The 8 th Asian Multilingual Nature Camp in Thailand 2017

 

   
     
   

 

The 8th Asian Multilingual Nature Camp & Homestay in Thailand

 Let’s experience nature in a multilingual environment with youth from all over Asia!

 
          ค่ายภาษาและวัฒนธรรมครั้งที่ 8

11 - 13  สิงหาคม 2560 Homestay...ชาวญี่ปุ่นพักกับครอบครัวคนไทย
13 -19 สิงหาคม 2560 Camp Activity...ร่วมกิจกรรมค่ายอาเชี่ยน
        ณ วังรี รีสอร์ท จ.นครนายก

           ท่ามกลางความเป็นธรรมชาติอันสวยงาม ตลอดช่วงเวลา 7วัน 6 คืน จะได้
ทำกิจกรรมกลุ่มจากการดูแลของทีม Hippo family club ประเทศญี่ปุ่น ส่งเสริมให้เกิดเรียนรู้ภาษาญี่ปุ่น 
การอยู่ร่วมกันกับชาวต่างชาติ พร้อมกับการแลกเปลี่ยนวัฒนธรรมและประสบการณ์

          สำหรับผู้ที่ต้องการเข้าร่วมโครงการ

       1. ศึกษาอยู่ระดับมัธยมต้น-มัธยมปลาย
       2. ค่าร่วมกิจกรรม 5,000 บาท รวมค่าเดินทาง และประกันอุบัติการเดินทาง
       3. รับสมัครนักเรียนไทย ร่วมโครงการ จำนวน 25 คน 
       4. ส่งใบสมัครได้ถึง 15 กรกฎาคม 2560
          

             สำหรับครอบครัวที่ต้องการรับเป็น Host family 

       (ครอบครัวอุปถัมภ์ 11-13 สิงหาคม 2560)

        1. ยินดีดูแล สร้างมิตรภาพกับชาวญี่ปุ่น
        2. ส่งใบสมัครได้ถึง 15 กรกฏาคม 2560 

Dowdload ใบสมัครได้จากด้านล่าง

 

The 8th Asian Multilingual Nature Camp & Homestay in Thailand
Let’s experience nature in a multilingual environment with youth from all over Asia!
 
1.     Program Background and Purpose

The LEX Institute / HIPPO Family Club* has been organizing the “Asian Multilingual Youth Camp & Homestay” in Shanghai, China annually since 2008 and the “Asian Multilingual Nature Camp & Homestay” in Malaysia and Thailand annually since 2010.  The 8th “Asian Multilingual Nature Camp & Homestay in Thailand” and the 10th “Asian Multilingual Youth Camp & Homestay in Shanghai” are scheduled to be held in August 2017.  Youth from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and other countries all over the world will gather to participate in these programs.

 

These youth exchange programs are part of the multilingual activities organized by the LEX Institute / HIPPO Family Club.  These programs are intended to encourage youth from Japan and other countries to have firsthand experiences of camping in nature with foreign friends, as well as experience the local lifestyle, languages and culture which cannot be experienced in ordinary sightseeing tours.  Working together, youth from all over the world can gain a broader world view, learn to recognize the similarities between each other, and develop new friendships.  We hope that participants in these programs will make strong bonds and friendships with their camp mates as though they were real brothers and sisters.  We also hope that this can be the beginning of a long-lasting exchange among Asian countries.  Each Asian country is unique, and it is our hope for everyone to respect these differences and to acknowledge each country’s worth.

 

* About the Organizer (LEX Institute / HIPPO Family Club)

The Institute for Language Experience, Experiment & Exchange (LEX Institute) is a private non-profit organization founded in October 1981 under the theme “Languages and Humans” with the goal of researching languages and humans from the point of view of natural science through natural acquisition of languages and international exchange activities.  The LEX Institute organizes “HIPPO Family Club” where families and individuals of all ages enjoy immersion-style multilingual language learning activities.  HIPPO Family Club members create an environment where they enjoy the sounds of many languages through HIPPO’s original multilingual CDs.  An essential element of this multilingual environment is incorporating members of all ages as well as members from around the world.  The HIPPO Transnational Homestay Program allows members to spend time in the homes of families in numerous countries as well as to welcome foreign guests in their own homes in Japan.

 
2. Recruitment of Participants of “Asian Multilingual Nature Camp”

(1)   Dates

From Sunday, August 13, 2017 to Saturday, August 19, 2017  (7 days and 6 nights)

Departure from Bangkok (by bus):  Afternoon of Sunday, August 13, 2017

Arrival in Bangkok (by bus):  Afternoon of Saturday, August 19, 2017

 (2)   Venue

Wangree Resort

143, 143/1-26 Moo 12 Tambon Khaopra, Amphur Muang, Nakornnayok, 26000, Thailand

http://www.wangree-resort.com/

 (3)   Activities

-          Multilingual activities by HIPPO Family Club (Activities using the multilingual song/story CDs of HIPPO Family Club)

-          Nature experiences instructed by Mr. Yoshihi Futana, TV Champion (Deserted Island Champion) and Principal of Chikyu-Yagai-Juku (Outdoor Activity School)  (Examples in the past: Making a Bamboo Pyramid/Tree House, Campfire, etc.)

-          Rafting and other nature experiences

-          Cultural experiences and group activities with participants from different countries

 (4)   Participants

Approximately 60 youths from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and other countries (Secondary School Students (12-18 years old) and Staff (including university student leaders)

-          Thailand *:      Approximately 25 students/ University Student Leaders/ Adult Staff

-          Japan:             Approximately 30 students/ University Student Leaders/ Adult Staff

-          Korea:             Approximately 5 students/ Adult Staff

-          Other countries:  A few students/ Adult Staff

* When secondary school students from Thailand participate in the Camp, they are highly encouraged to be host families before the Camp.  Priority will be given to a person who will be a host family.

 (5)   Participation Fee

-          Secondary School Students from Thailand:  THB5,000

-          University Student Leaders from Thailand:  Free of Charge

 * The participation fee includes the below expenses:.

l  Roundtrip transportation between Bangkok and Wangree Resort, Nakornnayok

l  Camp expenses including meals, lodging and insurance

* The participation fee does not include the following expenses:

l  Transportation between home and the assembly point in Bangkok

 (6)   Recruiting Organizations for Thai Participants

-          Friendship For Peace (FFP) Thailand (Secretariat)

-          Kaset Japanese Language School

-          Mainichi Academic Group

 
  1. 1.      Recruitment of Host Families

(1)   Dates

From Friday, August 11, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017  (3 days and 2 nights)

Handover Ceremony:  Afternoon of Friday, August 11, 2017 at Bangkok

Closing Ceremony:  Afternoon of Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Bangkok

 (2)   Number of Host Families

Approximately 35 host families are needed.

-          Japan:             Approximately 30 students/ University Student Leaders/ Adult Staff

-          Korea:             Approximately 5 students/ Adult Staff

-          Other countries:  A few students/ Adult Staff

(In principle, each host family will host one participant.)

 (3)   Notes

-          Preferably, there should be host sibling(s) of the same gender and around the same age as the Japanese/Korean student in the family.

-          When secondary school students from Thailand participate in the Camp, they are highly encouraged to be host families before the Camp.  Priority will be given to a person who will be a host family.

-          Basically, participants will experience the daily lives of the local host families by becoming a part of the family itself.

-          Participants are willing to communicate in host families’ local languages, so foreign language abilities of host families are not required.

-          In principal, host families volunteer to host participants with no compensation, and provide them with accommodation and meals during homestay.

 (4)   Recruiting Organizations for Host Families

-          Friendship For Peace (FFP) Thailand (Secretariat)

-          Kaset Japanese Language School

Mainichi Academic Group

 

Contacts:

Friendship For Peace (FFP) Thailand
http://www.facebook.com/friendshipforpeacethailand
Address: 70 Chalermprakiet Rama 9 Road, Soi 81, Pravet District, Bangkok 10250 Thailand
Phone: +66-8-1571-3075 Fax: +66-2-726-7791
Person-in-Charge: Mr. Visit Dejkumtorn Email: visitd@hotmail.com
Mr.Phoompat Sanguankaew Email: pjump@live.com
Institute for Language Experience, Experiment & Exchange (LEX) / Hippo Family Club
http://www.lexhippo.gr.jp/ http://www.lexlrf.org/
Address: Aoyama H&A Bldg. 3F, 2-2-10 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5467-7046 Fax: +81-3-5467-7064
Person-in-Charge: Mr. Masa Shiratori Email: ms-shiratori@lexhippo.gr.jp