Mahurangi College has an exceptional camp programme. We believe students should regularly experience the outdoors and have opportunities to be brave, adventurous and take risks, while learning about themselves and connecting with nature in the beautiful outdoors in New Zealand.
Our camps are the memory-making experiences that add such richness to a student's experiences and are often the first thing that a past student will bring up when talking about their time at Mahu.
In Year 8 students are challenged with a full week long camp in the last week of school. This camp is a true kiwi experience that involves tenting, abseiling, tramping, rafting and much more. The camp is help in the beautiful Karangahake Gorge at an amazing site that allows the whole year group to camp at the same time.
In Year 9 students have a two day experience that focuses on kakiakatanga and looking after our precious land, getting their hands dirty and pitching in to make a difference. The two days includes a climb up our local maunga, connecting with local Māori culture and visiting our very own bushland to be part of restoring it and bring back native bird and insect life.
Year 11 & 12
In Years 11 and 12 students can continue to select subjects that have elements of outdoor education and continue to experience excellent camps and trips.
Our camp programme culminates in the ultimate outdoor experience in Year 13 with the whole cohort spending a week on Great Barrier Island at the beginning of the year.