Create a Summer Camp for High School Students in Arcosanti, AZ

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If you could teach a high school class for a day, what would you teach? Every summer, Gakko assembles teams of sempai to design unique summer camps for high school students around the world. This diverse team of eight driven and empathetic leaders share their personal investigations -- artistic and academic pursuits -- through the design of educational workshops, lectures, performances, camp rituals, games, and a compelling two/three-week camp narrative. After eight years, sixteen camps, and 700+ participants, we are looking for the next generation of camp creators to lead 2020 program in the Arcosanti, AZ.

Sempai are curious about camp as a medium for education and authentic personal development of kohai. They have faith in their own imaginations and experience working collaboratively in high-stakes environments. They are eager to engage whole-heartedly as collaborators building a new world -- a unique and beautiful camp that would never have existed without our meeting.

  • A unique opportunity to grow in your interests alongside exceptional collaborators in an interdisciplinary environment while responding to the needs of a diverse group of high school students.

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It's what you make it!

I attended Gakko France (2017), the summer before my senior year. Gakko was an eye-opening experience. The Sempais and the Kohais had very different diverse interests, education, and background. Which means that most likely whatever you are interested in, you will find someone to discuss your interest with and you will find something to do (maybe a small project related to it) during the program. That's why your experience at Gakko is what you make it while being fully supported.
It was also great to be surrounded by Sempais who were mostly university students or fresh graduates. This gave me plenty of opportunities to discuss my future and plan what comes after graduating high school.