Kaitiaki Kids

The Kaitiaki Kids holiday programme is designed as a stepping stone for intermediate-aged adventurers towards our fully residential (overnight) journey programmes. The Kaitaiki Kids programme incorporates a single overnight adventure into a week of nature-based activities.

Kaitiki Kids will explore the natural world around them through a series of fun outdoor activities. This will extend their nature connection journey to build their confidence and love of the outdoors and nurture their sense of kaitiakitanga to care for the environment.  The programme will include an overnight camping adventure, story-telling, star-gazing and outdoor adventures that help establish a love of nature and the outdoors. 

Whilst being immersed in nature our young adventurers will explore how they can not only restore nature, but also be restored by nature.

The Kaitiaki Kids holiday programme will include a variety of outdoor day-adventures and one overnight experience. These may include:

The 5 day programme of adventure focuses on different nature elements which may include; ngahere (forest), takutai (coast), whenua (land), and awa (river), along the way tamariki will explore how as individuals we can best look after these taonga (treasures).  The Kaitiaki Kids programme activities vary depending on the time of year.

Each Kaitiaki Kid will leave with their minds connected to nature, with happy hearts, new friendships and tired edgesCheck out our latest adventures on Facebook and Instagram.

Safety First

Safety is paramount at Whenua Iti Outdoors, we are a WorkSafe approved provider of Adventure Activities. WIO is an educational, not for profit charitable trust, we have been operating for over 30 years and we love working with young people!   Learn more about our safety systems.  

Whenua Iti Outdoors has been an inspiration for 30 years offering people of all ages an insight into the outdoors and the tools to help personal growth and development.
– Hon. Damien O’Connor

Related Holiday Programmes

Further resources

| Holiday & Award Programmes | Download our brochure

| Safety First | Find out more about our safety policies

| FAQs | Find answers to most commonly asked questions

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

Key Components:

  • Adventure
  • Environment
  • Nature Connection

Open to:

11 -13 yr olds at Primary/Intermediate

Duration:

5 days (9am - 3pm) and one overnight (Thurs 15th)

Delivery:

Mix of day-programmes & one overnight

Location:

Whenua Iti Outdoors & surrounding wilderness areas

Cost:

$350 pp 
Additional Costs If Required:
$50 pp – transport fee
Transport may be available from Richmond, Gardner Valley, and other agreed locations, please ask about this service on enquiry. (Min number applies) 

Dates:

2021 Holiday Dates:
Mon 12th – Fri 16th July

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Notes:

Participants need to attend the full week, including the overnight. Single day bookings are not available.
Payment plans are available.

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

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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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