SSCOA Senior Camp Counselor Internship Program 2020

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SCOA Japan Senior Camp Counselor Internship Program 2020

Application Deadline is March 1, 2020

Tentative dates for the camp are July 9 to August 20, 2020

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Sports Camp of America (SCOA) is accepting applications for SCOA's senior camp counselor internship program in Japan for summer 2020 for college students and recent graduates who played sports, cheer or dance at an American high school or college to be camp counselors at SCOA's cross-cultural summer sports camp and are native-level English speakers.

Last summer, 17 students from UCLA, Washington, Oregon, USC, UC Santa Barbara, University of Miami, Pace University and Marist College were selected to come to Japan to be senior camp counselors. Their backgrounds included volleyball, football, lacrosse, soccer, track, cross-country, cheer dance, swimming, rowing and basketball.

SCOA also has a junior camp counselor internship program for current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

SCOA's American summer camp gives Japanese and international students a chance to experience American culture through playing sports and cheer dance as well as other camp activities with American camp counselors in an English environment. SCOA has programs for elementary, junior high, high school and college students.  Over 700 campers participated in one of SCOA's two-night and three-night camp sessions last summer.

In addition to playing sports such as flag football, soccer and cheer dance, campers do typical American camp activities like capture the flag, potato sack races, swimming, water balloon toss, treasure hunts, talent show, camp skits, singing around the campfire and making s'mores.

Since the camp is conducted in English, no Japanese language ability is required, but we do want students who are native level in English and who have a strong interest in learning about different cultures and enjoy coaching and playing with kids.

At least one senior counselor with a cheer and dance background is selected each summer because SCOA offers cheer dance at the camp.
The senior counselor position is a non-paid internship, but airfare, food & lodging at the camp and transportation to the camp are covered as well as lodging for a few days of sightseeing in Tokyo. The camp is held in the mountains about three hours outside of Tokyo.

The junior counselor position is a non-paid internship. Airfare is not included for junior counselors, but food & lodging while at the camp is covered.

For more information, please contact J.R. Best at


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