为什么要举行这次美国秋令营 WHY ARE WE ORGANIZING THIS AUTUMN EDUCATIONAL TOUR
此次秋令营的目的之一，是为美国山水学堂基地做好准备工作. The main purpose of this autumn tour, is to check on the conditions of the two cities below, and prepare for setting up a learning base in the USA, as a branch of inMountains School. 学堂目前的两个备选地点是: There are two options of the locations at the moment:
- 北卡州 Wilmington 市, NC
- 加州硅谷 Fremont 市, CA
成员都是谁 WHO ARE THE MEMBERS
我们组织一些由于不喜欢不适应中国现有的传统教育，或者抑郁症等原因休学在家，有意向将来去美国读书的学生，以及他们的家长，前往美国考察。We are organizing the students from nationwide, who dislike the traditional schooling in China, or are depressed, and have mostly left their schools to travel to the USA with us, with an intention of finding a school across the Pacific.
领队是罗军老师，他是山水学堂的负责人，刚结束的美国暑期夏令营2023活动的组织者。Name of the organizer is Julian Luo, the leading teacher of inMountains School, who organized the Summer Tour 2023 which was ended on the 12th of August.
去哪里 Where to Visit
秋令营主要是去下面几个城市: 纽约、波士顿、威廉姆斯镇、Wilmington 文明藤、旧金山、弗里蒙特 Fremont。We will visit these cities: NYC, Boston, Williamstown (MA）, Wilmington, San Francisco, Fremont.
也会去参观几所大学，We will visit some universities, including: 包括
- Williams College
- 哥伦比亚大学 Columbia University
- 斯坦佛大学 Stanford University
- 哈佛大学 Harvard University
11月1日，长沙飞纽约，入住曼哈顿，休整，熟悉周边环境。Fly to NYC from Changsha, check in a hotel in Mahhatan, and walk around the neighbour.
11月2日，参观自由女神像、中央公园、自然博物馆、911 纪念馆；Visit the Statu of Liberty, Central Park, the Museum of Nature, the 911 Memorial
11月3日，参观哥伦比亚大学、游览高线公园；Visit Columbia University, and the Highland Park;
11月4日，时代广场，欣赏百老汇戏剧；Go to a Broadway theater, and see a play.
11月5日，乘坐AMTRAK 火车前往麻省，入住波士顿，游览 Boston Common 中央公园；Go to Massachusetts on an Amtrak train, check in Boston, and visit the Boston Common Park.
11月6日，参观哈佛大学；Visit Harvard University;
11月7日，参观 麻省理工大学博物馆；Visit MIT Museum;
乘坐火车前往位于Williamstown 小镇的威廉姆斯文理学院 Williams College
Go to Williamstown on a train, and visit Williams College.
与威廉姆斯学院部分师生一起开展文化交流活动，或者至少旁听他们的公开课堂。Take part in the cutural activities with some teachers and students of Williams College.
汽车加火车，经过纽约，前往文明藤市。（20小时）入住斯诺先生家。Go to Wilmington, NC, via NYC.
熟悉社区环境，了解当地中小学校，和社区大学。Get familiar with the neighborhood, and the local schools, community college.
游览文明藤市中心、海滩、植物公园。Visit the Historical Area, the downtown Wilmington, the beach.
与当地学生一起开展交流活动，Exchange ideas and opinions with local students, in a gathering in local school. 进一步增加对这个城市教育环境的了解 To gain better understanding of the educational environment of the city of Wilmington。自己买菜做饭。To shop for foods and experience making meals for Mr. Snow and ourselves using local American kitchen.
海滩以及城市公园徒步一天。Hike around the beach and the parks of the city for a day.
飞往旧金山，公交车前往Fremont市，入住旅馆。Fly to San Francisco, take the bus to Fremont, and check in a motel.
乘坐公交地铁前往旧金山市中心，参观金门公园、联合广场。Go to downtown San Francisco via Bart and Bus, visit Golden Gate Park, and Union Square, experience the charm of SF.
回到国内。Back to China
WHAT KIND OF ORGANIZATION INMOUNTAINS SCHOOL IS
inMountains School is a small private school based in the City of Changsha, Hunan Province. Its students are not conditioned for traditional schooling because of ADHD, or ASD, or different potitical/religional opinions of the families. ADHD means they have difficulty focusing on daily works such as study and homework, ASD means they are more or less atustic.
The school is a non-profit organization, founded by Julian Luo, a 50 year old male growing up as an ADHD+ASD in the Town of Jinjing, Changsha City, where the school is now based.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN A LEARNING BASE, AND TRANSITIONAL
We are not planning to set up a typical private school in the USA, it will be just a learning base, or a transitional hub. Because our students are more scared and senstive after dropping out of the typical schools, they need time to enter a brand new and challenging environment, and to learn English. The transitional learning base is to help them to get used to a new environment, as a tourist, living there for up to two months, before applying for a student visa.
Some of the parents will also be there to help their children to start a new life, and walk away from depression and sadness.