THEME: Open Minds Change the World
Our summer academy is a full summer of fun, learning, challenge, and discovery. This camp runs for up to six weeks each summer, from mid July through the end of August each summer, and is located conveniently at three exciting locations in Tokyo and around the Kanto Plains region, Tokyo.
WEEK 1 & 2, THE BEGINNING-URBAN ADVENTURE: The first two weeks of the Cross Academy Summer Camp are held at at facilities in the heart of Tokyo. During these first two weeks, the camp participants spend their mornings learning about language, culture, technology, engineering, and much more, all according to the camp theme. In the afternoons they engage in applied learning challenges, performances, sports, educational tours, and more; they meet interesting and influential Tokyoites; and they discover those things that make Tokyo so special.
WEEK 3 through 5, THE MIDDLE-MOUNTAINS & OCEANS: Weeks 3 through 4 are held in a full service facility in Okutama, a beautiful mountainous region about an 90 minutes by bus from Tokyo. For these two weeks the students will continue expanding on the ideas learned in the first two weeks within a environment full of nature and outdoor challenge. In Week 5 we relocated again to a similar facility near world-famous Shonan Beach just south of Tokyo. There, the emphasis of academy activities will turn to things related to oceans and seas.
WEEK 6, THE END-THE GRAND FINALE: The final week of the Cross Summer Academy will relocate to the same Tokyo location where weeks 1 & 2 were held, and will focus on performances, presentations, tours, and experiences that bring the total learning of the full 6 weeks of camp to a fun and unforgettable close.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
*Note 1: The International Student Fee applies to those students who travel to Japan from overseas in order to attend the Academy program. This fee does not apply to students 5 years old to 11 years old who must travel to Japan with their families and will not require supervision or accommodations. Children 12 years old and up are also exempt from this fee should their parents be accompanying them during their stay in Japan. The International Student Fee only applies to those children, 12 years and older, who are traveling to Japan alone and require the guardianship services of Cross.
*Note 2: International students will be placed in dormitory or homestay accommodation upon arrival in Japan. During those weeks designated as “daytime” (weeks 1, 2, and 6) they will stay together with their homestay families or in the Academy dormitory. During those weeks designated as “overnight” they will stay in the offsite academy accommodations together with all of the academy participants.
*Note 3: Local families choosing to take on an international homestay student are paid Y5,000 per night and are expected to provide weekend care and all meals outside of those provided by the camp. Homestay opportunities are available during all “DAYTIME” weeks (weeks 1, 2, and 6), and may extend to include a few days before and after the Academy dates.