Applications open for Atlantic Pacific Japan Summer Camp

Written by Sanae Samata
June 17, 2022


Written by Sanae Samata
June 17, 2022

Funded by The Nippon Foundation as part of the Umi to Nihon Project, the Atlantic Pacific Japan Summer Camp is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain a rounded learning experience in a bi-lingual environment in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.

This course teaches essential life skills as well as a chance to practice leadership skills and gain a broader global outlook and increased awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As well as being fun and exciting, the camp is a valuable educational opportunity and a great life experience. All participants gain a certificate.


Programme content

Divided into groups of 5–6, participants will experience:

Fishing, swimming, sailing, search & rescue (going out to sea on a lifeboat), lifeguarding, a Visit to The Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, and the Ocean Plastic Design Thinking Workshop.

Participants will learn:

  • Sea safety, sea rescue and about the life of a fisherman
  • Basic seamanship including planning routes, tying knots, rope use, how to throw lines and how to read the weather.
  • About the ocean plastic problem as well as ways to reduce plastic consumption, use plastic waste recycling machines and produce useful items.

Essential information


Nebama Beach, Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture



August 1 (Monday) – 5 (Friday) 2022


Who can apply

13–18 years old (junior high school & senior high school students)



Japanese and English (with interpretation)


Participation Fee

80,500 yen (includes food, transportation within Kamaishi and accommodation)

Please note that all participants will need to cover their travel to and from Kamaishi Station.


COVID Measures:

All participants will be requested to show a PCR test negative certificate or Antigen test negative certificate for COVID-19.

Most of our activities take place outside in the fresh air.

The accommodations where participants will stay have been checked and carefully chosen, as they follow the COVID guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.



We aim to make our camp as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Thanks to funding from The Nippon Foundation, we are able to offer scholarships to a limited number of applicants to help reduce the course fee. If you require one, please select the option which best reflects how much support you need:

A: which covers the full 80,500 yen.

B: which covers 42,000 yen (which leaves 38,500 yen to pay)

C: which covers 62,000 yen (which leaves 18,500 yen to pay)

For applicants who are able to afford the full fee, we encourage you not to apply for these scholarships.


Application Form

Deadline for applications: June 30th, 2022

Our summer camp is limited to 30 spaces. To give yourself the best chance of attending, please complete our application form, explaining why you want to participate and using a maximum of 600 characters.

Application Form:

QR code to the application form:



If you have any questions please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!

[email protected]  (Lin Nishitani)