Sun Oct 23, 2016 9am – 3pm
First will be a hike to the falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Although you can see the top portion of the falls from the highway, to view both tiers you have to walk to the viewing area located in a carved-out opening in the rock face. Tilting your head up in the narrow rocky confines of the steep cliffs, you get a mind-boggling perspective on the sheer magnitude of the falls.
After that we will visit the Bonneville Dam and hatchery. Bonneville Dam is one of the oldest dams on the Columbia, constructed between 1933 and 1937. Bonneville Hatchery was constructed in 1909. Lewis and Clark camped on the upstream side of Tanner Creek on November 9, 1806, today the location of the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Tanner Creek and nine hatchery wells provide water for rearing fall chinook salmon, coho salmon, and summer and winter steelhead. Wahclella Falls, not quite a mile above the creek’s mouth prevents fish passage beyond that point.
Kurabu is a Japanese summer day camp for children who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the coming fall and are currently in a Japanese immersion program or who speak Japanese at home. Kurabu is a partnership between Portland Parks & Recreation, SUN Community Schools, Oya No Kai, and Mt. Tabor Middle School.
Kurabu is designed to offer children a bi-lingual summer camp experience that is rewarding, fun and reinforces their Japanese language skills. Our program is rich in cultural diversity and serves Japanese and non-Japanese children from the Portland Metro Region. All of our staff and volunteers have either studied Japanese, are bi-lingual, or native speakers, and come to us from local and Japanese schools, universities and the community. The Japanese Immersion Program interns act as lead teachers each week.
Sean Egusa is hosting Happy Hour!
There will be yummy snacks to enjoy. Including beer, wine and cider and sake for everyone.
For those who have offered to bring something, surprise us!!
That said, I know we have some members that are really good at baking so… 😜
Every year our community gets together at the Oregon coast to build friendships through fellowship, relaxation, and fun! We occupy the entirety of Camp Westwind, a beautiful retreat set in pristine Oregon coastal forest, just north of Lincoln City. Families from across the entire spectrum of the JMP participate, from preK through graduated alumni. We share cabins, meals, hikes, tide pooling, campfires, games, laughter and songs. We commune with old friends, make new friends, and bond together as a community. It is an experience you and your family will treasure, and the friendships will stay with you throughout your time in the Japanese Magnet Program.
This weekend Kaori Inui, Yui Hirose, Chihiro Sato, Tomoki Ogawa, Moe Harada, and Natsuki Gotto will be attending Camp Westwind.