How is A summer camp a "liberation?"

People often assume that change is incredibly difficult. But we are hoping that all the participants grow, without realizing, at their own pace. When they do realize how much they have changed, they are liberated from that initial assumption.

Application is due on October 27th, 2018.
If you are UCLA/Stanford student, please shoot us email even after the deadline; we may still have a spot for you!
For more info, contact us at counselor@tokiha.org


TOKIHA Camps are spaces of self-discovery where people reflect on their past experiences, perspectives, and even identities. A weeklong program in an enclosed environment creates an opportunity for 40 campers and 10 counselors to share new ideas, to rethink the surrounding norms, and to enliven this once-in-a-lifetime summer camp.

Along the way, we inspire the high school students, known as “campers,” to step out of their comfort zones, to spark their motivation to chase a dream, and to grasp a little bit of courage even for something as seemingly simple as asking a question. We aim to empower them to express themselves and their ideas in ways that traditional systems do not allow.

For college students, known as “counselors,” this is a chance to exercise their potentials as educators, mentors, and peers in a unique, two-way learning experience. Every year we repurpose the camp from ground-up, and together create a deck of original workshops. These interactive workshops encompass many different perspectives and fields of interest, leaving rewarding experiences to themselves and enjoyable takeaways for participants.

The camps, which are entirely run in English, are conducted by counselors who keep a close-knit "family" of 8 campers per 2 counselors. These families engage in team bonding activities and then join back together as a group to participate in workshops, guest speaker presentations, and valuable moments during campfires, night walks, and free interactions.

2019 Camps

will be in Kanagawa and Ibaraki Prefectures

Two locations, 40 campers and 10 counselors

We are holding two camps this year in Ibaraki and Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. We will invite 40 campers and 10 counselors from the pool of applicants. TOKIHA is planning to expand so that we can accommodate more people, more dialogues, more liberating moments!


Camp Locations

The campsites, located in the vast outskirts of the city on the Kanto Plain, provides the space of reflection and possibility.

Apply to Become a Counselor!

Apply to Become A Camper!