Summer Camp: Immersion

A North American style Summer Camp experience – right here in Japan!

Your child will have a blast at this real North American summer camp. Nestled in the spectacular mountains of Tsunan, Niigata-ken, we fill our days with crafts, games, cookouts, outdoor skill workshops, campfires and lots of traditional North American summer camp fun. Give your child a summer adventure they'll never forget!

Best for:

  • Returnee kids
  • International school students who are comfortable conversing in English
  • Native English speakers living in Japan

100% English, 100% of the time!

English Adventure's famous 100% English Immersion environment is the place for campers to dive deep into an authentic North American style summer camp experience. Our fun-loving professional camp staff will ensure all campers stay safe and have an awesome experience!

The Immersion Program is for campers who are comfortable in an entirely English environment. From the moment they wake up to the second their heads touch the pillows at night, campers will be 100% immersed in English. We’re very strict about English in the Immersion Program: even between each other, campers are forbidden to speak Japanese.

Campers returning from overseas will feel right at home in the Immersion Program. Having grown up in outdoor education environments in America and Canada, the English Adventure staff is committed to making camp feel just like the “real thing” back home. We get a lot of feedback from happy parents complimenting the international feel of camp!

The Immersion Program is for campers who can handle having all daily conversations in English. For campers who are incapable of listening to safety instructions in English, are uncomfortable making friends without using Japanese, or who would simply prefer to speak some Japanese at camp, please consider our Challenge or Challenge Plus programs.


Come enjoy summer at our private campsite, located in the beautiful mountains of Niigata Prefecture, near the small town of Tsunan Machi.

Our little corner of the Japanese Alps is a perfect example of the variability of the seasons. In the winter, Tsunan is known for being one of the snowiest places in Japan, but in the summer the weather is simply stunning. Blissfully warm but not as hot as Kanto or Kansai, summers in Tsunan are magical. Our campsite is blessed with forests, clear skies, and a warm, swimmable lake. And at night, away from the light pollution of the big city, the night stars are uncountable and clear.
For more information about the campsite, please visit this page.

Camp Activities*

From Swimming to Bouldering, Kayaking to Crafts, Activity Leaders are in charge of camp activities! Selected due their specific expertise, Activity Leaders make each camp activity unique and special!

◆Water Play (All grades)
◆Kayaking (G3 to G9)
◆Bouldering (All grades)
◆Slackline & Low Ropes Course (All grades)
◆Nature Inquiry (G1 to G2)
◆Nature Walk (G1 to G6)
◆Overnight Hike (G7 to G9)
◆Field Games (All grades)
◆Crafts (All grades)
◆Gaga (All grades)
◆Gaga and 9 square (All grades)
◆Camp Fire & Marshmallow Roasting (All grades)
◆Stargazing (All grades)
◆Tie Dye (All grades)
◆English Games (Challenge and Challenge Plus programs only)

*Activities subject to change due to weather, disease prevention measures and other factors.

Age-Specific Programming

Our age-specific program design helps us meet the needs of your child's age group, so they can get the best possible experience out of camp. That perfect mix of challenge and fun is why families send their children to English Adventure year after year.

Campers go to activities in groups based on their program and age. For example, Challenge Junior Campers (first and second graders) go to activities separately from Middle Campers (third through fourth graders) and Immersion campers. Most activities are split up even further, into smaller groups of roughly sixteen campers. This allows us to maximize one-on-one staff time for each camper. This also allows us to tailor each activity to the needs of a camper’s age group. For example, Junior Campers go on a relatively easy hike close to the lodge. Senior Campers (Junior High Schoolers) go on a more rigorous hike that takes them over the mountain and ends with an overnight stay overlooking beautiful valleys on both sides.

Reconnect with camp friends – or make new ones!

Whether your child is reuniting with camp friends, or joining English Adventure for the first time, we’ve got our best camp season yet in store. Be a part of it - register today!

FAQ and English Level check

For Frequently Asked Questions click here
For help determining what program suits your camper’s English level click here

Program Details

Schedule Immersion Session 1
Grades: 1-2  7/20 – 7/24
Grades: 3-4  7/20 – 7/24
Grades: 5-6  7/20 – 7/24
Immersion Session 2
Grades: 1-2  7/24 – 7/28
Grades: 3-4  7/24 – 7/28
Grades: 5-6  7/24 – 7/28
Grades: 7-9  7/24 – 7/28
Immersion Session 3
Grades: 1-2  7/28 – 8/1
Grades: 3-4  7/28 – 8/1
Grades: 5-6  7/28 – 8/1
Grades: 7-9  7/28 – 8/1
Immersion Session 4
Grades: 1-2  8/1 – 8/5
Grades: 3-4  8/1 – 8/5
Grades: 5-6  8/1 – 8/5
Immersion Session 5
Grades: 1-2  8/5 – 8/9
Grades: 3-4  8/5 – 8/9
Grades: 5-6  8/5 – 8/9
Grades: 7-9  8/5 – 8/9
Immersion Session 6
Grades: 1-2  8/9 – 8/13
Grades: 3-4  8/9 – 8/13
Grades: 5-6  8/9 – 8/13
Immersion Session 7
Grades: 1-2  8/13 – 8/17
Grades: 3-4  8/13 – 8/17
Grades: 5-6  8/13 – 8/17
Immersion Session 8
Grades: 1-2  8/17 – 8/21
Grades: 3-4  8/17 – 8/21
Grades: 5-6  8/17 – 8/21

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Accommodation Mountain Park Tsunan
Tsunan, Niigata
Meeting Point and Time Tokyo:
Tokyo Station
7:00 - 7:45am (Tentative)

JR Nagoya station 7:30 - 8:30am (Tentative)

JR Shin-Osaka station 7:15 - 8:00am (Tentative)

Campsite Drop off:
11:00 - 11:30am (Tentative)

*Details will be emailed 2 weeks before camp
Return Point and Time Tokyo:
Tokyo Station (Tentative)
17:30 - 18:15

JR Nagoya station 18:15 - 18:30 (Tentative)

JR Shin-Osaka station 19:25 -19:45(Tentative)

Campsite Pick-up:
13:00 - 13:30pm (Tentative)

*Details will be emailed 2 weeks before camp
Transportation Tokyo:
JR Tokyo Station – JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station (Joetsu Shinkansen Toki or Tanigawa), JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station – Mountain Park Tsunan (chartered bus), all return-trip

Nagoya (optional fees will apply):
JR Nagoya Station – JR Nagano Station (Limited Express Shinano), JR Nagano Station – JR Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka), JR Iiyama Station - Mountain Park Tsunan (chartered bus), all return-trip

Shin-Osaka (optional fees will apply):
JR Shin-Osaka Station – JR Tsuruga Station (Limited Express Thunderbird), JR Tsuruga Station – JR Iiyama Station (Hokuriku Shinkansen Hakutaka), JR Iiyama Station - Mountain Park Tsunan (chartered bus), all return-trip
* Travel routes and means of transport are subject to change, due to seat availability and other factors.
* Details will be emailed 2 weeks before camp.
Open To Elementary 1st through 9th grade
Price From ¥114,700
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Included in ProgramAll-inclusive: Round-trip bullet train and chartered bus from Tokyo (Nagoya and Osaka options are available), lodging, meals, activity fees, travel insurance, handling fee (5,000 yen per camper per session, non-refundable) and applicable consumption tax.
OptionsNagoya Meetup and Dispersal ¥15,000
Osaka Meetup and Dispersal ¥30,000
Campsite Drop-off and Pick-up (Round Trip) ¥-6,000
Meals (3-night 4-day camps) 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
(4-night 5-day camps) 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
(8-night 9-day camps) 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
(12-night 13-day camps) 12 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
Bus Company Uonuma Chuo Transport Co., Ltd., Nagano Kotsu Co., Ltd., or a bus company with equivalent services
Tour Conductor This tour will not be accompanied by a tour conductor. Panorama GK staff will accompany the tour from check-in to check-out.
Mimumum Number
of Participants
(4-night 5-day and 3-night 4-day camps) 90 per session and 4 per grade (2 per gender group)
(8-night 9-day camps) 4 per grade (2 per gender group) *Maximum participants: 16
(12-night 13-day camps) 4 per grade (2 per gender group) *Maximum participants: 16
Payment DetailsBy credit card. A confirmation email will be sent once your payment is confirmed. It will take up to 5 days.
Regarding CancellationsCamp sessions are filled in the order we receive payment in full for registered campers.

Camp cancellation fees:
Cancellation 20 to 8 days prior to camp start date: 20% charge
Cancellation 7 to 2 days prior to camp start date: 30% charge
Cancellation 1 day prior to camp start date: 40% charge
Cancellation on the camp start date before check-in time: 50% charge
Cancellation without notice or after camp check-in time: 100% charge

Cancellations will be processed within 10 business days. The actual timing of refund to your credit card depends on your credit card company's policy. Also, a handling fee of 5,000 yen per camper per session and Mirai no Mori donations will not be refundable.

To cancel your camp registration, please send us a request via the link below. We will confirm your cancellation by email.

Camp Cancellation Request Form
Organizer Panorama GK Registered Travel Agent
Ko 1745-1, Kamigo Ueda, Oaza, Tsunan
Nakauonuma-gun, Niigata
(License No. 2-430 approved by the Governor of Niigata)
Full Member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association

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