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 2017 Schedule:
2017 Kurabu Summer Camp will be running over 4 weeks this summer.
- Week 1 – 6/26 to 6/30 Terakoya : Learn how to be s Samurai and Ninjya!
- Week 2 – 7/10 to 7/14 Explore the seasonal activities: Spring and Summer – Celebrate Children’s day and summer festival.
- Week 3 – 7/17 to 7/21 Explore the seasonal activities : Fall and Winter Japanese Art and Shogatsu (New Year).
- Week 4 – 7/24 to 7/28 Lean fun Japanese cartoon characters.
Camps run from 9a to 3p. We do not offer before or after care.
If you are interested in volunteering for Kurabu please use our volunteer signup. We are looking for a mix of high school plus 6/7th grader volunteers for each week.
If you have questions please contact Ryoko Rollin firstname.lastname@example.org