Campers each summer are encouraged to document their stories through photographs and are taught rules of basic photography.
The importance of community service is emphasized and campers hear stories from Japanese Americans who describe the journey they traveled to find their own voice.
Camper Carina Sekimura wrote:
“My picture represents how everything is connected, an older generation teaching the newer generation. It shows that through all these years, making something and sharing something as simple as onigiri can show we are American, yet continue our Japanese customs, having the best of both worlds.”