Summer Camp (ages 12-17)

Have a Life-changing Experience in Nature!

We provide an incredible opportunity to study alongside children from around the world in the vast natural beauty of the mountains in beautiful Jinseki Kogen-cho and Kamijima-cho.

In the summer school, participants study alongside other sincere, smart, and curious 12-17 years old youth from all over the world, with different cultural and economic backgrounds. Peace Warabe Japan actively accepts children from conflict-ridden and disaster-stricken regions who have lost the opportunity to study.

At the summer school, participants will learn about leadership and social innovation. Among youth with diverse backgrounds, participants learn about other people and about how to identify and solve problems individually and in groups. We seek to assist the young people in becoming global citizens themselves that will lead to even greater reforms in society and the world to address in new, original, and unique ways the problems of the world such as the increase in the number of conflicts and the scale of major natural disasters.


General Information and Program(me) fee




20 Participants from Japan

10 Participants from outside of Japan

Medium of Communication:



24th to 30th July 2018

Activity Venue:

24th to 27th July – Tiergarten@Jinsekikougen-cho, Hiroshima

27th to 30th July – Kamijima-cho, Ehime

Program(me) Fee:

General Participant – 30,000 JPY

*Tuition, program(me) materials, accommodations, meals and transportation within the camp period are included in the program(me) fee.

Participant from area affected by disaster or war – Waived

Applicant’ parent/ guardian MUST declare their condition by filling in the Financial Aid Application Form. If the declaration shows sufficient ability, we may require the applicant to bear part of the program(me) fee to keep the Financial Aid system just and fair to other applicants.

*Please note that participants will be responsible to arrange and pay for their own transportation to the gathering place (Hiroshima airport/ Fukuyama JR station) and return trip from the dismissing venue. The camp may provide transportation reimbursement for participants from conflict-ridden and disaster-stricken regions after reviewing their financial situations. Self-arranged sightseeing and souvenir shopping expenses are not included in the program(me) fee and will not be reimbursed in any case.  

*Applicants with financial constraints may be eligible for up to 70% reduction of the fee. Please fill in the Financial Aid Application Form and provide the required documents stated on the form.

*If the number of application exceeds the enrollment capacity, the camp holds the right to select participants among them.

Enrollment Deadline:

15th June 2018

Late Enrollment Deadline 30th June 2018

Camp Schedule




24th Jul


Gather at Fukuyama Station


Outdoor- Orienteering and Team-building Games

Guest Speaker Sharing Session

World Challenges(Robert D. Eldridge)

25th Jul


Lecture: Basic Human Rights


Guest Speaker Sharing Session Guest Speaker TBD

Outdoor- Leadership Training and Problem-solving Games

26th Jul


Guest Speaker Sharing Session

Animal-human Relationship (Michitane Sohma, Yukika Sohma)

Outdoor- Handmade Ice-cream/ cheese workshop


Lecture: (1) Environment (2) Human-animal Relationship

Stargazing/ Firefly searching

27th Jul


Traveling from Jinsekikougen-cho to Kamijima-cho


Outdoor- experiencing island life

Outdoor- boat Steering

28th Jul


Lecture: (1) Communication (2) Innovation


International Sports & Cultural Exchange

29th Jul


Guest Speaker Sharing Session

Communication in the digital world (Daisuke Furuta)



Music and Dance

Farewell Dinner

30th Jul


Heading to Fukuyama Station, Goodbye Farewell

Guest Speakers

ROBERT D. ELDRIDGE, Ph.D. Peace Winds Global Citizens School Acting Headmaster

Michitane Sohma, Yukika Sohma Owners of the Sohma’s Ranch

Daisuke Furuta Buzfeed Japan Corporation Founding Editor

Alison So, Ph.D. Candidate The Education University of Hong Kong Guest Lecturer

**Changes may apply during the enrollment period. The final version of the schedule will be delivered to successful applicants 2 weeks before the camp.

Enrollment Procedure

Documents listed below should be sent as attachments to on or before 15th June 2018.

1. Completed Application Form

2. An ID-size photo of the applicant

3. *Voluntary Recommendation Letter from school *Letters of recommendation can also be provided by NGOs, NPOs, Associations, Businesses, and other groups providing a social good

Applicants who wish to apply for financial aid must submit 4) Completed Financial Aid Application Form, together with the above documents in the same email. Late submissions will not be accepted.

An Application Result Notification Email will be sent to applicants and their guardians by email not later than 22nd June 2018. Successful applicants will also receive a (1) parental consent form, and a (2) participant health and physical condition questionnaire at that time in the same email.

Successful applicants will have to deposit the program(me) fee by 6th July 2018.

After finishing the transaction, participants should reply to the Application Result Notification Email with the following documents attached not later than 6th July 2018.

1. soft copy of the program(me) fee transaction slip

2. completed parental consent form signed by parent/ guardian

3. completed participant health and physical condition questionnaire

After the above email is received, a detailed summer camp schedule will be sent to participants.

Regarding Health and Safety during the Camp

The camp will employ a 24-hour response system in which some staff members will always be on duty to handle any emergencies that arise, include sudden illness or injury. For easily treatable wounds, staff will provide initial care, and for more serious cases, participants will be brought to a nearby hospital.

For emergencies, such as severe injuries or illness, participants will be brought immediately to a hospital and parents/guardians contacted. For colds and fevers, parents/guardians will also be contacted. If treatment at hospital is necessary, costs incurred will be billed at the end of the camp.

Regarding insurance, participants will be directed to join a travel insurance plan.

If it becomes necessary for a participant to discontinue the camp due to fatigue or psychological concerns, the parents/guardians will be contacted.

If it is necessary for the participants to take medicine during the camp, please be sure to include what prescriptions are being used by the participant on the health form before the camp begins. The staff will not be responsible for providing the medicine. Please note that if the participant is required to visit a doctor or hospital during the camp, this medical information will provided to the doctor or nurses on call.