2019/2020 Counselor Application
Apply if you are a compassionate college student at American Institution interested in education! Applications for TOKIHA Summer Camp 2019 have closed. Applications for TOKIHA Summer Camp 2020 will open in September 2019.

More info on being a counselor Here

Info Session at UC Berkeley
Info Sessions for TOKIHA Summer Camp 2020 will occur later in the Fall.

More info to come.

TOKIHA Medium Blog
Want more TOKIHA? Check out our Medium blog! Started in 2018, it features past camp reflections, insights into the everyday lives of TOKIHA counselors, and campers sharing their unique perspectives and experiences. We recently posted two spotlight articles featuring this year’s directors! Read them 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 2016, 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 counselors from schools like UC Berkeley, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, and so on.


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Counselors Application: Closed

Applications for TOKIHA Summer Camp 2020 will open September 2019

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