Mar 16, 2019

Gakko Camp

  • Crimson Education
  • Japan
Workshop Camp


Gakko—meaning “school” in Japanese—was founded as an innovative, inclusive, international summer camp in 2011 by entrepreneur Kenta Koga (Yale ‘14).

Gakko started in Japan, but now operates camps and afterschool programs around the world and will soon launch a suite of digital learning tools in several languages.

With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, Gakko places students and learning at the center of its rapidly expanding portfolio of programs. Every year, we gather a group of interdisciplinary industry experts, graduate students, and college students (“Sempai: 先輩”) from around the world to create a 14-day sleepaway summer camp for high school students (“Kohai: 後輩”). Through 15 camps over seven years, Gakko Camp has impacted over 500 individuals from more than 70 nations.

Please note that Gakko has decided to step back in 2020 and cancel their upcoming summer programs due to Covid-19 restrictions.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

Grade 10-12


60 students from Japan

Participation Cost

$6500 USD

Time Commitment

About 2 weeks

Application Deadline

2020 event has been cancelled - dates for 2021 are TBA


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