Spring Holiday English Camp: Challenge

Make the most out of your vacation with English Adventure!

* We will provide different activities depending on the weather and snow conditions. Please read below carefully before signing up for camp.

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 mountains of Niigata!

At English Adventure’s Spring Camp your child will be grouped with a fluent English-speaking Team Leaders, so they will be able to practice their English while enjoying all the great outdoors! Of course those who are new to English are welcome to join. The Challenge Program Team Leaders will also speak Japanese when needed, so your child can feel comfortable while practicing English!
Click here for details about our Challenge Program

Five-Day Camp

After many requests to extend the traditional four-day camp, we are running the five-day Spring Camp!

Campers will have more time to bond with other campers and and get the most out of their vacation. Seats are limited!

Here's what makes English Adventure Spring Camp still awesome if skiing is not possible:

1. EA summer camp vibes but with new and unique, Spring, activities
High up in the mountains of Tsunan, snow stays around a lot longer than most places. If we aren’t able to ski, there will most likely be still enough snow to enjoy some snow related activities. From Sledding, hiking in the warm spring air, walking on snow through the forest and forest games like you have never seen before. To, electives like, bouldering, gaga, English games, and team building games.

2. Team building
Getting to make new friends and rekindling old friendships. This camp will focus on team building and learning to build relationships with campers from all over Japan. With previous Spring camps, many campers are repeaters and rekindling old friendships is a unique part of the magic of spring camp. First time campers also reap the benefits of having repeater campers at camp as the support and show how much fun camp can be by leading and guiding new campers.

3. Amazing, Bilingual Staff
All of our Challenge staff are bilingual so campers will be exposed to English all day, every day. Of course, for certain things we will make sure to use enough Japanese so that children feel comfortable and safe. This is an special opportunity to communicate and spend time with staff from all over the world.

Here's what makes English Adventure Spring Camp awesome if we are able to ski:

1. Five days of Skiing! (weather permitting)
Each day, 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 spring fun from the time they arrive and until the time they get back on the bus!

3. Large and private ski hill
Our lodge and ski slope are privately run by English Adventure. That means that we control who is using our lift 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 three ski levels and within those levels, we will move campers based on their progression:

** Ski level definitions have been updated. Please read below carefully even if your child has joined our ski camp before.

[Beginner 0-5 times]For campers who have never skied before to campers who are just learning to ski! 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.

[Intermediate 5-10 times]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 10+ times]This level is for children who have skied many times. They have full confidence skiing on advanced ski courses.

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Program Details

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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 7:15 - 7:30am (Tentative)

JR Shin-Osaka station 6:15 - 6:30am (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 Children in elementary 1st grade through middle school 3rd grade
Price From ¥129,930
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Included in ProgramRound-trip 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.
OptionsCampsite check-in, Tokyo check-out (Shinkansen and Chartered bus) ¥0
Tokyo check-in (Shinkansen and Chartered bus), Campsite check-out ¥0
Nagoya Meetup/Dispersal(Express train, Shinkansen and Chartered bus, round trip) ¥15,000
Shin-Osaka Meetup/Dispersal(Shinkansen, Express train, Shinkansen and Chartered bus, round trip ¥30,000
Niigata Campsite Drop-off (One-way only)  ¥0
Niigata Campsite Pick-up (One-way only) ¥0
Niigata Campsite Drop-off and Pick-up (Round Trip) ¥-6,000
Ski Set Rental ¥8,000
Ski Wear Rental ¥6,000
Bring Your Own Helmet ¥-500
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.
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 or contact customer support by email or telephone. 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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