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Japan Summer Camps 2016

Japan Summer Camps 2016

Updated – June 2016. Over 20 Japan summer camps and programs for babies to teens. Are you ready for summer camp in Japan? If have kids and will be staying in Japan this summer it is not too late to plan for Japan summer camps 2016. Also a great idea if you are moving to Japan this summer and want your kids to enjoy playing while you unpack! If you have a Japan summer camp to recommend, please send the information to me at info@bestlivingjapan.com. I have tried my best to double-check all data below, but information changes so please triple-check yourself. Enjoy our list of Japan Summer Camps 2016.  Happy planning!

Highly Recommended Japan Summer Camps 2016

1. SUMMER DISCOVERY CAMP (Chikura, Chiba-ken) – Nanbo Discovery Camp is an English language residential summer camp is located in Chikura, Chiba prefecture, two hours southeast of Tokyo.  Campers  SUMMER DISCOVERY, Japan Summer Camps 2016are usually entering grade two through middle school. Our campers enjoy an adventure of swimming, snorkeling, cycling, sports, hiking, exploration and discovery, science, cooking, arts and crafts and more.  Whether they are observing life in a tide pool, collecting shells, cycling over the next hill, preparing meals, or body boarding at the beach, all campers will have an active, positive, educational and fun summer camp adventure. Equally important, they will be building confidence and relationships, overcoming challenges and working together in a positive camp environment. Journal writing and drawing are daily activities at Nanbo Discovery Camp that allow us to reflect on the day through discussion, writing and SUMMER DISCOVERY, Japan Summer Campssketching. Campers will bring their journals and artwork home at the end of camp. We are up early every morning starting the day with hiking, fun exercises on the beach and more. Campers sometimes help prepare meals in small groups with our staff. The day ends with activities around the campfire, in the Discovery Room or on a night hike. Campers sleep in one of the four bunk rooms with a junior counselor.

Nanbo Discover Camp Schedule – 2016  – Camp sessions are six days/five nights or five days/four nights.

1. July 10 -15
2. July 17 – 22
3. July 24 – 28
4. July 31 – August 5
5. August 7 – 11
6. August 14 – 19
7. August 21 – 25

Summer Discovery Camp Contact info:


 International School of the Sacred Heart Summer School Program, Japan Summer Camps 20162. International School of the Sacred Heart Summer School Program (Hiroo, Tokyo) – Are you looking for a dynamic, centrally located summer program for your children? This year’s International School of the Sacred Heart Summer School runs from June 13th – 24th. All boys and girls aged 2 to 18 from the international community, local Japanese schools and beyond are welcome to apply (pre-Kindergarten students must be 3 years of age by September 1st, 2016 and toilet trained). Current Sacred Heart students make up the majority of applicants, but we warmly welcome visitors from other schools in the Tokyo area and beyond. Classes are held on the picturesque Sacred Heart campus, conveniently located in Hiroo, Tokyo. Although the primary language of instruction is English, we invite students of all linguistic backgrounds and abilities to join us.  Take a look at this video for more information. 

Courses run from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and students may attend for either one or two weeks. A nurse will be on site during regular program hours, and extended childcare is available until 6:00 p.m. if needed. Application Forms are due Friday, May 27thPre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 application and Grades 3 to 11 application.

Program details:
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 – The two-week program is organized around unifying themes that serve as a scaffold for imaginative play and experiential learning. This year we are focusing on “Magic and Mystery” and “Under the Sea!”.  Students will explore these themes through puzzles, games, experiments, songs, sensory play, craft projects, problem solving and much more. As well as participating in classroom-based activities, students attend daily specialist classes in the areas of art, music, sports, and splash-pool play.

Grades 3 to 11 – Students in grades 3 to 11 design their own program by choosing from a wide range of stimulating courses in the areas of Math, English, Science, Art/Crafts, Technology, Music, Cooking and Sports. Courses include the following; Arts & Crafts, Journalism, Robotics, Global Kitchen, Digital Storytelling, Weird Science, SAT Math/English/History, Volleyball, Chamber Music, Sports Medley, Brain Bowl, Xylorchestra, Photoshop Basics and many more!

Cost: Registration fee 10,000 yen, two weeks 70,000 yen, one week 40,000 yen, late fee for payment received after May 27th, 2016 is 3,000 yen.

Contact Information: 
E-mail: isshsummerschool@issh.ac.jp
Telephone: 81-3-3400-3951, ext. 237
Address: 4-3-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0012
Website: ISSH Summer School 2016!


Kspace summer camp, Tokyo, Japan Summer Camps 20163.KSpace Summer School (Shiroganedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo) Summer School 2016 will run from Monday, July 11th – Saturday, August 20th, 2016, with an extra two weeks of open access to daytime and extracurricular programmes from Monday August 22nd to Friday September 2nd. Extended care is also available and school hours are 8.00am to 7.00pm.

Summer School is open to children ages 14 months to 8 years. Kspace offers the children top quality themed lessons, in an upbeat, highly enjoyable ‘summer camp’ atmosphere. Following the successful Kspace curriculum, there are extended periods for creative arts, seasonal activities (water play etc) and sports, and time in the open air roof top. Children from all language backgrounds are well catered for, from EFL/English language beginners to native level students.
Click here to read more information – Summer Programme Brochure.

Contact Information: 

Contact form: http://Kspacetokyo.org/main/enquiry/
Telephone: 03-5421-4186
Address: 5-13-39 Shirokanedai, Minato Ku, Tokyo
Website: Kspace Summer School 2016


4. English Adventure Camp (Niigata-ken) – A REAL American Summer Camp in Japan! Nestled in the spectacular mountains of Tsunan, Niigata-ken, we fill our days with crafts, cookouts, camp games, outdoor skill workshops, campfires and lots of traditional summer camp fun. Give your child a summer adventure English Adventure Camp Japanthey’ll never forget!

At English Adventure, we believe every child should experience a great American-style summer camp, and we start with well-trained staff that are passionate about helping kids grow. Our fun-loving professional camp staff will ensure all campers stay safe and have an awesome camp!
Our private campsite’s natural beauty encourages kids to explore and discover the outdoors. We have a large, clear mountain lake onsite for swimming and kayaking, and Tsunan’s rural location will ensure your children feel a world away from city life.
We also emphasize personal development and growth, and our staff focuses on making sure each child is given both the attention they deserve and the freedom and space to thrive. Whether your child speaks English Adventure CampEnglish fluently and would like a 100% English immersion experience or is still learning English, we have a camp program that’s just right for them.
Our camp programs are open to children in grade 1 to 9. Camp fee includes round-trip transportation from Tokyo, lodging, meals, activity fees and insurance.
Come see why English Adventure is the place for Happy Campers!
Contact Information:


5. Hakuba International School Project – Summer School 2016: July 4th – 10th (Hakuba, Nagano)

Hakuba Intl School

Situated in the spectacular natural environment of Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba is an open-space classroom and playground for every curious mind. Hakuba International School Project (“HIS”) aims to establish a world-class educational institution with boarding facilities in this beautiful valley by 2020. The planned school will cater to students aged from 12 to 18 and be based on the International Baccalaureate Program curriculum.

The HIS Summer School 2016 will welcome a small group of students between ages 12 and 16 to take part in a unique learning experience. During the summer holiday, students can enjoy the pristine air and magnificent landscape of Hakuba while taking part in a range of stimulating activities. Each day is jam-packed with new experiences and opportunities for self-growth. With an intense line-up of outdoor sports, computer programming, creative arts and music, your child will conclude the week with new friends and great memories of their amazing summer adventures.

Program Details

Dates: Monday July 4th – Sunday July 10th
Location: Yahoo Japan Hakuba Base (“Norway Village”), near Happo ski jump
Cost: Yen 150,000 for 7-day program with full board
HIS Summer School PDF


  • Outdoor/Physical Activity powered by Evergreen Outdoor Center: Enjoy hiking, rafting, mountain biking, and other sports in the stunning natural environment of Hakuba. Students will also observe and analyze the impact of each activity on their body through the use of wearable monitoring devices.
  • Computer Programming powered by Life is Tech!: Students will be exposed to the basics of programming; enabling them to work towards creating their own application or website! This extensive introduction is delivered by Life is Tech!, Asia’ s leading programming education company.
  • Visual Art: Working in small groups, students will develop a variety of technical art-based skills and techniques.
  • Music: Students will work together in preparation to take part in a carnival-style street performance on the final day. Each student will produce his/her own recycled drum and learn how to play the Japanese flute.
  • Individual Presentation: Through daily reflection and social activities, students will have opportunities to strengthen their intra and inter personal skills. On the final day, students will be asked to present their original take on what the experience has meant to them.

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For full course details and application form, please visit: www.hakuba-is.jp or e-mail application@hakuba-is.jp.



Other Japan Summer Camps 2016

6. Tokyo American Club Camp Discovery (Azabudai, Tokyo) – The Tokyo American Club offers a weekly summer day camp from June 1-August 31, 2015 for members and non-members.

7. Footy (British Football Academy) (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo & Yokohama) – Summer Kids Soccer day- camp — All 6-12-year-olds 6-12-year-olds are welcome to join this age-specific summer soccer camps at British School Tokyo, Showa Campus, and Yokohama Country & Athletic Club.

8. Krissman International Tennis School (Hiroo and Roppongi) – Krissman International Tennis Schools, has been providing professional tennis instruction to the International community in Tokyo for over 30 years! Featuring certified, top United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) pros.

9. Gymboree Play & Music (Moto Azabu, Jyugaoka, Yokohama) – Gymboree, the global leader in classes for 0-5-year-olds, will be offering our Monthly Bubble Passes every summer.

10. Tokyo International School Summer Camp (Minami-Azabu, Tokyo) – This year TIS is also offering a summer day-camp Design and Technology program for native Japanese and non-native speakers. TIS welcomes students ages 5 to 14 for the Summer School.

11AJE SUMMER CAMP (Hikarigaoka, Tokyo)  –  Aoba-Japan International School’s summer extension program offers a 5-week day camp from mid-June through August.

12. ASIJ Summer Programs (Roppongi and Chofu, Tokyo) – ASIJ (American School in Japan) offers three summer day-camp programs. The ELC Summer School Program welcomes international school children aged 3 to 6. The Summer Passport Program welcomes international school children between the ages of 5 to 18. The Summer Day Camp (English site  / Japanese site) caters primarily to children attending Japanese schools, accommodating nursery to grade 1 at Roppongi and kindergarten to grade 8 at Chofu.

13. Sports Camp of America (SCOA) (Izu, Shizuoka & Kiyosato, Yamanashi) – SCOA is the only American summer camp in Japan that brings American college athletes from the U.S. to Japan to be camp counselors.

14. I CAN Gymnastics Summer Sessions (Hiroo, Shibuya-ku) – Since 1977, the I CAN Gymnastics have provided quality instruction in basic gymnastics skills with the intent to boost confidence and a positive mental attitude in children.

15. PAL International School Summer Camp (Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku) – PAL International is holding a summer camp for six months to 6-year-olds from the end of June through mid-August.

16. Yokohama International School Summer Program (Yokohama) – YIS offers three programs from mid-June through early July; an elementary program and two middle and high school programs.

17. Saint Maur International School (Yokohama) – Saint Maur International School offers a four-week Summer School Program for children from pre-school (age 2 ½) all the way up to students entering grade 12 in the fall.

18Seisen Summer Program (Yoga, Setagaya-ku) – Offers a three-week summer program in June for middle and high school students.

19.RLC Preschool Summer Program (Roppongi, Tokyo) – Fun and stimulating summer program for toddlers and kids ages 16 months to six years from early July through August.

20. St Mary’s Co-ed Summer School (Seta, Setagaya-ky, Tokyo) – Three-week program in June for ages 6 to teens.

21.Ohana International School (Moto Azabu, Minato- Ku, Tokyo) – Ohana International School’s Summer School program will run from Monday, June 8th, 2015 to Friday 3rd July for 15 months to 5-year-olds.


Japan Summer Camps 2016

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  1. I have 19 old daughter.I need to have the summer program 1-2 weeks in Japan for her learning language,life skill,culture.
    Is there a such program here (with English as delivery language).?

    • Hi Suyyani, I am sorry I do not know of a short-term program just for the summer for teens. Lauren

  2. Eliane Almeida


    I am new in Tokyo (just 3 month). I NEED to find sport activities and summer camps in English for my boys(14 and 15 years old).

    Please help me.

  3. Great list! Any Japanese Immersion options for elementary school aged children?


    • Hi Megumi, here are many Japanese camp program offered in August of each month since the Japanese summer vacation is usually July 21 – Sept 7th.
      I will try to add a list of good Japanese camps programs open to non or lower level Japanese speaking children next Spring for the summer of 2017. Lauren

  4. I have a grade1 child in singapore and I’m looking for a full Japanese or half Japanese/English camp for her . Preferably not in full English . She’s in the American school now but I wanted her to learn more Japanese . Do u hv anything for her ?

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