OUR FOUR TENETS
of our activities are guided by the four major tenets of our camp,
represented in the Japanese characters at the top of the page:
- 文化 BUNKA
"culture:" We aim to provide campers with a wide variety of immersive
cultural experiences ranging from traditional art, music, and cooking
workshops to restaurant experiences to traditional Japanese games among
- 言語 GENGO "language:"
While we are not a full immersion camp, we provide all students
at any level an experience learning and using the Japanese language.
For beginner students, it may be merely an introduction, but for
our more advanced students-- a valuable and intensive opportunity for
conversation and language-use.
情 YUUJOU "friendship/fellowship/comraderie:" Every activity we plan
fosters collaboration among students and opportunities not only to
cement already existing friendships but branch out and create new ones.
Students will be arranged in multi-age-level PODS and engage in
流 KOURYUU "exchange:" Not only do we strive to encourage students to
exchange perspectives; we provide them with opportunities to interact
first-hand with Japanese exchange students, from our sister school,
English Tree School, from Ogaki, Japan.
on non-field-trip days, will participate in workshop rotations, based
on our daily theme. These workshops will be language, art/music,
culture. Students will be grouped by their experience levels.
FIELD-TRIPS AND OVERNIGHTS:
non-field-trip days, students will have either an extended
workshop/activity based on the theme or two choice activities.
the two sessions, students will have two major offsite/fullday field
trips, one to the Oregon Coast and one to Portland/Beaverton to
experience a Japanese restaurant and Uwajimaya Asian Market, among
other fun activities.
- Students will have two overnights in which they will cook a Japanese dinner and play some exciting nightime activities.
will be two optional (extra fee) post-camp field trips with the English
Tree Students; one to Wings and Waves and one to Portland to explore