8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Walk to specific workout spot – various areas in Lincoln Park/North Ave Beach
Warm ups, light run, conditioning
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Kung Fu Curriculum
Depending on the day either:
Forms Training /Weapons Training
Flying Kicks & Acrobatics
Sparring Combinations & Sport Sparring
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Light snack/Free play/Swim
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Resume Kung Fu Curriculum
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Return to Pick Up Location
Pick Up North & Dearborn
Variations in Curriculum
Trip to the Zoo, Nature Museum or Conservatory
15 minute North Avenue beach swim if temp is over 75°
Survival Training every couple of weeks
How to secure water, make shelter, find food
First aid, cut, breaks, concussions
FULL DAY (Camp Continues)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Group walk to HealthKick on Larrabee
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Lunch and rest
Full Day Campers bring sleeping bags to HealthKick and leave them at the school. The Campers will lie down for 20 minutes.
(Kung Fu training in China, the athletes take a nap after lunch)
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM
Campers learn simple cleaning tasks and these are delegated among the groups.
Campers will rotate being “Group Leaders” explaining the tasks, delegating and overseeing the work is done.
1:50 PM – 2:15 or 2:30 PM
We will read Kung Fu stories, or stories steeped in Western culture like Aesop’s fables and discuss the “moral” of the story.
The morals do not deal with religious concepts, but martial ethics and personal integrity.
We will discuss Shaolin history and theory as it relates to practice and application of the martial arts.
2:15 PM or 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Resume Kung Fu Curriculum outside in the park across from the school.
Variations in Curriculum – We swim at the Stanton Park indoor pool on Friday afternoon.
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Light snack /Free play
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Flexibility training (stretching)
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Pick Up On Larrabee
During inclement, turbulent weather, we meet inside at Larrabee for both Half-Day and Full-Day Camp. We make this decision
in the morning,approx. 1 hour before Camp starts and we keep in good communication with Parents/Caregivers.
We go outside even in light rain with the appropriate rain gear on. Our goal is to have them train outside as much as possible.
In China, Kung Fu athletes train outside all year and there are benefits to be gained from doing this.