By Anna Skinner
A variety of parks and rec departments across the state will offer different summer camps, yet High Performance Martial Arts aims for something a little different.
“The summer camps will be an introduction into the Olympic style Tae Kwon Do and self-defense,” said Candice White, co-owner of High Performance Martial Arts.
Camps will take place over a week’s time during five different sessions over the summer. White said that many kids repeat the camp sessions, as they do not typically follow the same instruction plan.
“The summer camp itself is an immersion program where they are getting in and learning a lot over the course of one week, they are getting exposed to it quite a bit and different parts of it,” she said. “Even in our games during the camp, there are martial arts. The week camp can lead into classes or another week of camp.”
White said that during the camp, the kids may go on field trips to the police or fire stations in Carmel.
“It would be a great opportunity for someone to come and get a nice introduction to Tae Kwon Do and martial arts and decide if it’s something they like,” she said. “A lot of stuff we do is anti-bullying and standing up for yourself, so it builds confidence and focus and typical martial arts themes. Those are all things parents like and that are great for children.”
Cost is set at $170 and classes are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the set weeks. Registration opens May 20 and parents can order a spot by calling High Performance Martial Arts at 246-8176 or stopping by the business at 1127 Third Ave. S.W.
Dates: June 27-July 1, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug. 1-5
Availability per week: 15 spots
A previous version of this story stated that this facility was the only Olympic-style school in the area. This error has been corrected.