Day Camps for BVSD School Closures
What do you do when school is closed and you still have to work?
NINJA NANNY TO THE RESCUE !
Countdown to the next Ninja Nanny!
Does your child want to be a Ninja?
Our wooden outdoor obstacle course gives campers whole new challenges and thrills. From climbing practice to vaults and swinging obstacles, kids will build extra confidence, strength and coordination skills. We are excited to provide unique experiences in a safe environment!
In line with BVSD's calendar
Each day-camp is from 10am-3pm, ages 5-12, $55
A calendar will pop up, and you will click through to the START DATE of the camp your Ninja Nanny is attending.
Ninja Nanny includes bar-none actual ninja training taught by a real Kung Fu Master!
Through meditation, our day-campers learn the art of inner listening. Ninjas run our timber obstacle course outside, train on unique ninja gear, create fun crafts and learn to develop stealth & agility skills.
We focus on teamwork, character-building & setting personal goals for self-confidence. Day-campers learn anti-bullying techniques and self-discipline.
Master Beau: Not only the ultimate ninja 4th degree black belt, he is also the kindest and most unbelievably talented teacher! Owner of Rocky Mountain Kung Fu, Beau brings fun and innovative activities to every single camp. He focuses especially on safe and fun ninja weapons training, stealth and coordination skills and the way of the inner warrior.
Master Beau works alongside his ultimate sidekick and wife, Elizabeth Bourdon, to bring safe and fun ninja opportunities throughout the year. They have a seven year old, Maxwell, who aspires to join the family ninja way (and who you will probably see monkeying around).
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↓ IMPORTANT Parent Information ↓
ARRIVAL at the RMKF Ninja Training Field (or inside if the weather calls for it)
INTRO to camp for the day, review Ninja Creeds, Meditation
- Sword Form Lesson with Master Beau
- Indoor craft
- Outdoor Wooden Ninja Scape Obstacle Course
LUNCH outside in the shade (or indoors and distanced in the event of inclement weather)
Kung Fu Panda Lessons with Master Beau
- Ninja Games and Ninja Scape Obstacle Course
- Water Play
- Indoor Kung Fu training with Master Beau
CLEAN UP & group games with Master Beau
- Campers need to bring a sack lunch & snack (that will not be refrigerated).
- Please pack a water bottle with your child’s name clearly labeled.
- Please bring a towel and an extra change of clothes per camper (not necessary for winter camp).
- Doors open at 9:45am
- Pick up is 3pm sharp. There is a $2 per minute late fee that will be charged to your account for pick-up time past 3:15pm.
- In sunny weather, please either pre-apply sunscreen to your child, or you may allow our staff to apply our Alba Botanica sunscreen upon arrival. We will re-apply sunscreen at lunch. (With written notification, your child may be exempt from sunscreen).
- Please have campers arrive in clothing that can get wet (in warmer weather) AND dirty (year round).
- In the winter, please have campers arrive with attire appropriate to the weather conditions that day.
- Please bring shoes that are easy to run in and that can also get wet (or can be worn in the snow). Flip flops are highly discouraged. Gym shoes, athletic sandals, & water shoes are preferred.
***Protocol may adjust according to ever-changing COVID conditions. We will notify all registered parents with any changes that may occur.
- Campers will stay in small groups.
- In warmer weather, outdoor “home base stations” are set up for each small group, complete with shade and water re-fill.
- In the winter and spring, campers will participate both indoors and outdoors equally, weather permitting. Campers will stay within their small groups.
- Campers will have their temperature taken at the start of each day.
- Hand washing and/or Hand Sanitation will occur at the start of each day, at lunch time and before & after touching all equipment.
- Sanitation stations are set up throughout the facility.
- All items used during camp will be sanitized after each use.
- Campers and staff will be required to wear face coverings while indoors.
- All staff are to be vaccinated.
- We use each viewing to illustrate the lessons we are teaching them. It is not empty screen time, but rather a useful teaching tool.
- In the event of lightening or extreme weather conditions, we will bring in all campers, separated by walls & engaging in calm, quiet activities within the small groups.
REFUNDS: We can offer a full refund if given at least a four-day notice to the start of Ninja Nanny. If not given a four-day notice, we can offer a 50% refund. It costs us 7% to process fees, which will be taken out of refunds.
The Decision to become a Zen Kids Ninja Academy staff member comes from a genuine desire to offer mentorship, guidance, and acceptance to our participants and their families. In order to be a Ninja Staff member you must be willing to make a commitment to be fully present, to give all participants your complete care and respect at all times and to uphold a strong level of integrity in all you do.
As a Ninja Staffer you may be privy to confidential information about our participants and/or their families. The sharing of this information concerning a camper should only occur within the ZKNA/RMKF staff circle. Under no circumstances should this personal information be discussed with anyone except persons fully authorized by staff. ZKNA/RMKF strives to create a safe environment for our members. This includes the sharing of photographs of children to social media platforms. Photos may only be shared after clearance from ZKNA Program Director, Elizabeth Bourdon. Indications that a camper is at risk of harming themselves, harming someone else or being harmed, you must immediately notify Master Beau.
As a leader you are first and foremost a role model to the members of ZKNA/RMKF. Children are always watching and listening. Please be aware that many impressions will be drawn from the way in which you act or react. These are character building years for young children, and we are here to guide them in a holistic development.
Colorado Kung Fu dba Rocky Mountain Kung Fu does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, physical characteristics in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities.
While working you are expected to present a clean and comfortable appearance and to dress in accordance with the work you will be doing. Please remember that you will be setting an example to our participants through your appearance. Please do not wear any clothing that might seem inappropriate.
Things to remember:
• Be a friend
• Be yourself
• Be honest
• Be understanding, patient & COMPASSIONATE
• Be reliable and responsible and provide emotional support (even when a child was misbehaving)
***There is always a deeper reason for why a child is acting out***
• Show respect
• Be open minded and flexible
• HAVE FUN!
Responsibilities and Expectations of ZKNA/RMKF Staff
As a Ninja Camp staff member, you are responsible both to and for the well being of the children in our care.
● You are a leader, and as such, you are expected to give direction, redirection and hands-on support.
● UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU ALLOWED TO BE ON YOUR PHONE WITH CHILDREN IN YOUR CARE.
○ You will be given one warning if caught on your phone in front of campers.
○ You will be dismissed if caught on your phone after one warning.
● WEAR YOUR MASK
● Utilize discretion while speaking over the walkie talkie.
● Utilize discretion while sharing stories with campers.
● Accept campers for who they are, even the difficult ones.
● Come to camp prepared with your own food, water and anything you need to be successful for the day, including bringing your CLEAN mask.
● Allow campers to express their thoughts and feelings and hold space for them.
● Ensure a safe environment (physically, mentally & emotionally).
● Supervise your campers at all times.
○ Set clear boundaries and safety procedures for all camp equipment and landscaping, as taught in your training.
○ Communicate clearly and easily for kids to understand.
○ Consistently remind campers of the boundaries and safety procedures.
● Elevate a situation to Site Director, Perrin, if you have any questions or concerns or needs/issues that you can’t personally resolve.
○ Inform Perrin of any and all injuries and behavioral issues.
● Connect with other Staff members, giving gentle suggestions and support.
● Enforce drinking water ALL THE TIME, nonstop, without fail, constantly.
● Allow a camper to eat their snack if they are asking for food.
Do not allow campers to: play tag, play with counselor tools (such as walkie talkies), wonder out of sight, misuse ninja weapons or gear, go into the storage area, cross the parking lot without a staff member, share scary or inappropriate stories with other campers, share personal items such as food and water bottles.
Walkie Talkie Etiquette
● Be BRIEF and succinct
● Treat your walkie talkie like YOU are the one who bought it (you break, you buy)
● What to say over the walkie talkie when sharing an injury with Perrin:
○ “Mild Injury in the __________ squad.”
○ “Serious Injury in the _________ squad.”
○ “911 Injury in the ________ squad. Repeat 911. Switch to channel 12.”
■ After switching to channel 12, give a clear and brief description of what
happened so that she can call 911.
● Clean ALL wounds immediately with peroxide and water.
● Cover any open wounds with a proper-sized bandaid and reapply/clean if it has become wet or dirty.
● Offer an ice pack for all bonks and bumps.
● NOTIFY PERRIN of all injuries, large or small, so that she can document for parents.
● Mild Injury example: twisted ankle but can walk around normally after a while, small scrape or cut
● Serious Injury example: dripping blood, twisted ankle and is not mobile
● 911 Injury example: unconsciousness, obvious broken bone, extreme loss of blood
Disciplinary Policies & Protocol
● Do not take a child’s behavior personally.
● Do not project or discuss your personal challenges onto a child when they are acting out.
● Ask questions and listen. Even if a child is clearly in the wrong, always give them space to share their side of a story.
○ Hearing a child out often moves them out of a state of dysregulation.
● Kindly share with campers how to be honest, have integrity over their choices, how to rise above, and how to make good choices when they are misbehaving.
○ If your efforts are not working, please radio for Master Beau to handle the situation. BUT YOU MUST TRY FIRST if you are a counselor (not if you are a CIT).
● You have the authority to KINDLY remove a camp weapon if it is being mishandled, to give a child some quiet alone time (don’t call it “time out.”), to set boundaries and expectations, etc.
● Do not yell at a child. Master Beau and Elizabeth Bourdon are the only staff members with authority to raise their voices if necessary. You are to speak strongly and assertively, but with understanding, gentleness and compassion, even if a child is wildly out of hand.
● Sunblock upon arrival and again at lunch
● Hand sanitizer ALL THE TIME
● Water refill ALL THE TIME
● Tidy your home base and keep it ready to be bundled up in the event of a storm
● Remind campers to put their personal items back into their baskets
● Double check crash pads are properly underneath obstacle course structures before each use
● Make sure campers have their masks on their faces while indoors or if they are less than 6 feet from other campers outdoors (which is most of the time)
● Sanitize all surfaces that have been touched
You must care about COVID to the same degree of concern as expressed by our most concerned parent, and any differing personal opinions are not a factor in the quality of COVID precaution you are to take.
● Lightning within 7 miles: per each group, one staff takes their small group inside with Beau while the other staff tends to outdoor gear.
● Extreme rain: wrap up all children’s belongings in tarp and stuff under trees, lead campers inside as quickly as you can.
● When coming indoors quickly due to weather: help campers remove shoes quickly, be sure they have a face covering, keep them separated from the other groups at all times for COVID safety
● In the event of an active shooter
○ Department of Homeland Security protocol: “Run, Hide, Fight”
○ Over the walkie talkies, clearly say: “ACTIVE SHOOTER! ACTIVE SHOOTER!”
○ Gather all campers and RUN/HIDE. If indoors, hide as many as you can in the bathroom and
office, remaining as calm and quiet as possible.
○ Allow Master Beau to take action and “fight.”
● In the event of an intruder in our outdoor ninja training space
○ Without inciting fear in the children, let MASTER BEAU know over the walkie talkie.
○ “Master Beau, intruder in the yard. Master Beau, intruder in the yard.”
○ Remove campers calmly from the area of the intruder and keep them away.
○ Even if an intruder is harmless, please allow Master Beau to handle removing them from
● In the event of a fire indoors
○ Immediately exit through the front door, leaving behind all personal items.
○ Help all children to exit before you exit, and instruct them to crawl if there is heavy smoke.
○ Check the bathrooms, storage, office and all hidden areas for children.
○ Keep children calm and quiet, and head immediately to the training yard.