June 8th - 10th




We are so excited to be hosting Camp Kendama for the second year in a row!  Last year was amazing, and we hope that you come experience it for yourself this year. Our goal is to deliver an unforgettable kendama experience to our participants. 

Our mission at Camp Kendama will be to change the focus of our sport for a weekend from competition to good old-fashioned fun.  Imagine, a potato sack unicorn game, tama archery, merit prizes, kendama themed relay races, workshops, and so on. The fun will be endless. Never forget, it was the fun that sparked kendama in the United States in the first place.

You will have a lot of free time to meet new friends, film tricks, and explore the camp. But you and your team will also be working to check off as many challenges as you can to win King of the Camp!  This is part scavenger hunt, part trick challenge, and all fun. 

In closing, if you find value in the experience of kendama, being around friends, making new ones, creating memories, being outside and shredding kendama, Camp Kendama is the event you won't want to miss. Most kendama camps in years past has sold out. Don't miss your opportunity to "unplug and level up" this year at Camp Kendama!




Camp Kendama will be held at YMCA Camp St. Croix which is located just outside of the Twin Cities Metro area in Hudson, Wisconsin. Camp St. Croix is a 400 acre facility located on the east side of the St. Croix River


Bus Shuttle


Shuttle Pick up at MOA at 2PM - June 8th

Shuttle Drop Off at MOA around 4PM - June 10th


Camp Kendama Drop-Off Time - June 8th - 2:00 - 5:00 PM 

Camp Kendama Pick-Up Time  - June 10th - 3:00 PM

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- Arrive at MSP Airport
- Go to Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station and Platform.
- Take the Lightrail Blue Line south bound to The Mall of America - Transit Station (5 Stops)
- Please walk to the North Lindau - - Parking Lot (next to Ikea) for shuttle pick-up.
- Arrive at Camp Kendama!




Frequently asked questions that might make things easier for you!

Can I bring my cell phone?
Answer: absolutely! But please keep in mind cell service will be spotty in the mountains. That being said, Camp Kendama is not liable for anything lost or damaged during your camp experience. 

Can I bring video recording equipment to?
Answer: Yes! Again, Camp Kendama is not liable for anything lost or damaged during your camp experience. 

If I decide to drive or carpool Camp Kendama, will there be parking?
Answer: yes there will be plenty of parking on site.

Can I bring my own food or snacks to Camp Kendama?

Answer: yes, please feel free to bring what you would like to eat. But please keep in mind you must keep all food and drinks in designated areas.

Can I choose who my counselor will be or who I will be bunked with?
Answer: counselors and roommates will be selected at random. We know it will be awesome to be able to bunk with your current friends. But it would be way better to make new friends.

I have food allergies, can I still come to Camp Kendama? Answer: absolutely! Once your tickets are purchased you will receive a confirmation email and your registration for Camp Kendama. In your registration form you can indicate what food allergies you may have so that our kitchen can prepare foods that are safe for you.

I'm a vegetarian, will there be food options for me?
Answer: our kitchen is ready to serve food to vegetarians, vegans, pescatarians and omnivores alike. Just make sure you fill out your dietary restrictions in your registration form.

Should I bring a pillow with me?
Answer: yes, please bring a twin size bed sheet, a pillow and a blanket if you would like to use them. The bunks and matts/beds are provided however the bedding is not.

Will there be vending at Camp Kendama?
Answer: yes!

How will the cabins be separated?
Answer: the cabins will first be separated by gender then by age. Our male campers will have their own cabins in the females will have their own as well. Then we will separate by age, elementary and middle school players will be in one set of cabins, highschooler's will be in another set of cabins and adult campers Will be in their own cabins.

How many kendamas should I bring with me?
Answer: Bring as many as you can manage. But please keep an eye on your belongings, we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Can I just come to the camp to kick it and jam with my friends but sleep at home?
Answer: no, Camp Kendama is taking place at a private camp and everyone on site must be registered.

I don't plan to play in any of the competitions,is there a parent/non-playing price?
Answer: no, all tickets will be the same price because all attendees will have something planned to do and something to take away from Camp Kendama.

I lost a personal belonging at the camp, where do I find it?
Answer: we will have a designated lost and found at the campsite. But the most important thing you can do is to keep an eye on your personal belongings. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property.



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