Grade 6 Qiandaohu Experience
Qiandaohu Grade 6 Trip is located Zhejiang Province, at the Thousand Island Lake not far from Hangzhou.
The HIS Grade 6 Program is supported by the Karst Climber outdoor education company who provide quality staff, equipment, and locations for student experiential learning.
The grade 6 trip will begin with one day at HIS where teachers will organize activities and provide overviews. The students will spend 4 days and 3 nights away from 17 - 21 May.
Qiandaohu (Thousand Island Lake) is an area conveniently located near Hangzhou. The site is quiet and scenic with facilities and infrastructure to accommodate small to mid-sized groups and makes for a great introduction to outdoor trips.
See photos posted from the 2019 Grade 6 Trip here.
The layout and variety of activities make Qiandaohu suitable for short trips for Grade 6 participants. The TRY programs are great for building confidence in the outdoors, leaning basic new skills and especially working on team building, problem solving, support and acceptance.
Day 1 - May 17
Day 2 - May 18
Day 3 - May 19
Day 4 - May 20
Day 5 - May 21
- Team Games and Ice Breakers - best done upon arrival, for instructors and participants to get familiar with one another, stretch after the long drive and have some fun.
- Hiking - 14-15 km hike to showcase up the mountains to showcase the view of Qiandaohu, it offers a good variety of educational moments where participants can practice and apply school-learnt science knowledge.
- Raft Building & Design Activity - an extended activity where the groups have to use creativity, artistic talent, marketing and economic skills plus some smart design to build functional, efficient equipment.
- Rope Course- a series of rope challenges for individuals and groups. While they are personal challenges , for each individual to overcome their limitations, to stay focused and problem solve, a big emphasis is put on peer support.
- Kayaking activity - an chance to kayak on Qiandaohu in groups, experiencing an island hunt
- Biking activity - Mountain bikes provided - students will be biking on the bicycle trail with a support van following with water / snacks
- Camp Set-up skills - students will learn how to set up tents and sleep in the outdoors.
- Campfire cooking - students will be able to make and cook their own dinners using items provided by the Karst program. These can be both vegetarian and meat options
Food & Accommodation
Catered food - food is provided at the hotel’s restaurant and Karst will make sure to choose a menu that offers variety and a good nutritional value for young children. Most of the items are Chinese cuisine representatives. Breakfasts are supplemented by Karst Climber with items most students would be familiar with ( toast, eggs, bacon, cereals & milk).
During activity days, snacks, fruit and water are provided to keep the energy levels high.
Hotel - accommodation is provided within walking distance to most activities; The hotel is relatively new, they are in the mid range category and allows participants a comfortable stay for the program, with a good meeting and dining space.
HIS Teacher Chaperones
- Ms. Yoyo Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mr. Kyle Kresge (email@example.com)
- Ms. Jenny Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mrs. Katherine Foster (email@example.com)
- Mr. Matthew Cushman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ms. Rhiannon Johnson (email@example.com)
- Mr. John Willoughby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr. Matthew Baxter (email@example.com)
Karst Climber Staff Contact information
- Ginger 18690612955