ATA Arizona Presents:
Southwest Camp in the Pines

Camp in the Pines is a 3-day training experience designed for the entire family in mind. Join us in welcoming Arizona’s fall season in the crisp, cool mountain air of Heber, Arizona on the campgrounds of beautiful Camp Shadow Pines, equipped with cabins, dorms, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Take your training to a new level with weapons classes, ground fighting, yoga, taiko drumming, Korean calligraphy, boxing, sparring, XMA, and more! Class options change every year. There is something for everyone and even non-ATA friends & family will enjoy this camp.

Fri. October 2nd – Sun. October 4th, 2020

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Camp Pricing

Register by 12/31/2019 for $159 (deposit required $40 per person)
Register by 9/1/2020 for $179 (deposit required $40 per person)
Register after 9/2/2020 for $199 (pay-in-full only after this date)

Non-participant parents/guardians are $149 at all times

3rd & up family participants are $149 at all times

Van Transportation is $40 Round-Trip per person, or $20 one-way. Or carpool free!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When & where do the vans depart from?

A: We will have 3 transportation options this year: An East Valley van and 2 West Valley vans. All of them will be departing at different times. Please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time. 

1:00pm Departure- Chandler
The East Valley van is departing from the Lee’s Chandler campus on Alma School & Galveston in the Waterfall Plaza:

610 N. Alma School Rd. #32
Chandler, AZ 85224

3:00pm Departure- West Phoenix
One West Valley van is departing from the Lee’s West Phoenix campus on Thomas & 35th Avenue in the Carlton Business Park:

3602 W. Thomas Rd. #15
Phoenix, AZ 85019

2:00pm Departure- Buckeye
The second West Valley van is departing from the Lee’s West Buckeye campus on Watson & Yuma in the Fry’s shopping center:

1480 S. Watson Rd. #101
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Q: What is the cancellation and refund poilicy?

A: Our region is required to pre-pay the campgrounds for all of our prospective campers ahead of time. Because of this, camp deposits are not refundable at any time. Within the 1-month time frame before camp (after Sept. 2nd) there will be no refunds available for any other money you may have paid toward your balance. This money is; however, transferable to another student, or can be put toward our next camp in 2021. If for some reason you are unable to make it to camp, you need to call the Lee’s main office (480) 831-1111 and let us know directly so that we are not worried when you do not show up.

Q: How old does a child need to be to attend camp without a parent/guardian

A: 9 years old, or at the parent & instructor’s agreed upon discretion.

Q: If my family is going can we stay in a cabin together?

A: Yes! Families that kick together, stick together! The campgrounds have both cabins and dorms, so for families that would like to ‘bunk’ together, this can be arranged; however, it is first come first served. In the case that we run out of cabins, we would then house you by age/gender (girls with girls, boys with boys, adults with adults etc). There is a section on the registration form that you can leave your request on for us to see when it comes time to make cabin arrangements. This is done within the week of camp.

Q: What should I pack?

A: A little bit of everything. Click HERE for a suggested packing list.

Q: My child has food restrictions, are there accomodiations?

A: Camp Shadow Pines’ kitchen offers gluten-free and vegetarian options at every meal, and you are welcome to bring any food/snacks you’d like to keep on hand. We usually receive the menu from the cooks within the week of camp and will email it out to you. Want to see a sample menu from a prior year? Click Here.

Q: My child has medication they need to take, what should I do?

A: There will be medical staff available in case of emergencies or for medication supervision. Our medic (Dr. Rodriguez) will have a list of all medications needing to be administered to campers, reactions, disabilities or restrictions, as well as any other notes you have left us on your registration form. He does also have access to a refrigerator for any medication that needs to be kept cold.

Q: What is supervision like at camp?

A: When all campers arrive, we will have grouped them into squads. Each squad has a squad leader. There are also instructors teaching each class/session and Camp Shadow Pines staff on-site as well overseeing operations. Each dorm also has an assigned leader that does dorm checks.

Q: What are the dorms like?

A: Dorms are heated buildings with rooms that have 2 bunk beds per room. There are typically 3 to 8 people in a room. All men will be in one building and all women will be in another attached building. There are private stall showers in the heated building and ample hot water. Families with small children will be placed in a separate “family” cabin with parents and their children. We encourage older children to share the boys or girls dorm with their same age friends to feel more independent. Dorms are assigned within the week of camp, so if you have a preference for bunkmates, please list it on your registration.

See a map of the camp- click here. 
Visit Camp Shadow Pines’ website- click here.


Q: Where do I pick my classes out?

A: You will actually pick your classes when you arrive at camp. We will email out an agenda within the week of camp (typically is sent on Monday or Tuesday that week) to the email address provided in your registration. This way you can make somewhat of an outline for packing purposes. Most children, though, will want to take whatever classes their friends are taking when they get there and end up changing their minds frequently over the course of the weekend, so there is no need to notify us of your class choices. Want to see a sample of classes from a prior year? Click Here.

NEW: Certify at Camp

At 2020 Camp in the Pines, we’ll also be hosting an Instructor Certification course for any instructors who wish to renew their certification, test for certification, or just audit the course to see what it’s like. Click the link below to RSVP for this portion of camp if you’d like to attend. All payments for certification are to be handled within your academy.

Get Registered

Pay-In-Full Registration: PAY IN FULL

Deposit-Only Registration: DEPOSIT

NOTE: You can make partial payments on your balance up until Sept 18th, 2020 (2 weeks before camp) All balances are due paid in full by this date. After making a deposit, a link will be sent to the email you’ve provided that you can use to click through and make payments on until your balance is paid off.