Friday, July 08, 2005

Off to Mori No Ike

Klaus is leaving Sunday for two weeks at Mori No Ike, Concordia Language Villages Japanese camp. At the camp they learn martial arts, taiko drumming (see photo), origami, ikebana (flower-arranging), calligraphy, plus regular camp stuff--skits, campfires, swimming. Oh, and lots of dancing--exercise and exposure to Japanese pop music at the same time.

He's very excited and we are, too, since it will give him a jumpstart on learning Japanese at home this year. Next year we're thinking about the month-long high school credit camp, but we thought we'd start with two weeks. He hasn't been away from home that long before. He went to Mori No Ike for five days last summer, but his brothers were there. Space Camp was a week, but that was a long time ago. Once he gets past the first night, I'm sure he'll do fine.

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