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Grade 6 Ningbo Experience

Simingshan Grade 6 Trip is located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

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 18 September - 21 September.

Siming Shan National Park is a conveniently located area 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.

The layout and variety of activities make Siming Shan 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
Transfer Hangzhou- Si Ming Shan ( 2.5- 3 h)
Greetings, Introductions
Ice breakers & Team Games
LaoShiLin Hotel

Day 2
Mixed Breakfast
Lunch en route
Catapults building - multi layered activity
Group meeting/ Movie
LaoShiLin Hotel

Day 3
Mixed Breakfast
Rope Challenge segment
Treasure Hunt
BBQ & Campfire
LaoShiLin Hotel

Day 4*
Mixed Breakfast
Rafting / Cooking activity
Return to Hangzhou

*departure dependant

Program Highlights
  • Team Initiatives and Ice Breakers - best done upon arrival, for instructors and participants to get familiar with one another, stretch after the long drive and have a giggle.
  • Hiking - a relatively short but intense hike, with uphills, downhills, single trails and a good forest to pass through, it offers a good variety of educational moments where participants can practice and apply school-learnt science knowledge.
  • Catapults - 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 low 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.
  • Treasure Hunt - at the end of the program, this is a good opportunity to bring it all together and apply all the experiences from the past few days. Teams will be encouraged to do their best, stay positive and supportive , express good sportsmanship and most of all have fun.
  • Rafting / Cooking activity - an easy but exciting white water rafting experience (conditions dependent) or a workshop cooking local snacks and treats that the group can take away for the bus ride back to school.

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.
SimingShan LaoShiLin 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. Confait: (mconfait@his-china.org)
  • Mr. Kresge: (kkresge@his-china.org)
  • Ms. Zhang: (yzhang@his-china.org)

Karst Climber Staff Contact information

  • Ben 15697733432
  • Ginger 18690612955
  • Lucas 18406739643
  • Beau 18278300795
  • Nick 18377356813
  • Abao 13164766965
  • Ningbo Hospital 57487085588

SimingShan National Forest Park, , YuYao,County, Zhejiang Province (red pin)

Driving from Hangzhou - 2,5 - 3 hours.

Nearest CHR station - YuYao, about 1,5 hours away from site.