Summer Camp 2014

UPDATED 7/11/2014

FINAL CALL FOR ALL CAMP REGISTRATIONS AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS

DEADLINE EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, JULY 13TH INCLUDES:

- ALL CAMP PACKAGES

-ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS

- FINALIZING ROOM ARRANGEMENTS / ROOMMATES

Day passes will remain available for purchase online and on-site. To register online go to usafsummercamp.com

CAMP CANCELLATIONS - All camp packages are non-refundable after SUNDAY, JULY 13th (case-by-case consideration will be made due to emergency or health concerns).

FINALIZING ROOM ARRANGEMENTS – Please email either Laura or Karen with changes/cancellations to your hotel reservation no later than Sunday, July 13th.

Please do not have anyone just “drop in” and stay in your room without registering them with the hotel.  This is not allowed as per our contract, and puts our relationship with the hotel in jeopardy! 

HOTEL CANCELLATION POLICY -  The hotel has a 48 hour cancellation policy. All cancellations within 48 hours of arrival date will be charged one night’s room rate, including tax. A “NO SHOW” WILL BE CHARGED FOR EACH NIGHT OF THE RESERVATION THAT THEY DID NOT CANCEL WITH 48 HOURS NOTICE

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MAY PERTAIN TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW:

1) If you listed your roommate as “unknown” and no roommate assignment has been made, the hotel will allocate either a king or 2 double beds, based on availability.

2) If you listed children in your room but did not purchase a camp package for them – they may join you for aikido dinners free of charge if they are under 5.  If they are 5 and older and did not purchase a camp package, they will not be able to join you in the dinner dinning room.

3) If you are not registered for Camp AND do not have a hotel reservation – Day Passes are available.

4) Every person staying in every room must be registered with the hotel.  Contact Laura at laura@usaikifed.com or Karen at karendepaola@usaikifed.com prior to the Sunday July 13h deadline.

Please note that having friends “crash” in your room is not permitted.  Please be respectful of our working relationship with the hotel and help us maintain our outstanding reputation with the staff.

 

 

UPDATED 7/2/2014

Summer Camp Packages are still available for the first 1/2 week. If you are interested in learning more about this option, or would like to register for the 1/2 week of camp, please follow this link:

Summer Camp  On-Line Registration for first 1/2 week (sunday 7/27 – wednesday 7/30)

If you need assistance in getting to and from camp, we have chartered a bus to leave from New York Aikikai to go go to camp, and to return to New York Aikikai when camp is over.  In order to secure a seat, please see below:

Pre-register for transportation on our chartered bus to and/or from camp

Option 1 – ONE WAY ($40) – NYA to Camp – Saturday, July 26th, 3pm
Option 2 – ONE WAY ($40) – NYA to Camp – Sunday, July 27th, 9am

Option 3 – ROUND TRIP ($80) – NYA to Camp (Saturday, July 26th, 3pm); Camp to NYA (Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 12:30 pm)
Option 4 – ROUND TRIP ($80) – NYA to Camp (Sunday, July 27th, 9am); Camp to NYA (Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 12:30pm)
Option 5 – ONE WAY ($40) – Camp to NYA (Saturday, Aug. 2nd, 12:30pm)

 Summer Camp Schedule (6/7/2014)

 

 

(posted 5/26/2014) Summer Camp Registration has been temporarily suspended.  More details to follow

Summer Camp 2014 FORMS

Summer Camp  On-Line Registration

Summer Camp Packet Registration Information

Summer Camp Transportation Information

Summer Camp Registration Form for Mail-in ONLY

Summer Camp Flier

Summer Camp Scholarship Application

Summer Camp DVD pre-purchase order

Raffle Donation Form

 

Summer Camp Update May 29th 2014:

SOLD OUT: FULL WEEK CAMP PACKAGES

SOLD OUT: 2ND HALF WEEK PACKAGES

SOLD OUT: HOTEL ROOMS FOR FULL WEEK

SOLD OUT: HOTEL ROOMS FOR 2ND HALF WEEK

SOLD OUT: MEAL PLAN (DINNERS) FOR FULL WEEK

SOLD OUT: MEAN PLAN (DINNERS) FOR 2ND HALF WEEK

 

AVAILABLE: 1ST HALF WEEK CAMP PACKAGES (INCLUDING AIKIDO & DINNERS)

AVAILABLE: HOTEL ROOMS FOR 1ST HALF WEEK PACKAGES (SATURDAY – WEDNESDAY; SATURDAY RATES ARE HIGHER THAN SUNDAY – WEDNESDAY AND WILL DISPLAY ON THE RESERVATION PAGE WITH A PRICE FOR THE NIGHT.  ALL OTHER ROOM NIGHTS WILL NOT DISPLAY A RATE BUT ARE AT THE CAMP DISCOUNT)

AVAILABLE: DAY PASSES PURCHAED IN ADVANCE ON-LINE OR ON-SITE DURING CAMP

 

REMINDER: BREAKFAST IS ONLY INCLUDED IF YOU ARE STAYING AT THE HOTEL AND MADE YOUR RESERVATION THROUGH THE USAF PORTAL. RESERVATIONS MADE THROUGH OTHER MEANS DO NOT GUARANTEE USAF RATES OR BREAKFASTS

REMINDER: DAY PASSES DO NOT INCLUDE ANY MEALS OR HOTEL ROOMS

REMINDER: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR CAMP, PLEASE CONFIRM WITH YOUR ROOM MATE(S) THAT EVERYONE IN YOUR ROOM HAS AN EMAIL RECEIPT FROM PAYPAL CONFIRMING THEIR CAMP PURCHASE, AND A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM THE HOTEL STATING CHECK-IN AND CHECKOUT DATES AND CONFIRMATION NUMBER

REMINDER: EVERY ADULT IN EVERY ROOM MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE HOTEL

REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR BEING PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST IS FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH

 

SEE BELOW REGARDING JOINING THE WAITING LIST

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MAY PERTAIN TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW:

  1. You listed your roommate as “unknown” and no roommate assignment has been made – at this time the hotel is assuming you are staying in your room alone and will allocate either a king or double based on room availabilities.
  2. You listed you have children staying in your room but did not purchase a camp package for them – if they are 5 or older they will not be able to join you for the aikido group dinner for 2nd half week. If you are staying full week, you can purchase a 1st half week meal plan for them. If they are under 5 they eat for free and can join you in the aikido dinning room for the full week .
  3. You are not registered for Camp (full or 2nd half week) AND do not have a hotel reservation AND not sharing a room – Day Passes are available.
  4. You received an email regarding your registration or camp status but did not respond – there will be a waiting list for full week or 2nd half week camp packages and/or hotel reservations (see below)
  5. You have a room for the full week or 2nd half and would like to add a roommate – if your roommate will be purchasing day passes or is a family member and will not be part of the aikido camp (no packages/dinners), please contact Laura or Karen with your roommate’s information and we will notify the hotel.

Waiting list information:

In order to be placed on the waiting list for either 2nd half week or full week camp package and/or hotel reservation, please email your name and desired camp package and/or hotel check-in and check-out dates to karendepaola@usaikifed.com or laura@usaikifed.com. There are no guarantees that spots will open up, so please consider alternative options (1st half week or day passes) in order to secure your place at camp.

Online registration for 1st half week and day passes will re-open shortly, so please check the following link for updates: http://usafsummercamp.com/information.php

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Laura Pavlick and Karen De Paola

Camp Coordinators

 

 

(posted 5/26/2014) Summer Camp Registration has been temporarily suspended.  More details to follow

 

 

(posted 5/14/2014)

The USAF Raffle Committee is pleased to announce the 2014 USAF Summer Camp Raffle! Each year the Summer Camp Raffle has been great fun for all attending Summer Camp and, more importantly, funds Summer Camp scholarships for USAF members who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend Summer Camp. By funding these scholarships, the USAF helps introduce more of its members to the greater USAF community.

This year marks our fifth Scholarship Fund Raffle. The proceeds from this year’s raffle will go towards funding scholarships for the USAF 2015 Summer Camp. Each year we have been able to increase the number of members the USAF has been able to assist with the cost of camp for the following year.

We need your help! Please consider partnering with us by making a donation to the raffle. Use your imagination! No donation is too small, and the donation does not have to be aikido related.

Examples of some of the prizes donated in past years include:

Jewelry & Artwork, Free attendance to major Aikido seminars; Free private Aikido lessons, Win, Stays at vacation properties; Bed and breakfast getaways

The USAF Scholarship Raffle is formatted so that participants can place any number of their tickets purchased towards only the particular prizes they choose, making the prize more personal and the drawing of winners even more exciting. Raffle tickets will be sold all week at Summer Camp and all prizewinners will be announced at the banquet at the end of the week, on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Summer Camp venue, the Seaview Spa and Resort in Galloway, New Jersey.

All prizes donated to the raffle will include (if desired) acknowledgement of the person/business donating the prize as well as listing the dojo where the donor(s) trains. If the donation is made by a dojo, this information will also be listed. If you would like to donate a prize, please click on the following link, which will take you to an online form with some simple questions about the details of your donation. After filling out the donation form, you may want to print it for your records.

www.usafsummercamp.info/raffle/addrecord.php

If you have any other questions about the raffle, please email Shawn Dansby at: smdansby2@gmail.com. Thank you for your interest in making the USAF Summer Camp Scholarship Raffle 2014 a huge success!

Sincerely,

Shawn Dansby, Kim Koenig

USAF Summer Camp 2014 Raffle Committee

 

(posted 5/5/20140)

USAF SUMMER CAMP – 50th ANNIVERSARY DVD

You can now pre-order your 50th Anniversary DVD online by clicking on the following link - http://aikidodelamontagne.com/en/store_aikido.html.

This professional DVD will be comprised of footage taken the many classes that are held throughout the week.  Whether you would like a keepsake from this celebratory camp, or will use it as an instructional guide or teaching aide, pre-purchasing the DVD before camp guarantees that you will receive this limited edition at a discounted price.

Only a limited number will be made based on the number of DVDs that are pre-ordered.  To avoid any lines or delays at camp, order online now.

http://aikidodelamontagne.com/en/store_aikido.html.

 

(posted 4/3/2014)

Chartered bus information to and from hotel:

We are hoping to charter a bus from New York Aikikai to the Stockton Seaview Hotel on Saturday morning (July 26th) and/or Sunday morning (July 27th) and returning to New York Aikikiai on Saturday, August 2nd.  The cost for a round trip ticket will be $80 USD ($40 USD one way). To help with our planning process, please click here to sign up on the spreadsheet expressing your preference. Please be sure you made your hotel reservation BEFORE choosing your bus dates since hotel room availabilities may be limited.

Once the plans are finalized, you will be provided with information on how to prepay and reserve a seat on the chartered bus. All reservations must be made in advance, and availability is on a first-come first-serve basis.

If you have any questions, please email Karen De Paola at karendepaola@usaikifed.com

 

(posted 3/12/2014)

Camp Update Regarding Hotel Rooms on Saturday, July 26th:

As expected, many people have already registered for Summer Camp.  The hotel has reached full capacity for the limited number or rooms that were held for the Saturday night prior to camp (July 26th).  You may still reserve a room at the hotel for Saturday, July 26th but at an increased rate of $209 plus tax.  This rate does not include breakfast on Sunday morning.

Currently there are still discounted rooms (includes breakfast) for Sunday, July 27th through Saturday, Aug. 2nd  and it is highly recommended you purchase your camp package and make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

 

(posted 2/26/2014)  SUMMER CAMP IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Once again, Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, located at 401 South New York Road, Galloway, New Jersey USA, will be the venue for the 2014 USAF Summer Camp beginning Sunday, July 27th and ending Saturday, August 2nd. To accommodate Aikido camp participants and their family and friends, the hotel has blocked off a number of rooms at a discounted rate, including a very limited number of rooms for arrival prior to camp on Saturday, July 26th.

You are encouraged to register for a Camp Package and book your hotel room as soon as possible because of the large turnout expected due to Yamada Sensei’s 50th anniversary celebration. Although you will have to pay in full for your Camp Package at the time of registration, you will not incur charges for your hotel reservation until your actual stay. DEADLINE for registration is Friday, June 20th but the blocked off USAF discounted hotel rooms may be fully occupied prior to the DEADLINE.

For more information and to proceed with your registration, click here

 

 

 

(posted 1/15/2014)

Plans for summer camp 2014 are well on their way.  The flier is complete (click here to view), online registration process is almost in place, hotel reservation portal is near completion.  Keep your eyes on the USAF newsletter (www.usafaikidonews.com), your email box and the USAF Summer Camp facebook page for further announcements and the virtual ringing of the opening bell!

(last update 11/18/2013)

Welcome to the 2014 Summer Camp information page.  Information regarding camp dates, fees, and registration will be provided shortly.