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Welcome to Keio Academy of New York’s Bi-Cultural Summer Camp! My name is Anthony Dacunto, and I am serving as this year’s Camp Director. It is my honor and my pleasure to welcome you to our unique camp. Our camp is entering its second decade, and we endeavor to continue to add experiences and opportunities to enrich our campers and to create an environment which truly offers something that cannot be found anywhere else – an opportunity for students to be immersed in a bi-cultural environment filled with language learning, interesting elective course offerings and tv production!
Keio Academy of New York integrates both Japanese and American culture into a blend of classes and activities whereby students learn from each other, from a team of highly skilled teachers and from our collaboration with DCTV (Downtown Community Television). Keio Academy’s collaboration with DCTV has resulted in our campers gaining invaluable knowledge in script writing, in shooting scenes, in editing and in exploring New York City. Working in conjunction with an industry expert, our campers work in small groups and go on location in New York City to shoot short films of their own creation. Our students then edit these films, and their experiences culminate in a presentation of all films being presented to all campers and to parents at the end of camp.
However, Keio Academy of New York’s Bi-Cultural Summer Camp is more than video production. Students are afforded the opportunity to improve their English ability by taking one of three level-based E.S.L. classes that comprise of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. These are the levels of the English Department courses that exist at Keio Academy during the academic year, so this is a wonderful opportunity to become accustomed to our school, should your camper wish to apply later. Additionally, the camp affords native English speakers two Japanese language courses – one for beginners and one for students who have some familiarity with Japanese.
Elective courses are offered in an array of areas. Courses have been offered in American Culture, Comic Book Creation, Advertising, and Harry Potter, just to name a few. The elective course offerings continue to expand, and they are another enrichment that Keio Academy of New York’s Summer Camp affords its campers.
Each evening, the campers enjoy activities facilitated by the Dorm Staff. This dedicated group of experienced resident faculty engages the campers with crafts, games, contests, movies and sports. The campers really experience a truly wonderful two weeks.
On a personal note, my stepson was a camper last summer. He loved his participation so much that he will be returning this summer. In our two weeks, campers are immersed in a caring, nurturing environment where they have fun.
You have many options for where you may have your camper spend their summer. On behalf of everyone at Keio Academy of New York’s Bi-Cultural Summer Camp, I thank you for choosing us as the place where your camper will spend two very memorable weeks.
Should you have any questions, or should you wish to contact me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you in July!
Program Director of the US-Japan Summer Cultural Experience
Thank you for your interest in our summer program! I am John Reyes, the Assistant Residential Director. I have been with the US-Japan Summer Cultural Experience Program for five years.
Our program is aimed to keep our participants active, creative, and inspired. We have developed many day programs and trips to meet this goal, and create evening events to supplement their free time as well.
Most of our participants live at Keio Academy during the program. A majority arrive with little-to-no experience living abroad and/or living in a community (residence hall) setting. Because of this, the residential aspect of the program provides a unique opportunity for participants to learn more about themselves. It is my responsibility to ensure our residence life staff maintains a comfortable, safe and FUN living environment for the bicultural and bilingual world unique to Keio Academy.
What can you look forward to as a participant? I think your two weeks with us will be fun; you will learn more about yourself and about Japanese and American culture, and you will develop your language skills. You will also create memories and make friends that may last a lifetime!
I hope to see you this summer!
Assistant Residential Director