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Camp Kaitawa. Purposes of Camp. Meeting challenges – group and individual Working in different groups For some, being away from the home comforts Trying new foods Personal fitness challenges Co-operating with other adults Accepting rules. Curriculum Links.

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purposes of camp
Purposes of Camp
  • Meeting challenges – group and individual
  • Working in different groups
  • For some, being away from the home comforts
  • Trying new foods
  • Personal fitness challenges
  • Co-operating with other adults
  • Accepting rules
curriculum links
Curriculum Links
  • Water cycle and hydroelectricity principles.
  • Landforms and explanations – formation of the lake and legend of the lake.
  • Living World: bush environment – trees, ferns, fungi, birds, insects, interdependence.
  • Art – sketching, charcoal drawings.
  • Writing – keeping a diary, shared stories
  • Reading: maps, signs, instructions, rules, worksheets
  • PE and Health:
  • Social Science: History of the area; Te Kooti; Redoubt
role of all parent helpers
Role of all parent helpers
  • Act as a parent to all children – most important as homesickness is real!
  • Direct duties – each parent will be given a duty group to supervise. (Dishes, dining room, lunch and veges, dormitories, outdoor areas)
  • Help out in kitchen – the cook is there to supervise the food preparation and delivery – lots of help needed with dishing up etc.
specific adult roles at camp
Specific adult roles at camp
  • Teachers – responsible for overall programme, safety of students, RAMS,
  • Cook: Directs the kitchen
  • Medical person: Takes care of any medication children bring, administers medical attention as required
  • Camp mother: Children take small concerns to you; looks after specific needs; ensures roster of adults to sleep in the dormitories.
  • Safety Officer : Checks RAMS for each trip; Fire drills
adult roles continued
Adult roles continued
  • Grounds duty person: supervising duty group who hose and clean out shower block and toilet area; make sure no rubbish left around outside;
  • Dishes person: Supervises duty team on dishes; teatowels need to be washed out daily and hung either in drying room or outside line.
  • Dining room; supervises setting up of dining room; clearing of tables and stacking of dishes in the dining area; tables are wiped and floor swept
  • Dormitories: Supervises group on vacuuming dormitories and Hall; checks tidiness of bunks; dusting of ledges!
  • Veges and lunches: Supervises group on filled roll making; liaises with cook to organisevege preparation
daily routines
Daily routines
  • Get dressed and up the pipeline/confidence course – dining room group return to set up breakfast. Tidy own bed and belongings.
  • Breakfast
  • Duties
  • Day’s adventure preparation
  • Sometimes back to camp for lunch
  • Back to camp late afternoon
  • Games, showers, dinner, activities and bed
programme flexible
Programme - flexible
  • Monday:
  • Bus leaves school about 9.45ish; first break at lookout on Whareratas; lunch on riverbank at Wairoa; arrive camp around 1.30pm. Unpack; find beds; afternoon tea; explore environment and try out confidence course; short trek to Green Lake (Fairy Springs) and Kaitawa Lake; showers, dinner, fire drills, activities and bed.
tuesday
Tuesday
  • Usual daily routines
  • Aniwaniwa tracks
  • Lake Waikareiti
  • Papakorito Falls
wednesday
Wednesday
  • The Redoubt area
  • Panekiri to first trig
  • Gravesite
  • Lake Kiri-o-pukae
  • Rata tree on Tawa track
thursday
Thursday
  • Down pipeline to Tuai power station – may be able to have a look through???
  • Morning tea by Lake Whakamarino – fish watching
  • Caving at Onepoto Caves
  • Celebration dinner and concert
friday
Friday
  • Big clean up after duties
  • Children go to Lake Kaitawa to do sketching or scavenger hunt; also orienteering a possibility
  • Leave in time to be back at school before 3 p.m.
references
References
  • http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/east-coast-hawkes-bay/lake-waikaremoana-walks.pdf
  • Contains all the information you would ever need to know about the area.