Adventure Learning Programs
NORTHSTAR leads the charge in experiential education programs in Japan for international schools
Tired of planning every detail of your program for your group?
At NORTHSTAR you provide the group, we provide the programs.
What are the benefits of coming to NORTHSTAR?
Action Learning engages students in mentally and physically challenging tasks and concludes with a “debrief” time. During debriefs, students are led through guided reflections on not only the activity, but the personal and group values that contributed to their success or failure.
NORTHSTAR’s Action Learning Program goals are two-fold; ignite and foster a passion for outdoor adventure, and clarify values to develop student’s capacity to contribute to their communities.
Tailored to Your Group
We understand that no two groups are the same. Would you like students to have more free time or to experience every activity possible? Is there a particular skill or value you’d like us to help students develop?
NORTHSTAR offers several adventure learning activities that can be customized to your group and goals.
Our lodge, which can accommodate up to 50 people, is staffed by our team of friendly Japanese and international English-speakers. Delicious and nutritious meals are prepared with love by a dedicated chef.
Outdoor Activities Lead by Professional Instructors
Experienced instructors lead seasonal activities such as mountain biking and snowboarding. Participants can feel safe while engaging in activities with at least one permanent guide/instructor on staff who holds a valid guide/instructor qualification and outdoor emergency qualification. There are also two permanent staff members with nurse qualifications.
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Tree-top Adventure Course
- ….and more
Several types of crafts are available according to the participant’s age groups. These hands on activies develop patience, precision, and good listening skills.
・Animal wood craft
・Hashi (chopstick) making
One of the things you need to succeed as a team is to get to know each other through fun learning opportunities. Initiative games aim to build trust within the team, hone leadership skills, and create relationships that grow together through laughter and group problem solving.
“ROPES Course” is a general term for facilities where equipment combining wood, logs, and wires is installed indoors or outdoors. Ropes is an acronym for:
Problem-solving, decision-making, teamwork ROPES Courses are hands-on learning programs that nurture and build a spirit of cooperation and trust.
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