• Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    De Bon Vouloir Servir
    "To serve with goodwill"
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
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Camp Adair

Camp Objectives

  • To provide a learning experience that extends beyond the four walls of the classroom.  The links students are able to make between the classroom and real world experiences can be critical to their long-term learning.
  • We want to extend student’s learning experiences beyond the classroom, we need to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the wider community and the environment.  
  • Howick recognises that students need to learn in a variety of contexts in order to gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they can transfer into their lives to set them up for success. 


Curriculum Links

The principles of the NZ Curriculum are embedded into each school’s own curriculum and part of that approach happens outside the classroom. 

  • Vision - we want our young people to be confident, connected, actively involved and lifelong learners
  • Principles - Eg, high expectations, inclusion, learning to learn, future focus, these principles put students at the centre of teaching and learning, a curriculum should be engaging and challenging, to strengthen these principles we need experiences outside the classroom.
  • Values - Eg, excellence, equity, integrity, we always provide learning opportunities for these values to grow and develop in authentic situations.


Important Information

View / Download our Parent Information Powerpoint show

Download the Equipment List for each participant


Student Experiences

Camp - Written by Mariel

"I climbed up the shaky tall building and my hands shook with every step I took. My team encouraged me, I climbed on. The sun was shining brightly and it suddenly felt hot. The harness was tugging on my waist, annoying me with every step I climbed. I reached the top and I nervously climbed on the miniature wooden box. My team shouted:
“1, 2, 3…”
I jumped off. I felt a rush go through me when I flew through space. I conquered my fear when I pushed myself to go higher."

The Mudslide - Written by Shyla

“I’m going to get you back”
I was covered with mud from head to toe.
“No Rani wait…”
It was too late. She dumped a giant pile of chocolate brown mud on top of of my head. It trickled down my face, falling to my toes.
“Time for a rinse off!”
I stepped onto the slippery black mat, took a run up, then zoomed off! Following the cold water, faster and faster.
But then came trouble in paradise. The end was approaching. I took a deep breath and… “SPLASH!” The ice-cold muddy water blanketed me. I waited for the other 10 chickens to come so that we could take a group photo. The daylight gifted us the perfect lighting. I weaved through the water trying to get out of the freezing pool. Mud squished through my toes every step I took. Then suddenly felt another squishy dump of mud onto my back.
“I guess now I have to go down again.”
That was by far the best camp activity!

The high beam! - Written by Neha

I waited for the person to come down. My stomach was growing butterflies. “Go, it’s your turn”.
“Up 1, up 2, up 3, up 4, up 5, I climbed.
I stood at the top shaking like a loose spring. My team mates cheered me on.
The sun shone on my back while I walked on the log in fear. I went to the end and came back to the middle. I touched my toes and stood on one leg trying really hard not to look down. I leaned back and the strong ropes held me. I pushed back. I fell to the ground without hurting myself and I was proud.
“PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me do it again” I said as I took of my helmet in joy. This was my best experience at camp. I was excited and proud of myself.