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School Camps

YMCA Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre is a fantastic place to stay!

The Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre 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.

Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre has 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.

Activities Available

  Abseiling

  Archery

  Air Rifles

  Bush Skills

  Tree Top Trail / High Ropes

  Outdoor Cooking

  High Ropes (coming 2019)

Giant Swing

  Tramp to Camp

  Expedition

  Raft Building

  Super Fox

  Rock Climbing

  Crate stack (coming 2019)

  Tyrolean Traverse

  UHF Radios

  Kayaking

  Mountain Biking

  Orienteering

  Surf Kayaking

  Paddle boarding (coming 2019)

Catering

Healthy, wholesome meals are a key part of every camp. Our school’s menu offers healthy and nutritious meals and can be adjusted to the individual needs of your group including for dietary requirements.

YMCA Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre has an audited food control plan registered with the Upper Hutt City Council and is fully equipped with a wide range of appliances, utensils and cleaning equipment.