Multilingual Nature Camp in Japan
Enjoy the festivals and fun and ordinary life of summer in Japan, together with your own Japanese family. Participants will experience everyday life (shopping, cooking, talking, playing, sharing friendship, ideas, language, and more) with a carefully selected host family.
Then, experience an amazing multilingual nature camp with friends from Japan and other countries in Iiyama, Nagano. Three nights and four days of international friendship and bonding through outdoor activities and language activities. Outdoor activities may include: hiking, crafts, rafting, building bamboo structures, relaxing, bon fire, etc.
Dates: July 26-August 7, 2017
Homestay Location: Greater Tokyo Area*
Camp Location: Iiyama, Nagano
Estimated Program Fees: $3,000
Application Deadline: May 15
Wednesday July 26: Depart USA
Thursday July 27: Arrive Narita Airport, Begin homestay (4 nights)
Monday July 31: Travel to Nature Camp via Shinkansen
Monday July 31-Thursday August 3: Nature Camp! (3 nights)
Thursday August 3: Return to same host family by Shinkansen (4 nights)
Monday August 7: To Narita Airport, return to USA
R/T Transportation Narita to Tokyo area host family and R/T Transportation Tokyo area host family to Nature Camp
3 nights meals and accommodation at nature camp (shared rooms)
Travel and Medical Insurance
8 nights homestay in greater Tokyo area*
Meals taken with host families (ages 12-17)
Orientation materials and program support
Cost to obtain passport (and visa, if needed/not American citizen)
Youth ages 12-17 will be matched with a same gender and same age (within 2 years) host. Adults 18+ may be placed at LEX's discretion with any of a variety of wonderful host families with young children, older children, or no children. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Please note: You may request to stay with a known family in an area outside of greater Tokyo, but you will be responsible for the extra transportation cost (estimate $200-400 depending on location.)
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 354-1140 for more information and an application.