Summer Camp in the Rockies 2013
Boulder Aikikai’s 33rd Aikido Summer Camp in the Rockies
July 21–28, 2013, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
The Boulder Aikikai tradition of getting together to practice in the Colorado Rockies continues in 2013 with instructors Tres Hofmeister, Raso Hultgren, and Dan Messisco. Join us for a week of keiko with a schedule emphasizing training and the deepening of relationships through practice.
Our camp will be held once again at Colorado Mountain College in beautiful Glenwood Springs, Colorado, July 21–28, 2013. We sincerely hope you will join us.
Registration is now open!
It is my pleasure to invite you to the 33rd Boulder Aikikai Summer Camp in the Rockies. Once again we are planning an event focused on practicing together. What does this mean? First, a schedule that allows everyone to practice in one group in every class throughout the week. Second, focused instruction to allow all of us to really dig in to our own training.
As last year, three of us will be responsible for organizing our training. This year, I will be joined by Raso Hultgren and
Dan Messisco. Beyond having known and practiced with them both for many years, we each share in the conviction that the heart of aikido practice is found in training.
Once again we will gather at the Colorado Mountain College campus outside Glenwood Springs, Colorado to practice for a week in view of the exquisite Mount Sopris. To live and train, take meals and relax together in this beautiful place really offers a unique opportunity for deepening our practice. I look forward to this special experience every year.
To continue our training on our shared way entails commitment over time. Thus, inevitably and simply, things change. Our task is to preserve what is essential, to come to know through doing, and to understand for ourselves what it is to continue our practice in changing times. As my friend and long time supporter of our camp Kevin Choate sensei wrote last year:
- “The faces change; the commitment does not—a commitment not to teaching and being taught, but to training, sharing, and spending a week with old and new friends.”
I look forward to seeing you all at camp.
- Tres Hofmeister
All students of Aikido, regardless of affiliation, are sincerely invited to join us for our 2013 Summer Camp in the Rockies.
Tres Hofmeister sensei
Boulder Aikikai, Boulder, Colorado
Tres Hofmeister sensei is a student of Mitsugi Saotome shihan and Hiroshi Ikeda shihan. He began his training in 1978 and entered Boulder Aikikai under Hiroshi Ikeda shihan in 1980. Hofmeister sensei is a senior instructor for Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), teaching regularly at Boulder Aikikai and at seminars throughout North America and abroad. Hofmeister sensei is also a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®. He has a particular interest in the process of learning in aikido and its relationship to self-understanding.
Raso Hultgren sensei
Aikido of Missoula, Missoula, Montana
Raso Hultgren is a student of Mitsugi Saotome shihan and Hiroshi Ikeda shihan. She began her aikido training in 1971 with Robert Frager sensei. From 1986-1990 she trained under Hiroshi Ikeda shihan at Boulder Aikikai. She has been the chief instructor of Aikido of Missoula since 1990 and is a senior instructor for ASU, teaching seminars in the United States and abroad. An exploration of the way flowing energies merge is at the heart of Raso’s training. She has also been influenced by a love of wild nature, a long term involvement with meditation, and, in recent years, the work of Emilie Conrad and Continuum. Raso is fascinated by our capacity to embody nature’s complexity and simplicity in the living forms of aikido and is exploring the potency of attention.
Dan Messisco sensei
Two Rivers Budo, Sacramento, California
Dan Messisco began his training in Aikido and Tang Soo Do in 1964 He trained extensively in both Korea and Japan, where he first met Mitsugi Saotome shihan. When Saotome Sensei moved to Florida in 1975, Messisco Sensei followed him and has been his student ever since. He also trained with Hiroshi Ikeda shihan in Boulder, Colorado for five years, beginning in 1982. Over the years, Messisco sensei has taught seminars throughout the US, Europe and South America. His approach to practice and teaching emphasizes the importance of a non-dualistic, attentive practice by both uke and nage.
Registration begins March 1, 2013. To ensure your space, please register early!
We will have the online registration link available when online registration opens on the above date.
We are pleased to offer the availability of online registration and payment, with secure credit card processing through PayPal. We encourage both local and international participants to use this convenient registration method.
Please Note :: This option is only available with full payment; 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 :: 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 fairly handle the individuals on our waiting list, 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.
(All fees are per person)
The Full Plan includes lodging on campus, meals and training fee for the entire camp. Rooms are double occupancy only; no single rooms are available.
$695 :: Fee (two/room)
$395 :: Deposit due with registration by May 1
$300 :: Balance due by June 1
Fee is due in full when registering through PayPal.
$655 :: Fee (two/room, includes room and meals)
$400 :: Deposit due with registration by May 1
$255 :: Balance due by June 1
Fee is due in full when registering through PayPal.
If you have a roommate preference, please indicate his/her name on your Registration & Waiver form. Before doing so, [ 1 ] be sure he/she intends to come to camp and [ 2 ] be sure that he/she indicates you on his/her registration form. Mutual requests will be honored.
Each room contains twin beds and has an attached bath. Linens, blankets and towels will be provided.
Please Note :: If you desire the Full Plan, but are able to attend only part of the camp, you must reserve your space by paying the full fee for the entire week.
Rooms at Colorado Mountain College are available to camp participants from check-in on Sunday, July 21 through the morning of Sunday, July 28, only. If you plan to be in the area before or after Camp, you must arrange to stay off campus.
The Independent Plan includes only keiko for the entire camp. Participants on this plan need to make their own lodging arrangements prior to camp. Meals may be purchased in the dining hall if desired. Parents please note: the campus does not offer many activities for non-training family members; you may wish to consider independent lodging in nearby Glenwood.
$500 :: Fee due with registration by May 1
There are a variety of lodging options in the Glenwood Springs area, including hotels, motels and cabins. Your best source of assistance is the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Reservations, 888.445.3696. To avoid any costly disappointment, be sure you have a confirmed Summer Camp reservation with Boulder Aikikai before booking any non-refundable reservations.
There are many Forest Service campgrounds within 13-30 miles of campus. For information, contact the Forest Service at 970.963.2266 or visit www.recreation.gov. For reservations, call 1.877.444.6777.
Meals will be served in the CMC dining hall. Service will begin with dinner on July 21, and end with a continental breakfast on July 28. Three meals will be served daily. Please be sure to indicate your meal preference, meat, vegetarian or gluten/lactose free, on your registration form. All meals are included in the Full Plan package. Those with Independent/Camper lodging arrangements may purchase any of their meals in the dining hall.
All cancellations will be considered final; your registration cannot be reinstated. However, you may reregister with a new postmark date.
After May 1 :: Full Plan $75 cancellation fee, Independent Plan $50 cancellation fee
Afte June 24 :: Subject to loss of full registration fee
The Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Roaring Fork Campus is located 10 miles south of Glenwood Springs and 40 miles north of Aspen. The college is approximately 200 miles west of Denver. We suggest that you fly directly to Aspen and rent a car. An alternative is to fly to Denver, rent a car, and enjoy the scenic four-hour drive to camp. The facilities in the Glenwood Springs/Aspen area are in high demand in the summer; it’s important that you make travel and lodging arrangements early.
Please be aware that Boulder Aikikai has limited ability to provide transportation from both Denver and Aspen to camp. We appreciate your making every effort to arrange your own transportation.
Wednesday, July 24 will have the option of morning and afternoon training with our instructors. It is also a “free day” for sightseeing and enjoying the area. There are a variety of activities for both individuals and groups, including river rafting, hiking, spelunking, fishing, mountain biking and horseback riding. All activities may be arranged at camp.
Our Summer Camp officially ends on Sunday morning, July 28. Our last class ends at 12:30pm on Saturday, July 27. There will be a Saturday afternoon checkout for those electing an early departure. Saturday evening we will organize a group visit to the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood.
Final checkout is by 9:00am Sunday morning.
Find the latest Summer Camp updates on the web.
For convenient, instant online registration and credit card payment, visit www.boulderaikikai.org/sc.
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. You will be asked to respond with information about your departure date and time. This information helps us to control costs and keep prices down.
Colorado Mountain College is a drug and alcohol-free campus.
Sunday, July 21
Check-in :: 3:00 – 5:30pm
Dinner :: 6:00 – 7:00pm
Keiko :: 7:45–9:15pm
Monday & Tuesday
Full day of keiko and related activities.
Wednesday, July 24
Morning and afternoon keiko with our instructors.
Optional free day for sightseeing.
Thursday & Friday
Full day of keiko and related activities.
Friday evening: Dinner party.
Saturday, July 27
Last class :: 10:00am – 12:15pm
Early check-out :: 3:00pm
Picnic dinner, hot springs soak
Sunday, July 28
Final check-out by 9:00am
We thank the Aiki Atlas Foundation for their generous support of this camp.