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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
Located 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 busy parents. Schools that are visiting Auckland find the camp provides a cost-effective base 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 facilities and opportunities at Houghtons Bush Camp support powerful learning experiences.

Exclusive use
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 adventure activity providers. Either way, Houghtons Bush Camp puts you in control.




Our clients say:

Camp itself was excellent. Booking service, camp facilities, and Marcel were all excellent ...

Kerrin Thomson
Shore Grace Church

I just wanted to pass on much thanks and appreciation for all your efforts in accommodating our needs re: our booking of Houghtons bush camp last weekend. The camp up there is an awesome facility and our group had a wonderful time ...

Solo Mailata
Te Atatu Union Church

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