Tongzhou Island is a four-square-kilometer retreat a few hours away from Beijing. Set along the Fuchun River, purpose-built and developed for the purpose of promoting participation in canoeing, kayaking and other water-based adventure sports, TZI offers the perfect setting for students to develop confidence in their skills. Instruction in kayaking, canoeing, hiking and outdoor living skills are available during the course of the week.

Students also tour the island’s network of roads by bicycle and learn about the local farming industry and history through hands-on sessions with friendly Tongzhou locals. Other program highlights include a campfire, an open-air talent show and an island-wide adventure race.