2019 Counselor Application Now Live!
Apply if you are a compassionate college student at American Institution interested in education! The application closes 23:59 October 27, 2018. If you are UCLA/Stanford student, please shoot us email even after the deadline; we may still have a spot for you! More info Here

Info Session at UC Berkeley
Interested in becoming a summer camp counselor abroad? Come to this info session for TOKIHA Summer Camp 2019 where we'll talk about the counselor application process, program logistics, and funny camp stories from past counselors! More info Here

What is TOKIHA?

Derived from the Japanese word “Tokihanatsu 解き放つ,” meaning “to release,” TOKIHA is an educational initiative that strives to spark self-discovery, inspire the pursuit of passions, and ultimately liberate the mind through peer dialogue and collaboration.

Starting from 2015, our experimental summer camps have since introduced unique opportunities to over 150 participants to empower themselves and their communities.

In prospect, we aim to create impact not only through summer camps, but also through various projects that encourage people to both live in the present and make a valuable impact in the future.

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Our Projects


How can we create the space to foster collaboration and introspection? We hold camps in the peripheral areas of Japan, in pursuit to answer this question. No two camps are the same. Every year, we reimagine the ideal summer camp from scratch with the chosen 20 counselors from UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, and so on.


Join Us!

Counselors Application: Now Open!

Due 23:59 October 27, 2018

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Campers Application: Closed!

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Since 2016, TOKIHA has hosted three camps and has been the home of over 150 campers and 50 counselors.

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