Please find below information and the organisation details for the 2017 Year 10 camp. The camp will be based at the Blue Lakes Camping Ground in Rotorua. Activities will take place in and around the area. The dates are: Monday 4th December – Thursday 7th December.
The students will be split into Group A and B.
|Group A||Group B|
|Monday 4th Dec||White Water rafting – Kaituna River||Lake Tarawera tramp to Hot Water Beach|
Set up outcamp
|Tuesday 5th Dec||Mountain Biking & The Great Aquinas Challenge||Return boat trip: Hot Water Beach to The Landing|
|Wednesday 6th Dec||Lake Tarawera tramp to Hot Water Beach Set up outcamp||Mountain Biking & The Great Aquinas Challenge|
|Thursday 7th Dec||Return boat trip: Hot Water Beach to The Landing|
Bus to Aquinas College
|White Water rafting – Kaituna River|
Bus to Aquinas College
Both groups will complete the same activities and I am sure they will prove to be very successful as they offer an exciting yet challenging experience for all students.
The cost of the camp per student is $240.
Mr Scott, Mrs Skelton (Year 10 Dean) and myself see this as an extremely valuable experience that is a positive feature of our Year 10 curriculum. In the rare circumstance where a student is unable to attend camp, a parent meeting with Mrs Skelton (firstname.lastname@example.org) will need to be arranged. Those students not attending camp will be required to attend school for the four days.
There is some inherent risk associated with these types of activities. Every effort will be made to manage those risks during this EOTC Activity. In planning this trip staff have followed the current best practice procedures according to the Aquinas College EOTC Guidelines. In addition the Mountain Biking, Tarawera Boat trip and Rafting activities are run by qualified guides. Students can assist this by ensuring that they are prepared correctly, follow instructions and support staff and other students on the activity.
I have attached links to three pieces of information:
The $240 is now payable to the school office in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s name & tutor class. Alternatively online payments can be made to the following account 02 1210 0011888 00. Please include your child’s name and Yr. 10 Camp in the reference. Please make contact with Mrs Mary Walton in the school office to discuss any concerns you may have regarding payment as some limited financial assistance may be available. The final date for payment is Monday 27th November.
If you have any questions about the camp please contact myself at the College on 543 2400 ext 244 or e-mail email@example.com
Year 10 Camp Coordinator.