Year 3 and 4 Camp Term 4 2017

By Chris Waugh | Posted: Tuesday November 21, 2017

Important information for Year 3 and 4 camp


Thursday 30th of November and Friday the 1st of December.


We will be leaving school at 9.30 on the Thursday and traveling to Palm Grove camp site on the Kapiti Coast. Students need to be at school before 9 am (from 8.30), leaving their large bags outside the hall and taking their day packs into Harakeke Hub. Students do not need to be in school uniform.

Any medication needs to be handed directly to Mike on the morning of the camp in clearly named bag or container. Please include any instructions for administering medication in the bag. The morning of camp tends to be very busy and it can be hard to have in depth conversations ‘on the run’. As such, emailing any important information about your child prior to the morning of camp would be very useful.

While at the campsite we will be staying in cabins. The students will be in separate cabins to the adults, but the adults will be staying near by.
During the first day we will be running 4 rotations: swimming, water slide, orienteering and confidence course.

After breakfast and tidying up our cabins on day 2 we will be heading just down the road to Nga Manu Reserve where the students will be in groups exploring the habitats and ecosystems that are there. We will be leaving the reserve at 2 pm, due to be back at school by 3pm.

What to pack?

Students will all need

Named Crockery (plate and bowl), Cutlery (Knife, Fork, spoon) and a tea towel.
One plastic bag for wet togs and towel.

Day packs

Morning Tea
Afternoon snack
Sun hat
Sun lotion (if you want to provide them with their own. We will have school sun lotion)

Overnight bag

Spare clothes for day 2, including underwear
Jersey or hoodie
Night wear
Sleeping bag and pillow case (pillow will be provided)
Light rain jacket
2 towels (1 for swimming and 1 for washing)
Tooth brush, tooth paste and general wash gear
Small torch
A book

We strongly recommend that students do not bring mobile phones or devices with them or any sweets.

We hope your child is looking forward to the trip. Fingers crossed for some Kapiti sunshine. Please contact Mike if you have any questions: