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 Richmond Elementary 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 2020 SCHEDULE (5 weeks)

New Location for 2020!:
Richmond Elementary School
2276 SE 41st Ave
Portland, OR 97214

$260/week (5-Day Week)
$210/week (4-Day 4th of July 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  6/22 to 6/26
The Amazing World of Japanese Heroes! Heroes from Japanese folk tales and movies.
Field Trip: TBD
Guest Teacher: TBD

Week 2  M-TH  6/29 to 7/2
Japanese Summer Time! Celebrate Tanabata, star festival and other summer activities.
Guest Teacher: TBD

Week 3  M-F  7/6 to 7/10
Randoseru Kids! Experience what it is like to be an elementary school student in Japan at school and in the community.
Field Trip: TBD
Guest Teacher: TBD
End of Week Performance!

Week 4  M-F  7/13 to 7/17
Japanese “Do- The Way”! Experience of the philosophy of “Do” in Martial Arts, Calligraphy, Tea ceremony and more.
Field Trip: TBD
Guest Teacher: TBD
End of Week Performance!

Week 5  M-F  7/20 to 7/24
Japanese Arts and Music! Learn about Japanese traditional to modern arts and music.
Field Trip: TBD
Guest Teacher: TBD
End of Week Performance!

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. Sign up coming soon!

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.


REGISTER! (Opens Tuesday, February 18th, 2020)

Kurabu Registration Link



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 on Wednesday, June 17th, 10:00am at Richmond Elementary School (lunch provided.)

We also need 10 volunteers to help set up for camp on June 18th and June 19th.

High School Volunteer Signup

Middle School Volunteer Is Full


If you have questions about Kurabu contact Ryoko Rollin kurabu@oyanokai.org