Ski Camp: Challenge

Make the most out of your vacation with skiing and English!





Now is your chance to experience English in the outdoors. With English Adventure’s unique program, your child can test their body and mind and learn REAL English while experiencing the beautiful snowy mountains of Niigata!


At English Adventure’s Ski Camp your child will be grouped with a fluent English-speaking ski instructor, so they will be able to practice their English on the slopes! Of course those who are new to English are welcome, and Challenge Program instructors will also speak Japanese, so your child can enjoy and improve their skiing while practicing English!
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Here's what makes English Adventure Ski Camps awesome:

1. Four days of Skiing!
For four whole days your child will have a chance to try, learn and grow their skiing ability. For more experienced skiers, your child will be able to hone their skills and test their limits!

2. Ski in / Ski out facilities
English Adventure’s private lodge is located right next to our gorgeous ski hill. Our site is ski in / ski out so your child can enjoy winter fun from the time they arrive to the time they get back on the bus!

3. Large and private ski hill
Our lodge and ski slope is privately run by English Adventure. That means that we control who is using our lifts and runs, and campers don’t have to worry about crowded slopes or long lift lines, so campers will learn to ski in a controlled, safe environment. Our large private ski hill will allow for your child to enjoy skiing regardless of ability level!

4. Bilingual Ski Instructors and Staff
All of our instructors will be able to speak both English and Japanese, so kids will hear plenty of English during lessons. Of course, for certain things we will make sure to use enough Japanese so that children are safe, and many of the more technical parts of skiing will be taught in Japanese. Ski lessons and English: campers will get the best of both worlds at English Adventure Ski Camps!

5. Skill-dependent lessons
We separate lessons depending on your child’s skiing ability. For example, beginner lessons will start with how to put on ski boots and use equipment. More experienced skiers will be able learn various skills to better their skiing ability. We separate skill into four ski levels:

[New to skiing]For Campers who have never skied before! We will teach all the basics, from putting on boots and using ski lifts to safely making their way down the hill while being guided by their instructor.

[Beginner]This level is for children who have been skiing before, but are not comfortable skiing alone. They should be capable of riding a ski lift by themselves, and know roughly how to turn and stop on skis.

[Intermediate]This level is for children who have been skiing enough to be able to confidently make their way down the hill on their own. They can stop with their skis parallel to each other, and have full control of their movement up to a certain speed.

[Advanced]This level is for children who have skied many times. They have full confidence skiing on advanced ski courses.



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Activities

Outside of skiing, your child can enjoy various winter activities as well as other traditional camp activities. Activities may include:

・Ski
・Snow Play
・Sledding
・Night Sledding
・Dance Party
・Campfire&marshmallow roasting
*Activities subject to change due to weather and other factors.





Program Details

Schedule Challenge Session 1
Grades: 1-9  12/26 – 12/29
Challenge Session 2
Grades: 1-9  1/3 – 1/6
Challenge Session 3
Grades: 1-9  3/26 – 3/29

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Location Mountain Park Tsunan
Tsunan, Niigata
Meeting Point and Time Tokyo:
In front of Shinjuku Kogakuin University Campus (Tentative)
8:30 - 9:00am

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

Shi-Osaka
JR Shin-Osaka station 6:30am(Tentative)

Campsite Drop off
12:00 -13:30pm (Tentative)

*Details will be emailed 2 weeks before camp
Return Point and Time Tokyo:
In front of Shinjuku Kogakuin University Campus (Tentative)
6:30 - 8:00pm

Nagoya:
JR Nagoya station 6:00 - 7:00pm (Tentative)

Shi-Osaka
JR Shin-Osaka station 7:20 - 8:20pm(Tentative)

Campsite Drop off
12:30 - 13:30pm (Tentative)

*Details will be emailed 2 weeks before camp
Open To Children in elementary 1st grade through middle school 3rd grade
Price From ¥90,000
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Included in ProgramRound-trip chartered bus from Shinjuku, lodging, meals, ski lift ticket, ski lessons, activity fees, insurance, and applicable consumption tax.
OptionsNagoya Meetup/Dispersal (Round Trip) ¥15,000
Shin-Osaka Meetup/Dispersal (Round Trip) ¥30,000
Niigata Campsite Drop-off ¥0
Niigata Campsite Pick-up ¥0
Niigata Campsite Drop-off and Pick-up (Round Trip) ¥-6,000
Ski Set Rental ¥6,000
Ski Wear Rental ¥4,000
Bring Your Own Helmet ¥-500
Meals (4-night 5-day camps) 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

(3-night 4-day camps) 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
Bus Company Tokyo Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co. Ltd., Nagoya Bus Co., Ltd., or a bus company with equivalent services
Tour Conductor None (English Adventure staff will accompany group from meeting point and back to return point)
Mimumum Number
of Participants
90
Payment DetailsBy bank transfer. Payment details will be included in the confirmation mail we send after receiving your registration. All fees must be paid within 7 days of registration.

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