Jul 27-31: Summer Camp in the Rockies 2016

Boulder Aikikai’s 36th Aikido Summer Camp in the Rockies
July 27–31, 2016, Boulder, Colorado

Aikido, our aiki way, inherently involves partners. This is the who of our practice, the essential component of self and other in dynamic interrelationship. As for the where, while our aim is to engage in our practice wherever we may be, having a place to do so enables our regular practice with others. The opportunity to come together again in fellowship with the broad community of practitioners from near and far is a real treasure along our way, and I’m happy we’ll be doing so again this year.

Boulder Aikikai has enjoyed practicing at our current dojo for more than twenty years. It’s my pleasure to invite everyone to visit us here at home again this year in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, for the 36th annual Aikido Summer Camp in the Rockies. Please join Ikeda sensei and myself and the whole, extended Boulder Aikikai family as we renew and refresh our bonds and common interests, together.

Tres Hofmeister sensei

All students of Aikido, regardless of affiliation, are sincerely invited to join us for our 2016 Summer Camp in the Rockies.


Hiroshi Ikeda sensei
Boulder Aikikai, Boulder, Colorado

Tres Hofmeister sensei
Boulder Aikikai, Boulder, Colorado

Schedule & Flyer

Download the schedule: click here
Download the flyer: click here


To ensure your space, please register early!

Register online :: www.regonline.com/summercampintherockies2016

We are pleased to offer online registration and payment, with secure credit card processing through RegOnline. We encourage both local and international participants to use this convenient registration method.

Please Note :: You will be required to sign a paper copy of your registration and liability release form when you check in at Camp.

Mail-in Registration :: If you’d like to register by mail, download the pdf registration form: click here. Please read and complete the registration/release form fully and return it with payment. Incomplete forms and forms without payment will be returned for completion before being processed. Please pay careful attention to your form; don’t overlook the birth date, witness and signature sections.

Multiple Registrations :: For dojo submitting multiple registrations, please send a separate registration form and payment for each participant. Please call if you have questions.

All persons must be registered in advance. No on-site registrations. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by actual date of online registration or by post-mark date, if mailed. An individual registration form must be completed by each participant and include either full payment or deposit. Each space at camp must be used by the individual registrant, and may not be shared.

A confirmation of your registration and payment, along with more information about camp, will be sent to you within two weeks of receipt. Please allow for this turn-around time before contacting us to confirm your registration.

Waiting List :: If the camp is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified of your position. If you decide to change plans, you must cancel from one plan and reregister for the other.
Your second registration will be processed in order of its online or postmark date.

Please Note :: In order to handle the individuals on our waiting list fairly, registrations are non-transferable.

Camp participants must be 15 years of age or older by May 1. Parent or guardian must sign and witness a minor’s registration/release form. If a minor attends camp without a parent or guardian, the parent/guardian must also provide a letter designating an adult camp participant as the person responsible for the minor during camp.

(Fee is per person)


The fee includes training for the entire camp, catered lunches Thursday-Saturday, and the Saturday evening party.


Hotels :
Due to the race we are not able to coordinate any room blocks in Boulder. There are more hotel opportunities available the farther out form Boulder you stay. When searching online, possible areas to search include Louisville, Interlocken, Lafayette and Broomfield. We’ve listed a few options below. Prices are listed for reference only and are not guaranteed.

Hyatt Place
2280 Junction Place, Boulder, CO 80301 place.hyatt.com
Distance :: one block

Courtyard Boulder
4710 Pearl E Cir, Boulder, CO 80301 marriott.com
Distance :: one mile

Marriot Boulder
2660 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder, CO 80302 marriott.com
Distance :: one mile

Briar Rose Bed and Breakfast
2151 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 briarrosebb.com
Distance :: two miles

Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek
2020 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302 choicehotels.com
Distance :: two miles

Dojo :
The dojo mat will be available for sleeping arrangements. There are shower facilities. Please bring your own sleeping bag. Sorry, no cooking.

Home Stay :
Many Boulder Aikikai members are offering space in their homes for camp participants. You are welcome to coordinate on your own, or place your name on the Home Stay Request List. Opportunities are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you’re interested in Home Stay, or staying at the dojo, please email your request to:


Lunches will be catered Thursday through Saturday. Please be sure to indicate your meal preference, meat, vegetarian, lactose free, or gluten free on your registration form.

Breakfast and dinner will be your responsibility. We will have a catered party Saturday evening.

Cancellation Fees

All cancellations will be considered final; your registration cannot be reinstated. However, you may reregister with a new postmark date.

After June 1 :: $75
After July 1 :: Subject to loss of full registration fee.

Contacting Us

Find the latest Summer Camp updates on the web.

Web :: www.boulderaikikai.org/sc
E-mail :: hotline@boulderaikikai.org
Summer Camp Hotline :: 1.303.447.6464
Home Stay Request List :: boulder-housing@boulderaikikai.org

Don’t Forget

For convenient, instant online registration and credit card payment, visit www.regonline.com/summercampintherockies2016.

For printable PDF brochures and registration forms, go to www.boulderaikikai.org/sc.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis in the order that they are received. If Camp is full, you will be notified and placed on the waiting list.

Please mark “no signature required” if you send your registration by overnight mail.

Registration/release forms and payments must be received at the same time or they will not be processed. Incomplete registration forms will not be processed. Please take time to read and complete the form in its entirety. Online registrants will be required to sign a paper copy of the form at Camp check-in.

All registrants will receive a second email with more information and reservation confirmation.