Japanese Summer Camp
at EJCA 2019 

Date: August 12 - 16, 2019
Location: Edmonton Japanese Community Asociation Centre (EJCA)

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The Edmonton Japanese Community Association is offering a week-long Japanese summer camp for teens. In addition to learning basic Japanese, participants will also have the opportunity to experience different aspects of Japanese culture such as karate, Japanese traditional dance, Ikebana and more.
 Date: August 12 - 16 2019       
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm   
  Location:  EJCA                 
 Cost:  $250 EJCA membership required
      <Sibling Discount: 2nd child is $235>

What can you do in this camp?

Read and write in Japanese
Learn Japanese from Anime & Manga
Learn about the Japanese Warring States period
Learn how to play Japanese card game (Hana-fuda)
Practice Karate
and more fun stuff

Who can participate?

    • Grade 7 to 12 only (from Sept. 2019)
    • Interested in Japanese language
    • Love Japanese culture
    • Paticipate in exchange program

Example of Daily Schedule

9:30 - 9:40 am

Radio Exercise & Homeroom
3-minute stretching with music and a 5 minute morning assembly.
9:40 - 10:30 am
Japanese Language
Learn simple Japanese phrases
10:40 - 11:30 am
Japanese History
Learn about the warring states period
11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Ikebana (Flower Arrengement)
Create your own flower arrengement
10:40 - 11:30 am
Japanese History
Learn about the warring states period
12:30 - 1:35 pm
Lunch & 15 min Cleaning
Have lunch in the classroom then clean up afterward.
1:35 - 2:25 pm
Karate
Practice katate in the gym
2:35 - 3:25 pm
Japanese
Learn onomatopoeia from manga
3:35 - 4:25 pm
Japanese
Bon dance (Traditional Japanese dance)
2:35 - 3:25 pm
Japanese
Learn onomatopoeia from manga

Feedback from Previous Campers

What did you like most about this camp?
  • There was lots of content for the short amount of time. The instructors were very kind and open to us, and there was plenty to learn and do.
  • The variety of the content taught and gone through.
  • Liked the way they taught Japanese and it helped me learn and made it fun.
  • The people + teachers + calligraphy.
  • Meeting new people who have similair interests.
  • I loved all the activities, but most of all, I would have to say that my favorite ones were the Japanese language lessons, the Hanafuda game, and the cooking class. With fantastic help from the instructors, I am proud to say that I learned 9 kanji characters! Thank you so much, and I hope to be back soon for another wonderful experience! ありがとうございました! 😊👍👍
  • What was taught. I learned so much!!

What was your interest in participating in our camp?
  • I love anime/manga and are generally very interested in Japenese culture.
  • The entirety of the Japanese identity and culture.
  • I joined because I enjoyed the atmosphere and teachings in the Nihongo class for teens, and because it would be fun to learn more about Japan.
  • Improving my Japanese, which I can say with pride, I was able to accomplish. ありがとう!
  • Speaking Japanese with other people.
  • Enjoy Japanese culture and find it interesting. I am also a fan of anime.
  • Participating Japanese activities.

Instructors

Mineko Koto
Japanese Istructor
Mineko grew up in Japan and has been teaching Japanese at EJCA as well as at the Faculty of Extension (U of A) for over 10 years. She also presents Japanese culture such as calligraphy, Japanese flower arranging and tea ceremony at EJCA. She enjoys sharing her knowledge about Japan.
John Priegert
Karate Instructor

John Priegert has been teaching gojuryu karate since 1981, to children, youth and adults. He is certified by the International Karatedo Gojukai Association of Japan and is also certified as a karate coach with Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program. He enjoys helping people of all ages understand the values of traditional karate within a modern context.

Fukuko Gordon
Japanese Instructor
Fukuko was born and raised in Tokyo. For the last several years, she has worked with EJCA as an assistant for cultural events and she is also a Japanese language instructor for adults. She holds a San dan (third degree) in Japanese Calligraphy.
Tomomi Calder
Japanese Instructor
Tomomi was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She is an event coordinator at the EJCA and Japanese language instructor for Teen's class. She also assists Japanese cultural sessions called, "Japan Today."
Fukuko Gordon
Japanese Instructor
Fukuko was born and raised in Tokyo. For the last several years, she has worked with EJCA as an assistant for cultural events and she is also a Japanese language instructor for adults. She holds a San dan (third degree) in Japanese Calligraphy.