• Photo ID
  • Tent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife, cup (the camp aims to be zero waste, and your bringing your own cutlery and dishes assists us greatly with that goal)
  • Snacks
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Togs and towel
  • Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (for outdoor activities).
  • Toothbrush, toiletries, soap
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Warm jacket
  • Medical info (if you have any allergies or medical conditions)
  • Medication if required

YOU Could also bring:

  • Earplugs
  • Extra blankets
  • Folding chairs
  • Torch
  • Basic first aid
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Insect repellent

Coming Prepared

In order for your time at Ōtaki Summer Camp to be comfortable, fun, and safe, we ask that you come prepared.

The accommodation at the camp is either your own tent (on the school playing fields) or “marae-style” in marquees (women’s, men’s, mixed and gender neutral). If you can bring a tent, that is best (marquee space is limited) and you will need a sleeping bag and, if you want, pillow and bed roll. In the marquees, you’ll need a sleeping bag and, if you want, a pillow.  Please come prepared for hot and cold weather (eg hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and togs and towel; and raincoat and warm clothes)!

It is essential that you bring your own utensils, a plate, a bowl, and a cup and/or a mug.

You are welcome to contact us if you have any problems about things you need to bring:

Please remember that you will need a suitable form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license or student ID, when you register at the beginning of the camp.

What will I need for the outdoors trips?

There will be outdoors trips for several hours on the Sunday, including tramping, bush walking and exploring streams and rivers. It will be a great time for getting to know other people and  is a major part of the camp. Being in the bush and around rivers is safer and more enjoyable when you are well prepared. Please bring the following: outdoor shoes or boots that you don’t mind getting wet (it is important that shoes and boots are comfortable), a spare set of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and wet, raincoat, an extra warm top, togs, sunscreen, snacks, a water bottle and (if you have one) a small backpack (lined inside with a large plastic bag) to carry these things. Picnic lunches will be provided.

Again, you are welcome to contact us if you have any problems about things you need to bring: