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5 Things They Don't Want You To Know About Summer Camp
We Treat Kids Like They Matter
What Does That Mean And Why Does It Help? Kids don’t really go along with the whole “children should be seen, not heard” thing. They want to participate, contribute, and be accepted. But it’s not always a kid friendly world, even places that claim to be focused on children’s well being-like School, extra curricular activities, daycares, etc. want kids to be quiet, not ask questions, and not make waves. Even most Martial Arts schools operate from this well meaning (but *really* flawed) mentality.
Instead, we’ll treat your child like they matter, like they’re worthy of respect. We don’t treat them like adults or let them run free, but we do things like give them information and then the opportunity to make their own choices and decisions based on that information (so that when they succeed they know it was THEIR success, and if they fail, they’ll be able to take responsibility and try again).
We Don’t Change Your Child
Our Martial Arts classes Take Your Child’s Natural Disposition into account. Instead of working to “fix” them (to change who they are), we can work WITH their natural physical and emotional energy, enhancing their strengths and working to shore up their weaknesses. Now, of course kids need Rules, Boundaries and Limitations, But we enforce these necessities with kind, assertive leadership exercised in a fun, high energy environment (so that kids are already excited to be there). I mean, if we want children to be compassionate, polite, patient and calm, we have to set the example by treating them that way!
We Give Respect to Get Respect
This kind of “Guided Respect” helps to show your child how THEY should treat OTHERS. If kids are always getting yelled at, told their ideas aren’t important and not allowed to make decisions for themselves…. why would we expect them to treat others any differently?
The point is, we know deep down that every child is a really cool, really important person, and we’ll help empower them so that they believe it too. Over time, your child will learn to move through their lives with a level of confidence that will inspire others.
We Bring Out Their Best
So yes, we have rules (and they’re important). Our classes are far from your average run-around-screaming, coach-pulling-his-hair-out, free-for-all kid’s activity. You’ll immediately see your child enveloped in a culture of excellence, a place where we expect the best out of our students. This actually makes it EASIER for your child to reach the kind of goals we all want.
When they step onto the mat they’ll be surrounded by other children who are on the same path of excellence, and that’s more helpful than you can imagine.
What should we wear/bring to Camp?
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing; something they can move easily in. Also, a water bottle and a snack is a great idea. Remember, we're going to be moving our bodies big time! Each day kids will bring a lunch…except on Friday.. Pizza will be provided. Of course if your child doesn’t like pizza then they can bring a lunch on Friday too!
What is your Camp schedule?
Please check our schedule page for more info about our schedule. You can visit it through by clicking HERE.
Times vary depending on age, skill level, etc. Fill out the form on this page so that we can find the best time for you.
If we like the tour, how does the signing up work?
If you enjoy the tour and you think camp will be beneficial, you can sign up right then! If you would like to put a deposit down to hold your spot, you can do that too! We try to make it easy!
My child is extremely shy!
You and nearly everyone else child in the camp. Rarely does a child come to camp and doesn’t need some warming up! Our camps are setup to not only learn and have fun but to also make life long friendships. Although we’re positive that 99% of kids are right for our classes, during your tour you will see how amazing the atmosphere really is!