2010 Homeschool Camp programme

Hi All

Just as a little advertiser for the 2010 Homeschool Camp at Lakes Ranch in Rotorua from October 18 -22nd here is a rough draft of the type of camp itinerary we can expect….

Day 1

1pm Arrival and Orientation then free to explore until dinner
5:30-6:30 Dinner
6:30 – 9pm Free time with Swimming pools free to use

Day 2:

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 Activity Session 1
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 – 3:30 Activity Session 2
3:30 -5:30 Free (swimming pools available)
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:30pm – 9:30pm Burma Trail and Glow Worm Hunt

Day 3

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 Activity Session 3
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 – 3:30 Activity Session 4
3:30 -5:30 Free
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:00pm – 9pm Movie Night in the Pool

Day 4

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:30 Activity Session 5
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH BREAK
1:30 – 3:30 Activity Session 6
3:30 -5:30 Free
5:30-6:30 Dinner
7:00pm – 9pm Camp Fire – Marshmallow Night

Day 5

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30am – 11am Clean up and pack
11:30am Check Out

Day 2 and 3 Activity Groups

And as far as activity programs go, here is a rough idea of what ours will look like…..

GROUP 1, 13yrs+ GROUP 2, 10-12yrs GROUP 3, 9 – 10yrs GROUP 4, 7 – 8yrs GROUP 5,  5 – 6yrs
Day 2 Session 1 9:30 – 11:30

19-Oct Swoop Slug Guns Horizontal Bungy Abseiling Orienteering

Session 2 1:30 – 3:30

Tough Guy Challenge Tough Guy Challenge Abseiling Horizontal Bungy Scream Machine
Day 3 Session 3 9:30 – 11:30

20-Oct Slug Guns Abseiling Scream Machine Archery Horizontal Bungy

Session 4 1:30 – 3:30

Abseiling Swoop Top Town Games Top Town Games Archery
Day 4 Session 5 9:30 – 11:30 OPTIONAL EXTRAS
21-Oct Horse Riding Pony Rides Kayaking
Water Slide

Activity Session 6 1:30 – 3:30 OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Horse Riding Pony Rides Kayaking
Water Slide

Day 4 is intended to be a day of optional activities. Those wanting to go on a 2 hour horse trek for $60pp may do so in either the morning or afternoon. Those wanting a 15 minute pony ride for $10 may do so in either the morning or afternoon. Those preferring not to ride have 2 other options at their disposal free of charge, the kayaks and the water slide. I will be slotting people into groups for these activities once I have a better idea of numbers.

Here is an overview which I received from the camp on what each of the activities entail…..

Horizontal Bungy – This is an one person activity with a tire to see how far away from the poll you can get before you get pulled back
Scream Machine – This is a tire swing that you get swung around in the event centre
Slug Guns – This is an activity you supervise after instructions for safety, with targets to shoot at.
Abseiling – This is a supervised activity down a 22 meter cliff outside.
Archery – This is an activity you supervise after instructions for safety, with targets to shoot at

Top Team – This is a group of activities, or challenges for kids depending on the size of the group
The Swoop – This is a harnessed swing where the children are hoisted to the ceiling of our Barn (about 10.5m high) then released to swing out over the barn floor.

The Glow Worms – is a lovely stroll away and is great to do after our Burma Trail
The Burma Trail –  is a track through the bush done in the dark – hold on to a rope and find your way.
Tough Guy Challenge – This is a Mud Run obstical course for the adult version, look up Tough Guy Challenge 2009 Rotorua online.  This can be made this as long or as short as we like – the adults do 6 or 12kms, the kids  do a few hundred metres.

All this is of course subject to change as this is just a rough draft at this early stage.

Depending on numbers we may be able to include some of the more confident 4 year olds in the youngest group with parental support.

Based on the enrollments I have thus far we have a good mix of boys and girls throughout the groups except for boys aged 10 – 12 years of which we could do with a few more of to balance things out a bit.

Well I hope this has whetted your camp appetites and you are now all very excited about the possibilities being made a vailabe to us.

So if you aren’t already registered and you would like to join us please email me. For those already registered I hope you are looking forward to camp as much as my lot are.



Email: kiorakiwi@vodafone.net.nz

11 thoughts on “2010 Homeschool Camp programme

  1. HI,

    We are New Home schoolers ,can you please inform us of all the camps and or outings coming up for boys 7 yrs ? For this year.

    We live in the Manawatu.
    Kind Regards S & J Phillips

  2. Hi We would be keen to also come to a camp. We have a five year old boy whom we are going to home educate. Were moving to Kapiti in the new year. Please send me details to where we send deposit and whom to. (Were new at all this)
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

  3. Greetings Phillips family

    I have a bunch of emails that I send out to new people to home schooling. Would you like me to send them to you.

    email barbara@hef.org.nz if you would like these emails.

  4. Fiona, I will pass your details onto Nina who is organising the camp.

  5. Phillips family and Fiona, I have passed your information onto Nina. She should be contacting you soon.

    All the coming events that I know of so far this year are on this link https://hef.org.nz/category/coming-events/ or you can go to the top of the website and look under coming events. It is easier to see exactly what is on there.

  6. Hi thank you. Yes that would be great to find out what activies there are available. Especially in the Kapiti Region (Of where we will be living.) But not limited to just that area (The wider Wellington community)

    Thanks again

  7. Hi, we’re also new to home schooling (just starting this year). We have 2 sons, Scott 16 (attends PNBHS) and Carl 11 who’s going to be home schooled. CJ is dyslexic which is one of the reasons for HS but by no means the only reason. We live in Palmerston North and would love to hear from anyone new to home schooling, especially in the Lower North Island.
    Is it still possible to attend the camp in Rotorua? If so what do we need to do and is there a list of up coming events. Cheers for now Sue & Alan

  8. Sue,
    I’ll email you separately about Home education in Palmerston North. I’ll also get Nina to contact you about the Camp.

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