School Camps

Waimanaaki provides a safe, OSCAR-approved facility for schools to give students significant learning experiences in a range of contexts.

Some examples of school specific camps include:

  • Years 1-6 general curriculum based camps
  • Years 7-8 camps incorporating the NZ Curriculum and
    Te Marautanga o Aotearoa learning areas
  • Years 9-13 Curriculum studies for NCEA credits, specialist camps (e.g. writing, music, beach education, activity weeks)
  • Special needs student camps

The camp facilities provide schools with everything they need in order to have a memorable school camp.

We offer a range of games and other sports activities including four square, indoor bowls, a large trampoline as well as equipment for many instructed and supervised activities. The camp also has a data projector and audio equipment available for hire.

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Schools that have enjoyed our facilities recently include:

Fernridge School
Masterton Primary School
Greytown School
Opiki School
Te Kura Kaupapa o Wairarapa
Lakeview School
Wairarapa college
Rathkeale college
Tararua college
St Matthew’s College

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Possible activities include:


Trampoline, Table Tennis, Slug Guns, Volleyball, Soccer and Rugby.


Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Mountain Biking, Surf Kayaking, Golf, Tennis, Hiking, Fishing Charters, Farm Visits, Orienteering, Quad Bikes, Kayaking, Fishing, Paintball and Archery.

Because safety is vital, some activities are subject to environmental and tidal conditions and the availability of instructors.

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The camp is beautifully clean and modern.

We have had two senior drama camps at Waimanaaki. Both times we have been extremely impressed with the care and attention that Tanz and Steve go to make our camps  successful. The camp is beautifully clean and modern, with comfy beds  and bunkrooms that all have ensuites.  Wonderful home cooked meals each day make the students feel looked after and comfortable away from their own home environments. The locality to the beach, volley ball, table tennis and basketball hoop were welcome downtime activities for our students to enjoy after the rigorous class activities during the day. A great spot and would definitely recommend.

Jania Bates

Head of Arts Faculty
Wellington High School

Waimanaaki is a fantastic camp right on our doorstep!

Our Year 7 and 8 students had a fabulous time participating in activities ranging from archery, quad bike riding, kayaking, and paint balling. The site lends itself to team challenges with raft building, orienteering and group sand sculptures. All this in beautiful Riversdale with a pristine beach and rock pool area for the children to enjoy… amazing experience. This along with incredible food, great accommodation and high tech facilities make it one if the best camps our school has been to!

Our hosts Steve and Tania Hopman are very welcoming and incredibly helpful, going out of their way to ensure all children have a unforgettable time away from home!
We are definitely ‘booking in’ for next year!


Melinda Coe

Deputy Principal
Lakeview School, Masterton

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