Camps & Trips

See articles below for EOTC information

Outdoor Education provides students opportunities to develop personal and social skills, to become active, safe and skilled in the outdoors and to develop passion for outdoor education and the environment.  

Our EOTC (Out of the Classroom) programme includes a variety of learning opportunities and is designed to cater for the consolidation and extension of our children’s skill and needs. It is our aim for all children to be included in our Outdoor Education Programme. All students from Year 1 - Year 6 have the opportunity to be involved in overnight camps every year:

Year 1 and 2 students take part in an overnight camp each year. These camps involve activities across a day and an overnight stay somewhere (usually) reasonably close to school. Parents often choose to take part in this camp, too, to be close to their children. The details for the 2017 camp can be found here.

Year 3 and 4 students take part in a two day, one night camp each year. These camps operate in alternating pattern, with a city-based camp one year, and a more rural camp the second year. Some parents come along as help on the camp, either through the day or for the overnight stay. The details for the 2017 camp can be found here.

Year 5 and 6 students take part in a week-long camp every year. Again, these camps operate in an alternating pattern, with odd-year camps taking place somewhere on the South Island and even-year camps taking place somewhere on the North Island. Depending on numbers, two or three teachers take part in this camp, along with several volunteer parents. You can find information about the 2017 Year 5 & 6 Camp to Curious Cove here and here.

For information on the 2017 Noho Marae Trip for all year levels, click here.

We also have an optional Ski Camp  in Term 3. Students can opt into the trip run over four days on Mt Ruapehu. More details here.

Ski Camp 2018

We're here, we're warm, we're playing inside!

Posted: Tuesday September 4, 2018

Year 5 & 6 Camp 2018 - Forest Lakes, Otaki

This is the initial information email for the Year 5 and 6 senior camp to the Forest Lakes Camp, Otaki.

Posted: Friday August 10, 2018

Amesbury School Ski Camp 2018

Do you fancy four days on a secluded mountainside? Keen to ski until your heart's content? Are you in the mood to stay in our very own log fired mountain lodge with a view right over the ski field and majestic mountain peaks at our fingertips? Be wowed when waking up to a snow covered landscape and wrapping up in winter wares.

Posted: Monday May 21, 2018

Camp life in images!

Amesbury students have had a plethora of amazing outdoor education opportunities over the past few weeks! 

Posted: Thursday December 14, 2017