Final schedule will be posted 8/20/17, we still have a few things to post so check back to see what's new.

 

Pokemon Go! Legendary Pokemon Raids All Day, Random times and Places, just gather at the spots and we'll start when we have enough people!

 

Friday 4 pm to 4:55 pm

 

 BB Guns-At the BB Gun Range

 

Archery-At the Archery field

 

Meet and Greet-Dining Hall

The CampAnime version of a con’s Opening Ceremony. Meet the staff, get a tour of the camp, learn how to use a map, and, best of all, meet other attendees. There will be welcome goodie baskets for all and it’s a nice relaxed way to get the lay of the land for the weekend. Hosted by Audrey.

 

Friday 5 pm to 5:55 pm

 

 Battle of the Cosplay Stars - Flag FB Field

Teams will compete in our annual family-fun event. Come take part in classic family picnic games with a Japanese-game-show twist:  3-legged race, Pong, Kan Jam, fill the bucket with water, pie-eating contest, and Wiffle Ball pitch. They all sound innocent enough, but if you’ve ever seen a Japanese game show, you may want to think twice about volunteering for this one. Four people per team may participate. Hosted by John Osborn.

 

Friday 6 pm to 6:45 pm

 Dinner-Dining Hall

 

Friday 7 pm to 7:50 pm

 

 Cosplay Contest-Dining Hall

Dress to impress for our annual cosplay contest. Points are given for originality, overall look, ability to stay in character, and overall attitude. There will be smaller prizes for the best male and female costume as well as an overall grand prize. Please note that cosplayers spend a lot of time and effort on their costumes. ALL of them deserve respect and recognition throughout the con. Please remember: You can enter all 3 days, but only win once.  Judged by our Con Queen along with her royal subjects. Hosted by Matt and Audrey in the Dinning Hall.

 

Water Balloon Dodge Ball-Flag Football Field

Doge Ball but with water balloons. Wow, that's the shortest description I've ever wrote. Make sure you bring a change of clothes because you're going to get soaked. Hosted by Con-Men.

 

Friday 8 pm to 8:50 pm

 

1 Hour Cosplay (Dragon Edition)-Pop's Lodge

We are going to be making a Dragon for our summer festival and need your cosplay help. We supply the materials and you supply the know how, teams will break into different divisions...head, body, tail etc and will have 1 hour to complete a functioning Dragon Cosplay thats at least 10 ft long.

 

 Friday 9 pm to 9:50 pm

 

Nerd Jeopardy-Pop’s

Is your head full of "useless" trivia on your favorite topics? Do you have an obsession that you just KNOW you are the "biggest fan" of? Do you like anime, video games, cartoon, comics, or anythings else "nerdy"? Yes? Well then this is panel for you. Join a team of other players and compete in our nerd-and-fandom-themed Jeopardy and show off your knowledge! Hosted by Kamber Sorel.

 

Bonfire, Hot Dogs & S’mores-Council Ring

What better way to end the night then to sit back , have a dog, roast a marshmallow or two, chat with new friends and hear a Ghost Story or two at the same time. After Mysterious Massachusetts we will invite guests to come up and tell the scariest story they know.

 

Friday 10 pm to 11:30ish pm

 

Neon Nights Dance Party-Pop’s Lodge

Get your glow on and hit the dancefloor at CampAnime's Neon Nights Glow Dance Party. Jam to your favorite grooves and light up the night with tons of glow stuff. It's fun, and most definitely the coolest way to wrap up your first night at Camp.

 

Scary Shorts-Council Ring (Bonfire)

Stop on by as we celebrate some of the all time classic horror short stories and poems. We have a few in mind that we will read during the bonfire but feel free to bring you're favorite. it's an open forum and everyone is invited.

 

Bonfire, Hot Dogs & S’mores-Council Ring

What better way to end the night then to sit back , have a dog, roast a marshmallow or two, chat with new friends and hear a Ghost Story or two at the same time. After Mysterious Massachusetts we will invite guests to come up and tell the scariest story they know.

 

Saturday 9 am to 9:50 am

 

 Battle of the Cosplay Stars-Flag FB Field

Teams will compete in our annual family-fun event. Come take part in classic family picnic games with a Japanese-game-show twist:  3-legged race, Pong, Kan Jam, fill the bucket with water, pie-eating contest, and Wiffle Ball pitch. They all sound innocent enough, but if you’ve ever seen a Japanese game show, you may want to think twice about volunteering for this one. Four people per team may participate. Advance registration is suggested. Hosted by John Osborn.

 

Saturday 10 am to 10:50 am

 

H20 Baseball-Flag FB Field

Imagine baseball, but with water balloons. Hit the balloon and run to the base. The pitcher can then take another balloon to throw to the 1st baseman. If he catches it before you get there, you are out. If you beat it or the balloon breaks then you are safe. I’m not going to lie: you will get wet! But you’ll also have some fun. Hosted by John Osborn.

 

Saturday 11 am to 11:50 am

 

Blindfold Candy Taste Test-Dining Hall

Contestants will be blindfolded and given different kinds of Japanese candy; they will then have to describe what it is – specific, not just Mochi, also what type. Please note that not all the J-snacks will be sweet and some flavors may be unexpected. (You CANNOT participate if you have any kind of food allergy.)  Hosted by Matt & Jr.

 

 Tie Dye with Tasya-Yurt A

Buy a Camp Anime T-shirt, and Tye dye it with Tasya before heading off to your next panel. We will do some unique or old fashioned tie dye tricks to make your plain white T-shirt uniquely colorful, and ketchup free. Also, come and tie dye your plain white pillow case. We can tie dye anything your heart desires, except for your best friend. XoXo - Tasya

 

       An introduction to Taiko-Pop's Lodge

In this hands on class we will expore the history of Japanese drums as well as the ensemble Taiko drumming. After the brief introduction to the art people will be invited to learn the basics of the drums with the help of the Uconn Kodama Taiko club. With patience and a bit of hard work you will learn to play a simple piece that will be performed later in the day.

 

Saturday 12 pm to 12:45 pm

Lunch-Dining Hall

 

Art Fight-Dining Hall (sign up in Dealer’s Room)

Competitors and suggestions are picked from the lunchroom to battle in a random, timed art challenge! Matt Ryan of Free Lunch Studios hosts the event and supplies the easels, pads and crayons...CampAnime supplies the prizes. A CampAnime lunchtime tradition! Sit close to beg for originals! Hosted by Matt Ryan.

 

Saturday 1 pm to 1:50 pm

 

Cosplay Fashion Show-Dining Hall

It's not a judged contest, just a chance to walk the runway and strut your stuff and show the world what you did with your cosplay this year. The questions that we will ask you will be mostly about how you made your cosplay and props. We will not be asking you to answer "in character". It's more of a chance to share your knowledge with others and maybe even pick up a tip or two for your next cosplay idea. Points will not be given, but it's still a ton of fun. Hosted by Audrey.

 

Introduction to Water Color- Boathouse (2 hour class)

Come express your artistic painting skills down at the Boathouse. With hands-on guidance, a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, and supplies provided, you’ll become an expert on water color painting.

 

Centipede Live-Flag Fb Field

We have a bunch of Hopper balls, a few boxes, and a ton of Nerf Guns...everything you need to make a live version of the arcade classic Centipede. The more the merrier! Hosted by Con-Men.

 

Saturday 2 pm to 2:50 pm

 

Parapara-Dining Hall

 Parapara is a fun synchronized dance style from Japan's dance clubs! It gained traction at the millennium and is still being danced today. Come learn some of the basics of parapara, how to the difference between something that is and is not parapara, and even learn one of the many routines available. A special performance will be performed at the end by your host TrainerKelly!

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony Presentation-Boathouse (1 1/2 hours)

We will have a presentation of what is commonly known as Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chado. The host Anthony Crasso is a student of the Urasenke tradition of Chanoyu. He has been studying since the summer of 2014, including time in Kyoto, Japan but mostly with his teachers in Boston who has been studying for over 40 years.  Please come join us for a Japanese sweet and a bowl of matcha while learning about the Japanese aesthetic, history and culture through the way of tea. Hosted by Anthony Crasso.

 

Saturday 3 pm to 3:50 pm

 

Cosplay Contest-Dining Hall

Dress to impress for our annual cosplay contest. Points are given for originality, overall look, ability to stay in character, and overall attitude. There will be smaller prizes for the best male and female costume as well as an overall grand prize. Please note that cosplayers spend a lot of time and effort on their costumes. ALL of them deserve respect and recognition throughout the con. Hosted by Haruvamp and Matt.

 

Japanese Tea Ceremony Presentation-Boathouse (1 1/2 hours)

We will have a presentation of what is commonly known as Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chado. The host Anthony Crasso is a student of the Urasenke tradition of Chanoyu. He has been studying since the summer of 2014, including time in Kyoto, Japan but mostly with his teachers in Boston who has been studying for over 40 years.  Please come join us for a Japanese sweet and a bowl of matcha while learning about the Japanese aesthetic, history and culture through the way of tea. Hosted by Anthony Crasso.

 

Nerf Battle Royal – Flag FootBall Field (A 2 hour event)

An all out Nerf Battle Royal. Many people will enter the field but only the select few will leave unscathed. We will have Nerf guns and dart available but feel free to bring your own guns, the better the gun the longer you'll last. Hosted by Gareth Mannion

 

Saturday 4 pm to 4:55 pm

 An introduction to Moku Hanga- Dining Hall

From scenes of Edo Japan to Connecticut hens flaunting kimono patterns, join Lynita Shimizu for an hour immersed in the of art of the Japanese woodblock print.  After a brief history of traditional printmaking, you’ll see a print come to life using the same techniques and tools used by the artisans of ancient Japan. Hosted by Lynita Shimizu.

 

Nerf Battle Royal – Flag FootBall Field ( A 2 hour event-starts at 3 pm)

An all out Nerf Battle Royal. Many people will enter the field but only the select few will leave unscathed. We will have Nerf guns and dart available but feel free to bring your own guns, the better the gun the longer you'll last. Hosted by Gareth Mannion

 

Saturday 5:45 pm to 6:00 pm

 

Pie the Promoter-Dining Hall (right outside on the field)

So, every con has a few panels that get canceled for one reason or another. Here's the deal: for every panel that gets canceled you get 1 pie to hit me in the face with. So if 6 panels get canned, you get 6 shots. This is only for panels that are canceled that day – if we change the schedule before the Friday of the con, that will not count. Outdoor events canceled by rain do not count either. So if you're running a panel this year....get your butt to your panel room! Hosted by Audrey and Matt.

 

Saturday 6 pm to 6:50 pm

 

Cosplay Dating Game-Dining Hall

Come find your one true love at the cosplay dating game. Ask questions three mystery contestants and find out who you are meant for. You may have just been looking in the wrong anime. If you are ready to find someone for you, come to the cosplay dating game. Hosted by Ariana Flanders.

 

 Karaoke-Pop’s Lodge

Here is your chance to get on stage and belt out a tune for the world to hear. You can sing alone or with a group, so get up there and show us what you've got. Hosted by Katrina Dupont & Haruvamp.

 

Cosplay Dodgeball-Flag Football Field

Because who hasn’t wanted to whale a ball at Pikachu’s head?Hosted by the Con-Men team.

 

Saturday 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Bonsai: an Introduction-Dining Hall

Victor Eng of Bonsai Gardens of Connecticut will be hosting a 90-minute hands-on session (including a video presentation) about the history of the Bonsai. Part of the lecture will deal with the varieties of Bonsai and Victor will bring numerous types to the workshop so you can get a hands-on experience. Flowering and Fruit Bonsai will be on hand as well as the more "traditional" ones. Hosted by Victor Eng.

 

Saturday 7 pm to 7:55 pm

 

Bonsai Workshop-Dining Hall

This 90-minute class has a $15 entry fee to help cover costs. Participants in this workshop will get a Bonsai tree, pot, soil, rocks and a tool set to maintain the Bonsai (a $40 value). Victor will be on hand to walk you through the basics of Bonsai and the requirements to maintain a healthy, happy Bonsai. We ask that you pre-register ahead of time so we have enough Bonsai trees for everybody. We will have extras in case you forget but letting us know ahead of time would be nice. From 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Hosted by Victor Eng.

 

Camp Games-Baseball Field

Remember all those fun games you used to play at camp? Here's a chance to enjoy games that you played before or some that you've never even heard of. A few of the games we have lined up...Red Rover, Tug-of-War, Who's Coming To Dinner?, and more! So come on out and play with us! Hosted by Sonya Ward.

 

Summer festival- Baseball Field (7:30 to 9pm)

It's starts off with a game of Suikawari, after a long hot day at camp who wouldn't want some watermelon and what's better then watermelon? Making a game out of splitting one open. A Japanese picnic game for the whole family kicks off our 1st Summer Festival. Carnival games, silly prizes, a Taiko performance, free food and maybe even a Dragon will be on hand to help celebrate our 1st mini carnival.

 

Saturday 8 pm to 8:50 pm

 

Bonsai Workshop Cont.-Dining Hall

This 90 minute class has a $10 entry fee to help cover costs. Participants in this workshop will get a Bonsai tree, pot, soil, rocks and a tool set to maintain the Bonsai (a $40 value). Victor will be on hand to walk you through the basics of Bonsai and the requirements to maintain a healthy, happy Bonsai. We ask that you pre-register ahead of time so we have enough Bonsai trees for everybody. We will have extras in case you forget, but letting us know ahead of time would be nice. From 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. Hosted by Victor Eng.

 

Summer festival- Baseball Field (7:30 to 9pm)

It's starts off with a game of Suikawari, after a long hot day at camp who wouldn't want some watermelon and what's better then watermelon? Making a game out of splitting one open. A Japanese picnic game for the whole family kicks off our 1st Summer Festival. Carnival games, silly prizes, a Taiko performance, free food and maybe even a Dragon will be on hand to help celebrate our 1st mini carnival.

 

Saturday 9 pm to 9:50 pm

 

Lantern Festival- Meet on the Baseball Field

If you made a lantern at our workshop at the Dining Hall or brought one from home, come join us for a late-night walk throughout the camp. Please do not bring real candles or tea lights...we don't want to burn the camp down! LED candles and lanterns are fine.  The walk starts promptly at 9 pm, so get here a few minutes early if you don't want to get lost.  We will walk a bit through the camp and end at the Bonfire. Hosted by Haruvamp.

 

Bonfire, Mysterious stories & S’mores-Council Ring

 

 Saturday 10 pm to 11:30ish pm

 

 Festival Masquerade Ball -Pop’s Lodge

 Come join us for a evening of classy fun at CampAnime's Festival Masquerade Ball! With music of all genres, decades, and nations, this dance will truly be one to remember. Dance the night away with us, and don't forget to bring a mask or make one at the festival! Hosted by Audrey.

 

Scary Shorts-Council Ring (Bonfire)

Stop on by as we celebrate some of the all time classic horror short stories and poems. We have a few in mind that we will read during the bonfire but feel free to bring you're favorite. it's an open forum and everyone is invited.

 

 Bonfire, Hot Dogs & S’mores-Council Ring

What better way to end the night then to sit back , have a dog, roast a marshmallow or two, chat with new friends and hear a Ghost Story or two at the same time. After Mysterious Massachusetts we will invite guests to come up and tell the scariest story they know.

 

Sunday 9 am to 9:50 am

 

Battle of the Cosplay Stars – Flag Football Field

Come fight head-to-head and complete different challenges for points. It will be a glorious battle between friends and enemies, even civilians may get pulled into the chaos. The victors receive a huge bag of tasty, sweet loot! Hosted by Courtney Maple Menard

 

Hungry, Hungry Hippos Live-Pop’s

Thanks in part to the Lupa Zoo, CampAnime has created a live version of Hungry, Hungry Hippos that involves hippos, apples, and an enclosed arena. Participants will throw fruit at the hippos and whichever hippo/participant pair eats the most fruit wins. Sounds pretty cool, right? Unfortunately it's all a lie....our version involves ball-pit balls, 4 people on dolly carts, and a few people pushing them into the pit and pulling them back out with some rope that’s attached to the dollies.  The hungriest hippo wins! Hosted by John Osborn.

 

Sunday 10 am to 10:55 am

 

Pie Eating Contest-Dining Hall

Missed Breakfast? No problem, here is your chance to chow down on some yummy pie. Fastest time wins and the final two will have to do it all over again to see who is the king of all pie. The winner of the contest even gets to take home all the extra pies. See, it all makes sense. Hosted by John Osborn.

 

Overwatch Nerf Battle –Flag FB Field

Two teams compete head-to-head with your favorite Overwatch heroes! Team-up and play classic modes LIVE by capturing the objective, or escorting the payload. If you get tagged out, don’t worry! You can keep on playing if you get healed, or after you re-spawn at your base. Hosted by Audrey.

 

Sunday 11 am to 12 pm

 

An introduction to Taiko-Pop's Lodge (11 am to 11:55 am)

In this hands on class we will expore the history of Japanese drums as well as the ensemble Taiko drumming. After the brief introduction to the art people will be invited to learn the basics of the drums with the help of the Uconn Kodama Taiko club. With patience and a bit of hard work you will learn to play a simple piece that will be performed later in the day.

 

Gaki No Tsukai Tribute-Flag FB Field

Just watch the YouTube videos then show up to watch us do our best to reenact our favorite episodes. As per your request we are now having audience participation for this event...God help you all. Hosted by John Osborn.

 

Sunday 1 pm to 1:55 pm

 

Live Angry Birds-Flag FB Field

Well, not live exactly. They are actually dead and stuffed, but we’ll have slingshots that you can put the birds in and shoot them at concrete slabs that we have set up and…..wow, I can’t believe you thought we were actually going to do that. That’s sick, shame on you. Our version involves a water balloon slingshot, water balloons, and human targets. Hosted by John Osborn.