Outdoor education forms a key part of the New Zealand curriculum. Values, key competencies and achievement objectives from specific learning areas, such as health and physical education, can be effectively learned and assessed through well-planned camping experiences.
Less travelling and greater parental support!
Just 40 minutes from downtown Auckland, Houghtons Bush Camp can greatly reduce travelling time and transport costs. For Auckland schools, this also makes it easier to attract the onsite support of parents. Schools visiting Auckland find the camp provides a cost-effective location for wider curriculum-based activities in the big smoke.
Powerful learning opportunities
Whether your goals are to develop broad motor skills, social skills and responsibility for the environment or to address specific unit standards for senior students, the Houghtons Bush Camp facilities support powerful learning experiences.
Camp supervision, learning opportunities and programme management are greatly enhanced when you are the only group on the property. At Houghtons Bush Camp, you won’t have to share with others. This includes the native forest walks within our property.
Flexibility to suit your budget
We understand that the financial investment each school and its community are able to make in outdoor education can vary considerably. That’s why we’ve structured Houghtons Bush Camp to provide a full range of options. Many schools choose to minimise costs by preparing their own meals and designing their programme solely around the camp’s outdoor equipment and attractions. Others prefer to employ the services of professional caterers and or our adventure activity providers. Either way, Houghtons Bush Camp puts you in control of the nature of your stay.