Summer Camp 2017
Water Wizards & Mountain Masters
It is possible to join both the water and mountain sessions consecutively for a 10 day and 9 night program.
The extended camp is recommended for those children with prior camp experience and time away from their parents.
The fun camp is a 2 day 1 night stand alone camp to introduce children to the summer camp experience.
Summer Camp Session Dates
3rd – 7th Water Wizards
8th – 12th Mountain Masters
15th – 16th Fun Camp
17th – 21st Water Wizards
22nd – 26th Mountain Masters
What is a Water wizard and a mountain master?
Water Wizards and Mountain Masters are youth between the ages of eight and fourteen who have a keen interest in the natural world around, with a desire to discover along their very own adventurous journey. We at Evergreen feel it is essential for us to assist these young Wizards and Masters in their quest of discovery and have prepared programs that provide them the means to accomplish this in a safe and fun learning atmosphere.
is a 5 day camp to discover and live out the cycle of water. Campers will learn about the natural cycle of water though taking part in thought provoking and physically challenging activities on crystal clear lakes and rivers with in Hakuba Valley and a day long field trip along the length of the Himekawa River to it’s confluence with the Sea of Japan.
Activities like raft building on lake Aokiko, and river rafting and canyoning in crystal clear streams encourage team work, leadership and communication as well as being challenging and great fun too.
On a more academic side we will create a mini hydro electric generator and visit an actual Hydro electric dam as well as write a journal of our experiences and ideas on how we can responsibly harness waters great power.
Food on the camp will be a combination of camp cooking over an open camp fire by the campers themselves, assisted of course by our camp chef and councilors as well as dinners prepared by our chef at Roots cafe and a last night pizza party where campers will make their own pizza and cook it in our wood fired brick oven.
Campers will spend their first night in lake side bungalows were we will have a camp fire, explore the night sky and search for wild fire flies that will be just starting to come out around the lake and rivers of the area. From the second night we will move to Evergreen’s Kokusai Lodge for the remainder of our nights in Hakuba.
Transportation to the camp will be on JR rail Super Azusa Express from Shinjuku station to Hakuba and we will return via Super Azusa from Hakuba to Shinjuku Station. All the time the children will be chaperoned by a camp councilor on reserved seats. These tickets can be purchased through Evergreen Outdoor Center with the assistance of a local travel agent here in Hakuba. For those that would rather drop off and pick up their child(ren) at and from camp this train cost will not be needed and we will have a drop off and pick up time and place for you to meet the camp leaders.
is for children intrigued by nature and excited by adventure.
This 5 day camp that can be coupled with the WaterWizards program and is a great way for your child to learn about mountain and forest ecosystems while all the while having a great time mountain biking and hiking the local hills, climbing rocks and trees as well playing in crystal clear streams and camping under the stars in tents.
We will stay in indoor lodging for three nights and hike to our mountain camp site for one night of tenting where we will enjoy the observing the stars and telling stories around the camp fire.
The activities that we will do out i the great outdoors of the Japanese Alps will not only challenge the students but provide us a means to discover the ecosystems that we travel through.
The use of compass and maps for orienteering and camp craft will provide a bass for all future outdoor skills and adventures on the journey through life.
Great friendships will be created with memories that will last a lifetime.
Transportation to the camp will be on JR rail Super Azusa Express from Shinjuku station to Hakuba and we will return via Super Azusa from Omachi to Shinjuku Station. All the time the children will be chaperoned by a camp councilor on reserved seats. These tickets can be purchased through Evergreen Outdoor Center with the assistance of a local travel agent here in Hakuba. For those that would rather drop off and pick up their child(ren) at and from camp this train cost will not be needed and we will have a drop off and pick up time and place for you to meet the camp leaders.
Who is this camp for?
Ages 8 – 14 who feel comfortable speaking English all day.
Meeting place and time
Sign in at JR Shinjyuku station at 7:00 for both sessions.
Lodging, meals, activity fees, 24 hour supervision.
5 day: 108,000 yen 10 day: 209,000 yen + transport expenses
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– 5 day program 103,000 yen
– 10 day program 201,000 yen
Ends May 31st!
◆Sign up 2 people get:
– 5,000 YEN OFF 5 day program
– 8,000 YEN OFF 10 day program
(for the second person)
How To Register
If you would like further information or would like to request a registration form containing further details and helpful information for your child, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to another great summer camp in Hakuba!
Not at all! Our camp is truly international, with many of our guides coming from within Japan as well as all over the world. Many are bilingual and our focus is primarily on youths enjoying the outdoors as opposed to the langauge.
Being an international camp, our campers come from both overseas and Japan.
We do discourage parents from seeing their children during the camp, even if they are in Hakuba at the same time.
While there is no need for anyone to bring an excess of money, there may be an opportunity or two for them to purchase souvenirs, ice creams, snacks etc… We therefore recommend for them to bring small amount of spending money with them.
With the exception of our farewell BBQ, all lunches will be provided by Roots Cafe, a vegan cafe that excels in providing healthy and delicious meals for all dietary requirements and/or allergies. Roots Cafe has extensive experience in catering for schools and large groups, and understands the importance of proper nutrition & diet in young people.
Outstanding! Amazing! There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this trip, and this experience you have given us. The sports, the culture, the food, everything from day one to twelve has been amazing. It was a lot of fun, and you guys have been great. We will be coming back!MIKHAIL OZA