Outdoor Education Programs

Our aim is to provide facilities, activities and programs that will enable your students to have a great experience in a safe, fun and positive environment. We will assist you to design your program before you arrive at camp and work with you and your parents to implement it during your stay.  Through adventure based learning and community we want to facilitate an experience that is above your expectations.

Facilities

  • Accommodation for 120 people in 23 rooms
  • Heated lecture room with seating for 100 people
  • Dining room with seating for 200 people
  • Number of small breakout rooms
  • Large 600m² Indoor gym with sprung wooden floor
  • Large cold water pool. (20m x 8m)
  • Wheel chair accessible rooms, toilets and showers
  • Laundry with coin operated machines
  • All cabins and rooms are heated

Activities

  • Abseiling, Indoor Climbing
  • Zip lines, Archery, Indoor Slug Guns
  • Giant Maze, Downhill Carts, Mini Jeep
  • Low Ropes and Confidence Course
  • Water Slide,
  • Swimming with Inflatable Obstacle Course 
  • Indoor Gym for Basketball, Netball, Volleyball and other indoor sports
  • Orienteering and Frisbee Golf Courses
  • Top Team Games, Team Initiative Challenges 
  • Burma Trail, Outdoor Playing Court
  • Cage Soccer
  • Playing Fields, Beach Volleyball Court
  • Giant Chess & Checkers, Handball
  • Cookout

Programs

We will help design a program to meet the aims and objectives of your camp.  School programs are generally based around groups of  ten to twelve students rotating through selected camp activities.  At the end of a completed rotation, every student will have had the chance to experience each activity that was part of that rotation.

We can arrange day trips to many of the great places around the Nelson region including trips into the Abel Tasman National Park, over night camping experiences or other off site programs.

For more program information please click on the link.  This is a sample, please don’t feel that you are limited to this!  We will gladly customize it for you.

Health And Safety

We are committed to the safety and the well being of every person using our facilities or participating in our activities or programs.  We aim to make camp as safe as possible for you without restricting your enjoyment of the experiences camp has to offer.  Much thought and research has gone into preparing our Safety Management System and Standard Operating Procedures and these are “living” documents that will change from time to time as new situations arise.  We have well trained staff and a safety system that meets the standard set by the New Zealand Government.

We first gained OutdoorsMark accreditation in 2014.  This ensures that a very comprehensive external audit of all of our policies and procedure has been completed. We have two registered activities on the WorkSafe NZ Register of Adventure Activities and all our other activities have thorough SOP's. Click on link to download SOP's

Catering

One of the best times for students and adults to get together is around meal times and these provide an excellent time to catch up and see how everyone is going. Food and catering are very important aspects of any camp and we strive to provide meals that ensure everyone is fed with plenty of healthy, well-balanced, yummy food.

We are happy to cater for dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low-allergenic, gluten free, Halal etc. Nothing is a problem so please don't hesitate to ask.

Costs

Teapot Valley Christian Camp is a complex that can easily cater for 100+ people. Our fees include cabin accommodation, all meals and the use of all grade one to three activities. Unless pre- arranged the first meal we provide is afternoon tea on the day of arrival and the last meal is lunch on the day of departure.

Primary and Intermediate School $57.00 per person per 24 hours.  Secondary School $59.00 per person per 24 hours.

All grade four activities are an extra $25.00 per instructor per hour  All grade four activities must be instructed by camp staff.

Saving Money

If you bring your own food and drink for morning tea, afternoon tea and suppers, we are happy to give you a discount of $3.00 per person per day off the prices above.

Terms one and four only - If you bring over 60 students up to 6 adults can come at no charge. For every 10 students over and above the first 60 one more adult can come at no cost.
Terms two and three only - If you bring over 40 students up to 4 adults can come at no charge. For every 10 students over and above the first 40 one more adult can come at no cost.

Transportation

If you are from the North Island we are happy to arrange coach transport from Picton to Teapot Valley and back to Picton along with any trips you may want to do while in Nelson. Tell us your arrival and departure times in Picton and we will do the rest.

We are happy to arrange transport from other South Island towns along with any day trips in the Nelson region.