About 8 retreat camps and 4 informal gatherings are held each year.  

The 21st & 22nd Fukushima HOPE Camp Reports

The 21st camp, Miyagi Zoo Camp, was held on March 29-31.  We visited Yagiyama Zoo, made kites and flew them, had a group game time, and enjoyed shopping at a nearby service area on the way back. 

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The 20th Fukushima HOPE Camp in Inawashiro

The 20th HOPE Camp was held Feb. 14-15 at Bandai Youth Recreation Center in Inawashiro.  
The weather cleared up for us to enjoy the snowshoeing and sledding /tubing time. Everyone also enjoyed making valentine's day (thank-you) cards in the evening. 

Fall Bandai Camp Report

The 20th Fukushima HOPE - Fall Bandai Camp was held at National Bandai Youth Friendship Center in Nov. 22-24.
We had a smaller group this time, but the children were as energetic as ever, running and playing outside.

The rain stopped us in the half way during the walk rally on the 2nd day, but the indoor orienteering was just as fun and exciting!

The camp was concluded with making and tasting ice cream at a farm.

Yamagata Camp Report

October camp in Yamagata was held on Oct. 11-13. We had lots of fun with grape picking, making rolled pizza, hiking, and trying the field athletics course, as well as the usual game and Bible time and movie night. We all enjoyed the Yamagata grapes and hand-kneaded pizza! 

2014 Spring-Summer Camp Report

5 camps were already held in 2014. 

  • Okinawa Spring Camp

             Dates: 2014/4/1~5  

             Location: Itoman City, Okinawa

  • Bandai Golden Week Camp

             Dates: 2014/5/4~6

             Location: National Bandai Youth Friendship Center 

  • Michigan HOPE Camp

            Dates: 2014/7/21~8/1

            Location: Holland, MI and Farmington Hills, MI areas

  • Aizu Summer Camp

             Dates: 2014/7/29~8/1

             Location: Aizu Nature Center

  • Hokkaido Summer Camp

             Dates: 2014/8/17~23

             Location: Asahikawa City, Hokkaido

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