YMCA Outdoor Education Centres are fantastic places to stay!
We run two Outdoor Education Centres; Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre in Upper Hutt & Camp Raukawa in Whanganui
Our staff know how to organise camps. This is your stress-free one-stop-shop for your school camp, church camp, community group retreat or training session.
Both centres have a range of accommodation options, catering or self-catering options, and endless programme activities, tailored to your age range and goals, with professional equipment and instructors.
YMCA camps for schools are designed to meet the needs of your group, and we can accommodate all levels of fitness and physical ability. You’ll have a dedicated host for the length of your stay and we can also offer catering, as we believe healthy, wholesome meals are a key part of successful camps for schools.
Some groups require programmes that extend and challenge people more than our regular introductory outdoor education, which is why we’ve introduced a range of programmes including Duke of Edinburgh related camps, leadership development, and a three-day group challenge. Let us know what you need, and we can make it happen.
We know how important it is that your children are in safe hands, so all YMCA camps for schools are CYF approved and meet the criteria of the OutdoorsMark external audit scheme.
Our feedback reflects our greatest asset- our staff and our programme delivery. With great activities and tailor-made programmes, we ensure that your programme meets the learning outcomes and goals of your group, the time frame you have, and most importantly, your budget. This is the part of camp that YMCA staff know best: how to take people outside to learn, to develop, to have fun.