Youth Camps

Summer Clubs | Ages 13-15

Sumo Club drop-in spaces still available. $20 per session / NNMCC $15 per session plus tax.

Japanese culture for teens

Explore Japanese cultural arts in-depth with local artists and community groups. Each club will meet weekly for four weeks to build skills and knowledge in Japanese arts. Sign up for just one club, or all four – pack a lunch and stay the day! All clubs are suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience.

Schedule and fees

Tuesday morning (10:30am-12pm): “Chado” tea ceremony

Tuesday afternoon (1-2:30pm): Manga with Asami Hopkins

Thursday mornings (10am-12pm): Origami with PALM (Paperfolders Around the Lower Mainland)

Thursday afternoons (1-3pm): Sumo wrestling

Club Fee $200.00 for all four clubs (Tuesdays and Thursdays) or $60.00 per club. +$10 materials for Chado participants.

NNMCC members: $175.00 all four/$50.00 each


Manga Camp | Ages 9 - 12

Check back in December 2023 for Spring 2024 Manga Camp dates and registration.

Camp Fee $225.00 members, $250.00 non-members

Manga is a popular genre of illustration in the world of comics, originating in Japan. Manga Summer/Spring Day Camp is a fun-filled week of Japanese culture and arts with a special focus on MANGA! We have an exciting week of activities to immerse beginner and intermediate level manga enthusiasts in Japanese Canadian arts and culture. They will experience a lineup of workshops by local Vancouver comic artists who will share their knowledge of illustration, storytelling, and design. Manga Camp kids will design and create their own Manga and will take home a copy of their comic booklet including stories designed by all of the day campers! The manga component will be complemented by crafts and activities inspired by Japanese culture.


For in-person camp registration, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Interac, and Cheque in-person at the Nikkei Centre Information Desk. Payment by credit card can by made by the phone. You will be contact to process the payment after submitting the online registration form.

Cheques should be written to: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Address cheques with attention to Education.

For more information, please contact our [email protected] or call 604.777.7000 ext 113.

CANCELLATION POLICY Refunds will be granted if you cancel your registration at least 14 days before the first day of camp, minus a 10% administration fee.

* Please note:

The programs will run in English. Artists and volunteers will have varying degrees of Japanese language competency, from fluent to beginner. Lunch is not provided. We cannot provide personal care, administer medication, or provide one-to-one assistance on an ongoing basis.