Yoron Island Adventure School
For over 35 years, approximately 120 Okinawa District fifth grade students, and parent/teacher chaperones have participated in the Yoron Island Adventure School . The Yoron Island program is a unique intercultural program in which American, Japanese, and Indonesian students experience living together and have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities in an outdoor camp setting. The program is an annual event supported by the residents of Yoron Island and other associations in Japan.
Applications will be distributed to 5th grade students in Okinawa District Elementary Schools in early November. Applications have to be completed and returned to the school by Tuesday, December 4, 2012.
The Yoron Island Adventure will start in:
2013-3-27 00:06:15 GMT+09:00
What is the Yoron Island Adventure School?
- The Yoron Island Adventure School was started in 1977. Japanese, American and Indonesian children have participated.
- It is held once a year and is supported by the inhabitants of Yoron Island and other associations, but mainly sponsored by the International Youth Association of Japan (KSKK). The broad goal of the KSKK is to foster global thinking in young people.
- It has been held for over thirty five years.
Why is there a Yoron Island Adventure School?
- To help students enjoy nature through outdoor activities.
- To foster cooperation and mutual respect by working with each other.
- To overcome differences in language and culture through friendship and cooperation.
What are the main ideas or themes of the Yoron Island Adventure School?
- Accept the challenge to try new things.
- Respect other people.
- Exchange greetings with a big smile.
- Do what you are supposed to do for yourself, then help others too.
- Be honest.