Six-Week Camp Schedule
Six-Week Camp Schedule
Camp can begin the Monday after school breaks for summer. Have a bus available to pick students up from your school in time to begin activities at 9 a.m. Then, plan a return trip leaving the camp at 4 p.m. You can arrange to have an early drop-off/late pick-up program. Charge an additional $10 charge for providing this extra-supervised time.
Here’s an idea of what the schedule of your weekend retreat might look like:
4 p.m. – Staff should arrive at camp to prepare for the arrival of the kids.
8 p.m. – Bus arrives.
8:20 p.m. – Take kids in for a quick snack at the cafeteria.
9 p.m. – Take group to the auditorium for orientation.
Orientation should include reciting the student creed, explanation of the rules, and a peek into what the weekend holds in store. Then, split the kids into their respective groups. Each group should have a 45-minute activity planned to occupy the kids while members of your staff are preparing for the Ninja Walk.
The Ninja Walk is a unique outdoor obstacle course. Using body shields and blockers, staff members jump out at the kids as they walk in their groups back to their bunkhouse. The kids ward off attacks by using punches and kicks.
10:30 p.m. – Have kids brush their teeth, straighten their beds, and stand at the foot of their bunk for inspection.
Then, it time for lights out. Just be sure to have a staff member on hand to make sure kids go to sleep.
Saturday begins at 8 a.m. with a variety of activities. Plan a special performance of the demo team and board-breaking contest in the evening, finished off with a bonfire and martial arts stories. You might consider having the kids tell the group what martial arts means to them.
On Sunday morning everyone cleans up the campgrounds and bunkhouse, then settles in for some downtime around the pool or lake. A quick lunch, and the kids take the bus back to your school.
Your state may require camp leaders to be fingerprinted and bonded. Check to make sure you meet the requirements of your state and insurance company. Have parents sign a liability waiver to protect you in case someone gets injured while at the camp.
Another good idea may be to incorporate your camp. Thus, keeping it separate from your school. Also, it makes good business sense to open a special business checking account for all your transaction activities related to the camp.