Ekata Training Center Santa Clarita Valley Summer Camp 2020

See Below For Details On Our Awesome Summer Camps This Year!

One Earth, One Family

Explore Themes That Connect Us All!

Whether you have an interest in stars, an interest in movies and comics, or you see yourself as the next big hit dancer, there is something that connects us together into one big family. This year at Ekata Training Center, we are exploring different themes that help connect people as a whole. Form a clan and learn how to be a Ninja in our Ninja Olympics camp. Learn about nature and how to be a steward of the earth in our One Earth, One Family camp. Fast track your way to your first belt level in Jeet Kune Do with our Accelerated Belt camp. Learn the qualities of Superheros and find your own super power in our Heroes Wanted camp. Learn about the stars, our solar system, and the universe in our Reach for the Stars camp. Finally, get a jump start in learning Spanish, one of the most widely used languages, and the different types of culture in our Spanish Jumpstart camp.

2020 Summer Day Camp Program and Activities Appropriate for Ages 5-12 K-6th Grade

Summer Camp Activities Include:

  • Martial Arts Programs
  • Art Enrichment Projects and History
  • Organic Snacks
  • Cultural Lunch/Themed Lunches (Only on some Thursdays)
  • Field Trips
  • Parent Showcase (Friday at pick up)
  • Bring a lunch!

Late pick up (6:30pm) available. ($5 per hour)

girl on world

Descriptions of our Summer Camps!

Each summer camp has a  unique curriculum and theme!  See below for a week by week description of our programs for boys and girls ages 5-12 and scroll down to sample videos from our past camps! We are located in Valencia California serving the whole Santa Clarita Valley.

Ninja Olympics:

Come Join us for our first ever Summer Ninja Olympics!  Join one of our four clans: The Dragon Yin Clan, Dragon Yang Clan, Tiger Yin Clan, and the Tiger Yang clan. Each clan will train in the secret art of the Ninja and compete in special events that only the brave dare enter. Prepare for a challenge as you represent your clan in the Summer Ninja Olympics!

June 15 – June 19

Daily Schedule

Day One: 

  • Clan Assignation
  • Create Clan Banners
  • Short History lesson about Ninjutsu
  • Create Ninja Equipment
  • Outdoor/indoor ninja games

Day Three: 

  • Out of the Shadows: A Mindfulness Activity
  • Ninja Training Events:
  • Martial Arts class
  • Gratitude Journal/Rest

Day Five:

    • Display Clan Ranking
    • Warm-up Stretch
    • Ninja Events Part 3
    • Ninja Events Part 4
    • Closing Ceremony

 

Day Two:

  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Ninja Warm Up games
  • Ninja events training
  • Martial Arts Class
  • Gratitude Journal/Rest

Day Four:

  • The Importance of Cheering
  • Warm-up Stretch
  • Ninja Events Part 1
  • Sparring demonstration
  • Ninja Events Part 2
  • Gratitude Journaling

Camp Highlights!

  • Make or recieve your own Ninja Costume

  • Make your own Ninja Weaponry

  • Learn the art of the Ninja and martial arts techniques!

One Earth, One Family:

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic you may have heard the phrase, “We’re all in this together.” We’re experiencing first hand how a virus originating from across the world is impacting billions of lives across the globe. Join us as we learn how to love ourselves, our community, and this wonderful planet in order to become vital members of planet earth.

June 22 – June 26

Daily Schedule

Day One:

  • Self-Love in the Mirror
  • Wearing your Truth
  • Games at the Park
  • Home Garden Part 1

Day Three:

  • Learning from a Survivalist Part 1
  • Wildlife bingo
  • Life Lessons from Plants

Day Five:

    • Life, Empathy, and Connection
    • Home Garden Part 2
    • Service Project: Responsibility for the Planet

 

Day Two:

  • Hike – Rising to a new perspective: at Haskell Canyon Open Space
  • Wildlife packets.
  • Wildlife art and crafts.

Day Four:

  • Learning from a Survivalist Part 2

Camp Highlights

  • Learn about Nature and Gardening

  • Go Hiking

  • Learn Survival Tactics

  • Take home your own plant!

Accelerated Belt Camp:

Learn the moves and philosophy of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do in just one short week! The goal of this camp to to promote you to your first belt level (or next if you train with us) in 5 days. We will be training for long periods each day and learning about Bruce Lee, the origins of JKD, and the principles that make JKD what it is today! Learn beginner methods of how to protect yourself and others, or refine your skills that you already have. This camp is great for people who have either studied martial arts in the past or people who are brand new! Applicable for all level 1 students.  Unfortunately our more advanced students (green belt and up) may not jump belt levels due to the complexity of their material.    

July 6th – July 10th

Daily Schedule

Day 1:

Yellow Belt Material

Day 3:

Orange Belt Material

Day 5:

Green Belt Material

 

Day 2:

High Yellow Material

Day 4:

High Orange Material

Camp Highlights

  • Begin your martial arts journey

  • Accelerate your martial arts progress

  • Learn new techniques

  • Learn the origins of Jeet Kune Do Bruce Lee!

Heroes Wanted:

The world is a big place with lots of adventures, so we at the ekata superhero training academy are prepared to teach children to discover who they are and develop super abilities to become who they want to become. The best way to develop your powers is to study the abilities, attributes, and backgrounds of the worlds’ most famous heroes. As you learn about the fighting styles of world-renowned heroes you’ll also learn what made them heroic and how you can emulate the same special characteristics that make the world a better place. 

July 13 – July 17

Daily Schedule

Day One:

  • Mission Briefing 
  • Origin Story Part 1: A Mindfulness Activity
  • Superhero Warm-up Games
  • Superhuman Testing
  • Create Your Own Superhero: An Art Project
  • Super Hero Analysis: Captain Marvel
  • Martial Arts Class

Day Three:

  • Mission Briefing
  • Origin Story Part 3
  • Superhero Warm-up Games
  • Superhuman Testing
  • Create Your own Superhero
  • Super Hero Analysis: Spiderman
  • Martial Arts Class

Day Five:

    • Mission Briefing
    • Origin Story Part 5 
    • Super Hero Warm-up Games
    • Superhuman Testing
    • Super Hero Analysis: Beast Boy
    • Martial Arts Class
    • Superhero Graduation

 

Day Two:

  • Mission Briefing
  • Origin Story Part 2
  • Super Hero Warm-Up Games
  • Super Hero Analysis: Captain America
  • Martial Arts Class

 

 

Day Four:

  • Mission Briefing
  • Origin Story Part 4
  • Superhero Warm-up Games
  • Superhuman Testing
  • Create Your own Superhero
  • Super Hero Analysis: Batman & Robin
  • Martial Arts Class

Camp Highlights

  • Create and dress up as your own superhero!

  • Create your superhero origin story

  • Learn how to fight as popular superheroes

  • Learn about popular superheroes and their origins

Reach for the Stars:

Ten… nine… eight… seven… six… five… four… three… two… one… blast off into the stars  as we discover our potential, learn how to dream big, and make our dreams come true while we learn about the universe!

July 20th – July 24th

Daily Schedule

Day One:

  • Short History Lesson on Space Travel
  • Vision Boards
  • Games for Team Work
  • The Importance of the Sun
  • Begin Art and Exhibition Projects

Day Three:

  • The Solar System
  • Solar System Arts and Crafts
  • Games for Team Work
  • The Importance of Gravity

Day Five:

    • Positive Affirmations
    • Family Gallery and Science Exhibition

 

Day Two:

  • Learning about Constellations
  • Constellations Arts and Crafts
  • Games for Team Work
  • The Importance of the Moon

Day Four:

  • Field Trip to the Griffith Observatory
  • The Expanse of the Universe

Camp Highlights

  • Learn about the universe and physics!

  • Fun space based projects

  • Guest speakers

  • Field trip to Griffith Observatory!

Spanish Jumpstart:

Bienvenidos al primer campamento del idioma de espanol! Not quite sure what that meant? Or maybe you need a refresher? No worries, we have the perfect place for you! We’re excited to launch this first-time-ever two-week summer camp designed specifically to give your child a head start before the next semester. We’ll learn about the differences of spoken Spanish across the globe, discover new flavors, learn about different Latino and European cultures; and Learn how to read, speak, and write Spanish!

July 27th -August 7th

Daily Schedule

Day One:

  • Spanish Assessment Test
  • Brief History of Spain
  • Grammar lesson: Conjugation
  • Spanish Literature 
  • Spain’s Multicultural divisions 

Day Three:

  • The Wonder of Peru
  • Grammar Lesson: Present, Irregular Verbs.
  • A Taste of Peru
  • Nazca Lines art

Day Five:

  • Field Trip to the San Fernando Mission
  • Battle of the Enchiladas

Day Seven:

  • The Diverse Culture of Argentina
  • Grammar Lesson: Irregular past tense verbs
  • Begin Art Presentation
  • Latino Traditions on Holidays

Day Nine:

    • Costa Rica: Latin Paradise
    • Listening to Accents: Observing Spoken Spanish across the world
    • Grammar: The Perfect Present Tense
    • Rhythm of Costa Rica

 

Day Two:

  • A History of Spanish Colonization
  • Grammar Lesson: Conjugation/Ser vs. Estar
  • Introduction to Salsa
  • Spanish Literature
  • DIY Maracas

Day Four:

  • Latino Culture in California
  • Grammar Lesson: Conjugation hockey Tournament
  • Salsa Lab
  • Introduction to Salsa Part 2.

Day Six:

  • Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands
  • Grammar Lesson: Past Preterite vs. past imperfect 
  • DIY Headdress
  • Taste of Ecuador

Day Eight:

  • Spanish in Africa: Equatorial Guinea
  • Rhythms of Equatorial Guinea
  • Mask Making
  • Grammar Lesson: Future Tense
  • Art Presentation Development

Day Ten

    • Mexico: A culturally rich neighbor
    • Grammar: Spanish Jeopardy 
    • Art Gallery and Exhibition

Camp Highlights

  • Learn to read and speak Spanish!

  • Learn about Latin culture

  • Experience different Latin cuisines

  • Learn about Latin dance and art

Sign-up today for our awesome Santa Clarita – Valencia CA summer camp experience. Your kids will learn and have a great time doing it!

Our quality Santa Clarita summer camp staff goes through a vigorous background check and training process. Your child will experience an awesome learning environment in working with our master instructors who have many years of experience in their art form. Our staff instructors practice positive reinforcement to foster positive behavior and attentiveness.  Respect and kindness are always a priority at Ekata!  Games, art and fun from around the globe – but in your own backyard !  Our staff is focused on building compassionate and courageous kids. Student to teacher ratio is 12 children to 1 teacher.

art and painting activities

  • "Last summer my son joined the summer camp at Ekata. It was fun and educational learning for him. Every week there was a different country theme and he learned about that country culture, food, martial art style, etc. He came home with crafts and he would talk about new knowledge that he learned." February  2019

    Kesawee Kai Chindawath Axianta Financial Partners, Vice President of Business Development
  • "I loved the variety that was offered at Ekata summer camp, trying lots of new things. Capoeira was very unique in the way it included dance and martial arts and the history of it was very interesting. I’d love to try it again sometime." December 2018

    Benjamin Tarabour 5th Grader
  • "We love Ekata. Ekata's Summer Program worked really hard to develop an array of activities for our children. I was able to go work in peace knowing they were in a safe atmosphere with physical activities & weekly themed summer program. Our son truly enjoyed summer camp at Ekata. He experienced other countries' martial arts, culture, food, crafts, and field trips. They also did a parent showcase once a week to show us what they've learned - seriously amazing! I would highly recommend this camp! They really work hard to help your child learn, grow and have fun!"

    Tammy Golf
  • "Our kids loved the Ekata summer camp experience, from the arts and crafts to the field trips! My wife and I love the weekly themes and the family atmosphere."

    Chris and Linda Stetson
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