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 cooking, art, music, Japanese language, and an end-of-week celebration for students and families.

SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE (4 weeks)

Mt. Tabor Middle School
5800 SE Ash Street
Portland, OR 97215

Cost: $255/week
1 Free Kurabu Tee shirt provided per student.

Dates and Times: Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Week 1  M-F  6/24 to 6/28
Jump into Cool Japan: Exploring Japanese pop culture and modern Japanese kids
Field Trip: Columbia Park/Imagination Station in Troutdale
Guest Teacher: Cooking Class with Andrea Obana

Week 2  M-F  7/8 to 7/12
Attention Please! Taking a Tour Around Japan: Discovering unique cultures and history in different parts of Japan
Field Trip: Tualatin Community Park in Tualatin
Guest Teacher: Art class with Kurumi Conley
End of Week Performance!

Week 3  M-F  7/15 to 7/19
The Amazing World of Japanese Heroes: Heroes from Japanese folk tales and movies
Field Trip: Blue Lake Park in Fairview
Guest Teacher: Cooking Class with Andrea Obana
End of Week Performance!

Week 4  M-F  7/22 to 7/26
Explore Japan By Season: Walking through Japanese festivals and events throughout year
Field Trip: Washington Park (TBD)
Guest Teacher: Art Class with Kurumi Conley

Before and After Care:
This year, before and after care is being offered through Portland Parks and Recreation from 8:00-9:00 am and 3:00-4:00 pm for an additional cost. Click Here for Instructions to Sign Up!

Cancellation Policy:
Fees are for Portland area residents. For residents outside of the Portland area, an additional 10% fee must be added. (See definition of non-resident on PP&R website.) A $50 non-refundable deposit per student is included in the price of the camp. ONK requires a 7 day cancellation notice for a full refund (minus the $50 deposit). We do not prorate for any missed days. Receipt of full payment is required to reserve your spot, unless otherwise arranged. For cancellations less than 7 days and for payment options, contact kurabu@oyanokai.org.


Registration opens Monday, March 4, 2019

Kurabu registrations are now closed for 2019.


Requirements to volunteer:
1. You must be going into 7th grade or higher to volunteer
2. You must be able to show up every day of the week(s) you have signed up for.
3. You must be present from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
4. You must be able to attend the Orientation Meeting and June 19th, 10:00am at Mt. Tabor Middle School (lunch provided.)

We also need 10 volunteers to help set up for camp on June 20th and June 21st.

High School Volunteer Signup (full not accepting new volunteers)

Middle School Volunteer Signup (full not accepting new volunteers)

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