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Year 9 Camps

Each year, Howick College runs a very successful and popular Year 9 Camp Programme at our Outdoor Education facility at Waharau Regional Park. These camps not only provide an important opportunity for students to acquire valuable skills and learning outside the classroom, they are also an extremely enjoyable and memorable experience. 

There are six camps each lasting three days and two nights, students spend one night sleeping in cabins and the other night in tents. Activities may include kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, archery, low and high rope activities, orienteering, frisbee golf, campfire and a range of other outdoor pursuits.

Camp Registration Due Now

As you will appreciate, there is a great deal of planning required to make Year 9 camps the successful event it is each year. Therefore, it is very important that you register your child's attendance so we know how many students to plan for. If your child’s camp dates (see below) clash with urgent family arrangements, or if for any other reason your child is unable to attend camp, please contact Mr Thomas by emailing  a soon as possible.



Cost and Payment

A Year 9 Camps fee invoice has been sent out for the fee of $230. Please note that final payment is due by Friday 27 October 2023. Payments can be made either on the Parent Portal or directly into our bank account, please see details below.

Account Name:                       Howick College

Bank Account number:           12 3011 0160054 03

Please use your child’s student ID number and Year 9 Camp as your reference when making a payment.

Consent/Medical Forms

Please click here to complete the consent and medical form by Wednesday 20 September.


Camp Gear List 

Please click on the following PDF to download the camp gear list.


If a student is prevented from going to camp on the day of departure due to unforeseen circumstances, please phone the office by 8:45am.


All Year 9 students who do not attend their camp are required to attend their regular classes at school. 

Camp Dates 2023

Year 9 Camp Photo Gallery
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