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, bonfire, etc.
"Every day was filled with something memorable. On the second day, I went both rafting and hiking. The water was refreshing and the mountain view was beautiful. I had a lot of fun talking with the adults and playing with the kids every day, and the food was delicious too."
Tentative Dates: July or August 2020 (Not yet fixed due to Tokyo Olympics)
Homestay Location: Greater Tokyo Area*
Camp Location: Iiyama, Nagano
Estimated Program Fees: $4,500, depending on departure airport; some scholarships available
Application Deadline: May 15
July 25: Depart USA
July 26: Arrive Tokyo International Airport, Begin homestay (6 nights)
August 1: Travel to Nature Camp
August 1 - 4: Nature Camp! (3 nights)
August 4: Return to same host family (2 nights)
August 6: To Tokyo International 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.