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By kathleen stogrin on Friday, March 23, 2001 - 3:04 pm:

Hello. I would like to send my grade 5 son to summer camp like he attended in Canada. Does anybody know of any programs in Japan where he could go for 2 weeks and enjoy the outdoors or sports? Is anybody else interested in this type of program? He has been asking to go but I dont even know where to start.


By yurigoda on Monday, March 26, 2001 - 11:56 pm:

If it is a day camp, I used to work at ASIJ summer day camp.
It is a 2 week program That starts either from the end of July or mid August. They have school buses available and will pick up at near by places around 8:00 and drop you off at the same place around 4:30 doing different activities during the day. You can contact them through the ASIJ office (American School in Japan)
It is just like the day camps in the U.S. that I have gone to, but
I don't know of any sleep-over ones at the top of my head. If I find something, you will be the first to know.


By hirakawa on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 - 7:50 am:

The YMCA has lots of summer camps, day and overnight. They even have one in English, which is connected to the YOIS international school. Their address and homepage is included in the tokyowithkids main page under international schools. The main campus of YMCA in Kanda has camps to the mountains and even Okinawa, in Japanese but lots of the kids have been studying English at the Y and can speak some.


By Aileen on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 - 9:53 am:

Some options in Japan:

1. St. Maur International School (Yokohama)
Web site: http://www.stmaur.ac.jp / Tel: 045-641-5751 offers annually 3-week summer programs for returnees.

2. Fukuoka International Community School
Web site: http://www.worldwide.edu/japan/fukuoka/index.html
Tel: 092-841-7601 / annual Returnee summer school for elementary and middle school students who are fluent or near fluent speakers of English and wish to supplement their learning of English with an intensive week of English interaction and experience. Goal is 100 per cent immersion in English but in a fun setting.

3. The American School in Japan Web site: http://www.asij.ac.jp/sdc/sdc.html / Tel: 0422-34-5300/ Regular program of library enrichment, supplemented by activities such as swimming instruction, indoor and outdoor games, mini-golf, roller skating, magic, music, dance, crafts, computer and cooking. Reasonable English fluency is expected of all applicants.

4. Nishimachi International School (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Web site: http://www.nishimachi.ac.jp /also offers 3-week summer camps.

5. Oak Academy American Preschool School
Tel: 0471-67-5521 Fax: 0471-67-2066 / 3-5-13 Kashiwa, Chiba

6. Osaka International School
http://www.sisf.minoh.osaka.jp
http://www.senri.ed.jp Tel: 0727-27-5050 Fax: 0727-27-5055 Just For Kids Summer Programs 2 2-week summer programs for children 5-15 focuses on kids having fun while they learn; there is also a Middle School Program for all students that focuses primarily on improving English skills.

7. Tohoku International School (Sendai)
Web site: http://www.tisweb.net/ / Summer school will be on June 20th ~ July 18th Contact 7-101-1 Yakata, Izumi-ku Sendai 981-3214 Phone: +(81) 22 348 2468, Fax: +(81) 22 348 2467


By Aileen on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 - 8:16 am:

International Youth Association of Japan is offering four summer exchange programs in Australia, and North and South America, open to students from grade four through high school. Programs feature outdoor activities. 20 students per program will be accepted. Fees start at 318,000 yen. Application deadline is June 19.
Tel: 03-3359-8421, Fax: 3354-2207 or Email: info@kskk.or.jp


By Suzuki on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - 12:29 pm:

English Camp on June 23

Circle OWL English, an English learning group, is planning sleeping-over activities on June 23 to 24 in Miura Fureai-no-Mura. We've reserved 16 beds, and there still are 9 vacancies. We welcome anyone to join us in the activities. The fees are about 2,300 yen for overnight stay and two meals.
The activities will be practice/performance of fairy tales and short contes, and games. You could take part as an observer. Please send me mail if you're interested.
--
Michitaka Suzuki msuzuki[atmark]mxh.mesh.ne.jp
Languages Learning Circle OWL: http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~misuzuki/


By hweck on Saturday, September 1, 2001 - 4:19 am:

Thank you to everyone who wrote in with the information about Summer camps! I'm thinking of coming to Japan to work in a Summer camp next year. I'm open to any other suggestions you might have!

Thanks again
Holly Weckbaugh


By Rebecca Coburn on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 - 4:47 pm:

New Zealand: I am running a summer camp in New Zealand in January of 2002.
I have 4 places left. Cost is 250 000 yen per child under 15. This cost includes food, accomodation and activities. This is the 4th year that these camps have been running for Japanese children. For more information, please email me at
englishcamps[at]brainpowerd.com


By keiko mueller on Saturday, March 30, 2002 - 12:57 am:

I am a mother of two currently living in CA. I am organizing an English summer camp for English speaking children between the ages of 9 and 13 this July in Niseko, Hokkaido. The program is full of outdoor activities including camping. For further info, please log on to www.j-way.net/nakiska or www.nac-web.com/sumcamp.


By AK on Saturday, April 6, 2002 - 1:13 pm:

Sabs Inc., a language and editorial services company (online: http://kokusairyoku.com), is sponsoring its first 2-night, 3-day English camp for junior and senior high school students on May 3-5 at Seminar House Kichimizu in the verdant countryside of Kiyosato, Nagano Prefecture. Sabs is seeking native English speakers to take part in this camp to interact with the Japanese students (maximum enrollment is 10 students) and to help facilitate their English conversation skills in a relaxed, fun and worthwhile cultural exchange. Activities will include short and informal language lessons, nature walks, cooking, onsen and the like. Transportation, accommodation, meals and a modest fee will be provided, and women with children are welcome to apply. I met the organizers and they're very nice folks. The deadline for inquiries and applications is April 15th.

Contact:
Ms. Kahoko Omori or Ms. Chikako Segawa
E-mail: info@kokusairyoku.com
Tel: 03-5485-2570
Fax: 03-5485-2540


By Keiko Nakamura on Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 5:41 pm:

I was wondering whether there are any summer day camps for English-speaking preschoolers (ages 3 to 5)in the Tokyo area. I have found that there is one offered through Willowbrook International Preschool, and one at the American Embassy compound. Are there any other programs such as these (half-day or full-day programs)?


By Ellen Motohashi on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 11:51 am:

The Children's Garden International Preschool will be conducting summer programs during the following periods:

July 22 - 29 Bilingual Creative Drama Program & 2 day overnight outing to Yamanashi for hiking (ages 5 - 8, up to 15 spaces available.) Price to be decided.

July 29 - August 2
Preschool Program (ages 3 -5) - Open enrollment. 9:30 am - 1:30 pm/lunch catered in. Lots of fun outdoors and with arts and crafts activities. Good opportunity for parents interested in enrolling in the year round preschool to get a better feel for the atmosphere of the school and our programs

August 19 - August 23
Summer Program for children aged (4 - 6) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm/lunch catered in. More geared to ESL needs with outdoor activities and thematic based lessons. Up to 15 students

August 26 - August 30
Preparatory Preschool Summer Program for new and continuing students (up to 15 students). Will conduct lessons to help introduce the children to our program, teachers and each other. Lots of singing, dancing, arts and crafts and outdoor fun! (space available according to in-coming applications and registered students). Up to 15 spots.

All 3 programs listed above are \35,000/week

Please call The Children's Garden International School, Kichijoji at (0422)20-5055 or e-mail to tcg@grab-bag.net for more information.
Regarding our year long programs please see the international preschools listing on this site, thank you.


By iwasaki toshiko on Thursday, May 30, 2002 - 10:28 pm:

We will provide 3days summer camp for young children in July.
This will be our 4th summer season.
Chidren will explore their ideas about Dinosaurs or Ocean by doing all the activities such as art work, movement, reading, and singing.
We will also have time for playing in the small swimming pool.
Moreover, our famouth international feasta is waiting for hungly children.

If you are interested, please see the below for your info.

Date: 1)July 22,23,24 *Ocean*
2)July 25,26,27 *Dino*
Time: 10:00 to 15:00
Age: 3 to 7 years old
Fee: \25.000 (lunch, snack inc.)
Place:Rokakouen st. Keio line
By
New world International school
Please contact:03-3329-6476 or
090-6152-9606 or
haney@rainbow.plala.or.jp


By iwasaki toshiko on Monday, June 3, 2002 - 11:04 pm:

New World International school will provide 3days summer program for young children in July. This will be our 4th summer season.

Children will explore their ideas of Dinosaurs and/or Ocean through all kinds of activities such as art work, movement, reading and singing.
We will also have a time for playing in the small swimming pool.

Moreover, our famouth feasta is waiting for your hungry children.

If you are interested, please see below for your information.

Date: 1) July 22-24th *Ocean*
: 2) July 25-27th *Dino*
Time: 10:00-15:00
Age: 3-7years old
Fee: \25,000(Lunch & Snack inc.)
Place:Rokakouen st. Keio Line

Please contact New World International school
Phone: 03-3329-6476 or
Mail 090-6152-9606 or
haney@rainbow.plala.or.jp


By Ellen Motohashi on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 - 11:07 pm:

English Summer Programs Available at The Children's Garden International Preschool, Kichijoji, Musashino-shi
tel: (0422)20-5055

The Children's Garden Bilingual Creative Drama Summer Program

July 22 (Mon.) - July 26 (Fri.)
9:30 am - 12:30 pm (in school & out of school program) 3 day course + 2 day outing to Mizugaki Mountain, Yamanashi-ken
45,000 (includes transportation & lodging w/ 2 meals)

July 22 (Mon.) - July 24 (Wed.)
3 day course only (in school program) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 25,000

July 25 (Thur.) - July 26 (Fri.)
2 day outing to Mizugaki Mountain, Yamanashi-ken
(Trained mountaineer/outdoor educational specialist among teachers in group)
20,000 (includes transport & lodging with 2 meals)
*One parent is required to accompany any children enrolling in the 2 day program, siblings and other family members welcome (additional fee for transport/lodging with meals)

The Children's Garden Summer School Schedule

Summer Programs available for our Preschool and After School Courses
Daily: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
(option of catered lunch available for additional fee)
One Week Course: 35,000
Number of Participants: 15

Preschool Program - A (3-5 year olds
7/29/2002 (Monday) - 8/2/2002 (Friday)
After School Program (4-6 yr. olds)
8/19/2002 (Monday) - 8/23/2002 (Friday)
Preschool - New & Continuing (3-5 yr. olds)
8/26/2002 (Monday) - 8/30/20 (Friday)


By Pippa James on Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 9:55 pm:

Hi,
My husband, 8 month old son and I are moving to Tokyo (near Ebisu?) in July.
I have heard that most of the expats and foreign residents flee for home during the summer and that many playschools close. Obviously I am not expecting to find the city looking like a ghost town but am I likely to find many other foreign mums?
Could anyone tell me of a good place to play and meet friends, away from the heat.
Thanks, Pippa and Brendan


By Juliet Rogove on Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 11:42 pm:

Special Summer Season Offer
Kspace, Hiroo

Kspace Baby Play Gym and Education Centre
will be OPEN throughout Summer.

With many expatriate mothers and babies returning home
for the summer season you may be wondering what the
summer holds in store for you.

Entertaining children is rewarding but can be
challenging, especially so when it's either raining or
very hot. Compound that with a decreased social circle
and spending summer in Tokyo may look a little
unappealing!

We would like to change that for you and give you a
summer season to remember.
Come along to Kspace, where new friends are waiting to
meet you and your baby and staff are eager to
entertain and educate.

SUMMER OFFER
From July 1st-end July
and
Aug 1st-end Aug
We will be dropping our Membership and Session Fees
and charging a one off, all inclusive Monthly Fee of
just 20,000yen!

This allows you to join us at Kspace up to 3 times per
week and join in our activities and summer fun!
Keep your children happy and cool in a stimulating,
educating and enjoyable environment, whilst you
play,relax and socialise with other mothers.

We are looking forward to meeting you and your baby,
let's beat the heat together!

For more information about Kspace take a look at our
website;
http://www.kspace.to
or call me on:
TEL 03-5774-6059
EMAIL: juliet @kspace.to
and book your Free Trial Session/arrange for a
brochure to be sent out to you.
Juliet Rogove


By Ellen Motohashi on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 12:23 am:

The Children's Garden Presents

A Bilingual Camping Adventure!

Location: Beautiful Okutama.
(Only 2 hours from central Tokyo)

Date: July 22 - 23, 2002
Age: 6 years old and up/
Parents Welcome!
Cost: \15,000
*Camping equipment provided if needed*
Guided by: Professional Outdoor
Educational Specialist with 10 years experience in the field.
EMT License. U.S. National Park Naturalist Experience.

Activities:
Group Building and Civic Education
Hiking
Swimming
Service Project
Visit to Niparra limestone cave
Environmental Education
BBQ
Campfire skits
Roasting Marshmalows
Onsen visit (optional)

Japanese and English bilingual program

*Call The Children's Garden
Kichijoji, Musashino-shi
(0422) 20-5055 or Brien Chartier
080-3152-8662
e-mail inquiries:
tcgjapan@yahoo.com
Call Now! Trip is filling up fast!


By Young-Ja Yang on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 7:49 pm:

**J's International School**
Summer Camp 2001
How will your children spend his/her summer vacation until September? At J's we are offering a summer program for those staying in Tokyo this summer.

Age:2.5-6 years old
Date:July 1st-August 23
(choose any week that suits you)
Time:9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
Price:\30,000 per week (M-F)
includes:materials, accident insurance, light meal.
Extended Care: \700 per 30 min.
Things to bring:Indoor shoes, change of clothes and underwear.
swimwear and towel maybe needed when assigned.

J's is located near the Korean Embassy. Closest station is Azabu-juban Station on Oedo Line (exit 7) Namboku Line (exit 1) 7-min. walk from the exits. Also public buses are available from Shibuya Station.

Call for more Information and Application Form.
Tel:03-3452-2078
check out our website at:
www.js-international-school.com


By AK on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 - 11:08 pm:

Help wanted for English camp in Kiyosato

Sabs Inc., a Tokyo-based language and editorial services company (online: http://kokusairyoku.com), had a very successful turnout with its first 2-night, 3-day English camp for junior and senior high school students on May 3-5 in Nagano Prefecture. Now Sabs is planning its next English camp for August 24 (Sat.) through 26 (Mon.) at the same location, Seminar House Kichimizu in the verdant countryside of Kiyosato, Nagano. This time the camp is being arranged as a parent-and-child event geared to youngsters in elementary and junior high school. Sabs is once again seeking native English speakers to take part and interact with the attendees (minimum enrollment is 8 people, maximum is 15) and to help facilitate their English conversation skills in a relaxed, fun and worthwhile cultural exchange. Activities will include short and informal language lessons, nature walks, cooking, onsen and the like. Transportation, accommodation, and meals will be provided, and women with children are welcome to apply.

Contact:
Ms. Kahoko Omori or Ms. Chikako Segawa
E-mail: info@kokusairyoku.com
Tel: 03-5485-2570
Fax: 03-5485-2540


By Admin on Saturday, November 9, 2002 - 9:20 am:

21 - 28 December Holiday Camp at J's International School (03-3452-2078) includes Saturday (but not Sunday) from 9:30 to 13:00 includes an early lunch, all for Y42,000 2.5 to 6 years old.

See International School list at http://www.tokyowithkids.com/fyi/international_schools.htmlfor more contact info and description of school.


By Jija Han on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 9:32 am:

J's Summer School Summer Fun 2003
http://www.js-international-school.com/

Summer school "Passport Journey Around the World"
Age: 1.5 to 6 years old
Date: June 2 - 27
Price: 2days- \48,000, 3days- \72,000, 5days-\120,000 (With Lunch)
Time: 9:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
*Extended Care until 3:00p.m.
Things to bring: Change of clothes and underwear

Summer Fun
Age: 2.5 to 6 years old
Date: July 21 - August 22
*Choose any week
#1: 7/21-25, #2: 7/28-8/1, #3: 8/4-8, #4: 8/11-15, #5: 8/18-22
Price: \30,000 per week (With Lunch)
*Extended Care: \700 per 30min.
Time: 9:30 - 13:00 *Extended Care until 15:00

Things to bring: Change of clothes and underwear; swimwear & towel as needed.

J's International School
1-16-2 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo, 106-0047 JAPAN
Tel : 03-3452-2078, Fax : 03-3452-2092


By Caterina Yajima on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 9:52 pm:

Hello!
I'm looking for a summer camp for my son, Luca. He is 8 years old and from this april he's attending an international elementary school in Yokohama (grade 3).
Please contact me at:
gioie@ezweb.ne.jp


By Natalie B on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 11:25 am:

I would also be interested in hearing suggestions about summer camps/events in Japan. My sons are 6 & 7 yrs old. They attend the local Japanese school here in Kashiwa. We spent last summer in Canada and they loved interacting with other English-speaking children. This summer we are staying in Japan. I'm sure they are other parents on this list who would like to hear what's available. Any ideas?


By Jija Han on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 12:51 pm:

St. Mary's has pretty neat summer school for kids. This takes place in June. Im not sure if the application is already due.
I work at a summer fun program mainly for children who are Japanese speakers but there are classes for children who are native speakers. This will take place at the end of July for 3 weeks. You can select the weeks you want your kids to attend.
http://www.eiken-center.co.jp/

*both summer camps take place at futagotamagawa setagaya-ku.


By ocampo on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 9:52 pm:

Hello everyone! I received a copy of the summer camp program from my son's school at Grace International Learning Center and it looks great!

They have 3 day camp sessions and each session will run for 2 weeks. What's fabulous about it is they have a different "theme" per week such as "The land of the Fairy Tales", "the water world", "space discovery ", "safari", and "creepy crawly friends" and "I love to ride".

My 4 year old son is so excited about it. So, if you are looking for a great day camp for your kids, why don't you check them out. The Summer day camp will start on the 23rd of June.

See you there!


By The Childrens's Garden on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 - 12:35 pm:

We are pleased to announce our summer day camp information. We have planned a wonderful schedule of fun holistic and experiential learning activities for the kids including creative gentle English support, arts and crafts, drama, science, field trips to Inokashira park and Showa Kinen park and water park, and lots and lots of fun! We are also going to host a camping trip.

The camps are designed for two kinds of students.
The first are native speakers of English, those who have at least one English speaking parent, and those students who are not native English speakers but speak at a native level.
The second are English language learners who have an intermediate and high level of English speaking ability.

All sessions are English only and all students are expected to speak English during class time.

***New students must come for an interview to be accepted into the course.***

Cost
Morning sessions will be 35,000\ per student.
Afternoon sessions will be 20,000\ per student.
(5% tax will be added to the fees)

Sessions for native level speakers will be
July 28 to August 1 (5days) The Wonders of Nature
9:30 to 1:30 3 to 5 year olds
2:00 to 4:00 6 to 9 year olds

August 4 to August 8 (5 days) The Wonders of the World
9:30 to 1:30 3 to 5 year olds


September 1 to September 5 The Wonders of People
9:30 to 1:30 3 to 5 year olds

Sessions for high level English learners will be

August 4 to August 8 (5 days) The Wonders of the World
2:00 to 4:00 5 to 7 year olds

September 1 to September 5 The Wonders of People
2:00 to 4:00 5 to 7 year olds

Special session for Intermediate English learners

August 25 to 29 (5 days)
9:30 to 1:30 3 to 5 year olds
2:00 to 4:00 5 to 7 year olds

Camping trip
There will be an overnight camping trip on the weekend of August 2 and 3 for children ages 6 to 9.
Children 3 to 6 are welcome to attend with a parent.
The focus will be offering the children a chance to experience and appreciate the wonders of nature. We will swim and camp, and cook and experience the relaxing country life. I hope we can even see some fireflies. Last year we went to Okutama. One of the activities we did was to go on a night hike. We were lucky enough to observe a flying squirrel!!!

The Childrens Garden International school
3-12-9 Honcho Kichijoji
Musashino-shi Tokyo Japan 180-0004
0422-20-5055
info@childrens-garden.jp
http:childrens-garden.jp


By Sraboni Dutta on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 - 12:23 am:

Hello,

Could anybody please give me a feedback about Montessori Friends School located in Midorigaoka? I am particularly interested to know about their summer program.

Regards,
Sraboni


By jasmine laven on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 8:56 pm:

Hi, Ocampo

Because of SARS, we are stuck in Tokyo this summer.

I checked Grace International learning Center's summer program. They indeed have an interesting program. I love the school's homey ,lively environment and the cheerful staffs.
Since I live in Setagaya area, it is very convenient for me.
Thanks for your information.
For those who wonder what to do for summer,Please check it out.

http://www.grace-learning.com


By Jija Han on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 2:19 pm:

J's International School Izu Kougen Nature Fun 2003 July 28 - 30

J's International School is having a camp out at Izu Kogen, sponsored by the Tokyo Youth Hostels Association on July 28th - July 30th.
Our teachers are native English speakers & bilingual staff, filled with lots of ideas to make your stay a special one. Don't have your children stuck in the city, have them experience some nature... what Tokyo lacks. Lots of fun in store for children in elementary school: grades 1 to 6.
The camp leaders are from J's International School together with the help of students that have graduated from Seisen, St. Mary's and ISSH.

Izu Kougen Camp
DATE: July 28 (Mon.) - July 30(Wed.)
MEETING POINT: Tokyo Station. Yaesu chuo Exit (Ticket Area) gGin no suzuh
CAMP LOCATION: Izu Kogen Izumigo Pension, 413-0235 Omuro Kogen, Ito-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Tel: 0557-51-1666
PROGRAM STAFF: J's Int'l School (Minami Azabu,Tokyo) Teaching Staff
FEE: Y59,800, includes accommodation, meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners), train ticket (round trip), program, materials, event fee, insurance, tax included.
SEND FEE BY BANK TRANSFER: Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank Ichigaya Branch ordinary savings Acct. # : 4485694
name of acct : Tokyo-to Youth Hostels Assoc.
*Money must be sent first to insure your enrollment.
# OF APPLICANTS: 25 children (elementary students only)
STAFF: Youth Hostel Staff will help as well as professional teachers from J's and bilingal volunteers that have recently graduated from International Schools.
DUE DATE: All applications and fee must be sent by June 20 (Fri.)

To learn more about the camp, please attend the orientation.
Date: June 21, 2003 (Saturday) Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Place: J's Int'l School, 1-16-2 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
By Train: *Nanboku Line : Exit #1, Oedo Line : Exit #7


By Kit on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 4:29 pm:

New School With Summer Programs!

This well might solve a lot of summer needs, and Mika, who is starting the school, sounds energetic, savvy, and approachable. Applications are being accepted NOW! I'll just paste her announcement here, and try to go look it over myself next week.

Mika wrote:
"a new bilingual after school program, Global Kids Academy (GKA)! Located in Moto Azabu, in the heart of Tokyo, GKA offers a unique space for students of various ages and schools (both international and Japanese schools) to relax, learn, make friends and play while immersed in the target language.

We are now taking applications for the June/July Summer Program. Coming soon are a total immersion mini-summer camp in August and comprehensive After School Program from September. Please check out our website. http://www.globalkidsacademy.com.
If you would like to be on the mailing list for the dual language After School Program, please send an e-mail to mika[at]globalkidsacademy.com.

Mika Fukutomi
Global Kids Academy K.K.
2/F Townhouse Moto Azabu
1-5-24 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046
tel: 81-3-5447-1913, fax: 81-3-5447-1914
http://www.globalkidsacademy.com"


By Horizon Japan International School on Friday, June 20, 2003 - 2:45 pm:

HJIS Introduction and Summer School Program

Horizon Japan International School (HJIS) is a new elementary school (K-6) that opened its doors in April 2003. We are one of three international schools in Yokohama city, which have been accredited by the Kanagawa Prefectual Government and have numerous affiliates throughout the world. Our team of educators and consultants has been gathered from around the globe and have all played an integral role in developing our international curriculum. With an affordable fee structure, HJIS will best match the expectations of the foreign community who are planning to reside long term in Japan. The school is also open to Japanese families who want to send their children to international schools. Come and see what we have to offer. For further information regarding the programs offered at HJIS do not hesitate to contact us at:
Horizon Japan International School (HJIS)
1-33-6 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 230-0077 Japan
Tel: 045-584-1945
Fax: 045-584-1946
e-mail: info@horizon.ac.jp
URL: www.horizon.ac.jp

HJIS Summer School 2003

The Horizon Japan International School summer English program is designed for students who wish to increase their proficiency is English, reading and conversation. Classes will be activity based and enhance the learning of English.

Term 1: July 21-July 25
Term 2: July 26-July 31 (no school on July 27)

Time:
Gr. K-2 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Gr. 3-6 13:00 pm-16:00 pm

Location: HJIS E1-33-6 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama

Program Fee:
30, 000 yen (per term); 2nd child 27, 000 (per term)
For 2 Terms: 58, 000 yen; 2nd child 55, 000 yen
Application fee: 2, 500 yen

Application Deadline: July 4, 2003

Contact Information:
Tel: 045-584-1942
Fax: 045-584-1946
e-mail: admissions@horizon.ac.jp
URL: www.horizon.ac.jp


By Iwasaki Toshiko on Thursday, July 3, 2003 - 11:05 pm:

New World International school Summer Day Camp
Pre: 1.5-4years
Date: 7/22-26
Time: 10:00-12:00 (12:00-15:00 Day Care as option)
Theme: Flower arrangement, My Ocean in a bottle, Hungry Caterpillar, Hand Printing on T-shirts, My friends
Fee: 20,000yen + 500yen (Insurance)

Cub: 4-8years
Date: a)7/28-7/30, b)7/31-8/2
Time: 10:00-15:00
Theme: a) Pyramids, Miniture Pyramid, Miniture mummy & case, Georama of Ancient Egypt
b)Insects, Miniture Mosquito, Miniture Ant Nest, Bug`s house
Other: Batheing Time, International feast
Fee: 28,000yen for each course, Y50,000 for 2courses(6days)
*Lunch/Snack included
*500yen for Insurance

Junior: 9-12years
Date: 7/22-26
Time: 13:00-16:00
Theme: Pyramids & Mummys, Miniture Pyramid, Hieroglyphics, Miniture Mummy & Its case, Georama of Ancient Egypt
Fee: 31,000 yen + Y500(Insurance)

For more information:
Tel: 03-5317-3520, E-mail: MLH34825@nifty.com
Place: Rokakouen St. Keio Line (2 minutes walk from station)
1-12-28 Minamikarasuyama, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo


By Reiko Matsuzawa on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 2:43 pm:

Gregg International School
OPEN HOUSE and ADVISING SESSION
Friday, July 18, 2003
10:00am to 2:30pm
for more information
Call 03-3725-8000

Parents and children are invited.
This is a great opportunity to experience our summer school program for a day FOR FREE.

Bring lunch, swimsuit, towel, and hat.
Academic classes for elementary school students and fun filled activities for younger children.

Parents are invited to talk to teachers and see the school.
Highly qualified teachers are available for individual advising sessions for elementary school parents.
All are welcome.

Summer school program is in session until August 1.

The school is less than five minutes walk from Jiyugaoka station on Toyoko Line.

Jiyugaoka is 12 minutes on Hibiya and Toyoko Line via Naka Meguro from Hiroo and Ebisu.
10 minutes on Toyoko Line from Shibuya.
A few minutes from Denenchofu and Futago Tamagawa.
20 minutes from Yokohama.


By Caterina Yajima on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 10:14 pm:

Hello,
I'm Caterina and I'm looking for a winter camp in Japan for my son (9 years old).
Can someone suggest me a good idea?
Thank you in advance
gioie@kt.rim.or.jp


By MasagoKawashita on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 11:03 pm:

Would your son like to ride ponies? Pony Camps are operated by Nohon Trekking,Iida,Nagano in long vacations (summer, winter & spring) . Two camps are planned this winter; Dec.26-30 & Jan.2-6. For more information, look at their URL.
http://homepage2.nifty.com/ntrekking/
Most kids are Japanese, but there are some foreign kids. The staffs are trained in UK and Germany and they are used to foreigners.


By Reiko Matsuzawa on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 6:16 pm:

Gregg International School
Summer School 2004
For the children aged 2 - 10
9 weeks of summer fun in our spacious classrooms and sunny school yard with flowers and trees.
Art, math, music, science, reading and much much more.
9:30 to 2:30
or 9:30 to 12:30 option for younger children
June 14 to August 13
This is a very popular program, so reserve now!
Weekly registration is available
for a busy family.
Gregg is 5 minutes from Jiyugaoka on Toyoko Line.
Call 03-3725-8000 for more information.
See you all in summer!


By Reiko Matsuzawa on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 - 6:42 am:

GREGG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
OPEN HOUSE
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2004

Learn about our

SUMMER SCHOOL 2004
which runs from June 14 to August 13.


At our OPEN HOUSE,
children are welcome to experience our classroom and school yard activities.

See our school with sunny classrooms and spacious school yard with trees and flowers.
Meet our caring teachers and staff.

Gregg International School is in Jiyugaoka on Toyoko Line.
Easily accessible from Yokohama, Kawasaki, Shibuya, Hiroo, Meguro, Denenchofu, Tamagawa and Shibuya.

Please call 03-3725-8000
to ask for Summer School information.
Write to matuzawa@gregg.ac.jp for any questions,
Also please visit www.gis-j.com

Our school is open from Monday to Saturday 9 to 5:30.
You are always welcome to visit.


By kate urlich on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 - 11:35 am:

HELLO! My name is Kate. I am a friendly and enthusiastic New Zealander who is currently living in Oita Prefecture. I have been living in Japan for over a year and have Level 2 Japanese (JPLT). I attend an international university (Ritsumeikan), studying Business Administration and languages (Japanese and Spanish). I teach English to children from the age of 3 as a part time job. I love teaching, sports, children and travelling.

I am looking to work in Summer camps during August and September. I can offer you new ideas for your camps, guarantee a smile on my face all the time, and provide support, encouragement and of course much fun for the children.

Please contact me if you would like more information about me. kateurlich[at]hotmail.com


By jhc on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 12:41 am:

hi,
i am looking for a summer schoool for my five and half year old boy. japanese or kumon classes preferred. any suggestions. thanks.


By Horizon Japan International School on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 5:45 pm:

Horizon Japan International School (HJIS) -- Summer School 2004
The HJIS summer school program is designed for students who wish to practice daily conversation skills in English while participating in activity-based programs. The programs will be offered for three weeks.

Term 1: July 12-July 16
Term 2: July 21-July 25
Term 3: July 26-July 30
Please visit our homepage for details.
Location: 1-33-6 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama

Contact Information:
Tel: 045-584-1945, Fax: 045-584-1946
e-mail: info@horizon.ac.jp, URL: www.horizon.ac.jp


By Admin on Saturday, June 19, 2004 - 3:56 am:

NEAR TOKYO: Nanbo Discovery Camp
http://www.discoverjapan.co.jp
The kids seem to really like David Green!
This camp is about kids loving nature.
Features: bilingual counselors, outdoor activities, located in Minami Boso Peninsula, Chiba. Aimed at kids going into grades 3 through 7, directed by David Green, hiking, snorkeling, collecting specimens from tide pools, playing on the beach, etc.
Campers stay either at the Hakkakuso lodge in Tateyama, and/ in tents at the beach, with cookouts over a campfire.
Location: 422-1 Sunomiya, Tateyama, Chiba
Tel: 0470-28-2824.
Contact: David Green
1-3-3-202 Okamoto, Setagaya-ku
Tel: 3708-4012
Email: dgreen[at]gol.com
David Green has been a science teacher at Nishimachi for nearly three decades, and his wife Yoshiko Kimura, is a 4th-grade teacher at St. Mary's.


By Lisa on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 3:24 pm:

Yuko,

Not sure this is the right place for this discussion, but could you tell me more about the YMCA camps? I'd love to be able to send my kids to camp!


By Yuko Kubota on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 6:11 pm:

Hi Lisa,

First I have to tell you that the Y Camps I attended happened more than 20 years ago!

But I think they still organize camps, because that's what they're all about. Why not inquire directly. I'm sure the main branches have English speaking staffs. Please refer to their official website if necessary.
http://www1.ymcajapan.org/fcsc/content/01_home

About my personal experiences;
I used to be a member of the then Meguro Branch in my teenage days, and like not all but many branches, they organized week long summer camps to their Lake Nojiri site, and ski camps to various resorts.

All but one were for high school students between age 12 to 18, and were led by university student "leaders" and one older staff for responsibilities.

I recall having a few non-Japanese speaking participants who melt in just fine. Also, in the 6 years I participated, we once had younger children (10 to 11) join in.

The Nojiri site had no electricity except for the main dining hall, and during the day, we participated in various sports like canoes and archery.

Later, members of the Camps were invited to gather at the Branch on Saturdays where we chat and played games.

You know, the usual Y Camps, just like the YWCA Camp I participated in in the U.S.

The great thing about the Camps was that it was a wonderful chance for me to get to know kids from other schools or even other towns. I think it's really important and encouraging for a teenager to know that the world is not just your school. And it wasn't all that "good boys and girls" lame kinda thing either. A girl I met at Y became my long life friend, and we would chase rock bands like Queen. The good ol' days:)


By Lisa on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 - 10:04 am:

Yuko,

Thanks. I checked the YMCA website and last year they had quite a range of summer and ski camps for different ages. I will definitely look into it for my kids this summer. The family camp also looked interesting. Thanks again.


By Donald Levy on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 10:07 am:

NEW ZEALAND: Pyramid Farm English Conversation Camp

Summer and winter camps for students wishing to improve their English conversational skills.
Pyramid Farm offers students between the ages of sixteen and twenty-five an opportunity to stay on a working farm that is close to superb beaches and national forest parks in one of New Zealand's most pristine scenic regions.
The farm offers comfortable accommodation, all meals and four to five hours of English conversation with native speakers each day. One day each week we take a trip to visit many of the most scenic areas of the island's West coast.

By prior arrangement, we can meet students at the Christchurch International Airport.
Fees, which start at $395.00nz/per week are inclusive of accommodation, meals and tuition fees.
Contact Donald Levy at dkl23 [at] xtra.co.nz
http://hometown.aol.com/dkl23nz/new-zealand-index.html

FISHING AND SAILING ADVENTURE ABLE TASMAN NATIONAL PARK
The Able Tasman national park is one of New Zealand's most popular areas for beaches, swimming, fishing, sailing, dolphin and whale watching.
The area is a safe place to enjoy some of the most scenic areas of the northern south island.
I offer you the chance of accompanying me on the Yacht NZ WEKA a 25ft trailer sailer from 1-2 weeks enjoying the beaches and walks around the National park.
Your Adventure starts on the farm at Charleston where we spend two days together getting to know the Yacht and how she works. We then travel north by 4 wheel drive towing the yacht through the upper Buller Gorge toward Nelson, stopping at lake Rotowiti for an overnight on the lake. This overnight sailing upon the lake is optional depending on weather conditions.
Once we arrive in the Able Tasman national park we will launch NZ WEKA.

THE YACHT ADVENTURE IS FOR TWO STUDENTS AT A TIME.
From 1-2 weeks, longer times can be arranged . This Adventure includes Accommodation aboard NZ WEKA, Food, English conversation courses,
For further information on sailing Adventure English courses email me. Fees start at $885.00 per week per student. Bookings essential.


By Gary Neaves on Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 11:09 am:

The Austraian Institute of Cultural Studies have been operating on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia for 5 years offering Japanese students the opportunity to study English language in a home stay with registered teachers. The program runs for 2-3 weeks and includes all meals, sightseeing (theme parks, wildlife, horse riding etc), course materials, music CD and airport transfers. Parents with younger children are welcome. Visit www.australianschooltours.com


By Dane Gillett on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 4:03 pm:

Halloween Party
come and join us if you have time great partys where we have so much fun ,check it out at
http://freewebs.com/victoriainternational/
ive been working here for 6 years and my children love it!!


By Admin on Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 1:31 pm:

Okutama Bible Camp
http://o-bc.net/j.camp,event.html (in Japanese only, but you can see the dates, and emails can be answered in English)
takes place at:

Okutama Bible Chalet
3-839 Yugi Machi, Ome City
Tokyo Japan 198-0064
Tel. 0428-76-0931
Fax 0428-76-2457
e-mail: obc@send.jp
http://o-bc.net/e.obc.h.html


By Mandy Sandy on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 8:57 pm:

Hi, I am looking for an english summer camp for my children (6 and 2). Anywhere they have indoor and outdoor activities? thank you


By Mandy Sandy on Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 2:04 am:

Any good summer camp or summer schools this year in Tokyo?


By Admin on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 8:55 am:

Have not got anything lined up yet for next week? There is still space available:
Morning Art Summer Camp 26th - 30th June at RBR
"All About Me" with Catherine Tajima Powell
Five mornings mon-fri 9.30-12.30 making self portraits using photography, painting, collage. Fun and educational for children of all ages 7+
fee: 26 250 yen, including materials.
Scroll down for a day by day description under "more exciting summer camps" at http://www.rbr-art.com/ClassInfo\?cat=3&classTitle=Kids%20Classes


-- RBR Arts Center is a JWK supporter. Please let them know you read about them on this web site ! --


By Admin on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 10:19 am:

Hi everyone, it's that time of the year again. If you learn about any good summer camp (either day camps or residential camps) let us know here at this thread! And do click on our sponsor's banner, at the top of this page, for more information about 5 day camps on Oshima island (just a short ferry ride from Tokyo).


By Caroline on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 9:29 pm:

The YMCA has loads of residential camps as well as day camps. Check out their summer camps for this year at:

http://tokyo.ymca.or.jp/camp/summercamp/2007summercamp.html

There are several locations and many dates to chose from. They also offer winter camps and family camps.

http://tokyo.ymca.or.jp/camp/index.html

Never tried them but I think they might be nice. If anyone has experience with YMCA camps, please share it with us!


By Hill on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 9:57 pm:

I was just wondering if people knew about Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp in Muskegon Michigan. My kid went last year for two weeks for Visual Art-she was automatically given a 475 US dollar scholarship (half the session fee because she was coming from abroad). The camp is not for profit and was very nice. They have programs for music (their main concentration), theatre, dance, I think creative writing and lastly (as it always is at art camps, it seems! -visual art.) This year my girls off to 6 weeks at Interlochen in Michigan-which is a bit of a more arduous undertaking (I'm already burnt out from the application paperwork!) Anyway- we recommend Blue Lake highly-the people who run it are really nice! You do have to send in audition tapes for some programs, but not art. Oh-camp goes from age 7 to age 17 (highschool). Their webpage is www.bluelake.org . Interlochen, which is like Blue Lake, but more serious,(less "camp" atmosphere, much more expensive (lots of scholarship available-we applied in November!) and considered an definite advantage when applying to college art programs, can be researched at www.interlochen.org. Or you can ask me. There are also two very informative Interlochen Yahoo discussion groups, one for campers and one for parents. By the way, camp sessions in the States are in June or July.


By Caroline on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 1:31 pm:

The Izu-Oshima CAMP advertized above seems great! Has anyone tried it? Would love to get feedback from parents of younger kids (7 or 8 yrs old).

note from Admin: the link is Izu Oshima Summer Camp
-- Izu Oshima Summer Camp is a JWK supporter. Please let them know you read about them on this web site ! --


By Gateway International Center on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 11:22 pm:

We are an NPO Organisation called Gateway International Center based in Fujisawa in Kanagawa Pref. We have a couple of great programs organised for the summer holidays! We have "Summer camp" which is based around the Shonan area - Some of our programs invite the parents too!! We are also organising "Family Camp" in Hakuba. This is a really good opportunity for the family to spend some quality time together in the most magnificent environment - programs available for kids and parents separately - variety of programs to give you a fun packed holiday!! there`s something for everyone! You can join any of the programs offered during the day, eat organic food grown by the locals and have camp fire by night!! This is a very well thought out program planned and run by camp specialists!! Come and join us!!!

If you are interested, please visit our website http://www.gatewayinternational.org/

If you have any questions please contact us
gatewayintl@gmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you!!!


By Denise Hazoury on Saturday, May 26, 2007 - 12:35 am:

Hello! I lived in Japan for 3 years and have all good things to say about Oshima Camp.

Izu Oshima is a great place for kids! It was a lot of fun and Oshima is a great place for a camp! Dave Moodie provides a great opportunity for international kids to enjoy outdoor activities & swimming in a beautiful island setting enhanced by local Japanese culture.

-- Izu Oshima Summer Camp is a JWK supporter. Please let them know you read about them on this web site ! --


By Amanda-Jane LESLIE on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - 7:49 pm:

I am starting my 5th year in Japan! I have 3 boys ages 8,6 & 2. Two of them attend the Montessori School of Tokyo in Moto Azabu. I can highly recommend their summer camp. My children love it! It is activity based and lots of fun. Many Parents & children return every year.
The website address is http://www.montessorijapan.com/index.php/summer_camp_2007
Have a fun filled summer!


By Natalie on Monday, June 11, 2007 - 11:25 pm:

My boys (now 10 & 11) attended David Paddock's English Adventure Summer camp in Chichibu. It's in the mountains which is great place to be in August. This summer they have added a new camp in Izu Oshima focusing on the ocean and volcanoes.

http://www.english-adventure.org/summer/eng_top.htm

Natalie
Kashiwa, Chiba


By Marina Yamaguchi on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 12:45 am:

If in the Nagoya area, take a look at www.englishplus-japan.com
It is an English immersion, activities-based day camp. Perfect for children who are from abroad, attend international school, or who speak English at home. The summer is broken up into week-long sessions that each focus on themes such as Arts and Crafts, Music, Olympics, and Carnival.
For more info, e-mail info@englishplus-japan.com


By mayito on Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 12:11 am:

Stuck in Japan with kids at home? Summer Playgroup is an active playgroup which explors around Tokyo area during the long summer vacation. It is an English only policy group but all nationalities are welcome!

This is an informal playgroup with no organized activities. There will be no fee to this group but you will be paying for the entrance fee if there is any.

contact me: summer_playgroup@yahoo.com


By Admin on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 10:17 am:

Both English summer camps, IZU OSHIMA and DISCOVER JAPAN, have spaces still.

IZU OSHIMA emphasizes the outdoor experince and the sporty side of things. It's in a really pristine location. One arrives by boat from Tokyo. The water is clear (like in Okinawa) and you can swim with turtles just a few meters off from land. There is also a hike up a small peak. There was one girl on the trip that just finished last week, who didn't know how to swim yet, but she also really enjoyed her experience.
http://www2.gol.com/users/bucsdave/SwimTeam
/oshima/Summer%20Oshima%20Camps/oshimanewindex.htm


DISCOVER JAPAN is out in the Bozo Peninsula (Chiba prefecture). There is more emphasis on marine biology, a bit of "studying" and group meal cooking and so on. It is also an outdoor experience. My daughter went on an overnight school trip to this camp a few weeks ago and she loved it.
http://www.discoverjapan.co.jp/


By Shawn on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 1:38 pm:

Little Minds International Schools is offering Summer School for Pre-K for 4 weeks. Everyone is welcome and you may choose any day. July 23- August 31. School vacation is from August 6th through the 17th. Preschool classes start from 9:00 to 13:00, 7,350 yen for non members and the English Immersion Program, 50 minute lessons for grades K-6 begins at 15:30 and last class ends at 18:20 cost is 3,150 yen per lesson. For more info call 3706-1119. Located in Setagaya,Kamimachi Station on Setagaya Line via Sangenjaya from Hanzomon Line and Denentoshi Line, via Gotokuji from Odakyu Line. 1-23-6-103 Setagaya, Setagaya-Ku


By Admin on Monday, July 2, 2007 - 6:50 pm:

Tokyo: Summer Day Programs at RBR (Minato-ku):

July 24 or Aug 7 (1 day) - Rhythm and Movement (2-3 years old) 9:00 - 10:00

July 24-26 or Aug 7-9 (3 days) - Music Workshop (4-6 years old) 10:30 - 12:00

July 24-27 or Aug 7-10 (4 days) - Music Workshop (7-12 years old) 13:00 - 17:00

Aug 1-5 (5 days) - Right Brain Drawing Workshop (ages 9+) 9:30 - 12:30

Aug 4 (1 day) - Creative Writing with Angela Jeffs, (10:00 - 12:30 for 10-12 yrs) (14:30 - 17:30 for 13-15 yrs)

tel: 03-5770-7401 email: info[at]rbr-art.com
-- RBR Arts Center is a JWK supporter. Please tell them you read about them at JapanWithKids! --


By Sunshine68 on Monday, July 2, 2007 - 7:21 pm:

Summer school at Komazawa Park int'school
More Info check below link
http://www.kpischool.com/

Thank you.


By Jeremy on Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 2:46 pm:

New Hope International Preschool has a summer program for three weeks in August. Check the link below for details.

http://www.newhopeclc.jp

Thanks.


By Admin on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 6:03 pm:

Overnight Camp for the whole family! From August 4-8 in the Japan Alps, sponsored by Gateway International. If you haven't got time to go on a vacation overseas, maybe this 5 day FAMILY camp is a great chance to enjoy time with other bi-cultural families in a fabulous setting.

http://www.gatewayinternational.org/index.php?page=family-camp
-- Gateway International in Kanagawa is a JWK supporter. Please tell them you read about them at JapanWithKids! --


By Kurz on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 6:28 pm:

A lot of my non-Japanese friends, including myself, believed that there are no boarding camps to be found in Japan. Then I heard that my neighbor's kid went to a camp where they spent time finding, identifying, drawing and learning about insects, as well as other activities. It turns out that there ARE camps (in Japanese language). They are called gashuku ( キ ) or kampu ( Lv ). If your kids are able to communicate in Japanese, maybe one of these may be an option. They tend to run for shorter periods than the ones I am familiar with in the USA and Canada. Many times they are a summer or winter activity sponsored by the child's sports club and might in that case be better defined as a "trip".

Also many ward offices have facilities in more rural areas, that they use for some gashuku programs.

A very popular type of gashuku is the country living experience where kids stay on a farm and work with planting, harvesting, farm animals and so on. Another type of gashuku is a study based experience, like cram school, but usually made enjoyable with sports and outings in the hours not spent on studying.


By Kurz on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 10:45 am:

MUSIC CAMP - USA
For those of you beginning to plan for next summer, here is what we did in July 2007, and it was a huge success:

Friends Music Camp
is a four week camp held in an old Quaker boarding school in Barnesville, Ohio. The web site is
http://www.friendsmusiccamp.org
It starts in July and ends in very early August. The dates vary a bit from year to year.
Minimum age is 10.
Barnesville is about a half hour from Wheeling just over the border in West Virginia. The closest major airport is Pittsburgh, Pa. But Dayton, Ohio, is also an option.

Each camper chooses an instrument to focus on and 4 week campers get to choose two instruments. Beginner's are also welcomed. All instruments are welcomed. Many of the teachers are able to teach several instruments. There's brass, electric, strings, percussion and even banjo... Of course I did not see any shamisen or koto ! The chosen instruments get attention daily, but all campers must take music theory and also Chorus. They also get to choose a couple of other classes also, such as performance in a musical or contrandance, or voice. All meals are well rounded with many options for vegetarians. The boys and girls are in separate dormitories. And there are instructor performances, organized play, a couple of outings, etc.

About the website: At first it seems that the information is not all there, but then with a bit of digging, more and more comes to light.

The music camp is a product of the personality of an amazing woman, Peg Champney. There are many other people on the team, but I have the impression that the atmosphere created there for the kids can be traced back to her. It is a very nurturing and loving atmosphere. She gets the best out of everyone. They recruit amazing instructors from all over the USA.

Since the campers start at 10 years old, there is a lot of social stuff going on as well. Some kids get their first taste of romance, and some girls get their first period. You can imagine that to keep things pleasant and productive could even be a challenge in some instances. It turns out that many if not all of the kids go back summer after summer after summer, because they really love it there.

The basis is a Quaker one, "to encourage tenderness, loving concern, dynamic activity, laughter, respect, work, honesty, silence, and
joyful noise".

My daughter insists on going back for the full 4 weeks in 2008. This past summer she only went for 2 weeks (option for 10 and 11 year olds only). And though she missed me a lot during the second week, she also really wished she had signed up for the full 4 weeks. Yes, you can start with 2 weeks and then add the second two weeks if it seems like a good idea. However, with plane tickets and fixed flight dates, this may be hard to do.

Oh, and, your camper needs to pack a twin sheet set with one pillow case. Due to the larger number of people coming by plane now, they've even helped with picking up campers from Pittsburgh airport. Email me directly if you wish to ask a question.


By Sandy on Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 12:20 am:

Classical Music, USA, North Carolina:
http://www.brevardmusic.org/content/study
Four programs are available to students in the Young Artist Division (from age 14):
Instrumental Studies (strings, winds, percussion)
Piano
Composition
Voice (new)
2008 course runs from June 25 - August 10


By Admin on Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 1:11 pm:

TOKYO: IZU-OSHIMA SUMMER CAMP
Summer Fun at Izu-Oshima's International Summer Camp
An invitation to join us in our 17th season

Since 1992 over 600 participants have shared experiences and the excitement of summer camp in beautiful Izu-Oshima (an island belonging to Tokyo Prefecture). The Oshima Summer Camp is designed to provide an opportunity for youngsters to enjoy many outdoor activities in a residential camp setting. Here children can safely experience camping on a beautiful island away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Camp Dates:
Camp 1: July 30th - August 4th
Camp 2: August 6th - August 11th
Camp 3: August 12th - August 17th

Should you be interested, we would be pleased to hear from you ....

Home: Phone/Fax (03) 5491-4674
Work: Direct Phone (03) 3709-5741
e-mail: bucsdave [at] gol.com
web site: www2.gol.com/users/bucsdave/

David Moodie - Camp Director
Aquatics Director at St. Mary's International School
Head Coach of the International Buccaneers Swimming Team

-- Izu Oshima Summer Camp is a JWK supporter. Please let them know you read about them on this web site ! --


By Admin on Sunday, May 11, 2008 - 10:07 am:

TOKYO, CHIBA: Another full room and board camp located on the Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture) has both "summer school" sessions and "camp" sessions in English.

http://www.discoverjapan.co.jp
Camp Director: David Green

Nanbo Discovery Summer School
(1) June 15 - 20, 2008
(2) June 22 - 27, 2008
(3) June 29 - July 4, 2008

Nanbo Discovery Camp
(1) July 6 - 11, 2008
(2) July 27 - August 1, 2008
(3) August 3 - 8, 2008
(4) August 10 - 15, 2008

-- Nanbo Discovery Camp is a JWK supporter. Please let them know you read about them on this web site ! --


By Acm2006 on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 11:37 pm:

Has anyone heard of English Adverture, another summer camp for English speaking children. I am thinking about sending my kids to the camp and would like to know your children's experience. Thank you.


By Natalie on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 11:57 pm:

I posted a brief note back in June last year that my sons had joined David Paddock's English Adventure Summer camp. They went twice. The first time in August 2006, they went to Chichibu. It's in the mountains which is great place to be in August. Last summer they went to Oshima Island which was the first time for this organization. They hiked to a volcano and swam in both the ocean and pool.
They had a great time though they said they preferred Chichibu. On Oshima Island, they stayed in tents which were not as comfortable as Chichibu. Also, it was quite a hot summer last year and it was hotter on the island than in the mountains.
If you have any specific questions or would like more details, please contact me at nmyb7[a]hotmail.com

Here is the link to the camps;
http://www.english-adventure.org/summer/eng_top.htm

Natalie
Kashiwa, Chiba


By Sandy on Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 11:27 am:

Tokyo: J's International School
Summer Fun Program for 2.5 - 9 years old
http://www.js-international-school.com/holiday.html


By Admin on Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 11:46 am:

English Adventure two camps running in August, if you are looking for August! David Paddock has been running his camps for many years now, and is also always on the look out for staff to assist him.

http://www.english-adventure.org/summer/eng_top.htm

-- English Adventure Camp is a JWK supporter. Please let them know you read about them on this web site ! --


By Gateway on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 2:03 pm:

Summer Camp 2008

Day Camps:
3`6year olds 22nd `25th July 2008
Fables and Fairytales
Earth Explorers

6`12year olds 22nd`25th July 2008
Kraft Kids
Aroma & Herbs

6`12 year olds 4th`8th August 2008
Theatre Troopers

Family Camp

Shonan Beach Adventure
28th`1st August 2008

Various Shonan activities including Surfing and sea kayaking. spend 4 nights 5 days in an eco friendly camp! Staying overnight at Enoshima Aquarium includes special night tour and dolphin show.

http://www.gatewayinternational.org/index.php?page=programs_camp


By Marmstrong on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 6:56 pm:

Our dream is to create a camp where Japanese and foreign children can enjoy a typical "American style" summer-camp experience.....with God's eyes, sticky fingers and smores! This year is our first year to launch this dream. The first day-camp will be on July 27th from 9-4:00 at Yatoyama Park in Zama. The first day-camp is set-up for 3rd-6th graders and the second day-camp is for Kindergarten-3rd grade. The second camp will be held from 9-1:00 pm on August 9th. The fee for this camp is 10,000 yen for the first child and a 15% discount is given for siblings. Each child will receive lunch/drinks/snack, as well as craft projects, a t-shirt, and a camp picture. For more details please feel free to contact us at americandreamacademy@yahoo.com for more details. We also are currently in the process of planning an overnight camping experience for those that are interested in camping under the stars and cooking hotdogs on a campfire! *All activities will be held in English with Japanese staff available for communication assistance


By Caroline on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:16 pm:

Evergreen Outdoor Center: Has anyone sent their kid to summer camp there? It looks great, and I'm thinking about enrolling my 8-year old daughter. Please share your comments!
http://www.evergreen-hakuba.com/groups/kidsCamp.html


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