Purpose

Purpose

In order to help meet the challenges of globalization, The Pacific Rim International Student Camp’s purpose is to promote cultural appreciation and international friendship through mutual understanding. In uniting people from countries of the Pacific area, PRIC creates a multi-cultural environment reflecting the diversity of modern international relations.
The camp’s goal is to encourage active involvement in the development of society and personal contributions to complex multinational affairs. However, as the camp’s host country, Japan has a special opportunity and obligation to present itself. Therefore a section of the camp’s program is designed to reveal the country and let the campers experience both traditional and modern Japan for themselves.
Additionally, in the traditional sense of a summer camp, PRIC endeavors to provide a character building experience encouraging friendship, leadership and fellowship.
Through 62 years of experience, it has become evident that the most effective way to promote such ideals in a short period of time is for the participants to live together.
Furthermore, the camp strives to educate the campers about nature and to deepen their appreciation for the environment.
In sum, PRIC’s programs and activities are designed to train the body, mind, and spirit towards creating young international pioneers, the leaders of tomorrow.

The Camp

The camp, which is free of charge, is conducted basically in English in Tokyo and at the Takato Youth Center in Nagano Prefecture.
The program consists of outdoor activities, country presentations and intercultural programs conducted in the surrounding mountains and lakes at the Takato facilities.
The Japanese culture program is designed to give campers from abroad a chance to learn more about the host country through visiting museums, historical spots and the home stay programs.