Maybe you’re just here as a parent or guardian and don't really get the whole Anime thing. This doesn’t mean there’s nothing for you to do here. Below are suggestions of activities to keep you busy this weekend and even get to learn a bit about what everyone is talking about. No previous knowledge is required!

 

Friday 4 pm to 4:55 pm

BB Guns-At the BB Gun Range

 

Hetalia Candy Taste Test-Dining Hall

Contestants will be asked to test their knowledge of goodies from around the world. The rules are simple, we will give you a candy or treat to eat and you have to guess what country it's from. Guess right and everyone in the audience gets a taste. Guess wrong and everyone in the audience gets pissed off at you...try to guess right. You CANNOT participate if you have ANY kind of food allergies.

 

Friday 5 pm to 5:55 pm

Archery-At the Archery field

 

Origami Workshop-Yurt A

This is a beginner workshop for Origami, the Japanese art of paper-folding, where you can learn how to make simple things out of paper squares, such as a traditional crane, flower, samurai helmet, dragon claws, shurikens and more, as well as learn how to read the standard Origami direction symbols.  Taught with step-by-step instructions, help and guidance. Hosted by Adam Wunch.

 

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.

 

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. Judged by our Con Queen along with her royal subjects.

 

 

 

Friday 8 pm to 8:50 pm

Here there be Dragons-Pop’s

Stop on down and helkp us make a Dragon. We will be using the Dragon for our Saturday festival and need people to make the head, body as well as participate in the festival by marching in the Dragon costume.  think of it as a "One hour Cosplay" but everyone will be working on 1 gigantic cosplay. The camp will provide the materials and you supply the creativity.

 

Friday 9 pm to 9:50 pm

Bonfire, Ghost stories & S’mores-Council Ring

The fire starts at 9 pm and the stories start with the Kitsune and Tanuki panel (see above)

 

Friday 9 pm to 10:55 pm

Friday Night at the Movies- Boathouse

After a long day at the con why not stop by for a late night snack, kick your feet up and enjoy a show.

 

Five Night's at Freddy's-Pop’s

Pizza, and sweet cuddly animals....awwww.

 

Bonfire, Ghost stories & S’mores-Council Ring

 

Friday 11 pm to Saturday 12:30 am

Dance-Pop’s Lodge

 

Saturday 8 am to 8:45 am

Breakfast-Dining Hall

 

Saturday 9 am to 9:50 am

Make a Paper-Dining Hall

Join us in the dining hall for a paper lantern workshop. We will supply the materials and show you how to make the craftiest lantern around. Later in the evening you can use that lantern at our Festival. If you can’t make the walk you can still use the lantern for amazing things such as…seeing at night. It does get dark here.

 

Make A Good Morning a Great Morning with Coffee-Boathouse

We know breakfast is early for some campers so if you wake up a bit late just stop by the Boathouse for coffee, cereal and maybe a bagel or two.

 

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 area. 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!

 

Saturday 10 am to 10:50 am

Archery (10 am to 11:30 am)-At the Archery field

 

Rock Climbing (10 am to 11:30 am)-At the Rock Wall

 

Intermediate Origami Workshop-Yurt A

In this is intermediate workshop for origami, you can learn how to make origami creations and toys of an intermediate level, such as angelfish, sea serpent, a transforming star, mice, and other cool things.  Hosted by Adam Wunch.

 

 

Water Balloon 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.

 

Saturday 11 am to 11:50 am

Archery (ends at 11:30 am)-At the Archery field

 

Rock Climbing (ends at 11:30 am)-At the Rock Wall

 

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 (you CANNOT participate if you have ANY kind of food allergies). Please note that not all the J-snacks will be sweet and some flavors may be unexpected.

 

Boathouse

 

 

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. If we have enough people we can even run a Parents Vs Kids version.

 

Saturday 12 pm to 12:45 pm

Lunch-Dining Hall

 

Saturday 1 pm to 1:50 pm

 

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 classic arcade game Centipede. The more the merrier.

 

Introduction to Oil Painting- Boathouse (2 hour class)

There will be a $20 materials fee for this class. Supplies will be provided (canvas,paints,brushes,etc) and hopefully the weather will cooperate and you can do some outdoor landscapes. It’s easier than it looks. This will be a 2 hour class and don’t worry if you’re running a bit late, we’ll find a spot for you.

 

Saturday 2 pm to 2:55 pm

Archery-At the Archery field

 

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 you 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.

 

Here there be Dragons pt 2-Pop’s

Stop on down and helkp us make a Dragon. We will be using the Dragon for our Saturday festival and need people to make the head, body as well as participate in the festival by marching in the Dragon costume.  think of it as a "One hour Cosplay" but everyone will be working on 1 gigantic cosplay. We started Friday and will finish everything in time for our festival tonight. The camp will provide the materials and you supply the creativity.

 

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.

 

Introduction to Oil Painting- Boathouse (Cont. ,2 hour class)

There will be a $20 materials fee for this class. Supplies will be provided (canvas,paints,brushes,etc) and hopefully the weather will cooperate and you can do some outdoor landscapes. It’s easier than it looks. This will be a 2 hour class and don’t worry if you’re running a bit late, we’ll find a spot for you.

 

Saturday 3 pm to 3:50 pm

BB Guns (3:30 pm to 5 pm) -At the BB Gun Range

Boating (3:30 pm to 5 pm) - At the Lake

 

Cosplay Contest-Pop’s

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. Judged by our Con Queen along with her royal subjects.

 

 

Saturday 4 pm to 4:55 pm

BB Guns (3:30 pm to 5 pm) - At the BB Gun Range

 

Boating (3:30 pm to 5 pm) - At the Lake

 

Boathouse

 

 

Saturday 5 pm to 5:45 pm

Dinner-Dining Hall

 

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!

 

Saturday 6 pm to 6:50 pm

 

Intro to Ballroom Dancing-Pop’s

Dance instructor Chinue Clifford will be teaching the basics of Ballroom dancing. Drag the husbands on the floor and take off those shoes for a bit of fun. We will have partners available if you need one.

 

Boathouse

 

Saturday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Bonsai Workshop-Dining Hall

This 90-minute class has a $12 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.

 

 

Saturday 8 pm to 10 pm

 

CampAnime Summer Festival-On the Field in front of Pop's

Come join us for our first summer festival. Games of skill, games of chance, a Dragon Parade, prizes, food and much more. Come one, come all to our end of the summer shindig.

 

Saturday 9 pm to 9:50

 

Saturday Night Movies-Boathouse

After a long day at the con why not stop by for a late night snack, kick your feet up and enjoy a show.

 

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 Haruvamp.

 

 

Lantern Festival- Meet at the entrance to the Fair

Join us on our 1st ever Walk of Lights Lantern Festival. If you made a lantern at our 10 am 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 fair along with a Dragon and end at the Bonfire.

 

Bonfire, Ghost Stories and S’mores-Council Ring

 

Saturday 10 pm to 10:50 pm

 

 

Bonfire, Ghost stories and S’mores-Council Ring

 

Saturday 11 pm to Sunday 12:30 am

Dance-Pop’s

 

Bonfire, Ghost stories and S’mores-Council Ring

 

Sunday 8 am to 8:45 am

Breakfast-Dining Hall

 

Sunday 9 am to 9:50 am

Make A Good Morning a Great Morning with Coffee-Boathouse

We know breakfast is early for some campers so if you wake up a bit late just stop by the Boathouse for coffee, cereal and maybe a bagel or two.

 

Sunday 10 am to 10:55 am

 Rock Climbing (10 am to 11:30 am)-At the Rock Wall

 

Boating (10 am to 11:30 am) - At the Lake

 

 

Sunday 11 am to 12 pm

Rock Climbing (10 am to 11:30 am)-At the Rock Wall

 

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 (you CANNOT participate if you have ANY kind of food allergies). Please note that not all the J-snacks will be sweet and some flavors may be unexpected.

 

Advanced Origami Workshop-Yurt A

This is the advanced Origami workshop where you can learn how to make some of the more difficult and cooler origami creations and toys. These things include a 3-headed dragon, fireworks, Pegasus, Wyvern and other mythical creatures and animals.  Hosted by Adam Wunch.

 

 

Sunday 12 pm to 12:45 pm

Lunch-Dining Hall

 

Sunday 1 pm to 1:55 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. Judged by our Con Queen along with her royal subjects.

 

 

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.

 

Sunday 2 pm to 2:50 pm

1-Hour Cosplay- Dining Hall

So I have a bunch of stuff lying around my closets. Your job is to take my junk and make a cool cosplay out of it. This will be a team event and teams will be picked based on attendees. All attendees may play if they wish.

 

Sunday 3 pm to 4 pm

Pie-Eating Contest-Dining Hall

Because who doesn't like free pie :)