Hello JMP Community,
As many of you may have suspected, with all that is going on in today’s climate, Westwind is cancelling all their weekend family camps through the end of May. We were still in the initial planning phase and had not yet collected any payments from families, so there is no action required from anyone who previously enrolled in the lottery.
Westwind is refunding Oya No Kai for our 2020 deposit. However, the cancellation of all of their spring family camps has put a financial strain on their organization. Oya No Kai will be making a $1,000 donation to Westwind from general funds to help them through this difficult time. If you are able to make a donation of any amount, you can do so on their donation page. Please consider even a small donation to help preserve the future of Camp Westwind!
Stay healthy, safe and socially distant.
Your Westwind Coordination Team
OYA NO KAI CAMP WESTWIND 2020
It’s time to register for Oya No Kai’s 2020 weekends at Camp Westwind!
Many of you are already familiar with this annual event, but if you are new to the Japanese Dual Language Immersion Program, here is what it is about:
Every year our community gets together at the Oregon coast to build friendships through fellowship, relaxation, and fun! We occupy the entirety of Camp Westwind, a beautiful retreat set in pristine Oregon coastal forest, just north of Lincoln City. Families from across the entire spectrum of the JDLI participate, from pre-K through graduated alumni. We share cabins, meals, hikes, tide pooling, campfires, games, laughter and songs. We commune with old friends, make new friends, and bond together as a community. It is an experience you and your family will treasure, and the friendships will stay with you throughout your time in the Japanese Dual Language Immersion Program.
For more Policy info plus Question and Answers please see our FAQ Page.
In 2020 there will be THREE weekends at Camp Westwind:
- Friday May 15, 2020 to Sunday, May 17, 2020
- Friday May 22, 2020 to Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Weekend)
- Friday May 29, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
There will be an one month long open lottery period to allow time for ALL interested families to register. You may only lottery ONE TIME. After registration is closed, a LOTTERY will distribute everybody over the three weekends.
When you register for the lottery, you can indicate your preferences and priority for the weekend you would like to attend. You can specify only one specific weekend, or any combination of the three. Your odds of winning a place in the lottery are better the more weekends you are available to attend. Due to the popularity of this event, each group can attend only ONE weekend.
Registration begins March 6th and ends April 3rd
You will be notified of the results the following week.
- $115 per person for the Memorial Day weekend. (example- $460 for a family of four)
- $80 per person for the two shorter weekends. (example- $320 for a family of four)
** $30 per family ONK annual membership, if not already an ONK current member.
After the lottery, a $50 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
Final payment of the balance will be due by April 15th.
REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN BYPASS THE LOTTERY AND BID ON THE
WEEKEND OF YOUR CHOICE AT THE OYA NO KAI AUCTION
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