Summer Camp Recruitment Guidelines

The Thai student Japan visit project in May was canceled for three consecutive years in 2020, 2021 and 2022 due to the Corona Pandemic. We are sorry that Thai students who want to visit Japan are deprived of the opportunity to visit Japan. It seems that the Coronavirus situation to be improving, so we would like to plan a summer camp project in August in this year and invite Thai students to Japan to hold a Thai-Japan student exchange project.

From August 1st to 4th, we would like to enjoy a summer camp in Kobuchizawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, with 15 Thai students and 30 Japanese students, for a total of 45 people. The place of the summer camp is in the forest called Goddess of the Forest at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake. We will rent a training facility for a cosmetics manufacturer. It’s packed with interesting programs such as forest walks, trekking, fireworks, starry sky observations, campfires, barbecues, and talent shows. We would like to enjoy the program with Thai and Japanese students. We will explain the contents of the program under consideration, participation fee, application method, etc. as follows. We look forward to your participation.

The Japanese government, however, has not yet allowed tourists from Thailand to visit Japan. Currently, only travelers for business purposes can visit Japan. We hope that restrictions on entry from overseas to Japan will be relaxed in the near future, but we would like to make a decision as to whether or not a summer camp can be held by June 25, while carefully watching the infection situation.

<Overview of summer camp>

1) Implementation Date: August 1st (Monday) to 4th (Thursday), 2022

* Students from Thailand: Come to Japan on August 1, and stay in Tokyo for 2 nights after the summer camp, and return to Thailand on the 6th.

2) Place: “Goddess of the Forest” (Kobuchizawa, Yamanashi Prefecture)

An accommodation facility in the woods located in a natural environment at the foot of Mt. Yatsugatake, 2 hours by train from Shinjuku.

3) Number to Be Recruited

15 students from Thailand, 30 students from Japan

4) Participation Fee

Student from Thailand: 53,000 yen / person

(In addition to the accommodation fee at the summer camp, the round trip from Narita to Kobuchizawa, the hotel fee for 2 nights in Tokyo, a part of the dinner fee, etc. are included in the above amount.)

Students from Japan: 25,000 yen / person

(Only the cost of staying in Kobuchizawa at the summer camp. The round-trip transportation cost to Kobuchizawa will be borne by you.)

* Some items are not included in the participation fee during the summer camp, so please check the attached schedule carefully.

* Payment will be collected in cash on the day of the event.

5) Program

DateAccommodationMain Programs
Aug 1Goddess of the ForestThai students arrive in the morning by night flight.  Japanese students meet at Kobuchizawa Station by 15:00
Aug 2Ditto aboveSee Attachment
Aug 3Ditto aboveSee Attachment
Aug 4Ditto above
Japanese students dissolve at Kobuchizawa Station at 14:30
Aug 5Tokyo(Thai students only) Tokyo sightseeing, dinner party
Aug 6 Thai students return home by morning flight

<How to apply>

1) Deadline for recruitment: Wednesday, June 15th

Please fill in the required items from the form below and apply. In case applicants will be over the numbers stated item 3 of the above, we will close the recruitment.

2) Final decision on implementation: Monday, June 25

After the decision is made, the applicant will be notified by email.

3) Online pre-exchange meeting

If a summer camp is to be held, we would like to hold an online pre-exchange meeting with Thai and Japanese participants.

Attached summer camp details schedule