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

DEADLINE EXTENDED:: to February 8th

Hello HEC Family!

We have decided to extend the deadline to February 8th! Please make sure to submit your students and send in the registration fee by Friday!

If you have any issues getting your registration in by February 8th, please email test.hec@hajet.org  to talk to our test coordinator or email me at hec@hajet.org.

Otherwise here are some useful links to help you out!

Here is where you can find the Guide, posters, letter packs, and information packs:

Posters, Guides, Info!

and this is the registration form with information on how to register:


This is the link to past tests that you can look over with your students to get ready to take the test:

Previous Tests!


Stay warm!

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

HEC 2019 is ready!

This is Crystal Hartsough, this year’s HEC Coordinator! Looking forward to a great year of HEC!

Registration is open and the new flyers are up and ready! (Except for the SHS Japanese version due to technical issues)

Because registration is opening earlier, the deadline will be earlier this year too. The deadline this year will be February 4th. 

Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your students’ hard work come March!

Until then, check out the awesome video of the 2018 Camp! And good luck!

Please contact test.hec@hajet.org with any questions about the test!

See you at camp!
-Crystal Hartsough
HEC Coordinator

2017 Winter HEC Meet & Greet!

Check out the event page on Facebook for the latest information!

December 10, 2017

**Hokkaido Citizen’s Activity Center
〒060-0002 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Kita 2 Jōnishi, 7 Chome, 道民活動センタービ

Come join us for HEC’s 2nd winter Meet-And-Greet!!! Reunite with past camp participants, share memories, and make new ones as we celebrate the holiday season together. Everyone is welcome to join! This is a great opportunity to learn more about camp. We will spend the afternoon playing games and conversing in English.

Special Request: If your students have ever been to HEC, please tell them about this event! They can sign up using this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/Czt0VT8frkh8smGe2

2018 HEC Information Packet

The HEC Information Packet gives a rundown of everything you need to quickly get you acquainted with HEC and its goals. It explains…

  • What is HEC?
  • Why should I get involved?
    • How can I get involved?
    • What students are eligible to participate?
    • How are students tested, and what are they tested on?

It also explains a bit more, but if you’re curious about HEC, it should be your first go-to for vital information!

2018 HEC Information Packet (English)

2018 HEC Information Packet (Japanese)

2018 Posters, Posters, Posters!

The new posters for the 2018 camp are ready!

Check them out and print some for your schools! They’re designed to be printed on A4 paper!

2018 HEC Junior High School Poster (English)

2018 HEC Junior High School Poster (Japanese)

2018 HEC Senior High School Poster (English)

2018 HEC Senior High School Poster (Japanese)

2018 HEC Combined (JHS & HS) Poster (English)

2018 HEC Combined (JHS & HS) Poster (Japanese)