ATA Martial Arts Presents:
Southwest Martial Arts Camp is a 3-day training experience designed for the entire family in mind. This year will be extraordinary with the ATA’s Presiding Grand Master M.K. Lee attending all 3 days with us. There will be 4 tracks of classes during each hour of training so that advanced black belts, color belts, adults and children will have a small-group experience with their peers. Be assured that the Black Belts ages 13+ will have a rigorous advanced training experience. Non-participating family members are welcome to attend camp, enjoy the mountain air and take a few classes daily that are not physical martial arts classes. Join us in welcoming Arizona’s fall season in the cool mountain air of Heber, Arizona on the grounds equipped with cabins, dorms, a gymnasium, training space, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The ponderosa pines and blue skies make this a breathtaking remote site. Take your training to a new level with traditional martial arts taught by Master Instructors plus weapons classes, ground fighting, yoga stretching, taiko drumming, Korean calligraphy, combat, sparring, creative, extreme classes, and more! There is something for everyone and even non-ATA friends & family will enjoy this camp.
Fri. October 6th – Sun. October 8th, 2023
Camp Pricing and Lodging Option
Lodging Options and Selections have improved over previous years. There is now a variety of dorm/cabin options to accommodate single campers, families, or groups of individuals. Black Belt adults will be housed in a separate cabin from families with children.
Unassigned Bunk Dorm Room with up to 10 people in a room (same gender only) $199 per person including room, 5 meals, all classes, and a camp shirt
(Families who are comfortable sharing a 6 to a 10-person room at the lowest rate of $199 per person with the 3rd+ family members receiving 15% off may reserve and be assigned a room together.)
3 or 4-Person Assigned Room – $229 per person including room, 5 meals, all classes and a camp shirt (must have names of paid campers to assign the room)
2-Person Assigned Room – $299 per person including room, 5 meals, all classes and a camp shirt (must have names of paid campers to assign the room)
Single Person Assigned Room – $399 including room, 5 meals, all classes and a camp shirt (Single person room availability has limited supply. Book early while supplies last.)
Non-participant parents/guardians and 3rd+ family members will receive a 15% discount
Van Transportation is $50 Round-Trip per person, or $25 one-way. Or carpool free!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When & where do the vans depart from?
A: We will have 2 times for transportation to Camp Shadow Pines: A bus will depart from Chandler ATA 610 N. Alma School Road #32. Please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time of either 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm.
Q: What is the cancellation and refund poilicy?
A: Camp Shadow Pines is requiring pre-payment for the lodging/meals 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 2024. If for some reason you are unable to make it to camp, please email [email protected] or call Lee’s ATA 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 camp has large rooms that sleep 10 people, so for families that would like to ‘bunk’ together, this can be arranged; however, it is first come first serve basis. In the case that our space requires families to be split between 2 cabins, we would then house you appropriately. There is a section on the registration form where 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. Cabins are assigned based on the date of registering online.
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 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. We 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 will be 2 tracks for training running simultaneously so the squads will be divided by age/rank. Each dorm with unaccompanied minors will also have an assigned leader that does dorm checks.
Q: What are the dorms like?
A: There are several types of rooming arrangements on the grounds. Some buildings house 12 people and some house 100 people. If families are attending and they know other families that they would like to share a dorm or cabin room with, please specify this as soon as possible via email to [email protected]. If the participant is not with their family then all males will be in a cabin and all females will be in another cabin divided by age groups. There are private stall showers and ample hot water. Families with small children will be placed in a separate “family” cabin with parents and their children. Cabins are assigned on a first-registered basis, so if you have a preference for bunkmates, please list it on your registration as soon as possible.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO CAMP SHADOW PINES
Visit Camp Shadow Pines website- click here.
Q: Where do I pick my classes out?
A: You will receive an email survey 1 month prior to camp about what types of classes you would like to participate in during camp. This survey will help the instructors to create a great schedule of classes to meet your needs. You will not actually pick your class options until you arrive at camp. We will email you again 1-week prior to camp about anything you need to know such as weather, special classes added that might require a certain weapon or gear. 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.