Volunteer Applications OPEN until May 24th

It’s HERE! Volunteer applications are open and you can click here to fill out yours:

I’m ready to help make an unforgettable summer for 50 amazing English-learners!

Here’s the volunteer information pack:

How can I help?

Here’s my two cents:

I went to the HEC camp for the first time last year. I loved it so much I decided to become the HEC Coordinator.

I think most people walk away from the camp amazed with the students, the activities, the beautiful camp, and the plethora of wonderful friends and memories made there. My experience is a little different as I helped out behind the scenes; mostly interacting with other volunteers to keep the ship running smoothly while the amazing coordinators of last year put out fires and… well, coordinated.

So what I saw at camp that lit a fire under me to do something was the volunteers. Everyone came together as their own unique selves to offer to the camp. Everyone put so much of themselves into everything they did. Even in the heat and even when things didn’t go quite as planned, these volunteers really stepped up and made the camp an unforgettable experience for everyone. I think too often the skills and passion that got us to Japan is forgotten, and this camp gives us an opportunity to really bring all that to the table.

Also, the camp is so much fun and it’s the highlight of my experience in Hokkaido.

As the great Taiyo says, “No HEC no life!”

I’m so excited to see what all of you bring to the camp. It’s going to be a great one and it’ll be even better with YOU!

-Crystal Hartsough
HEC Coordinator

HEC 2019 Registration Deadline Approaching!


There’s some confusion on the registration information, so please refer to the information here:


Hello! Our registration deadline is approaching! As you settle back into work and your students settle back into school, remember to get the registration forms for HEC in as soon as possible!

Our 2019 deadline is: February 4th

Here are some links to help you:

Registration Form

Test Prep Package
*the Test Prep Package is from 2018 but you can use it for 2019

Past Tests to Practice with

HEC Guide
*This is also from 2018 but you can still use it!

Letter Pack for parents

Please email test.hec@hajet.org with any test-related questions
Please email me with general questions: hec@hajet.org

Good luck!

Crystal Hartsough
HEC Coordinator