2013 Update - exciting changes to the Summer Camp program!

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Beginning Summer 2013, Evergreen Outdoor Center is pleased to announce their partnership with English Adventure. English Adventure is one of the largest camp program operators in Japan, known for their authentic North American style camp experience. Founded in 2003 to serve the returnee and international community, English Adventure’s original English Immersion camps are a chance for kids who speak English to enjoy nature and the outdoors in a round the clock English‐only environment without leaving Japan. They also offer Challenge Programs which allow your child to enjoy the great activities while gaining improved English skills and, most importantly, a positive attitude to English.

english adventures logo “English Adventure really cares about giving every single kid a quality camp experience. That’s why Evergreen is happy to be working together to give kids the best of both our programs,” says Evergreen Outdoor Center director David Enright. By pooling the knowledge and experience of English Adventure with Evergreen Outdoor Center's 10 years of running professional outdoor programs and Summer Camps in Hakuba, we will be able to offer the premium summer camp experience for children in Japan. Please see below for detailed information about the new and improved Hakuba Summer Camp programs.

English Summer Camps in Hakuba, Japan

english summer camps in japan Our camps are the ultimate get-away for children who are keen to have some serious fun while experiencing a fantastic summer program in Japan based in a natural setting at beautiful Lake Aokiko (15 min from Hakuba and one of Japan's purest lakes.)

Campers stay at Hotel Blue Lake (link in Japanese only), equipped with comfortable futons, onsens (hot baths) and buffet dinner/breakfast accommodating all dietary needs. The Extreme and Ultimate camps also include a night camping in tents on the top of the hills overlooking Hakuba village with an amazing view of the Northern Alps. Activities vary depending on the camp chosen and include outdoor games, swimming, craft, campfires, cook-outs, canoeing, hiking, mountain-biking, canyoning and more. Click the tabs below to see the basic schedule for all 3 programs. Please note that the schedules are flexible depending on weather and our counselors always work hard to provide good times and great memories!

Challenge vs Immersion Programs

The English Challenge Programs allow your child to enjoy great activities all while gaining improved English skills and, most importantly, a positive attitude to English. Our caring bilingual staff are always ready to give your child support in language he or she can understand. We provide campers with fun and active English lessons along with opportunities and encouragement to put their English to use in camp life.

The English Immersion Programs are a truly English-only camp environment. We maintain a very strict English-only policy, while making it fun and natural to speak English during camp. The result? Kids remind other kids to speak English, so we rarely have to. Kids speak English even when they think no adults are around - in their tents at night, for example. Kids go home with regained fluency, and more motivation to maintain their precious English skills. As well, we often welcome campers who speak little or no Japanese. English Adventure Summer Camp is a great place for them to enjoy the Japanese outdoors in English, while making friends with bicultural Japanese kids and other children from around the world.

Summer Camp Counsellors

summer camp in hakuba All of our staff are real outdoor enthusiasts who are just waiting to show you the best of Hakuba during the camp. Their goal is to make sure everyone has tons of fun while staying safe, so expect a great camp experience. Camp staff are all trained in First-Aid /CPR and activity leaders are professional outdoor guides who maintain a safe environment for all participants in the group and pay careful attention to each child's abilities and requirements. Camp leaders have years of experience running Summer Camps in Japan and/or abroad. Additionally, there is a nurse on-site in case of any accidents.

Specific Camp Schedules

Click the tabs below to see details for all 3 programs. Please note that the schedules are flexible depending on weather and our counsellors always work hard to provide good times and great memories!
Summer Camp Schedule

Day 1
- Meet and travel
- Camp site and team orientation/introductions
- Fun activity
- Welcome camp-fire

Day 2
- Swimming at Lake Aokiko
- Camp games
- Night canoe to see fireflies

Day 3
- Group 1: canoeing
- Group 2: raft building
- Night activity

Day 4
- Group 1: raft building
- Group 2: canoeing
- Night activity

Day 5
- Craft activity
- Closing ceremony
- Travel back to Tokyo

Dates
Session 1 - July 23 to July 27 (Immersion)
Session 2 - August 3 to August 7 (Challenge)
Session 3 - August 14 to August 18 (Challenge)

Price
Regular Fee: ¥95,000 / child
Early Bird Special: ¥88,000 / child

Restrictions
Elementary 1st through 6th grade
Minimum enrollment: 15 campers per session

More Information
More details and a direct link to register can be found on the English Adventure website Summer Camp information page.
Extreme Camp Schedule

Day 1
- Meet and travel
- Camp site and team orientation/introductions
- Spend the afternoon canoeing and swimming in beautiful Lake Aokiko
- Welcome camp-fire

Day 2
- Swimming and canoeing at Lake Aokiko
- Night canoe to see fireflies

Day 3
- Canyoning
- High Ropes
- Evening activity

Day 4
- Nature craft
- MTB and overnight camp
- Camp fire

Day 5
- Camp breakfast
- MTB
- Closing ceremony
- Travel back to Tokyo

Dates
Session 1 - July 28 to August 1 (Challenge)
Session 2 - August 8 to August 12 (Immersion)
Session 3 - August 19 to August 23 (Immersion)

Price
Regular Fee: ¥125,000 / child
Early Bird Special: ¥118,000 / child

Restrictions
Elementary 3rd grade through middle school 3rd grade
Minimum enrollment: 15 campers per session

More Information
More details and a direct link to register can be found on the English Adventure website Extreme Camp information page.
Ultimate Camp Schedule

Day 1
- Meet and travel
- Camp site and team orientation/introductions
- Fun activity
- Welcome camp-fire

Day 2
- Swimming at Lake Aokiko
- Camp games
- Night canoe to see fireflies

Day 3
- Group 1: canoeing
- Group 2: raft building
- Night activity

Day 4
- Group 1: raft building
- Group 2: canoeing
- Night activity

Day 5
- Craft
- Hike and overnight camp
- Camp fire

Day 6
- Camp breakfast and hike
- Free activity
- Night activity

Day 7
- Canyoning
- High Ropes
- Night activity

Day 8
- Kayak games
- On-site activity
- Night activity

Day 9
- Nature craft
- Free activity
- Festival

Day 10
- Pack
- Closing ceremony
- Travel back to Tokyo

Dates
Session 1 - July 23 to August 1 (Immersion)
Session 2 - August 3 to August 12 (Immersion)
Session 3 - August 14 to August 23 (Immersion)

Price
Regular Fee: ¥198,000 / child
Early Bird Special: ¥188,000 / child

Restrictions
Elementary 3rd grade through middle school 3rd grade
Minimum enrollment: 15 campers per session

More Information
More details and a direct link to register can be found on the English Adventure website Ultimate Camp information page.


About Evergreen
The Evergreen Outdoor Center has been operating guided tours in the Hakuba area since 2000. Founded by Canadian David Enright, Evergreen has been instrumental in developing outdoor recreation activities, ecology tours and mountain safety courses in the region. With programs that run year-round, we aim to incorporate a sense of respect and stewardship for our natural surroundings as they are not only a great place to play in but are home to a vast array of life, including ourselves! Evergreen will lead you on the first step towards excitement, personal challenge, teamwork, and love of the outdoors.

About Hakuba
Located at the base of two of Japan's largest ski resorts, Hakuba Village lies in the first main valley of the Kita (Northern) Alps on the main island of Honshu. It is less than one hour from the Sea of Japan to the north and one hour's drive north-east is Nagano City. During the 1998 Winter Olympic Games the international spotlight focused on Hakuba for the skiing events and since then the area has developed into a popular destination for the traveler seeking rugged peaks and fresh mountain air. Whatever time you plan to visit the region, you will be guaranteed an experience unparalleled in scenic panoramic vistas, massive jagged peaks and exciting outdoor recreation. Hakuba provides excellent opportunities for youth yet still retains a traditional rural atmosphere that makes visitors feel right at home.

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Early Bird Discount:
Book and pay by bank transfer before April 30th to receive best pricing on your child's camp!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2013 EVERGREEN HAKUBA CAMPERS: ¥10,000 off all camps! Just use the code EV10000 when signing up

Sibling Discount
¥2,500 off per camper when more than one sibling signs up for any combination of camps!

Campfriend Discount
¥3,000 discount for friends of campers already booked, and ¥3,000 cash back for the friend who referred them -

Family Pack
For campers and their families, receive 20% off all regular Evergreen activities booked from 2 days before to 2 days after the camp! When you make your reservation, please let us know the name(s) of children on camp and the dates they will attend.



How do I get there?
There are a few ways for campers to make their way to Summer Camp:
  1. Transportation from Tokyo is included in the camp fee.
  2. For an additional fee, staff can chaperone your child to/from Nagoya station.
  3. If you'd like to drop off/pick up your child, just select the "Campsite dropoff/pickup" option when you register.
I still have questions, who should I talk too?
-Feel free to email us or call our office and our friendly staff will help you out!
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