2020 Makahika Camp

February/ March Update



Camp 2020 is approaching fast. This is the first letter about camp this year to follow up any information you may have received last year or via School Stream. 


Our camp is being held in Term 2 from Monday May 4th to Friday May 8th at Camp Makahika in Levin. Kaikomako (Rooms 6/7) will be leaving for camp on Monday 4th May and returning to School on Wednesday 6th May. Handy (Room 5) & Te Korowai (Room 12) will be leaving on Wednesday 6th May and returning to School on Friday 8th May.


The cost of camp is $247.50 per student.  The camp is fully catered and the cost will cover meals, accommodation, and the activities.  We offer a range of payment options. Come in and see the office about how this can work for you and your whanau. Camp fees must be paid in full prior to camp beginning or arrangements made with Nick. 


Camp Parent Helpers

We would like to extend a huge thank you to those of you who are joining us on camp as ‘Camp Parents’.  We will be in contact with this group to make a time to meet to discuss your role at camp.

Camp Activity Outline

We have been advised that these are the main activities the children will be experiencing on the trip:

Day 1

Split into the two groups.

Group 1 – in camp adventure activities including high ropes, low ropes, zip line, cargo net   (overnight in the lodge with roast chicken dinner)

Group 2 – bushwalk day with firelighting, bivvie making, map and navigation

(overnight at the bush hut – in tents with mattresses – fireside marshmallow toasting and barbecue dinner)

Day 2

Swap and repeat rotation.

Day 3

Adventure race and activities until lunch time

Consent Form

We need your consent and other useful information about your child collated for camp. Please follow this link (you can access it via the Seesaw/School Stream version of this letter) to fill in the form by the end of week 7 (13 March).

Consent Form link 

Clothing and Equipment List

This list is attached and can be used to help your child pack for camp. They should bring the list to camp so they can check they have packed everything to come home at the end.

Clothing & Equipment List – all items required

Please note:

    • Ensure that everything is well named.
    • Everything needs to be able to be packed into a waterproof bag so all their gear is together and stays dry.
    • Please involve your child with the packing of their bag so they know what they have!
    • Each child is responsible for his/her own gear – leave any valuables at home.
    • Use this checklist to mark off what you have packed and then your child can use it at the end of camp to double check they have everything repacked at the end.


  • On the first day children will need a packed lunch and morning tea like a normal school day.


  • The school will not be accountable for lost or misplaced gear.  The children are responsible for their own belongings. We will, however, carry out a thorough check before we depart.
1 set of nightwear/ warm pyjamas Toilet bag/waterproof bag for wet gear Sleeping Bag and Blanket
5 sets of underwear Brush/comb 1 pillow and pillowcase
1 merino or polyprop top Toothbrush & toothpaste 1 sheet to cover mattress
3 pairs of shorts Soap/body wash/shampoo FOOTWEAR
3 t-shirts Facecloth 1 pair of outdoor footwear –  able to get dirty.  Needs to be suitable for outdoor activities, ie: not sandals, slip-ons
1 waterproof raincoat 1 bath towel 1 pair indoor shoes eg. slippers or  jandals
2 sweatshirts/warm tops – 1 should be polar fleece or woollen Sunscreen


1 soft toy/teddy

2 pairs of long pants/track pants – 1 should be merino or polyprop for warmth MISCELLANEOUS – required
5 pairs of socks Drink bottle (leak proof and named) Novel/reading book
Packet Tissues Backpack (working zip etc) for hiking Packed lunch and brunch for first day
Togs and Swimming Towel Torch and/or headlamp Reading glasses and case if required
Beanie or warm hat 2 waterproof bags for dirty washing
Electronic devices including cell phones
Jewellery, money Toys (other than 1 soft toy/teddy)
Additional food eg: lollies and chippies