Program Possibilities

Fishing.

Orienteering and compass work. For good information and to request an orienteering club member to assist or run your orienteering, contact Counties Manukau Orienteering Club at http://cmoc.co.nz/wp/#home

Geology and fossil hunting. Please be aware that the fossil site is unstable at the moment and the site should be carefully examined before use.

Bush, stream, estuary, dune, beach and rock pool studies.

***Bush walks and tramps (Bald Spur 2-3 hrs and Devlin's Dash 5-7 hrs).

***Waterfalls, 30 minute walk one way - swimming pool.

Caving, 10 minutes travel by car to Limestone caves, easy access, permission needed to enter. Contact owners Rachael and Brook Johnson on 09 232 9875. 28 k's from the camp are the Nikau Caves. This is a spectacular cave that a number of our school groups have been through. It is a guided experience and there is a cost involved. http://nikaucave.co.nz for details.

Roping (abseiling) 10 minute walk away. Gear provided free of charge to camp users, but only to those with certified instructors. Paid providers to supply own gear.

Camping out. A full range of camping equipment (packs, fry pans, billies, fire forks, food containers, plates, mugs, cutlery). Adults and children's tents available for a small charge of $5 each per week. Port-a-loos available.

*** You MUST contact Peter Taylor the farm manager on 09 232 9883  At least FOUR WEEKS before arriving if you are planning to use the campsite or any of the walks on the farm.

Outdoor cooking. (fire permits required during certain months)

http://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/Services/Rural-fires.aspx

Maori and early European history. Official camp history book available $10. 

 

NB: All activities, excluding caving, are within walking distance of camp. 
All programme possibilities have supporting resource books available at $2.50 each.

 

Resources available

Archery
Four sets including targets are available through the custodian. A hire charge of $50.00 per day is made to cover wear and tear. Broken or missing arrows will be charged at $15 each.

Petanque 
Three, four person sets are available for supervised activities. There is no charge. 

Volleyball
Poles and net are available. Bring your own ball. See the Custodian. No charge.

Low Ropes Challenge Course 
A low ropes challenge course is provided for confidence and trust building activities. Prior to use, the associated booklet must be read and signed. Adult supervision is required.

Trampoline
This apparatus is available but like the Low Ropes Challenge Course, can only be used under adult supervision. 
A maximum of only two users at one time please.

Basketball/Netball Goals 
A backboard and hoop are available for free play use. No ball is supplied.

BMX Bikes and Track 
A well formed 250m track is available on camp property. Four BMX bikes and adjustable helmets can be hired for $10 each per half day (4 hrs) or $15 for a full day. Adult supervision is required.

Belayed Climbing Wall 
A 9 m high belayed climbing wall is available for use. Use of this wall requires safety equipment and adult supervision. Gear provided free of charge to camp users, but only to those with certified instructors. Paid providers to supply own their gear unless arrangements with the Trust are made prior to camp.

Frisbee Golf
Three ‘goals’ and Frisbees, best used as a beach activity. 

Other Activities
Various hard-court games are marked out on the asphalt. Please bring your own balls etc.

 

Contacts 

The people below may be able to help you with various aspects of your camp. The Trust does not in any way recommend or endorse any of those listed. 

 


For hangings, lights, catering equipment and numerous decorating equipment.  I also have hangings which will give privacy in the dormitory rooms.  Christine Ramsey 09 232 9619/021 900 935   ptwaikato@xtra.co.nz

George and Jan Bradly

Rural mail contractors and supplies. For supplies of bread and mild which can be deliverd daily. Extra shopping can also be requested. Please contact at least a week in advance for bread and milk.
 

09 236 8160, Fax 09 236 8162 or email gjbradly@ihug.co.nz 

 

Camp Cooks and Caterers

Jim and Carol Prichard 09 834 7558 

Jim 0272926806

Carol 0274845033

www.campcatering.co.nz

 

Loaves and Fishes

Helen Merton 09 817 2285 or 027 235 8134

www.loavesandfishes.biz

County Cuisine Catering

Donna Williams 021 111 9411

www.county-cuisine@xtra.co.nz

 

Glennis Paton 09 232 9532 (local trust member)

gapaton@nettel.net.nz

 

 

 

Outdoor activity providers

River City Training Academy
http://www.rivercity.co.nz/rockon.html
All types of activities and programmes.

 

Youthtown

http:/www.youthtown.org.nz

Wide variety of outdoor pursuits management. Contact Stasi-Ann Thornton 027 887 3317.

 

High Wire Charitable Trust
http://www.highwire.co.nz
All types of activities and programmes.

Action Stations 
http://www.actionstation.org.nz
All types of activities and programmes.

Adventure Specialties
http://www.adventurespecialties.co.nz
All outdoor activities.

Bigfoot Adventures 
http://www.bigfootadventures.co.nz
For total camp management.

Environment Waikato 
Faye Wilson-Hill, Education Officer 07 856 7184
http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz

Sunset Beach Life Guards
http://sunsetbeach.org.nz
Surf life saving activities.

Northern Lifeguards Service
http://www.lifesaving.org.nz/lifesaving/lifesaving-services/
Beach education all day programme.

Nikau Cave
Anne Woodward 09 2333199  
www.nikaucave.co.nz

Puriri Heights Caves
Contact owners Rachael and Brook Johnson on 09 232 9875

Camp Orientation and Camp Programmes  
Glennis Paton on 09 232 9532

 

 

Medical Facilities

 

Tuakau Health Center

http://tuakauhealth.co.nz
09 236 8068

 

Whare Oranga Health Centre
232 9515