Explore Japan’s language, culture, and traditions in a one-week summer camp!

Explore the wonders of Japan in the week-long Japan-America Society Summer Camp ! This summer camp is for children (ages 8 to 12, grades 3 through 7) who are interested in learning Japanese language, daily life, and holiday customs. “I Live in Tokyo” by Mari Takabayashi will inspire our journey through Japanese traditions and holidays, month-by-month. Each day will be devoted to one or two calendar months, and campers will experience what it is like to spend those months in Japan. They will engage in language lessons, reading, writing, storytelling, and hands-on cultural activities that include anime drawing, calligraphy, origami folding, tea ceremony, sushi rolling, and more!

Through this summer camp, campers will:

  • Learn basic Japanese greetings, expressions, and vocabulary related to holidays and customs.
  • Learn and practice writing Japanese hiragana, and some katakana and kanji.
  • Understand and experience a variety of Japanese customs and traditions related to seasons and holidays.
  • Understand and experience traditional art forms, such as origami, kamishibai, calligraphy, tea ceremony, and bon dance.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture and cultural values by exploring Japan month-by-month from multiple perspectives.

Register HERE!

Date & Date

Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CDT)
* Early drop off at 8:30am is available 


Member $175
Non-member $220
Non-member bundle with membership $205
*Includes JASDFW regular individual/family membership 

Sibling Discount:
– If you are registering for more than one child, you will receive a 20% off the total order
– Enter the following discount code (case sensitive) during check out: Multiple


JASDFW Office Building
(Central Five Hundred)
500 North Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75074 (Map)


8 to 12
(Grades 3 to 7)


  • Vaccination is not a requirement of the campers.
  • Campers will be screened each morning with temperature checks. If a camper records a high temperature (100.4 F or above) for more than 15 minutes, then s/he will be set aside from the other campers and his/her guardian will be informed in order to be picked up.
  • All staff and volunteers will be masked and screened daily.
  • All campers will be required to wear a mask unless county and local guidelines change by late May 2022.
  • Access to camp spaces will be limited to Japan-America Society staff and campers. All drop-off and pick-up for campers will occur curbside at the building entrance to help maintain the integrity of our camp spaces. Those dropping off or picking up will be encouraged to wear masks.
  • Camp games and activities will occur in camp-designated spaces.
  • Camp spaces will undergo a daily cleaning after each session, with supplies sanitized as they are used.


Parents/guardians who provide a written notice of cancelation to Paul Pass, Executive Director, at paul.pass@jasdfw.org on or before May 6, 2022, will receive a 100% refund of camp fees, minus any processing fees. Parents/guardians who provide a written notice on or before May 20, 2022, will receive a 50% refund of camp fees, minus any processing fees.


Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth staff and summer camp staff will work to provide a safe environment for the children. By registering for the Destination Japan Summer Camp, the guardian(s) or parent(s) agree to not hold the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW) and the venue, Central Five Hundred and MB 500 NCX Holdings LLC, liable for any injuries that may occur during the camp.

By registering for the camp, the guardian(s) and parent(s) also allow JASDFW staff and summer camp staff to take still-image photographs and video recordings of the children. These will only be used for promotional purposes. Please contact us at info@jasdfw.org if there are questions about the liability and photo/video releases.