Nature Guide Junior Camp @ Dianshan Lake
Nature Guide Junior Camp
Do you want to spend a blast of a summer in Shanghai’s marvelous countryside? Then join Green Steps on a Nature Guide Junior Camp this July.
Spend one week exploring with us the stunning wildlife in Qingpu’s lush nature
- by foot, by bike, in a kayak -
and learn natural science hands-on.
Learn with us 21st century skills. Increase your self-awareness, grow self-confident of your talents and find your element. Cooperate with new buddies in the exploration of Mother Earth, learn to trust your instincts and your peers.
Week 1: July 12 - 17
Week 2: July 19 - 24
Week 3: July 26 - 31
Pick a research topic, dive one week into nature to find answers and present on the last day of the camp your results to your camp peers.
How is the quality of Qingpu's water in different locations?
How do canals connect larger water bodies?
What is the role of waterplants in wetlands?
Where does waste come from and where does it go in rural Shanghai?
Which kinds of dragonflies can be found in Jinze?
Which kinds of birds can be found in Jinze?
Which kinds of fish can be found in Jinze?
Which kinds of mammals can be found in Jinze?
Which kinds of trees can be found in Jinze?
Which kinds of plants are grown in Cenbo?
If you haven't found your research subject, propose your own. Our local Nature Guides team will help you to get it on track.
At the end of the camp, your experience will be certified and you can be pre-qualified as Nature Guide Junior!
opening evening - get to know - pick your research subject
Monday - Thursday
06:00 morning sports (kayak, SUP, swimming)
09:00 outdoor research block
14:00 indoor research block
18:00 evening sports (kayak, SUP, swimming)
Research presentation - certification - farewell
Line 17 all the way to the terminal station: Oriental Land
Subway terminal Oriental Land 东方绿舟站
Taxi to Cenbo village (cost ~40 CNY)
Get in at the Danshui road stop, crossroad with Middle Huaihai road.
Bus name: 沪南高速专线
Bus stop: 淡水路（靠近淮海中路）
It's near South Huangpi road subway station (Line 1)
Get off at the Jingze bus station 金泽镇公交车站
Taxi to Cenbo village (cost ~30 CNY)
Parking spots are available if you come with your own car. We are happy to provide you with directions. However, we support using public transportation.
for further info
Do you have Questions？
Come and meet us:
Make an appointment and meet our Shanghai Nature Guide team in our Shanghai downtown office. Share with us your questions and concerns. We are more than happy to explain you about this experience.
Maybe join one of our activities before the summer camp and connect with Nature.
Green Steps Shanghai Address:
Shanghai, Xuhui district, Panyu road 1199, building 3, 101 Office.
It's near Yishan road subway station (Line 3-4)
Everyone's opinion has the right to be listened. Diversity of life and tolerance towards others is nurtured.
Our relationships are funded by the genuine wish to help and support others.
Everyday we can do at least one good action, help someone and contribute to make this world a better place.
Participants need to bring:
Comfortable sport cloths, light and quick to dry.
Personal toiletries (tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, towels).
Hiking shoes, water shoes, flip-flops.
Swimming suit, swimming towel.
Be mindful of the ongoing season (i.e. bring raincoat in case of rain, bring sun protection in case of sun, bring mosquito repellent in the hot season, etc.)
BRING REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE AND TABLEWARE - ALL OF OUR ACTIVITIES AIM TO BE ZERO WASTE
Photos and videos:
Every day there will be a selection of photos and/or videos from the activities shared with the parents via a WeChat group established with this only purpose.
Phone, electronics and video-games:
No devices would be allowed during the activity program schedule. A time-window after every dinner time 7-9 pm will be scheduled for participants to call their families or use their devices. Our nature guides will carry emergency phones all the time and communicate with parents in case of need. Charging the personal devices is under the responsibility of the owners. Use of the devices out of the time allocated for it will incur in the device to be confiscated for 24h.
We expect and enforce from all participants and from our staff to engage in respectful, compassionate and kind behaviors and communication to each other. Use of violence (whether physical or verbal), non respectful behavior, non-respect of the rules and/or the guidelines provided by the camp staff will involve 2 warnings opportunities, after that, if the behavior is not completely changed, the participant will be sent back home, without any refund of the camp fees.
The program will be facilitated in English & Chinese.
This is not a language camp, the objective of our communication is that concepts are understood and that participants have fun while maintaining appropriate safety measures.
1 Nature Guide supervises 6 participants in order to provide personalized interactions and ensure appropriate safety control.
Maximum 12 participants
The activities are suitable for children age 12-18 years old without accompanying adults.
A nature journal is provided to all registered participants to record their daily experiences during the camp.
Our program takes place even in case of light rain; in case of heavy rain or storm we will organize alternative activities in line with natural science and outdoor skills topics.
Participants will be hosted in double or triple rooms in Cenbo B&B
The event organization does not include any service or accommodation for parents. Activity are not designed for parents joining together with their kids.
Our Nature Guides
Law major background; kayak coach; working experience as a farm agent; assistant teacher of guitar, keyboard, ukri and African drum; like cooking, love nature and physical exercise.
Lived and worked in Qingpu national ecological village for 2 years; 3 years of part-time work experience in natural education; children's psychological consultation and three-level nutritionist certificate; WWF wetland guide.
More than 10 years experience in education industry. Moved to Qingpu area to began a rural life two years ago. Love nature, love animals, love sports and love cooking vegetarian food.
Co-Founder & CEO global services. Former tech lawyer and corporate executive. Interested in providing technological solutions to social problems. Montessori teacher and father of two. Passionate about fixing the environment, reforming education and unfolding the human potential.