Special Notice

Due to the recent surge in the number of new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, we have decided to cancel our Summer Fun program. It was a difficult decision to reach as we were receiving positive feedback and registration from many excited families, but we believe this is the best decision we can make at this time in order to ensure the safety of our campers and counselors. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and hope we can see all of you at next year's Summer Fun!

A full refund will be made to all those who registered, we will be in touch individually.

Thank you! We had a great Summer Fun 2019 and we hope to see you all again next year.

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July 13 - August 14, 2020
Tokyo Children's Garden is excited to announce our Summer Fun day camp program will be held in beautiful Kawaguchiko this year! Families can go out to Kawaguchiko for the week, and parents can relax while the children are at camp during the day.

Morning activities will vary from week to week, while afternoons will be spent on nature exploration or creative STEM and art projects.

Every Friday the counselors prepare an American style BBQ lunch!

Program Basics

HAMAYOU RESORT - 997 Saiko, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi
HAMAYOUリゾート - 山梨県南都留郡富士河口湖町西湖997
6-10 Years Old (children must turn 6 by August 31, 2020)
- Morning activity of the week (Gymnastics, Creative Dance, Puppetry, or Outdoor Adventure)
- Daily lunch including American style BBQ lunch on Friday
- Afternoon outings such as Kayaking, Nature Hike, and Taiko Drumming Workshop
- One Summer Fun T-shirt
Lunch is included daily.
¥90,000 yen per week (plus tax)
*Dates, activities and location subject to change depending on number of participants.

Dates & Weekly Morning Activities

*All Programs have been cancelled for the Summer Fun 2020. Please see note above.
Week 1
Junior Chefs
第1週: ジュニア・シェフ(料理)
July 13 - 17
7月13 - 17日
”I believe eating is the foundation of life. I hope to convey the excitement of cooking, so children can enjoy cooking for themselves and their loved ones in the future and enrich their lives. We will be making dishes like sushi rolls and pizza that we can all be  creative with, then enjoy afterwards for lunch.”
Week 2
第2週: ジムナスティックス(体操)
July 20 - 24
7月20 - 24日
”During our week together, we'll have fun going over the basics in Gymnastics including how to do forward & back rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. Advanced campers will practice their headsprings, handsprings, and roundoffs!"
Week 3
Creative Dance
第3週:  クリエイティブ・ダンス
July 27 - 31
7月27 - 31日
"Creative Dance Camp is a great way to ensure that your children have an active and fun week. It is a wonderful way to introduce different dance techniques like ballet, jazz, folk and hip hop, with a lot of fun dance related activities.
Let’s try to put all those styles in one choreographed piece by the end of the week.
Shall we?"
Week 4
第4週: パペット(人形劇)
August 3 - 7
8月3 - 7日
"For the Puppetry class the children will make their own puppets, sets, and props. They will also create stories together and perform them for each other. It's a wonderful opportunity for children who might otherwise be hesitant to express themselves to do so with puppets as their 'mouthpiece'."
Week 5
Outdoor Adventure
第5週: アウトドア・アドベンチャー
August 10 - 14
8月10 - 14日
We will make the most of our amazing location this week and enjoy kayaking on the lake, hiking the nearby trails, and going blueberry picking for all-you-can-eat blueberries! We will also enjoy the best of Japanese and Yamanashi culture by making our own Hoto noodles (a Yamanashi specialty for lunch) and try our hand at taiko drumming. Of course on Friday we will have an outdoor BBQ as always!

Meet the Director

Camp Director
Bruce Gomez
Bruce's Summer Memories:
'Summer Day Camp brings back fond memories of my childhood in the United States. I've experienced Summer Camps in Colorado and Hawaii, and had great fun learning archery, skeet shooting, and horse grooming.'

Bruce has worked in early childhood for over 15 years. He was the Director of Mitsui Gardens International Preschool and the EWA Summer Day Camp Director for 7 years, and has worked alongside counsellors from Camp Adventure and Camp Wakaba. He also worked for the Family and Youth Services Program at Yokota Air Base for over 10 years.

As the Director of Extra-Curricular Activities at Tokyo Children's Garden, Bruce has led our Summer Fun program at Nishimachi International School for the past 2 years. This year, he is excited to be bringing Summer Fun to beautiful Kawaguchiko.


Learn more about all our instructors on our Counselors page.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Precautions

As the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation is still evolving, we would like to ask parents and campers to follow the guidelines below while attending the TCG Summer Fun Camp.

We would like everyone, parents and campers, to wear a mask as much as possible while at camp. We will take everyone's temperature as they arrive and have them wash their hands. We will also ask campers to wash their hands regularly throughout the day and whenever they return from an offsite trip. If any of the campers have a fever of above 37.4, they will be sent home and will not be able to return to camp until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours. Camp counselors will also wear masks as much as possible throughout the day and will sanitize surfaces regularly. In consideration of the local community, we would also like to ask families to wear masks as much as possible while in public.

We will keep monitoring the situation, and will keep parents informed of any changes to the guidelines above. If it becomes necessary to cancel the camp because of the coronavirus situation, a full refund will be offered.

About TCG

Tokyo Children’s Garden is an international preschool dedicated to providing the best standard of education for our students. While our school is for ages 2 to 6, we are interested in the wider sphere of childhood education, and have been organizing a summer camp for children ages 6 to 10 as a way for us to follow the progress of our students as they move up to elementary and beyond.

We are lucky enough to have with us Mr. Bruce Gomez, former director at Mitsui Gardens International Preschool, who oversaw the US Embassy EWA’s hugely popular summer day camp from 2011-2017. He has led our Summer Fun Program at Nishimachi International School for the past 2 years, and this year will be bringing this day camp to beautiful Kawaguchiko.

We have put together an exciting program full of fun activities and outings to excite and inspire young minds. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the campers to make new friends, explore nature and learn something new.  All this with stunning views of Mt. Fuji in the background, there won't be a better way to enjoy this summer! Join us for the inaugural TCG Summer Fun in Kawaguchiko this year! Morning activities will vary from week to week with professional instructors, so long term participants are guaranteed to have fun too!




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Registration for our Summer Fun Program 2020.