Children
 Japan
Project #13568

School of Fun for Children in Fukushima

by Academy Camp
May 30, 2014

Academy Camp - Paddling at Lake Inawashiro

The beginners
The beginners' team won the final race

Please find a Japanese version of this report here.

(On May 24-25, 2014, We held a camp at Lake Inawashiro, Fukushima, where the radiation level is normal, to paddle E-boats instructed by specialists and to learn Basic Life Support from medical and nursing students. This report is about the two-day camp from a viewpoint of a student volunteer.)

It was my first time to participate in Academy Camp, and I feel that I myself learned a lot from it.

The program let us learn how to use an AED and do chest compression through role playing with set situations, and I am certain that everyone will be able to put what we have learned into practice whenever necessary. Also, since we were a group of people of different ages doing the same things together, I feel that I was in touch with different ways of thinking and different views, providing me with new discoveries and findings. I really feel that I learned a lot through these two days.

I have also empathized deeply with people not so far from me having been active in providing younger generations with learning experiences. I would like to work with them from now on, although I am afraid that my contributions may be small.

Well, I think I have said enough about learning. More than anything, I have enjoyed a lot for the whole two days! Especially the E-boats were fun. I was like addicted to paddling. It was quite a refreshment for myself, with vigorous children and powerful adults around me.

I am really grateful for the wonderful experiences! I hope that more people will know about this camp, and share the enjoyment with a large number of people together.

Racing back to the marina
Racing back to the marina
Practicing BLS with hands-only CPR and AEDs
Practicing BLS with hands-only CPR and AEDs
The morning began with a little exercise
The morning began with a little exercise
Time for introspection
Time for introspection
A group photo promising to get together again
A group photo promising to get together again

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Organization Information

Academy Camp

Location: Fujisawa, Kanagawa - Japan
Website: http:/​/​academy-camp.org
Project Leader:
Kenji Saito
Fujisawa, Kanagawa Japan