A play-based approach to campcraft on Nojima Island.
At Yokohama International School, we believe that a meaningful Outdoor Education program guides students to live in wilderness, learn through expeditions and lead self and others through adventure.
YIS-scaffolded expeditions are an integral part of the curriculum and enable the learner to make sufficient gains in skills, knowledge and understandings through challenging journeys and outdoor pursuits whilst developing a risk taking attitude.
Age appropriate wilderness settings allow the students to discover, explore and engage with the natural world so that they may strengthen their connections to the land and gain a sense of place within it.
Being mindful of the environment, students practice using the natural world for wellness as they develop an appreciation for outdoor living and a fit for life mindset.
Leadership, self management and collaboration opportunities empower students to make meaningful connections with each other, classroom central ideas and everyday life.
The health and well-being of our students is managed with care through YIS’s thorough and systematic Risk Assessment and Management practices.
Climbing through the concept of conflict in the natural surroundings of Okutama.
Canyoning in Gunma Prefecture and caring for each other.
Community living with adventure in Minakami.
Multi-day hiking, relying on oneself and others in the Fuji Five Lakes area.
Taking smart risks rafting the Shinano River.
Sharing leadership while being mindful of spiritual journeys in wilderness.
Exploring underwater Okinawa and a shared leadership model.
Taking initiative paddling the beautiful and adventurous Yoshino River.
Snowshoeing the mountains of Nozawa and putting leadership into action.