Adventure Camp

A 4 day adventure-based camp package for Primary School students.

We have picked out the best combination of adventure activities to maximise the fun learning opportunities for your tamariki. Let the Whenua Iti team take care of camp logistics, minimising school organisation load and giving teachers more time to connect with students.

Please note: WIO has Covid19 safety procedures in place that align with EOTC guidelines –  Should a camp be cancelled due to Alert Level 3 or 4 a full refund is available.  Overnight EOTC programmes can continue to be offered at alert levels 1 and 2 with additional controls in place (refer to EOTC guidelines).  If a school elects not to attend during alert Levels 1 or 2 the camp deposit is non-refundable.

Outline of Activities

Set up camp & tackle a series of exciting WIO challenges on site such as abseiling or high ropes, take part in our fun ABL games to test your teamwork, be transported to Kaiteretere for a day developing beach skills such as raft building & kayaking, explore the fascinating world underground on a caving adventure and, best of all, have all activities facilitated by our experienced team of educators. View Programme Outline.

Experiential Learning

The learning that is possible on a Whenua Iti Outdoors camp sets us apart, we offer access to a range of activities and all of our programmes have an education focus. Through experiential learning, a positive learning environment and challenge, students naturally work towards some or all of the following personal and social development outcomes:

  • Increasing willingness to learn
  • Understanding and assuming personal responsibility
  • Developing believe in self and increasing confidence
  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Recongnising and developing potential
  • Developing resilience sills (coping with challenge and change)
  • Developing positive communication skills

Why Choose Whenua Iti Outdoors?

  • Camps are facilitated by our experienced & qualified outdoor educators, allowing teachers to focus on building relationships with their class and maximising the experience for students.
  • Whenua Iti Outdoors is a registered and Safety Accredited provider. Camp safety and programme planning is taken care of. Find out more on our Safety First page.
  • All specialist equipment provided. If needed we can also offer personal gear to students such as sleeping equipment to remove barriers to students participation.
  • Our beautiful & expansive grounds are perfect for school camps. There are kitchen facilities if you choose to self-cater or let Whenua Iti Outdoors provide food and menus at $50 pp.
  • The adventure-based learning students engage in helps improve self-awareness, confidence, leadership & teamwork which they take home and back into the classroom.

For bookings, please complete our Camp Booking Enquiry Form.

Teacher  Voice:

“Our students loved their their three-day camp at the end of last year. You have great facilities and staff and these together make it a great, safe but challenging place to take students into the outdoors.”

“The team aspect that is encouraged in each group as they work through the different activities.”

“Students being self reliant, taking on new responsibilities, working as a team and learning new skills.”

Further resources

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

| Our Facilities | Check out our site and facilities

| Gear Lists | Go to our Downloads page to find a generic gear list

FAQs | Find answers to most commonly asked questions

| Experiential Learning | Find out more about the philosophy that underpins our programmes



Key Components:

  • Adventure
  • Environment

Open to:

Year 4-8 students


4 days / 3 nights


Residential Camp


Camping at Whenua Iti Outdoors


Programme Cost: $230pp (incl. GST)

Food Cost*: $50pp (incl. GST)

*WIO supplies food and menus, school group prepares and cooks food.


2021 Term 4 Dates:

Camp 1: 18 – 21 October
Camp 2: 26 – 29 October
Camp 3: 01 – 04 November
Camp 4: 08 – 11 November
Camp 5: 15- 18 Nov – WIO site unavailable.
Camp 6: 22 – 25 November
Camp 7: 29 November – 02 December
Camp 8: 06 – 09 December

All camps run Mon-Thurs except Camp 2 which runs Tues-Fri to account for Labour Day.
Camp 5: Please enquire for an alternative camp location (different rates will apply).


Programme cost includes: Whenua Iti Facilities (Accommodation, Hall, Kitchen and Ablutions block), on-site Adventure Elements, all activity costs, outdoor safety and specialist equipment, industry qualified outdoor educators, travel within programme, adventures and fun!

Note: Programme cost excludes transport to and from WIO site and food.

For bookings, please complete our Camp Booking Enquiry Form.


Qualified Instructors

You're in safe hands. Our friendly & highly professional instructors are all industry qualified for a wide range of activities.


NZQA Qualified and NCEA Aligned

We are NZQA accredited, can offer NCEA Level 1-3 assessments and all programmes align with the NZ Curriculum key competencies.


Safety Accredited

We put safety first. We are a registered provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ, and are Safety audit certified with OutdoorsMark.

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