Every summer for the past 42 years, The American School in Japan (ASIJ) has turned into a lively day camp for some two thousand boys and girls. To a child, there is something special about summer and camp ... having fun, making new friends, learning without being graded, letting the imagination go wherever it will! As summer fades into fall, memories of good times at camp seem to grow bigger than life, becoming the stuff of daydreams during the rest of the school year.
Nearly all the children who come to ASIJ's Summer Day Camp are Japanese whose parents are eager for them to learn English. In our rapidly changing world, knowledge of foreign languages and familiarity with other cultures are the keys to international understanding. To this end, the goals of the camp are to provide classes in English as a second language and experiences in a variety of recreational activities, all in a typical Western environment.