- Gakko Camp is our collaborative creation of Kikkake: a Japanese word meaning being the trigger—the spark—for new connections, perspectives, and ideas. At our camps, "sempai" camp creators invite "kohai" high school students to see the world through a new
- In the past, our sempai have represented academic institutions such as Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Oxford, and Sciences Po, as well as more than 80 nationalities. Their diverse backgrounds and skill sets blend to build an equally diverse set of ex
Gakko summer camps are intensive, inspirational and imaginative. Campers - who take the japanese term "kohai" - embark on a two week journey, collaborating with seriously passionate college-aged counselors - or "sempai" - to build their group's unique camp.
As a "kohai", you will work alongside the "sempai" whom we choose for their dream to teach a single high school course to their younger self. Together, you will make a camp that has never existed before; a medical ethics class; a session exploring physics with an electric guitar; an afternoon devoted to designing a game; a slam poetry session...
As a small community - just 45 kohai and 10 sempai attend each program - you will leave having brought a world of your own to life. You will meet a role-model; know more about the cultures outside your own; understand your learning process... and discover something more in your life as a learner.