Manurewa Central School

School Camp - 2023

Camp Adair
Monday 13 March - Wednesday 15 March

Dear Parents

This term our Year 6 students will be heading to YMCA Camp Adair, Hunua for their annual Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme. This consists of a three-day, two-night camp in Week 7.

The Venue

YMCA Camp Adair, Hunua has over 30 years of experience in the outdoor education and group accommodation industry - they have the knowledge and know-how to offer outstanding outdoor education experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Camp Adair is ideally placed to provide outdoor education and adventure experiences to a diverse range of groups.

Your child will be involved in a range of the following activities: Visual Orienteering, Flying Kiwi, Team Challenges, Archery, Confidence Course, Pirates, Crossing, Camp Adair Challenge, Mudslide, Burma Trail, Glow Worm, Kayaking.

Please note that we are still needing parent helpers

The students will travel by bus. The buses will depart from Manurewa Central School at 9.30 am on Monday 13 March and will return at approximately 2.00 pm on Wednesday 15 March.

Students will meet staff in the Auditorium on Monday morning and will need to be picked up by parents/families from the auditorium on Wednesday afternoon.

Our Year 6 classes will be split into groups. There will be activity groups and cabin groups. These groups will be shared at a later date.

The cost for the camp is $190 per student.The charge is available for payment via internet banking or to our school office. Camp Adair's COVID-19 planning is in line with the Ministry of Health Guidelines to reduce infection risk.

Consent Forms

As part of the Adventure Activity regulations, Camp Adair is required to directly disclose to students and parents/caregivers, the risks of doing the activities and then obtain approval from them to take part. To this end, they have a simple online form that needs to be completed by all students and parents/caregivers.

Please complete the Activity Participation Agreement form by Friday 17 February.

A further consent form is also required from the school. This captures parental consent to attend the camp, medical information, emergency contacts, and a student contract covering the expected behavior of students whilst on camp.

Please complete this form by Friday 17 February. It will be sent home with your child next week when we are back at school


All meals will be catered by YMCA Camp Adair. For those with specific dietary requirements, please complete the dietary requirement form that will come home with your child next week.

What to Bring

Please see the Year 6 Camp - Gear List attached.

Parent Help

Parents in previous years have really enjoyed being able to spend some time with their children and meet other parents so please consider the matter carefully. Parent helpers (preferably those who are confident with water activities), will be needed to assist with all our water activities and will need to take part in the whole session. This means they will be out on the water with a group. Please indicate on the consent if you would like to be considered for parent help

To all parents who would like to be helpers for the water activities - you are welcome to take a full part in the activities and are encouraged to do so. You will need to do the following:

  • Support all group members in completing the activity i.e. the whole group, not just your child

  • Be present for the whole group for the whole session

  • Assist the YMCA Instructors to supervise the group and to support the teacher with behaviour management.

  • Assist the instructor in dealing with emergency situations, should one arise

  • Role model good participation - be ready on time, have the right gear, follow instructions, have a go, get stuck in, and give it your all.

Next Steps

We are looking forward to our Year 6 Camp. For the students, it will be a very energetic and practical experience in education outside the classroom. For your child to attend, please complete the following:

  • Camp Adair Activity Participation Agreement form by Friday 17 February.

  • Parental consent form by Friday 17 February.

  • If your child has any dietary requirements, please complete the form and return it by Friday 17 February.

  • Full payment of the Camp fee is required by Friday 24 February via online banking or the school office. If a payment plan is required please contact Jan Ene.

Yours Sincerely
Kylee Sauni
Senior School Team Leader
Jan Ene
Deputy Principal

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