INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS

OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN THE JAPANESE ALPS


At Evergreen, nature is our class room, and Outdoor Education means a lot to us. We believe that educating our youth in the outdoors will help overcome adversity, enhance personal and social development while strengthening our bonds with nature. Through experiential learning, we run our school trips in the form of Adventure Education and can tailor our programs to suit any needs.

As we all know, learning extends far beyond the school walls, and bringing them outdoors from time to time can lead to invaluable experiences for students and teachers alike. Giving individuals the opportunity to experience, master and enjoy new activities in a fun and safe environment can lead to immeasurable personal development and the acquisition of new skills.

With over a decade of experience and an international team of professional guides, we here at Evergreen pride ourselves in the high caliber of our International School programs.

YEAR ROUND SCHOOL PROGRAMS

year round school programs in hakuba

Whether it is one day of just plain fun in the outdoors, a five day adventurous journey into the Japanese Alps or a ten day camp away from the hustle of daily life, the benefits of immersing our youths into nature and physical activities are endless. There is not a camp that passes by without individual students overcoming personal challenges, realizing their potential and creating lifelong memories with their peers. At Evergreen we provide programmes that make a difference in peoples lives.

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SAMPLE TRIP PROGRAMS

Action Camp (Hotel Stay)

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Hakuba. Check in Accommodation
  • Half day Mountain bike in Hakuba
  • Dinner at accommodation
  • Campfire and marshmallows

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Half day Canoe/Kayak tour at Aokiko lake
  • Lunch at Evergreen Aokiko lake
  • Half day Climbing at Oomachi climbing wall
  • Dinner at Accommodation
  • Movie night

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Half day Canyoning in Kamoshika Canyon
  • Lunch at Evergreen Roots café
  • Halfday Rafting on Himekawa
  • Dinner at Accommodation
  • Night canoe at Aokiko lake

Day 4:

  • Breakfast at Accommodation
  • Half-day hike to Happo lake
  • Bento lunch on mountain
  • Board bus back home

Price per student:
¥60,000

*based on a 20+ group.
*excludes transportation from/to Tokyo.
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Adventure Camp (Hotel & Camping Stay)

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Hakuba. Check in Campsite
  • Setup camp
  • Tour briefing and slideshow
  • Dinner at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Campfire

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Start the 2 days’ hike in Tsugaike area
  • Lunch on mountain (student to make a packed lunch)
  • Continue hiking
  • Check-in Tsugaike mountain hut
  • Dinner and hot spring

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at hut
  • Map work and compass training
  • Continue hike (students leading the way)
  • Lunch on mountain
  • Continue hike (students leading the way)
  • Dinner at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Hot spring

Day 4:

  • Breakfast at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Full day Canoe on Aokiko lake
  • Lunch catered by Evergreen
  • Dinner at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Hot spring

Day 5:

  • Breakfast at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Half day Mountain bike
  • Lunch at Evergreen café
  • Half day Canyoning
  • Dinner at local restaurant

Day 6:

  • Breakfast at campsite (Student cooking)
  • Pack up camp
  • Full day Whitewater Rafting on Chikuma river
  • Picnic lunch on Riverbank catered by Evergreen
  • Check-in Hotel in Nozawa onsen
  • Dinner and hot spring
  • Night stroll around Nozawa

Day 7:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Sightseeing at “Hell valley monkey Onsen”
  • Buffet lunch on route
  • Cultural tour at Zenkoji temple in Nagano
  • Board bus back to Tokyo

Price per student: ¥130,000
*based on a 20+ group
*excluding transportation from/to Tokyo
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Camping Trip (Camping Stay)

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Hakuba. Check in Aokiko Campsite
  • Light lunch catered by Evergreen
  • Setup camp
  • Canoeing
  • Dinner at campsite catered by Evergreen
  • Campfire

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at campsite catered by Evergreen
  • Mountain bike
  • Lunch by the lake
  • Climbing and Orienteering
  • Onsen
  • Dinner at Campsite catered by Evergreen

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at campsite catered by Evergreen
  • Capture the flag
  • Lunch by the lake
  • Board bus back home

Price per student: ¥32,000
*based on a 20+ group
*excluding transportation from/to Tokyo
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Winter Trip (Hotel Stay)

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Hakuba. Check in accommodation
  • Organize ski rentals. Briefing
  • Night stroll around Hakuba

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Ski/snowboard lesson in Hakuba ski resort
  • Lunch at Evergreen cafe
  • Ski/snowboard lesson in Hakuba ski resort
  • Dinner at accommodation

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Ski/snowboard lesson in Iwatake ski resort
  • Lunch at Evergreen cafe
  • Ski/snowboard lesson in Iwatake ski resort
  • Dinner at accommodation
  • Hot spring

Day 4:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Full day snow shoe tour in Tsugaike ski resort
  • Bento Lunch on mountain prepared by Evergreen cafe
  • Dinner at accommodation
  • Night Skiing in Hakuba ski resort
  • Hot spring

Day 5:

  • Breakfast at accommodation
  • Half day Cross country tour on Hakuba Olympic course
  • Lunch at Evergreen café
  • Board bus back home
Back to Day 1

TESTIMONIALS

Today we have been looking at some great photos of camp bringing back wonderful memories. The Grade Fours really appreciated all the effort and enthusiasm that you and your amazing team put into our camp. The students look forward to next year for more great times.

Paul Humphrey
– Tokyo International School


Dave, your guys were fantastic! If it weren’t for your professional assistance we wouldn’t be able to run our Outdoor program in Japan.
Thank you and look forward to seeing you in the spring for the year 9’s.

Matt Lennon
– British School in Tokyo


Thank you very much for everything and all your support for our Grade 6 students and teachers! They all really enjoyed the trip and raved about how much nice the EOC team are!

Yoko Iwasaki
– Yokohama International School


Evergreen set us up really good for the week, from sorting out the camping to organizing fun and active events, they were ever present. We went hiking, did some canyoning, mountain-biking and rafting, among others. The staff are really professional and welcoming and always willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Evergreen and the beautiful region of Hakuba! Arigato gozaimasu to Evergreen.

Kieran De Groote
– United World College of Asia


 

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GREEN SEASON CAMPS

  • building an oven in aokiko
  • wall climbing in omachi
  • summer camp in hakuba
  • kayaking in aokiko
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  • kayaking in aokiko
  • art and craft in otari
  • playing outside in hakuba
  • tree climbing in hakuba
  • mountain biking in hakuba
  • canoeing in aokiko

Typically our Spring, Summer and Autumn camps include popular activities such as canoeing or kayaking on Lake Aokiko, mountain biking, canyoning, rafting, hiking, orienteering & tree climbing. While staying in a hotel is of course an option, many schools opt for camping, relying on the students to cook their meals, set their tents and have a truly outdoor experience.

We are able to provide everything from utensils, tables and chairs ­ to tents and sheltered eating areas. Whether it is the first or last day, students will be continually experiencing new things.

More About Outdoor Education In The Japanese Alps

Winter Camps

Located at the base of a world class ski resort – Happo-one – we focus primarily on ski and snowboard lessons for our winter camps, as well as sledging & snowshoeing. All of our instructors are qualified and experienced, and all lessons are grouped according to individual ability level. Happo­-one is the largest ski resort in Hakuba, and there is plenty of terrain for all levels.

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I am a teacher from the Western Academy of Beijing. This year will be our third ski trip to Japan with Evergreen Outdoor Center. Our ski week with Evergreen is an excellent experience. The organization and the care for our group is outstanding. The instructors are high quality and students of all levels have a great experience. We often have the same students returning with us for their week of skiing with Evergreen. This company offers quality experience for our students and I highly recommend them for any school group.Sue Edwards, Western Academy in Beijing

Duke Of Edinburgh

Evergreen is a proud provider of DofE challenges all over Japan. Whether you are in need of a guide to lead you through the mountains, or you would like us to organize an adventure challenge from scratch, we will be more than happy to assist with anything needed. Our staff are registered as DofE award Trip leaders and are fully experienced to ensure a maximum of safety and fun!

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New from 2016

There is an exciting project going on in Hakuba at the moment which Evergreen is proud to be part of. This year Hakuba International School (HIS) will be running their Summer School from July 4th through 10th!


The HIS Summer School has a range of stimulating activities such as outdoor sports, computer programming, creative arts and music! Why not join in for a week of amazing learning opportunities in the stunning natural environment of Hakuba? Your child will conclude the week with new friends and great memories of their unforgettable summer adventures!

Plans are in progress for HIS to become a full boarding international school catering to students aged from 12 to 18 based on the international baccalaureate curriculum, opening its doors in 2020!

For more info please follow this link.

Getting your school involved

We have a very real passion for working with youths in the outdoors, and would love to assist you in creating the perfect camp for your school group. For further details on our programs and prices, please contact us.


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Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few different options available to schools for meal arrangements. Evergreen can provide the prepared meals or the ingredients with which the students make their own meals, or the students can purchase their own ingredients and cook their own food. If you have opted for a hotel, they will arrange the meals.

Generally 3-5 days is the standard length for most schools coming from within Japan, and 7-10 days for schools coming from overseas.

For the majority of our activities, we are equipped to continue the tours regardless of the weather. It is also true that with many activities, poor weather does not affect the enjoyment factor. However, for extreme weather cases we do have indoor alternatives using both our facility here and others in Hakuba.

Alongside ski trips, spring and autumn are always popular times for camps, as the temperatures are pleasantly cooler than mid-summer and the valley a little quieter.

All meals provided by Evergreen will be prepared by Roots Cafe, which has extensive experience in catering for schools and large groups. Roots Cafe understands the importance of proper nutrition and diet in young people, and is able to prepare delicious substitutes for all allergies and requirements.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Evergreen for the great work they did with the kids last week. Every students that was with one of the Evergreen instructors raved about them. You guys really made the trip for some of the kids here at TIS.Trenton Dean (Tokyo International School)
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