Kurabu Summer Camp


Kurabu is a Japanese summer day camp for children who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the coming fall and are currently in a Japanese immersion program or who speak Japanese at home. Kurabu is a partnership between Portland Parks & Recreation, SUN Community Schools, Oya No Kai, and Mt. Tabor Middle School.

Kurabu is designed to offer children a bi-lingual summer camp experience that is rewarding, fun and reinforces their Japanese language skills. Our program is rich in cultural diversity and serves Japanese and non-Japanese children from the Portland Metro Region. All of our staff and volunteers have either studied Japanese, are bi-lingual, or native speakers, and come to us from local and Japanese schools, universities and the community. The Japanese Immersion Program interns act as lead teachers each week.

A typical week at Kurabu would include a field trip, enrichment class such as taiko or cooking, art, music, Japanese language, and an end-of-week celebration for students and families.

Summer 2018 Schedule:

2018 Kurabu Summer Camp will be running over 5 weeks this summer.

Week 1  M-F  6/25 to 6/29  $250  Ninjya School
Wednesday Field trip to Columbia Park in Troutdale
Art Class by Kurumi Conley

Week 2  M,T,Th,F  7/2 to 7/8  $225 (no class July 4th)  Japanese Folk Tales
No field trip due to 4 day camp
Art class by Kurumi Conley and Taiko Class by En Taiko

Week 3  M-F  7/9 to 7/13  $250  Undokai Japanese Field day
Field trip to Mt. Tabor Park
Cooking class with the fabulous Andrea Obana
End of week performance Friday July 13th @ 2:40p

Week 4  M-F  7/16 to 7/20  $250  Be a Samurai!
Wednesday Field trip to Japanese Garden (Tentative)
Cooking class with the fabulous Andrea Obana

Week 5  M-F  7/23 to 7/27  $250  Natsu Matsuri, Japanese Summer festival
Field trip to Blue Lake Park
Taiko Class by En Taiko
End of week performance Friday July 27th @ 2:40p

Camps run from 9a to 3p.  We do not offer before or after care.

1 Free Kurabu Tee shirt provided per student.

>> Use our Kurabu Portal to Register Online

If you have questions about Kurabu contact Ryoko Rollin ryokorollin@gmail.com

Kurabu Volunteers

Requirements to volunteer:
1. You must be able to show up every day of the week(s) you have signed up for.
2. You must be present from 8:00a to 3:30p
3. You must be able to attend the June 19th orientation meeting

Kurabu Volunteer Middle School and High School Signups are Full
* Thank you to everyone that signed up.

If you have questions about volunteering contact Yoshie Tomita yoshietomita@gmail.com