The island nation of Japan is known for preserving its history and traditions. The Japanese know that the fastest way isn't always the best way, and that joy can be found in the slow process of harvesting resources from the sea – whether seaweed, sea salt, fish, or other treasures. This week, we'll slow down and explore the coastal Japanese way of life, appreciating the delight that every minute spent in the ocean can bring. We will taste different types of seaweed (a staple in the Japanese diet), plunge into the cold water like the Ama, Japan's renowned pearl divers, and try our hand at Gyotaku, the art of fish printing. We'll also hold our own Umi no Hi (National Sea Day) celebration to offer gratitude to the ocean. And because this camp is all about traditions, we'll hold our annual "Give Your Troubles to the Sea" ceremony and paddle surfboards every day. For campers ages 6-13.