If the campers got a little wild at Shofuso Summer Camp, it was with good reason–the theme for Week Three was animals! Campers made clay planters in animal shapes, carved blocks to make their own owl prints, and sculpted their own koi and turtles. … Continue reading →
Week Two of Shofuso Summer Camp focused on the celebrated animation production company Studio Ghibli. Campers worked on projects involving the studio’s beloved characters, such as the forest spirt Totoro. In addition, the camp’s CIT Ambassadors put together a short documentary about Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki.
As one of their video projects, the Shofuso Summer Camp CIT Ambassadors put together a pair of interviews with Eli, a long-time camper, and Olivia, a new camper. They hope that the interviews will provide a useful introduction to the camp and its activities! … Continue reading →
During week one at Shofuso Summer Camp, the campers worked up quite an appetite making yokai puppets and costumes. They made and enjoyed Japanese omelettes called “Tamago Yaki.” These omelettes can be made in several different ways and can be used in other dishes as well. Here’s the recipe and how you and your camper can make them at home: … Continue reading →
During Shofuso Summer Camps first week, Japan’s rich tradition of folklore and storytelling took center stage, literally, as campers designed their own Kamishibai stages and came up with stories to tell on them. Things took a spooky turn later in the week as campers not only learned about Japan’s ghosts and monsters but even put together costumes! … Continue reading →