A Japanese American Heritage Experience

Now in its 15th year, Camp Musubi is a summer camp that uses fun activities to teach 5th-8th grade youth about Japanese American heritage. Based on the 130-year rich history of Little Tokyo, the goal of the camp is to spark interest and appreciation in Japanese American culture, history and community through hands-on experiences, workshops and guest speakers. Participants will learn from a variety of cultural artists, community leaders, and college-aged counselors.


Camp Musubi welcomes any incoming 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th graders in the Fall 2016.

This year’s camp will be a two-day camp in Little Tokyo.

Saturday, July 23 – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, 7:00am - 7:00pm

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACC)
244 S. San Pedro Street
LA CA 90012


Registration is now open for the 2016 Camp Musubi. Current Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) members can save an additional $25. There is also a $50 sibling discount for each additional child.

Saturday, July 23 will be spent in Little Tokyo and on Sunday, July 24, Camp Musubi is going on an extended field trip to Manzanar National Historic Site. We will depart promptly from Little Tokyo at 7am and return approximately at 7pm. Transportation and Sunday dinner provided

Register for 2016 Camp (PDF)


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While the vast majority of Japanese Americans live in the surrounding areas of Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo with cultural camps closer to home, Camp Musubi is committed to Little Tokyo. We feel it’s important to connect campers to J-Town’s 130-year history and the struggles and triumphs of our Issei, Nisei and Sansei. As one of only three remaining historic Japantowns in the country, Little Tokyo’s future depends on the next generation building memories and experiences along its historic sidewalks, manju shops and social institutions.