SCHOOL PROGRAMS

OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN THE JAPANESE ALPS


At Evergreen, nature is our classroom, and Outdoor Education means a lot to us. Outdoor Education involves learning in, about, and for the outdoors. We believe that being outdoors enhances enthusiasm and facilitates natural learning.

As we all know, learning extends far beyond the school walls, and bringing students outdoors from time to time can lead to invaluable experiences for both students and teachers. Providing individuals with 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 at Evergreen pride ourselves on the high caliber of our International School programs

GREEN SEASON PROGRAMS

Our green season starts in May and finishes in November. During this time, our education programs include water and land activities designed to connect participants with nature.

Our water activities include raft building, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking on Lake Aokiko, canyoning in our local canyon Kamushika, or rafting on the Himekawa or Saigawa rivers. Our land activities include hiking, orienteering, tree climbing, wall climbing, mountain biking, geocaching, and much more.

We provide various accommodation options depending on the time of year, the requirements of the school, and the age of the participants. While staying in our hotel is, of course, an option, many schools opt for camping, where students are responsible for cooking their meals, setting up their tents, and having 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 continually experience new things.

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WINTER SEASON PROGRAMS

Our winter season runs from December to April, offering education programs focused on snowsports activities throughout Hakuba Valley.

These snowsports activities include skiing, snowboarding,  snowshoeing, cave and igloo building, mountain awareness sessions, avalanche lectures, sledding, snow games, and much more.

Our activities are situated in between the ski resorts of Happo One, Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, and Cortina.

We offer various accommodation options, depending on the time of year, school requirements, and the ages of the participants.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation

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The Alps View Hotel.

Our base for our adventures in Hakuba Valley

Tsugaike accommodation at it’s best. The Alps View is a newly renovated hotel complex with a relaxed atmosphere, providing easy access to Hakuba Valley’s endless activities.

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Rooms:
Western/Japanese style rooms (4pax/room), bathroom (bathtub, shower, toilet), 100% cotton bedding, central heater/air conditioner, hair dryer, hangers, Wifi, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, soap.

Hotel Services

24-hr supervision, Luggage storage, Safety deposit box,  Security Alarm, Smoke alarms, Fire extinguishers, Free WIFI in the hotel, Games room, Training / Conference Room, Dinning space.

Camp Food

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The Alps Craft Cafe

Looking after our environment is paramount, and our food plays a huge part in this. Throughout our camps we endeavour to provide our campers with nutritional, eco-sourced meals using local produce, including: vegetables, free range eggs, local Shinsyu chicken and locally grown organic goods. We always try to avoid using additives, preservatives and MSG wherever possible. We cater to food allergies, and can provide vegetarian/vegan options upon your request.

We try our upmost to support the local economy and community by using local businesses and restaurants. We also prepare meals in our own kitchen to ensure our campers’ food is fresh with minimal carbon footprint as possible.

Our Commitment To The Environment

  • We try not to use air conditioning in our offices or in our vehicles while driving.
  • We plant trees to replace air conditioners and work to improve ventilation. 
  • We do not consume unnecessary electricity.
  • We use compost.
  • Recycling is a big part of our company culture.

Our efforts may seem small, but small changes on a large scale can make huge changes on industry and on our environment. We share our ideology with our staff, and encourage them to be forward thinking towards their own environmental foot-print. We would like to think that our seasonal staff return to their home countries with a more open mind set and adjust their habits to protect our planet whenever possible.

Your Camp Leaders

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Dave Enright

EOC Founder & Adventure Leadership Program Director

“Let’s discover your full potential while out exploring the spectacular wild spaces of Nagano.”

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Mariko Enright

EOC Founder & Kids Camp Developer

“I am always excited to create chances for self development for our campers!”

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Javier Calzada

Schools Program Director

“I've been connecting with nature since I was kid and now it has become my lifestyle”

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Johnny Rembelos

Camp Guide

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than they seek.” - John Muir

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Kinga
Stus

Camp Guide

"Everything quiets down and the only thing going on is pure flow. It’s just wilderness and the movement. This is what I love."

Don't Just Take Our Word For It


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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