Japanese American heritage program “Camp Musubi” accepting applications

Camp Musubi

Camp Musubi

Camp Musubi is a Japanese American heritage camp for entering middle school youth hosted by Little Tokyo Service Center and the Ties That Bind committee.

The week long camp on August 23-27th will be filled with fun activities that exposes the middle school youth to Japanese American history, heritage and culture.

The goal of the camp is to spark interest in the Japanese American culture and community through hands-on experiences and interactions with people in the community.

Participants will learn from a variety of cultural and community “experts” and do group activities with a college-aged leader.

The activities will include a combination of cultural experiences, games, and field trips. Cultural workshops may include taiko, ikebana, martial arts, papermaking, cooking, calligraphy, etc.

Camp Musubi will meet at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Little Tokyo. There will be various off-site locations throughout Little Tokyo and a field trip.

This year’s camp field trip will be to Tanaka Farms in Orange County where campers will get to learn about a Japanese American family owned strawberry farm in addition to the history of farming in the Japanese American Community

Registration fee is: $225 for the week (Deadline: Aug 13th)

For more information and to download registration forms, visit to www.campmusubi.org.