Northwest Language Academy day camp goes Japanese


Northwest Language Academy in Langley is hosting summer language camps for kids.

Japanese Day Camp will be held July 9 to 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 7 to 12. (Older students may apply for counselor-in-training positions.) Tuition is $350.

Have you noticed that Japanese art is different from art in the West? The Japanese value something called “wabi-sabi,” an aesthetic of imperfection, simplicity, and wear. In this year’s Japanese Camp, participants will  explore “wabi-sabi” and Japanese life and art in visits to Japanese gardens and temples, in a real Japanese tea ceremony.

NWLA’s Summer Language Camps provide immersion instruction through engaging, themed activities in a beautiful outdoor setting. For the past 16 years, South Whidbey’s students have joined in to explore different cultures and learn a language with lasting results, all while making friends, having fun and trying new things.

The academy’s mission is to make the camp experience available to all, regardless of ability to pay; scholarships and tuition assistance are available, please inquire.

Lodging is available at NWLA’s Guesthouse.  Contact NWLA at or 321-2101 for more information or to register.


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