Program Possibilities


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.

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. Visit the Nikau cave website for information on these wonderful case.

Roping (abseiling) 10 minute walk away. Abseiling gear will no longer be provided to camp users. 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)

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 and are on the downloads page.


Resources available

Four sets including targets are available through the custodian. Broken or missing arrows will be charged at $15 each.

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

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.

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 are available, 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.



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

George and Jan Bradly

Rural mail contractors and suppliers for Bread,milk on a daily basis  as required.

Extra shopping can also be rquested.

All empty trays and crates are picked up for return

Bread and milk to be ordered 1 week prior to delivery

Contact details

George + Jan Bradly  ph092368160  Mob 0274938026



Camp Cooks and Caterers

Ash 021529208




Loaves and Fishes

Helen Merton 09 817 2285 or 027 235 8134

County Cuisine Catering

Donna Williams 021 111 9411


Glennis Paton 09 232 9532 (local trust member)




Outdoor activity providers

River City Training Academy
All types of activities and programmes.


AdventureWorks Ltd

AdventureWorks specialise in experiential learning and adventure centered outdoor education in the Auckland and Waikato regions. We are more than an outdoor education provider – we use adventurous activities and outdoor environments to develop people and groups. Our style of education especially supports the key competencies: Relating to Others, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing and Thinking.



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


High Wire Charitable Trust
All types of activities and programmes.

Action Stations
All types of activities and programmes.

Adventure Specialties
All outdoor activities.

Bigfoot Adventures
For total camp management.

Environment Waikato 
Faye Wilson-Hill, Education Officer 07 856 7184

Sunset Beach Life Guards
Surf life saving activities.

Nikau Cave
Anne Woodward 09 2333199

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
09 236 8068


Whare Oranga Health Centre
232 9515