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Here you will find some important camp information and FAQs

On Monday, from 8:30–9:00am will be your opportunity to meet the staff, receive your schedule of events for the exciting week, and turn in your medical form (if you haven't already).

     All students will be divided in the morning session by martial arts experience.  The afternoon sessions are divided into groups according to size and age.  There will be a sign in and sign out sheet at the counter for all campers.  Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every event.

Program Information:

Our camps follow the NYS Department of Health guidelines for child safety.  Some of our highly trained staff include:

Sensei Curt Sawyer

Camp Operator & Director

9th Degree Black Belt

Sensei Meaghan Naughton

Camp Program & Medical Director

7th Degree Black Belt

Sensei Tim Gilliard

Camp Head Instructor 

4th Degree Black Belt

Sensei Laura Sawyer

Camp Head Instructor & Staff Director

7th Degree Black Belt

You can expect 3 days of fun-filled, organized activities that will build self-esteem and improve self-confidence in all of our campers.  We also have structured activities and guidance to develop self-defense and awareness skills. Our professional instructors always provide constructive and positive leadership, while in a clean and safe environment to support and build confidence.


  • Proper clothing is the key!  Campers want to be comfortable and unrestricted. Each camper must wear shorts/pants, t-shirts, and sneakers. You may want to pack a change of clothes in case of weather changes or a sweatshirt on those unseasonably cool days. 

  • Campers will be barefoot while training indoors on the mats. If your child currently trains in martial arts, uniforms, belts, and equipment are encouraged for the morning advancement seminars. 

  • On hot days a sprinkler will be provided for the campers to cool down, so don’t forget a bathing suit, towel, & sunscreen!

  • Every camper can keep their belongings in a locker during the day.  Please take all your belongings with you each evening as the lockers are needed for evening classes. Name labels on extra clothing, lunch pails, toys, etc. are often helpful in case your child misplaces their items or leaves them behind.

Sign In/Sign Out:

  • Children must be escorted into the school and signed in each day.  They may not be dropped off without being signed in.  If a child needs to be picked by someone other than the name listed on the registration form, it must be pre-arranged with the camp operator.  Also, if the child needs to be released before the end of camp this must also be pre-arranged.

  • Please have your child arrive  camp by 9:00am.  We will have an opening meeting and camper creed that will begin at 9:00 am.  We feel this is an important part of the summer camp experience and would like all children to

  • Please leave a phone number where you can be reached and a backup number in case you are not available.

Release Form/Medication/Illnesses:

  • All children registering for camp must have a medical release form on file with us.

  • Please do not bring your child to camp if they are ill or running a fever.  If your child becomes ill during the day, you will be called to pick them up as soon as possible.

  • Bring any needed medicines in the original prescription bottle labeled with your camper’s name, the name of the medicine, and when it is to be given.  All medicines will be locked in the camp director’s office. The camp medical director must administer all medication unless medically specified (i.e. Inhalers).

  • If your child has any medical restrictions (i.e. physical, allergies, special medical requirements) or is unable to participate in any activity (i.e. water games), please notify our staff.  If it is medically related, our staff will inform the medical director.


  • There will be snacks, treats, and drinks available to purchase from our store during break times throughout the day.  Have your camper bring a few dollars to purchase these items. If your camper has food restrictions, please let the staff know ahead of time. 

  • Ice water, lemonade and/or Gatorade will be provided every day for all campers.

  • Campers that will bring lunch may use our cooler until lunch to ensure food safety.

  • For those campers who purchased our lunch plan, we will provide a well-balanced meal.

Camper Conduct

Each child is expected to adhere to the conduct policies disclosed here.  The number one objective of The Ultimate Karate Kid Camp is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all campers.


  • No profanity or smoking

  • No leaving the premises without permission, or going into posted unauthorized areas

  • No jewelry or watches during partner work for safety

  • No stealing or defacing another camper’s or staff member's property

  • No eating or gum chewing when doing any physical activity.

  • No disrespect to any camper or staff.

  • No throwing rocks, dirt, sticks, or objects that could cause injury.

  • Report any incident to a staff member right away.

  • Always show good sportsmanship when participating in a game, race, contest, etc.

  • Sneakers or shoes must be worn whenever outside.

  • No glass containers during camp.

  • All campers must inform a staff member anytime they must leave the group. (to get a drink, use the restroom, make a phone call, etc.)

  • Any student who misuses the skills he/she has been taught will be expelled from the remainder of the camp and future camps.

  • There will be no contact allowed in any of the outside games and events.

  • There is to be no touching, pushing, or grabbing of other campers unless supervised by staff for self-defense.

  • Parents will be notified if any camper does not follow the rules and guidelines of the Samurai staff.  If the behavior does not improve campers may be dismissed from camp. 

  • Any camper who creates an unsafe situation for themselves or others because of horseplay may be required to sit out an event, parents will be notified, and could result in a dismissal.

All of the material provided above is available on paper for your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Camp Director, Curt Sawyer at 585-429-6340.  See you this summer!

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