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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 organise vege preparation Layout of Camp 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 • 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 • • • • Usual daily routines Aniwaniwa tracks Lake Waikareiti Papakorito Falls Wednesday • The Redoubt area • Panekiri to first trig • Gravesite • Lake Kiri-o-pukae • Rata tree on Tawa track 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 • 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 • http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/p arks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/eastcoast-hawkes-bay/lake-waikaremoanawalks.pdf • Contains all the information you would ever need to know about the area.