AKDW Karate Camps 2013

This page has pictures from the 2013 AKDW Summer Karate Camps. While an attempt is always made to get pictures of as many activities as possible, not all are able to be covered. Camp provides the students the opportunity to participate in many activities not possible in regular classes and to meet and interact with students and instructors from other classes.

A series of thumbnail pictures are given here. To see individual pictures in a larger size, click on the picture, then use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page.

Before getting to student pictures, we wish to show some of the additions and enhancements to the camp facilities for this year.

Timberwolf Point

Enter through the gate to Timberwolf Point.
During the Adult Camp, the Black Belts have a relaxing picnic lunch on Saturday noon at the point. Everyone eagerly looks forward to this time of relaxation and revitalization. Also, at this time, various cannons and mortars fired at targets across the swamp, hence the former name of this locaation, "Battery Point."
Mr. Ralph Steria's camp code name was Timberwolf and this location was renamed for him in honor of his dedication to the camp and all of the AKDW activities.
A timberwolf statue to add emphasis and interest to the area.

High Element Course

This new structure is near the location of the old climbing wall, which no longer exists, and is directly
in front of Timberwolf Point. This structure replaces the old Nopunde Castle and High Element Course from previous camps.

A few locations common to all camps

Gate Security.
Everyone checks into camp, and everyone checks out of camp.
The main entrane to camp.
The Eagle Garden.
near the Headquarters building
The main open area in camp, in front of the Headquarters building, where the bow-in and many activities occur.

Children's Camps (Day & Junior, Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2013)

Gate Security is a standard fixture at all camps and monitors everyone entering and leaving the camp area. All campers sign in and learn where to go to start their camp experience. A group picture is taken of all those in attendance: campers, instructors, and assistants. The day started, at sunrise, with a little light rain, but for the rest of the day was just cloudy and the temperature was at a comfortable level.

Jr. Campers

All Campers, Instructors, and Assistants

Day Campers

Day Camp, ages 6-9, Saturday, June 9, 2013

The day campers had an enjoyable day in a number of activities, which included the PRT (Physical Readiness Training) Course, Combat Course, the ropes courses, and other projects.

Junior Camp, ages 10 - 13, Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 2013

The boys find a bunk and stow their equipment in the Black Belt Men's building. The girls use the Black Belt Women's building. Camp starts with the bow-in for students and instructors. Then, off to classes: S.A.F.E Program (Self Awareness For Everyone), basic forms, kicking, combat course, self-defense, PRT, Project Triangle, etc. For those staying overnight, special activities are done after dinner, and perhaps even a movie. Sunday morning, students attend the final classes, then bow-out and depart from camp. Most students believe that a dirty uniform by the end of camp is a badge of honor showing just how hard they worked in the classes and especially in he combat course.

Adult Camp, June 28, 29, 30, & July 1, 2013

The weather cooperated reasonably well, and everyone had a wonderful time. Some of the activities were: bow-in, project triangle, falling, kicking, archery, the new high elements, S.A.F.E. Program, weapons classes, combat course, etc.

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