『インターナショナルスクールにおけるキャンプの価値』 徳島 キャンプ場 国際バカロレア
ＹＭＣＡ阿南国際海洋センターをご利用いただくOYIS（Osaka YMCA International School）のMarc Mesich（マーク メシック）先生より、「インターナショナルスクールにおけるキャンプの価値」についてVoiceが届きました。ぜひ、ご一読ください。
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『OYIS Anan Camp Experience』
The sound of waves meeting the shore, combined with the smell of salty ocean meets you as you crest the hill heading into camp Anan. This facility graced with an abundance of natural beauty strikes you upon first sight. Quickly you know that this is going to be a remarkable experience.
Anan is simply put an amazing location. Located on a sheltered bay the camp hosts a wide range of aquatic activities. Through this location the possibilities to provide students with highly memorable experience are abundant. Our students were able to experience courses in kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and night walking. Each of these contributed to getting students out of their comfort zone and into an experience of nature that is quite hard to experience in urban spaces.
The camp played host to OYIS grade 5 students for a three night four day experience. Though we were near the end of the season and experienced some cooler weather, our students were still able to spend extensive time outdoors and in the water. The experience brought appropriate challenge and growth to our class. The instructors focused on the water based activities were receptive and interested in learning about our school based program. This is a facility with great potential and a desire to grow.
With the emerging popularity of the IB Diploma Program in Japan, I believe that Camp Anan would be an ideal location to provide students with a CAS experience. Based on extensive conversations with the staff camp they are ready to provide extended trips and challenging outdoor experiences for students. Consider the possibility of camp based sailing, kayaking or canoeing excursions. Or engage in the outdoors camping out on Camp Anan’s ancillary island.
In addition to this the camp could also provide an opportunity for leadership development. Based on their extensive facilities there are a wide range of possibilities for schools of all sizes.
OYIS Senior School Coordinator / IBDP Authorization Specialist