Martial ARts CAMPS 2019



This is not your typical kids martial arts camp! Some camps will have your children standing in lines, bowing, throwing punches and kicks in the air, and yelling “kee-ya” as if they were just smaller adults with less attention span. Sadly, many people think that is what a martial arts program “ought” to look like; The Playground Gym respectfully disagrees.

Let’s face it: children like to play. They like it a lot. Inspired by a radically different approach to teaching children martial arts called Play as the Way, or PAW, the curriculum offered at our camp takes advantage of the natural instincts of children and allows them to work hard at playing–something they’ll want to do regardless of external rewards or consequences.

The Playground Gym is unparalleled in the Portland area for its martial arts offerings for kids. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ranked and SBGi Certified Coaches combine decades of coaching and experience— including amateur and professional competition experience–in the martial arts with safety, creativity, respect, and a love of the arts. Your kids will have a blast training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu–a modern, functional martial art.

Whether an absolute beginner or long-time practitioner your child can jump right in and have an unforgettable time. This is martial arts at its best, and at the end of the day you’ll be confident that your kids are gaining real, measurable skills, while leaving each class inspired, a little bit tired and with visible joy.



Full Days, Full week: $265
Half Days, Full Week: $180
Individual Full Day: $65
Individual Half Day: $45
Aftercare individual day $25


  • Skills building focus

  • Open Play times

  • Group games and activities

  • Field Trips

  • Art & Crafts projects

  • Snack and Lunch breaks


FULL DAY: 9:00AM – 3:30PM
HALF DAY: 9:00AM – NOON; or 12:30PM – 3:30PM
AFTER CARE: 3:30PM – 6:30PM


martial arts Camp: Ne grand ave


martial arts camp: n lombard ave

The Playground Gym is happy to refund camp tuition (less a $25 processing fee) if a cancellation is made with at least two weeks notice. We are unable to refund tuition if cancellations are made within 2 weeks of the camp start time.

Reserve your spot today by calling or emailing the gym, or can you register online by pressing the button below.