PROGRAMMES & CAMPS
YES Leadership Senior Programme
This is a 1 week nature, business and tertiary based exploration experience exclusively for 15 - 18 year old international students. The Greenfield Forest School provides this experience is for young people who want to get a better understanding of what it would be like to live and study at university in New Zealand.
YES Leadership Junior Programme
This is a 3 week experience (1 week in Nature, 2 weeks at a New Zealand School) exclusively for 12 - 14 year old international students. The Greenfield Forest School provides this experience for young people who want to get a better understanding of what it would be like to live and study at high school in New Zealand.
ProKiwi Camps for International Students
YES Forest Adventure Camps
We do not simply move the content of teaching from the classroom into nature, nor do we design a narrow single-plank bridge from A to B for our learners. At the Greenfield Forest School we use nature to inspire curiosity among participants. Together we explore a vast range of academic areas of the New Zealand forest (bush) and inspire deeper levels of interest and engagement.
YES Ocean Adventure Camps
Because the Ocean is mysterious to most people, it inspires an enthusiasm for exploration and inquiry. At The Greenfield Forest School we use the marine resources of the South Pacific Ocean to teach about ecosystems, to think about ecological crisis and to raise awareness of the threat of climate change facing all generations of life.
Open Day Tour
Visiting a forest school is the best way to experience our daily teaching and lifestyle. The Greenfield Forest School invites you to apply for an Open Day Tour so you may have a "taste" of the outdoor experience. Join our tutors and leaders to discuss programme options, and the opportunity for your child to experience a life changing education in natural New Zealand.
NATURE BASED LEARNING
OUR TEAM & SUPPORTERS
Before moving to Auckland with his family, Nigel had implemented more than 30 large sustainable energy projects in China. He is an environmental auditor for the United Nations and a lover of New Zealand culture, art and nature.
West Auckland’s native bush is Ryan’s backyard. His experience developing and facilitating youth programs in local and international schools, government and NGO organisations provide a strong foundation for knowledge, skill and safety.
Living with her family in West Auckland, Haishan holds an International Coaching Federation Certificate. Following on from owning a successful Chinese advertising agent, her focus is now on supporting international students and parents with cross cultural growth and opportunity.
SIR BOB HARVEY
Sir Bob is the best friend and biggest supporter of Forest School. When we started, it is him who helped us to find a warm accommodation for our campers in the forest. His leadership, creativity and great passion for the environment is treasure to us.
SUPPORTER, STORY TELLER
Founder and manager of non-profit plant nursery. For the past two decades or so Ron and Ryan have teamed up with camps to teach their children beautiful stories. Ron's collection of whale beaks, gannet bills and other natural specimens make children more put it down.
SUSTAINABLE CITY & COMMUNITY
German architect, surfer, coast lifeguard. Gregor is one of the most popular guests at the camp. He discusses with our campers sustainable urban planning and green building design. This is exactly one of the courses he teaches at the University of Auckland.
IT'S STILL GROWING
We think people are the cornerstone of a great school. Therefore, we are trying hard to find more friends who are like us. Their interest and enthusiasm are the greatest wealth and motivation of Forest School.
SHARING THE GOAL
We explore how to bring the knowledge, values and lifestyle developed at Forest School to traditional campuses. More schools are joining us and co-cultivating a responsible future generation under the UNESCO Global Action Plan (GAP) and Education 2030.
BECOMING THE BEST YOU CAN
Leadership development is an lifelong process. Our outdoor nature based learning camps provide international students with facilitated group experiences to assist in discovering their own personal leadership potential.
Because sustainability is a vast topic underpinning all aspects of our world, we assist students to identify how sustainability impacts each of their own individual lives. Each YES Camp experience invites the student to explore sustainability in a group context using the natural environment, shared culture, education and career choices, business structures and future problem solving as an unfolding inquiry.
The world is getting smaller. It’s more critical than ever for people to develop, and retain multicultural leadership that can navigate both the opportunities and challenges of a more connected world. During YES Camp each student explores their own cultural choices and how these are shaping the identity of future generations.