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Setting the Stage: A Day in the Life at TCG Summer Camp

May 20, 2023
Posted by: Kai
Two friends, standing in Rising Field Karuizawa, a picturesque forest setting. They are engrossed in examining a collection of sticks they gathered for the campfire. With focused expressions, they carefully select the best sticks to fuel their upcoming outdoor fire.

Leaders in Learning: Navigating the Day's Journey

At TCG Karuizawa Nature Adventure, children are not just participants but leaders in their learning journey. We nurture curiosity, encourage teamwork, and cultivate an appreciation for nature in the beautiful setting of Karuizawa.

Over the next few posts, we will share more about our program, including our activities, philosophy, and staff who are passionate about early childhood education and learning in nature. We hope you will join us this summer at TCG Karuizawa Nature Adventure!

Teamwork in Action: Building More Than Just a Shelter

The day begins with the camp facilitators taking stock of their various tools. The children are encouraged to start exploring the Rising Fields. On this day, the children, seeing the facilitators setting up tarps with stakes and beginning to prepare for the campfire, came back to offer to help.

The children were excited to help with the preparations and quickly learned how to set up the tarps. Then, some of the children went to gather sticks for firewood.

Friends playfully gather on one corner of the camp tarp, having a great time together. Laughter and smiles abound as they engage in fun activities, enjoying each other's company. Their playful energy brings a lively and joyful atmosphere to the campsite, creating lasting memories of friendship and adventure.


The facilitators were trained in recognizing emergent interests in the group, and they quickly realized that the children were interested in the campfire. So they decided to lead a lesson on fire safety using the book "Fiery Fox."

A student eagerly presents a branch to the facilitator for inspection, while a friend watches attentively. Both the student and the friend display curiosity and anticipation, engaging in a moment of learning and exploration in the natural environment.
Friends gather in a circle around the pit they have prepared for the campfire, eagerly awaiting the next step. Their faces filled with anticipation and excitement. The pit is ready, and soon they will add the sticks they collected to fuel the fire.

Wrapping Up Our Day: Key Discoveries

As the sun sets on another day at TCG Karuizawa Nature Adventure, we're left with the echoes of laughter, the sense of shared experiences, and the tangible buzz of new knowledge gained. Here's what stood out:

  • Leaders in Learning: Our young adventurers aren't just along for the ride - they're at the helm of their own learning journey, steering their curiosity through the rich landscape of outdoor education in Karuizawa.
  • Together We Achieve More: Whether collecting firewood or preparing a shared meal, our campers discover that teamwork isn't just about getting things done - it's about the bonds formed and the joy found in shared success.
  • Nature, Our Greatest Teacher: With every leaf, stone, and creature encountered, our campers deepen their appreciation for nature. It's about learning facts and fostering a lifelong relationship with the environment.
  • Guided by Passion: Our dedicated staff, passionate about early childhood education, create a safe and engaging space for these discoveries to unfold, driving the adventure with expertise and care.
  • More Than a Summer Camp: TCG Karuizawa Nature Adventure is more than a summer camp - it's a place of growth, discovery, and unforgettable memories, nestled in the heart of Karuizawa's stunning natural landscape.

As we look forward to more days of exploration and learning, we invite you to join us on this journey. Stay tuned for more insights into the magic that makes TCG Karuizawa Nature Adventure a unique experience.

We will also introduce you to our dedicated facilitators, who are passionate about nurturing curiosity and creating a safe and engaging environment for learning.

So stay tuned for more insights into our camp, and join us on this exciting journey of exploration and discovery at TCG Karuizawa Nature Adventure. We can't wait to share more with you!

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