help beginners get in more position skills and acquire experience, while helping the more advanced students get to their next level of techniques. Get ready to roll!
Aug 12 to 16 – Fight Scene Choreography Camp
Our classic fight scene choreography camp is back again! Come learn the art of crafting a complete fight scene. Whether you’re brand new to Hwa Rang Do or are a seasoned trainer, you’re invited! Everyone will have a role in designing and acting in a small group fight scene. We’ll also be learning how to make the scenes as realistic as possible by practicing acting skills and techniques. Then at the end of the week we will open the doors to family members to attend the show at high noon!
This year’s version of our grand finale camp will focus on demo-style fight scene choreography. Somewhat different from our previous years as students will not be required to create a story and deliver lines but instead will focus on just the action! This is always a fun send-off before the school year starts again, see you there!
Register Online Now @ https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=362
EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT ENDS FEB 29TH!
If you have any questions just let us know, otherwise we look forward to another awesome year of summer camps!
The Team @ The Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy