About our programmes
We will provide all the specialist gear, transport and food. You only have to bring your clothes and the equipment on our Gear List and remember that we can provide the items we have underlined.
In the outdoors. Depending on the time of year and activity you are doing, you will most likely be camping or sleeping in huts. We will provide this information at the time of your enrolment.
This depends on the type of programme. If you are based onsite then yes we have showers, toilets and kitchen facilities. If you are going offsite then probably not, but you will have access to rivers, or the sea if you are brave enough. Ask your tutors on day 1 and they can talk you through all the options.
We have specially prepared, healthy menus, that will ensure you have plenty of energy. You will be required to help prepare all meals and with clean up. If you have a food allergy, we can in most cases, ensure we have food that meets your needs. Contact us to discuss any special requirements
Yes, the groups are mixed.
Whenua Iti Outdoors is the perfect place to make friends, together as a team you will be challenged and working together will be necessary. Lots of participants come along on their own and make new friends.
For Trades Academy programmes you will and you need to discuss this with your dean or careers adviser. Schools are VERY supportive of our programmes and we can happily talk you through what you may need to do to catch up. If you're coming with school or in the holidays then you won't need to take time off.
Sorry, no – this is an outdoor experience and devices won’t be required. Although you can bring a camera. If you need to contact someone you can ask the Tutor if you can use their phone. You can bring your phone with you on Day 1 and hand it in on arrival.
Our Tutors are all very experienced, highly qualified, outdoor experts, they are also passionate about working with kids. Check out the Our Team page to get an idea of who you might be camping with.