Martial Arts Summer Camp


In 2019, camp will be located at McGaw YMCA in beautiful downtown Evanston. The camp will run Monday through Friday, June 10th through August 16th. Camp hours will be 9:00 am – 3:15 pm for full-day campers and 9:00 am – 12:15 pm for half-day campers. We are offering ten weeks of camp. You may choose the weeks you would like, any or all. Weeks do not have to be consecutive, allowing you to mix and match according to your summer schedule. This year we will be offering after-camp care until 6:00 pm.

There will not be camp on July 4th.

Martial Arts Leadership Camp with Grandmaster Joseph Connelly offers beginning and experienced students quality training in martial arts by experienced martial arts professionals. With accelerated daily sessions, most students make as much progress in 10 weeks as in a year of regular classes.

We are committed to providing each of our campers with the highest quality camp experience. Our location in the McGaw YMCA Sebring-Lewis Center at 1000 Grove Street in Evanston is large, bright and air-conditioned. Mornings will be filled with intensive training in the Korean martial arts of Taekwon-do, Kumdo and Hapkido. In the afternoons we will offer a variety of activities, such as Kidpower® “Real World” Personal Safety and Emergency self-defense skills, Tai Chi, Yoga, Swimming, Taiko Drumming and Korean language and culture. There will be plenty of time to relax, read or play games.

Camp is available to students entering 2nd grade and higher in the Fall of 2019. Exceptions may be made for younger students with martial arts experience. Campers may enroll for any or all ten weeks, full or half day.

The number of campers we can accommodate is limited. We are giving preference to active Connelly’s Academy students. Registration will open in November 2019.

We are committed to offering the best possible martial arts leadership training. Grandmaster Connelly and his staff of dedicated martial arts professionals will create an extraordinary experience in which your child will learn to think like a Black Belt, train like a Black Belt and act like a Black Belt and, have fun, too. Your child will finish the summer martial-art fit and ready to meet the challenges of a new school year.


You can register online or with paper.

Registration Form 2019

Rate Schedule 2019

Refund Policy