Camping for all – it’s our dream
Camping is an activity based on coexisting with others in a natural environment.
It also provides many essential lessons to be learned through real-life experience.
- Lessons offered by nature, itself
- Lessons offered by group activities and coexisting with others
- Lessons offered by living in a way that requires more ingenuity than everyday life
- Lessons offered by new experiences and adventures
Each of these experiences may last no longer than a moment, but they stay with a person and enrich his or her life without ever fading. It is our belief that a good camping experience is an environment for learning and a place for growth thoroughly and deliberately prepared under the leadership of a trained individual.
The National Camping Association of Japan was established in 1966 by youth organizations, scholars conducting research on outdoor activities, and educators from across the nation with a focus on the character-building effects of camping. We are a community of camping professionals who have produced a total of over 100,000 camp leaders.