Terms One and Two – February to June

Rock Climbing

Using the school’s new indoor climbing wall and outdoor natural rock formations. This module includes a three-day expedition.

Leadership at Junior Camps

Senior students with leadership potential are given the opportunity to lead activities on Year 7 camp, a three-day residential camp based in the Craigieburn Range. Activities include rock climbing, flat water kayaking, caving and mountain biking.


Each term, a three-day tramp is completed, based in and around Arthur’s Pass.

River Crossing

A comprehensive river crossing course is completed using the Waimakariri River.

Mountain Biking

Basic mountain biking skills are taught throughout Term 2. Students build on their skills, completing a three-day mountain bike expedition from Lake Taylor to Oxford.


Mt Somers
Mt Somers
Winter Tramp
Winter Tramp
Wanaka Rock Climbing
Wanaka Rock Climbing

Terms Three and Four – July to December

Skiing and Snowboarding

Weekly, half-day, mid-week programme for Term Three, including coaching from beginners to racers. Weekend passes available.

Leadership at Junior Camps

Three-day camps at Mount Hutt Retreat or Spencer Park. Skills include orienteering, challenges, camping, mountain biking, archery, high ropes, surfing and wind surfing.

Nordic Skiing

Five-day residential programme with skills instruction, snow mounding and basic mountaineering skills. Based at Wanaka’s Snow Farm.

First Aid Course

With an accredited provider.

Lake Angelus Tramp