Region 21

2017 Region 21 Black Belt Camp

We have another great camp planned this year! Our camp guests this year will be Senior Master Sharpe, regional director from Texas. He is an amazing martial artist and I look forward to everyone learning a lot from him. The camp is open to 1st GUPs and above. The venue is the same this year, Camp John Hope.  The address is 281 Hope Entrance Road Fort Valley, GA 31030.  The registration fee of $135 includes lodging and meals.  Black Belt Camp T-Shirts can be purchased separately.  If you have special food needs please tell me on the registration form and register early.  Please make sure your required 2017 Region 21 dues are paid.  A non-training parent may attend at the full fee $135, if they are willing to be a chaperone.  If they want to come just to be with their child then the fee is $150 to stay at the camp and have meals with us. As always, we will need adult volunteers to serve as cabin chaperones.  If you are an adult and would like to volunteer as a cabin chaperone please make note on your registration. I will be publishing the final schedule by mid-May, and forwarding it to your instructor.  We will also post the schedule at camp. We also ask each student to follow the schedule and be where they are supposed to be at all times, even if their parent is chaperoning.

Cost is $135 through 5/20/2017 and $150 from 5/21/2017 until 5/28/2017. We will not be offering the rope or paintball course as part of our camp. However, this year will be offering Archery. Archery will be offered as our schedule permits. We will try to allocate enough time so that everyone that wants to participate will have the chance. Anyone that wants to participate in Archery MUST email Ms. Joanne Manzi at                                         in order to be placed on the list.


The theme for this year's camp is "CONTRIBUTION". We are asking that each student bring a canned good that will be donated to a local food bank.

Once all registrations are received we will make cabin assignments.  I do not know the exact head count yet, but we intend to be organized into 4 cabins male and female, youth and adult.  The beds are barracks style twin size bunk beds. We are requesting chaperones from each studio so that all students are safely chaperoned.

We have changed the check-in and check-out times slightly to accommodate the school schedules. We are planning check-in for Friday, 6/2/2017 between 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Activities will being at 6:15PM. 


Check-out will be Sunday, 6/4/2017 at Noon.


Suggested Packing List
Twin size bedding, pillow
Towels    & toiletries                        
Cheap flip flops (for community shower)
Sneakers for outdoor training and recreation
Dobahk with all Association patches & Belt
Sparring Gear (Head, Hands, Boots, Mouthpiece and cup for males)
Staff, practice dagger, Sword-Dans, Sais (if you have them)
Bathing suit, sun screen 
Notebook and pen
Water bottle and water
Bug spray


Respectfully,
Master Jan Lappin
middleburgma@aol.com