ATA Martial Arts of Maryland

A Summer Camp That Kids Love and Parents Trust

Parents get a place where their children are engaged, learning, and most importantly, safe.

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3-12 Yrs

Summer Camp

Summer Boredom Blues?

Kids look forward to Summer, but this doesn't always mean that they get what they want. Problems range from boredom to all-day-video-game-syndrome. Especially has kids get older, keeping them on the right track during the summer isn't always easy. Parents know just how challenging it can be:

  • The Daycare Dilemma: If you’re a working parent, your child has to be somewhere, and daycares aren’t always the most supportive, caring environments. You need a place you trust to treat your child well.
  • Lack of Variety: Your child deserves more than the same thing over and over. They need camps that offer a wide variety of activities so that they’re always excited and looking forward to each day.

  • Learning Just...Stops?: Just because your child isn’t in school doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be learning. They deserve to learn, engage, and expanding their minds during the summer months.
  • Lack of Follow Through or Perseverance: It’s really hard for a child to see past the “now” and keep at something consistently. And when they think they’re in “summer” mode, it’s like they don’t want to do anything they’re supposed to.
  • No Motivation: It’s really hard to be a kid and have people telling you all day what to do. Some kids just shut down and lose their sense of personal motivation, especially in the summer.
  • Low Fitness Levels: Childhood obesity isn’t just a new buzzword. When iPads and Phones are a dime a dozen, getting kids to get off the couch and move is a real challenge. Just thinking about your child wasting away in front of a screen can keep a parent up at night.

We Treat Children Like They Matter

Kids don’t really go along with the whole “children should be seen, not heard” thing. They want to participate, contribute, and be accepted. But it’s not always a kid friendly world, even places that claim to be focused on childrens’ well being-like school, daycares, summer camps, etc. want kids to be quiet, not ask questions, and not make waves. Even most martial arts schools operate from this well meaning (but *really* flawed) mentality.

Instead, we'll treat your child like they matter, like they're worthy of respect. We don't treat them like adults or let them run free, but we do things like give them information and then the opportunity to make their own choices and decisions based on that information (so that when they succeed they know it was THEIR success, and if they fail, they'll be able to take responsibility and try again).

We Give Respect To Get Respect

This kind of "guided respect" helps to show your child how THEY should treat OTHERS. If kids are always getting yelled at, told their ideas aren't important and not allowed to make decisions for themselves ... why would we expect them to treat others any differently?

The point is, we know deep down that every child is a really cool, really important person, and we'll help empower your child so that they move through their lives with a level of confidence that will inspire others.

 

Your Child Will Strive For Excellence

A high-energy, exciting summer camp program where your child will be safe, have fun and learn new things every week, PLUS learn life changing character development skills? Sounds too good to be true, I know. But think about it ... a kid’s “natural” state is seeking out fun, so if we get them to that state, it becomes EASY to instill life skills that they'll take out of summer camp and apply to the rest of their lives.

They’ll become more focused, confident, and disciplined
… and they’ll love every second of it!

Great, So How Does It Work?

  • Schedule A Tour/Choose Your Weeks: If you're a returning camper or you know our camp is right for you, you can schedule your summer camp sessions.
  • Pay Your Deposit: Once they arrive at our school, your child will change into their official martial arts uniform and take a REAL karate class. They'll focus on self-defense, balance, flexibility and character development skills they'll use for life.
  • Snack: After their martial Arts class, they'll eat a snack consisting of mostly whole foods - fruits, veggies, etc. with very few processed choices. We also accommodate many different allergy needs.
  • Pick-Up: Parents can pick up as late as 6:30pm at no extra charge.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • My child needs help controlling his actions. Will learning martial arts make it worse?
    Actually, no. I know it seems counterintuitive, but the reality is that because our martial arts students like the physical portion of our classes (the kicking, punching, blocking, pushups and everything else) SO much, they're willing to listen and apply the character development portions (patience, control, thinking before acting, etc). It really does work. Our students don't WANT to use their martial arts moves outside of the class, because they don't want to disappoint us as instructors. You really have to see it to believe it.
  • How many weeks of camp do you offer? Do we attend one or all of them?
    We have multiple weeks of camp across the entire summer (enter your email on this page to see the complete schedule). Many families register for every week because they know their child will love it. We offer discounts for multiple weeks. Other families don't need care all summer and just register for a few.
  • So what will my child actually do at camp?
    Every minute of our day is meticulously planned by our veteran team members. Campers get a variety of fitness drills, arts & crafts, games, team building exercises, leadership training, and real martial arts classes.

  • You talk about character development; How do you teach that in a summer camp?
    Just like our physical curriculum works to improve your child's fitness, flexibility and strength, our character development curriculum improves your child's life skills. We have a summer character development curriculum that rotates through really important subjects like respect, discipline, focus, patience, acceptance, kindness, compassion and more. It's really cool, and all of our counselors feel lucky everyday to be able to pass these skills on to a younger generation.
  • Will my child get hurt? Is it safe?
    Safety is always our number one priority. Although you risk injury anytime you choose to get out of bed, in our experience, we see far fewer injuries in our camps than in other summer activities that kids do. It's actually frustrating, because we occasionally get calls from parents that their child can't come to camp because they hurt themselves in a different activity!

YOU CAN START YOUR MARTIAL ARTS JOURNEY TODAY!

This is the easiest way you can try our martial arts classesl!  Take advantage of one our web specials, it's as simple as entering your email and contact information and you will receiving your trial voucher via email.  We can't wait to meet you!