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:
- Develop bush skills
- Build navigation skills
- Cooking in the outdoors
- A range of adventurous outdoor activities
- On-site Whenua Iti Outdoor (WIO) challenges
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.
Safety is paramount at Whenua Iti Outdoors, we are an accredited provider of Adventure Activities with Worksafe NZ. 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