Japan Summer Camps 2018

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Looking for Summer Camp in Japan? Here is a list of 10 camps that offer academic, adventure and sports programs for babies to teens. Here are our recommended 2018 Japan summer camps and programs for little ones to teens. Are you ready for summer camp in Japan? If you have kids and will be staying in Japan this summer, now is the time to plan for Japan summer camp. 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.  Enjoy our list of 2018 Japan Summer Camps.  Happy planning

Japan Summer Camps & Programs

1. RE-INSPIRE YOUR JAPANESE by Quest Tokyo (Minami Azabu) – July 30th-August 3rd, 2018

Sign your 11-14 year old up for the QUEST TOKYO One Week Kids Japanese Language Program, if you want to help jump-start your child’s Japanese before the new school year.  Join ‘RE-INSPIRE YOUR JAPANESE’ to help prevent summer slide! The one-week program has two levels – Beginner-Intermediate (morning) and Intermediate (afternoon). See level requirements below. This program is organised and managed by QUEST TOKYO, the new educational services and tutoring company founded by former Head Teacher of the British School in Tokyo, and the lovely Ms. Niwa. This small-group, 15-hour course will focus on basic reading and writing, including the study of related grammar, kanji, and vocabulary. The course content will be based on the syllabus requirements for GCSE Japanese.

Entry requirement must:

  • Already be able to read and write hiragana and katakana
  • Upload writing sample when signing up
  • Advantageous, but not essential to know most of 1st year kanji (80)

Details Quest One Week Japanese Language Program
Date of Camp:  July 30th-August 3rd, 2018
Times: 9.00am – 12.00pm Beginner-Intermediate (Age 11-14);  1.00 – 4.00pm Intermediate (Age 11-14)
*Class allocation will be set after writing sample is viewed.
Cost: 45,000 JPY
Location: The Quest RE-INSPIRE YOUR JAPANESE one week Japanese language program will take place at the Best Living Japan studio located at 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Sign Up: https://tinyurl.com/y795aoj9
Sign up by: Monday 23rd July (limited spaces)
Special Launch Price: ¥45,000
Email questions to: oconnor@questtokyo.com
Website: www.questtokyo.com

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Tokyo Kids Write2.  Tokyo Kids Write (Minami Azabu) –  Aug 7 – 10th 2018

To be wise, integrated readers and authors, we must ask questions and interact with text. We’ll use HUGE wall-sized neon sticky notes and the teeny ones, too. We’ll get out markers and chalk and get a bit messy with ideas. We’ll test our use of transitional phrases and sequencing skills by making sandwiches, brushing teeth, you name it! We are not stuck in a textbook.

Collaboratively, as a group, we will make decisions along the way as to how to move through the writing process. The campers will drive how they most want to share their writing and in what form that publishing takes, be it online or in paper form.

Details Kids Can Write Program
Date of Camp:  Tuesday, August 7 -10th, 2018
Times: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: 50,000 JPY (5 hours per day)
Location: Best Living Japan studio located at 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Materials: Notebooks, pencils and class materials, and copy of the best selling novel by our Author in residence are provided. Kids must bring their lunch (refrigerator is available).
Sign up by: Monday, July 30th (limited spaces)
Sign up and Email questions to:
Write Melissa Uchiyama with your interest and we’ll go from there!  
Include, please, your child/children’s name(s), ages, and a brief background of who they are and why this camp appeals to you. 
Website:  https://tokyokidswrite.com

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Best Living Japan Kids Cooking Program3. Best Living Japan Kids Cooking Program (Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo) June 18 – June 22, 2018  One week cooking programs for ages 5 – 13. This camp will draw on inspiration from a variety of global cuisines while celebrating summers bounty.  We’re going traveling with our tummies as our tour guides – each day cooking global recipes and learning a variety of cooking skills. Every day kids will cook 3-4 dishes and then sit down and enjoy their work with a full meal.  Friday we have parents attend for the last hour to taste their children’s cuisine (attendance is optional, but encouraged).  The Camp takes place in the Best Living Japan Studio located in Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
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Discover Japan Camp, Japan Summer Camp 4. Discover Camp (Chikura, Chiba-ken) – July 2nd – August 2nd, 2018 – Nanbo Discovery Camp is an English language residential summer camp located in Chikura, Chiba prefecture, two hours southeast of Tokyo.  Campers are usually in grade two through middle school.  Nanbo Discovery Camp is the longest running camp of its kind in Japan, entering our 20th season this summer.  Check our the camp at this great video. 

Our campers enjoy an adventure of swimming, snorkeling, cycling, hiking, exploration anddiscovery, science, cooking, arts and crafts, sports and more.  Whether they are observing life in a tide pool, collecting shells, cycling over the next hill, helping with meal service, 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

Recommended 2017 Japan Summer Campscamp environment. Journal writing and drawing are daily activities at Nanbo Discovery Camp that allow us to reflect on the day through discussion, writing and sketching.  Campers will bring their journals and artwork home at the end of camp. 

We are up early every morning starting the day with a hike, fun exercises on the beach, capture the flag or more before breakfast.  During the day well go to the beach, arts and crafts activities, cycling along the shore and much more.  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 one of our incredible counselors.

2018 Summer Discover Camp Schedule

1. July 2 – 6 mini MS (5 days/4 nights)
Discover Japan Camp, Japan Summer Camp2. July 8 – 13 (6 days/5 nights)
3. July 15 – 19 mini (5 days/4 nights)
4. July 22 – 27 (6 days/5 nights)
5. July 29 – August 3 (6 days/5 nights)
6. August 5 – 9 mini (5 days/4 nights)
7. August 12 – 16 mini (5 days/4 nights)
8. August 19 – 22 mini (4 days/3 nights)
Summer Discovery Camp Contact info:
Please contact David Green at 090 7716 0102
Email: info@discoverjapan.co.jp
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5.Hakuba International School Foundation (Hakuba, Nagano) July 8th – 14th 

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 Foundation (“HIS”) aims to establish a world-class educational institution with boarding facilities in this beautiful valley, catering to students aged from 12 to 18 with the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

The HIS Summer School 2018 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.

This summer our theme is “This is me.”  We learn to discover ourselves.  Then we learn to understand others.  With an intense line-up of Theory of Knowledge, science of learning lessons, art, outdoor activities and more, we will have plenty of opportunities to challenge ourselves, try, fail, learn and reflect.  Students will conclude the week with new friends, great memories of their amazing summer adventures in Hakuba, and the new perspective on themselves and the world.

Program Details
Dates: Sunday July 8nd – Saturday July 14th
Ages: 12 to 16
Location: Nomad Hakuba
Cost: Yen 188,000 for 7-day program with full board
For full course details and application form, please visit: http://www.hakuba-is.jp/summer-school-2018 or e-mail application@hakuba-is.jp.
We look forward to welcoming your child to Hakuba!

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Hakuba Peace Summer Camp (Hakuba, Nagano)6.  Hakuba Peace Summer Camp (Hakuba, Nagano) July 1st – August 3rd, 2018

Students can learn English but also reconnect with mother nature in Hakuba, which is located at the base of the panoramic Japanese Alps. Tired of playing video games? Want a moment away from the city? Then pick up your books and get ready for Hakuba Peace Summer camp 2018!  We are catered toward elementary school students aged 6 to 11 years old. Easy for parents – Students will be chaperoned to and from Shinjuku.

English immersion in both the classroom and during activities.Hakuba Peace Summer Camp (Hakuba, Nagano)
Children’s activities include Shower Walking, Trekking, Raft Making, River Rafting, Firefly Night Canoe, Yoga, Hot Spring Bath, BBQ, Fireworks and much more!
Stay at Shakespeare Hotel which will provide you with breakfast, lunch, dinner and all you need!
Session 1: July 1 – 6
Session 2: July 8 – 13
Session 3: July 22 – 27
Session 4: July 29 – Aug 3
Location: Shakespeare Hotel, Hakuba, Nagano
Cost: JPY 115,000 for 6-day program with full board (excluding transportation costs)
Age: 6 – 11
Watch our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqq_dwqSLwc
Telephone: 0261-72-6666
Email: hakuba.peace.summer.camp@gmail.com
Website:  https://hakuba-shakespeare-hotel.com/en

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Basketball camp in Hakuba Japan7. Basketball Summer Camp in Hakuba (Hakuba, Nagano)- July 16 – July 20th, 2018

Join High Level Training’s founder Reggie Stovell for a fun and concentrated training program designed to improve quickness, strength and agility along with basketball fundamentals. Located in the stunning Japan Alps, Reggie’s Hakuba summer camp incorporates a range of outdoor activities to instill in each participant a love of nature and joy of playing in the wild.

Basketball Summer Camp Program Details:
Dates: Monday July 16th 2pm – Friday July 20th 2pm
Program: 4 nights 5 days Full Board at Nomad Hakuba
Cost: 88,000 JPY including lodging, meals, training and outdoor activities
Coach: Reggie Stovell

Reggie graduated from Tufts University and played professional basketball in France and Germany for 3 years. Reggie has worked as a fitness andBasketball camp in Hakuba Japan training instructor at The White House, US Navy, USDA and many other prominent posts in Washington DC. In 2009, Reggie founded High Level Training, a training and fitness company dedicated to helping kids and adults reach their fitness / sports performance goals through rigorous, specific but mostly FUN workouts. Reggie has conducted basketball clinics internationally in Spain, Italy, France, Sweden and Japan.

Spaces are limited.  Please enrol today!

Contact: For inquiries and enrolment, please contact info@nomad-hakuba.com

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English Adventure Camp, Japan Summer Camps 8. English Adventure Camp (Niigata-ken) – July 21 – August 28th, 2018  – Real American-style Camps – in Japan!

All the fun and adventure of a 100% English-only North American-style camp experience, right here in Japan. Nestled in the spectacular mountains of Tsunan, Niigata-ken, we fill our days with crafts, cookouts, camp games, campfires and lots of traditional summer camp fun. Give your child a summer adventure they’ll never forget!  English Adventure Camp (Niigata-ken)

English Adventure believes in the positive transformations children experience at a great North American-style summer camp. Our well-trained staff are passionate about helping kids grow while having fun. Caring camp professionals from around the world ensure your child stays safe while having an awesome camp!

Tsunan’s rural location feels a world away from city life. Complete with a clean mountain lake perfect for swimming and kayaking, the setting couldn’t be better. Our private campsite’s natural beauty encourages kids to explore and discover the outdoors.

 English Adventure Camp (Niigata-ken)We also emphasize personal development and growth. Our staff provides individual attention along with the freedom and space to thrive. Whether your child speaks English fluently and would enjoy a 100% English immersion experience or is still learning English, we have a program that’s just right for them.


English Adventure has three different programs suited to your camper’s language needs:

  • Immersion Program

Great for advanced to native level English speakers. Campers spend 100% of their time at camp speaking and hearing only English! For Immersion campers who want a longer adventure, we are running several nine day camps this summer!!

  • Challenge Program

Great for absolute beginners and campers with limited English experience. Our bilingual staff make sure campers get the Japanese support they need.

  • Challenge Plus Program

Great for Intermediate English learners. Challenge Plus staff will support in Japanese only where needed.

Register Now!

Come and see why English Adventure is the place for Happy Campers! Our Camp is very popular with kids and parents, so we encourage families to sign up early!

Dates: July 21 – August 29 (4, 5, 9 day sessions available depending date and program)
Open to: Grades 1 – 9
Camp fee includes: round-trip transportation from Tokyo, lodging, meals, activity fees and insurance.
Contact Information:
Email: info@english-adventure.org
Website: http://www.english-adventure.org

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9. Kspace Summer Program (Shirogane, Mianto-ku, Tokyo)  – July 16  – August 25th, 2018 

In summer 2018 we invite the children to pack their imaginary backpacks and join us for a whirlwind trip around the globe. On our way we will travel in fantasy hot air balloons, submarines, magical buses and even by camel – accompanied by colourful characters from beloved movies like ‘Up’, ‘Despicable Me’, ‘The Adventures of Tin Tin’, ‘Ponyo’, Harry Potter and more!

We learn about different geographical facts weekly, discovering countries and cultures through music, dance, sports and games, science, cookery and of course lots of art projects! We also have time for some good old mathematics and phonics.

Who Can Join? We welcome applications for children aged 14 months to 8 years.
All children, from native English speakers to absolute English beginners, can apply. We have something for everyone and our doors are open to new students! Our regularly enrolled International school children attend too and we are also very popular with returning families.
Children aged 3 to 13 years can also enjoy private 1-1 tutorials in summer to keep up with their studies, work on areas of challenge, or to learn a new subject.

Language Level
Beginners to advanced/natives
All communication at the school and lessons are delivered in English.

Camp Dates and Hours
Regular Summer School: Monday July 16th to Saturday August 25th
Private tuition available as part of the regular summer school or in extension hours
Summer themed ‘Parent & Child’ classes (3 months to 4 years) throughout summer
Kspace is open from 8.00am to 7.00pm
Various summer options are available

Regular Day: 9.00am to 3.00pm
Full Day: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Breakfast Club: 8.00am to 9.00am
Extension Hours:  5.00pm to 7.00pm
Afternoon Option: 3.00pm to 5.00pm (1hr lessons)

Attendance can range from as little as *1 day to the full 7 weeks!
We cater for working and busy families and are here to help!
Restrictions may apply. Young children must attend enough to settle with us.

All applications are screened for suitability. Come for Tour or Book Now! Contact us for a school tour and more information about our Summer/Seasonal Programmes and term-time options. 

Contact Information: 

Contact form: http://www.kspacetokyo.org/main/enquiry/
Telephone: 03-5421-4186
Address: 5-13-39 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.kspacetokyo.orghttps://summer.kspacetokyo.org/about_summerschool.php

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10. Tokyo American Club Summer Camps (Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo) June 12 – August 25th, 2018  – 


This program is a chance for children to keep active, meet new friends and make the most of their school-free days.
From dodgeball to swimming to bowling to songs and crafts, the week-long program is chock-full of stimulating activities that keep kids coming back every year.  Participants in the Big Kid Camp and take a field trip on Thursdays to a science museum, waterpark, farm, zoo or other fun destination wearing T-shirts they tie-dyed themselves.

Dates: Mon – Fri, ,Jun 11–Aug 24 2018  (11 sessions)
Time: 9:00 – 15:00
Ages: 6–12 years
Cost: ¥54,000 for Members (¥70,200 for non-Members)
Week nine of the Big Kid Camp will be a full five-day session.

Summer All-Star Sports
Energetic youngsters enjoy a packed schedule of sports and fun activities, such as basketball, capoeira, kickfit, tennis, hip-hop dance and baseball.

Dates: Mon-Fri, Jun 11–Aug 24, 2018 (11 sessions)
Times: 1:30–16:30pm (Thu: 17:00 – 18:00)
Ages: 5–12
Cost: Members: ¥14,580 per session, Non-Members: ¥17,500 per session

Week nine of the Summer All-Star Sports (Aug 6–10) will be a four-day session due to Club closure on Aug 9. The fee for session nine will be ¥11,660 (non–Members: ¥14,000).


This program is a chance for children to keep active, meet new friends and make the most of their school-free days.
With dodgeball, pool time, story time, songs and crafts, the week-long program is chock-full of stimulating activities that keep kids coming back every year. Children must be potty-trained to participate.
Dates: Mon-Fri, Jun 11–Aug 24, 2018 (11 sessions)
Times: 9:15am–2:45pm
Ages: 3–5 years
Cost: Preschool Camp: ¥48,600 for Members (¥64,800 for non-Members)
Week nine of the Preschool Camp (Aug 6–10) will be a four-day session due to Club closure on Aug 9 – The fee for session nine will be ¥38,880 (non–Members: ¥51,840)


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  1. Emilio Maestro

    We are looking to a summer day camp near Machida for our 12 years son Emilio. He speaks Japanese, English, German and Spanish. Emilio will go to Japan the second half of July to his grandmother in Machida and by applying to a day camp we intend that he spend some time with children in his age.
    We would be happy to receive some proposals from you.
    Thank you and,
    Best Regards,
    Ana Maestro

    • Hello Emilio, You might want to try the American School Summer camp in Chofu which is the closest I know to Machida. Lauren

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