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PAWMA Camp 2017: The World is Our Dojo

Register for PAWMA Camp 2017

Fee Schedule • Teachers & Classes • Advertising Rates • Camp 2017 Guide - know before you go

Camp Sealth –Vashon Island, WA
September 15-18, 2017

Dear Friends:

We are very excited to have the 2017 camp in a very beautiful setting on Puget Sound on stunning Vashon Island.

In 2012, the New York Times said that Vashon’s combination of small town life and cool farm-to-table artisanal features gave the island a “Mayberry-meets-Burning Man character.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/travel/vashon-island-near-seattle-a-rural-throwback.html)

Camp Sealth is a lovely but rustic Campfire Girls site with trails, rather than paved roads, between some of the buildings — be prepared to walk. The Pacific Northwest is chilly along the water and some waterfront housing is colder at night, so plan to dress in layers. Bring a sweatshirt.

Alternate accommodations are available in town and throughout Vashon Island for those who prefer to commute. Check Airbnb and VRBO, or Google “places to stay on Vashon Island”. Camp is on an island served by a ferry only, so we recommend you start your search with Vashon Island itself.

Visit Camp Sealth's accommodations page to see where you might be most comfortable.

Please note that the “upgraded” Wrangler Retreat Center cabins are a 10-minute walk from the main camp and dining hall. We will have some transportation available, but cannot guarantee a ride for every occasion, or at specific times.

Questions? Email us at camp@pawma.org

Camp 2017 Teachers

Sifu Restita DeJesus Knife Throwing
Sifu Emmy Highsmith
Sifu Mariko Highsmith
Choreographing a Kata, Advanced Kicks and Kicking Combos, Conditioning and Games for Martial Artists
Sifu Melinda Johnson Kajukenbo Street Fighting Combinations 1 & 2, Kajukenbo Sticky Hands
Julie Kirby Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cross Side Position, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Back Mount, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Sparring
Sensei Delina Fuchs
Sensei Nerissa Freeman
Self Care for All Martial Artists, Saru to Kuma no Maki, No Gi Throws
Master Terri Giamartino Weapons Defense, Setting up an Anti-Bullying Program
Shifu Koré Grate Internal and External Martial Arts - Exploring Opposites, Keeping the Teacher Teaching, Eight Styles of Learning
Sifu Debbie Leung Taiji Fundamentals Through Cloud Hands, Baguazhang, Fan
Sifu Michele Miller Six Harmonies Sword, Sil Lum Sparring Set, Pilates Mat
Sensei Lori O'Connell Low-Level Force Solutions for Self-Defense, Contact Referencing: A Western Fencing Concept Applied to Unarmed Martial Arts, Open Guard: Practical Applications for Self-Defense and Competition
Sifu Jen Resnick Dao Yin Qi Gong, Xing Yi Nei Gong, Finding Your Alignment
Contra-Mestra Tigresa Capoeira Regional 101, Capoeira Regional 201, Introduction to Maculele
Sifu Zoey Zotigh Quick Hands

 How to get best rates for camp

  • Are you a PAWMA member? Log in to get best rates. To check whether your membership is paid up, contact membership@pawma.org
  • Is your membership out of date? Renew your membership, then log in before registering
  • Not a member? Join today before registering

Camp 2017 Fee Schedule

Includes: housing, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, classes, demo, and social events (except as noted.)

  Late registration starting August 2
Adult members
Adult non-members  $410
Youth (8-17)
Note: Adult chaperone required for children 8-14;
each adult can chaperone up to 2 children

Full Camp Commuter - Friday through Monday
Weekend Commuter - Saturday and Sunday
1-day Commuter - Saturday or Sunday  $100
Non-participating guest* $190

* Non-participating guests are invited to join opening and closing ceremonies, demo, and social events. Class sessions are not open to non-participants.

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