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SUMMER-SCHOOL

サマースクール2024

Welcome to the ISN Summer School!
ISN Gojo Campus is located in Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Gojo Campus offers Summer School every year for elementary school students (ages 6-12), with a range of activities from programming classes to hiking in the vast nature that surrounds our campus.
Our campus is surrounded by mountains, rivers, and rice fields, offering so many possibilities for young learners to enjoy the summer. Students join from all over Japan and from overseas to learn and enjoy the summer in an English-speaking environment in the Japanese countryside.

Come join us this summer!

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Summer School Overview

Eligibility Elementary School Students (Ages 6-12)
We accept students from all over the world.
※10-15 years-old can also join our Wild Wonder Summer Camp
Registration Friday, March 1, 2024 ~ Friday, July 19, 2024
※Please fill out the form below to apply.
※Application closed for G1 (1st week) and G4 and above (both weeks)
Participation Fee ¥8,000/day
※No refunds.
※No credit will be offered for cancellation or missed days.
Place Gojo Campus
6387-1 Shiga Gojo, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, 3997401 Japan
Dates Monday, July 29, 2024~Friday, August 2, 2024
Monday, August 5, 2024~Friday, August 9, 2024
Time Campus Open 8:45 a.m.~3:30p.m.
Activities 9:00 a.m.~ 3:00 p.m.
※Pick up is available until 3:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus Akashina St. ー Gojo Campus
8:30 a.m. Departure from Akashina St.
3:40~4:00 p.m. Arrive at Akashina St.

Shuttle bus fee: ¥500/day
School Lunch ¥500/meal
※Please let us know in advance if you require school lunch.
What to wear Students should be dressed appropriately for summer activities both indoors and outdoors.
※ISN uniforms (T-shirts, polo shirts with ISN logo) are available for purchase.
What to Bring ・Water bottle(Water or tea, no juice or soda)
・Tissue and handkirchief
・Sun hat
・Change of clothes
・Towels
・Sun screen(to protect yourself from UV light in Nagano)
・Lunch (if you don't request our school lunch)
・Swimming gear(swimsuit, goggles, hat, towel)
※Please label all belongings with your name in English letters.

Summer School Overview

Eligibility Elementary School Students (Ages 6-12)
We accept students from all over the world.
※10-15 years-old can also join our Wild Wonder Summer Camp
Registration Friday, March 1, 2024 ~ Friday, July 19, 2024
※Please fill out the form below to apply.
※Application closed for G4 and above
Participation Fee ¥8,000/day
※No refunds.
※No credit will be offered for cancellation or missed days.
Place Gojo Campus
6387-1 Shiga Gojo, Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, 3997401 Japan
Dates Monday, July 29, 2024~Friday, August 2, 2024
Monday, August 5, 2024~Friday, August 9, 2024
Time Campus Open 8:45 a.m.~3:30p.m.
Activities 9:00 a.m.~ 3:00 p.m.
※Pick up is available until 3:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus Akashina St. ー Gojo Campus
8:30 a.m. Departure from Akashina St.
3:40~4:00 p.m. Arrive at Akashina St.

Shuttle bus fee: ¥500/day
School Lunch ¥500/meal
※Please let us know in advance if you require school lunch.
What to wear Students should be dressed appropriately for summer activities both indoors and outdoors.
※ISN uniforms (T-shirts, polo shirts with ISN logo) are available for purchase.
What to Bring ・Water bottle(Water or tea, no juice or soda)
・Tissue and handkirchief
・Sun hat
・Change of clothes
・Towels
・Sun screen(to protect yourself from UV light in Nagano)
・Lunch (if you don't request our school lunch)
・Swimming gear(swimsuit, goggles, hat, towel)
※Please label all belongings with your name in English letters.

Application Process

1.Please use the Google form below to apply. ※Application closed for G4 and above.
2.Once we receive your application, we will contact you about the participation fees.
3.Application is processed once payment is received. More detailed schedule and information about the program will be distributed no later than mid-June.
※Please feel free to reach out to our office at office@isn.ac.jp with any questions.

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Weekly Schedule2024
—WEEKLY SCHEDULE—

Monday:
River exploring and/or DIY Workshop

Tuesday:
Park visit and/or STEAM Workshop

Wednesday:
Swimming and/or SDGs Workshop

Thursday:
Museum and/or Programming

Friday:
Hike and/or World Cinema
*The schedule may be subject to change.

A Day in ISN Summer School

The main language used throughout the day is English.
We try our best to put a balanced program for the two weeks of Summer School together, where students are stimulated both mentally and physically.
In the morning when the weather is relatively cool, we would go out hiking to observe the plants, insects, and animals in the area near Gojo Campus, or go for a bus trip to nearby parks. On a rainy day or in the afternoon when the temperature is high, we would stay indoors having STEAM class, watching movies, or swimming in indoor pool.

—HIKING—

With our beautiful green backyard, our Gojo campus is the perfect place for hikes, bushwalking, and exploring.
We occasionally visit some local parks.
With the help of our local community, students are bound to learn more about the area around us!
• Learn route finding/map reading
• Leadership development
• Simple day hikes
• Biology/ecology studies
• Team building
• Build self-reliance and confidence

—OTHER ACTIVITIES—

• Team Building
• Sports
• Swimming
• Adventure Parks
• Museum visits
• Cultural Experiences
• SDG / Sustainability Workshops
• DIY Workshops
• Cultural Exchanges With the Local community
• World cinema
• River exploring
and so on…

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