By Tim Lucas | Posted: Wednesday November 25, 2020


Next week our Year 10s are on camp at various locations across Otago and Southland. As part of their Health & Physical Education programme, students in Year 10 choose from four outstanding experiences. 

The action-packed Adventure camp is based in Bannockburn and comprises of rock climbing, mountain biking, day hikes and boating. Our Horse Riding camp is based in beautiful Earnscleugh where students care for and then ride their horse on a mixture of short and longer horse treks with Back Country Saddle Expeditions owner and amazing host, Debs Thompson. Mr Adamson leads the Tramping camp on the 60 km Kepler Track. This four-day hiking trail boasts countless lake and mountain panoramas and is one of nine Great Walks in New Zealand. Without a doubt though, our Fishing camp based in spectacular Deep Cove, Pātea/Doubtful Sound is one of our best camps. With no cell phone coverage, staff and students get 'off the grid' for five-days and get stuck into some good old fashioned fun. Rain or shine, Pātea/Doubtful Sound is a special part of Fiordland National Park that needs to be seen to be believed. Highlights include: catching plenty of fish, waterfalls, a scenic cruise on the MV Pātea to the Tasman Sea and the infamous skits night Deep Cove's Got Talent! 

Apart from the Fishing camp which returns on Friday, all other camps arrive back to the college on Thursday afternoon. Thank you in advance to our teachers and supporting parents for giving their time and energy to run our camps.