Due to safety issues surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19, all FP Summer Camps have been cancelled for the 2020 season.  This decision was driven by our commitment to the safety of our communities.  We hope that everyone can find time this summer to build a little FP into their lives, and that we will be back together again soon, sharing our souvenir stories.  


The adventure continues, Hiroshi and Erin

What makes our summer camps unique?


Being part of a community • Japan-USA cultural exchange • Kids playing a role in creating their own adventures • 

Positive mentoring from passionate staff • Safe challenges that expand comfort zones • Opportunities for reflection •

Taking time to celebrate • Remembering to be in the moment • Scholarships that keep our doors open to all •

Making positive connections with others


FP Summer Camp 2020


*Registration Open 1/15 (for alumni) and 1/22 (for new families)          

①FP UNIVERSE:  July 13-17, 2020 ($575)

What if you could capture the wonders of the universe and enjoy them here on Earth?  At FP Universe you can!  Campers will harness the power of the sun to fly balloons and cook s’mores.  We’ll turn ourselves into planets and travel around the solar system.  All the while we will be building our own FP Universe, discovering how we are all connected and recognizing ourselves as suns, sharing our power with our own individual solar systems.  Add your light to our FP Universe! 


Location:  Based in San Mateo 

                    (with day trips around the Bay Area)

Grades:     Entering 1-7 (Limited to 20 participants)

Schedule: 8:30am-3:00pm, M-F 

Planned Activities:

Campers will enjoy Feelosophy 101, group games and

challenges, traveling the FP Solar System, flying solar 

balloons, exploring the shape of space, making sun prints,

building solar cookers, navigating public transit,

recognizing the important elements/planets in their lives, 

interviewing people in town, finding an FP star!


②FP LAND:  July 20-24, 2020 (with 2 overnights)   ($675)

If you could build a civilization from scratch, what would it look like?  What values would inspire you?  And more importantly, what food would you eat?!?  On this year’s overnight camping adventure, you will have an opportunity to create an FP civilization, complete with music, language, currency, art and of course, positive connections.  We’ll also be exploring bushcraft techniques to build what our civilization needs out of nature.  What will you create in FP Land?

Location: Based in San Mateo (with a 2-night camping trip)

Grades:    Entering grades 2-7 (Limited to 20 participants)


Day 1: San Mateo (8:30am-3pm)

Day 2: Camping (Overnight) 

Day 3: Camping (Overnight)

Day 4: Travel Back to San Mateo (4pm)

Day 5: San Mateo (8:30am-3pm)  

Planned Activities:

Team building and Feelosophy 101

Hiking adventures and purifying water

Learning bushcraft techniques

Building your camping skills toolkit

Creating languages and recipes

Building campfires and roasting s'mores

Utilizing nature to create FP Land

FP Land launch party!

FP Leadership Program: July 13-17 ($425) and July 20-24 ($525)


Available to incoming 8th graders and older, who have previously participated in an

FP program, the FP Leadership Program gives your child the opportunity to transition

from camper to counselor.  They will work as part of a group to design and deliver 

unique and inspiring camp experiences.  These young adults get to participate in our

summer camps while also taking on the roles and responsibilities of a junior

counselor.  The program includes mentoring, opportunities for reflection and growth,

and a focus on developing your individual leadership style. Come Join Our Team! 








All FP Summer Campers practice these 5 skills essential to becoming mindful change makers:

1. Shift Perspective: See challenges as learning opportunities.
2. Find Teachable Moments: Recognize when it's your turn to teach, and when it's your turn to learn.
3. Connect Positively with the World: Be in the moment and enjoy what the world has to offer.
4. Connect Positively with Yourself and Others: Be proud of what makes you unique and find positive connection with others.
5. Celebrate: Capture the moment and take time enjoy your successes.​

See Past Years: