School Camps in Auckland

With YMCA camps for schools, you’re guaranteed an enriching outdoor education experience

Our school camps in Auckland are an ideal venue for school groups. With over 10,000 children visiting our camps for schools each year, YMCA knows what works. We provide high quality outdoor education experiences to children from primary through to secondary school age.

Our school camps are based at one of two locations, YMCA Camp Adair and YMCA Shakespear Lodge, both within 50 minutes of central Auckland. YMCA camps for schools give kids the opportunity to experience some classic outdoor activities such as archery, climbing, bush craft, kayaking, raft building, and so much more.

Options include single day, overnight and multiple day camps. Support for funding applications also available, please advise at time of enquiry if you would like further information about this.

YMCA camps for schools are designed to meet the needs of your group, and we can accommodate all levels of fitness and physical ability. You’ll have a dedicated host for the length of your stay and we can also offer catering, as we believe healthy, wholesome meals are a key part of successful camps for schools.

We know how important it is that your children are in safe hands, so all YMCA camps for schools are CYF approved and both of our school camps in Auckland meet the criteria of the OutdoorsMark external audit scheme.

Activities Available

High Ropes

Confidence Course

Climbing Wall

Low Ropes Course

Air Rifles

Adventure Based Learning Games

Confidence Course

Mud Slide



River Traverse

Glow Worms

Camp Fire

Raft Building


River & Ocean Kayaking



Burma Trail

Super Fox


Mountain Boarding

Mountain Biking


Bush Cooking


Sanctuary Discovery

UHF Radios

Water & River Safety



Healthy, wholesome meals are a key part of every camp. Our school's menu offer Health Camp meals and can be adjusted to the individual needs of your group including for dietary requirements.

YMCA Outdoor's kitchens are certified with 'A grade certificates of registration' from Auckland Council and are fully equipped with a wide range of appliances, utensils and cleaning equipment. 

Tailored Programmes

At YMCA Outdoors we understand that the requirements and camp objectives are different for every school. To accommodate this YMCA Outdoors tailor programmes for every school group based on their unique needs.

Two Unique Facilities In The Auckland Region

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Find out how YMCA Outdoors can create a tailor made programme based on your unique needs