Children's Summer Camp season at the Japanese Friendship Garden is just around the corner and registration is now open! Join the Japanese Friendship Garden for another fun week immersed in Japanese culture. This year, summer camp participants will experience hands on activities ranging from garden aesthetics, basic botany, flower arrangements, dance, music, storytelling, language, games, sushi rolls, candy sushi, painting, manga art, taiko drums, yukata, and more! Visit us here regularly and follow us on social media to get all the latest updates!

*Tentative Taiko Summer Camp: August 6 - 10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Inquiries can be e-mailed to Frederic at 



During the month of July, there will be different summer camp weeks designated for certain grade levels. If a child is registered at another summer camp within Balboa Park, summer camp coordinators and their summer camp registrants will meet at a designated meeting location so summer camp registrants can be safely accompanied to their next summer camp coordinator. 

Registration fees are as follows: JFG members ... $110 | Non JFG members ... $130

July 9 - 13 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

July 16 - 20 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

July 23 - 27 | 1:00 PM - 4:00pm


JFG Summer Scholarships

A $50 scholarship is available to families with limited income. Please fill out and submit the application that is downloadable by clicking here. Applications may be submitted via e-mail, in person, or mailed to 2125 Park Blvd. Ste #2 San Diego, CA 92101. Inquiries can be e-mailed to Frederic at

JFG Summer Scholarships are made available through generous donations from the PRATT MEMORIAL FUND under MUFG Union Bank.