What is a school camp?

A school camp is defined as any curriculum-related activity where students are expected to stay overnight as part of that activity.

If your school/kura opts in to the donations scheme, the board of trustees cannot ask you to make a donation unless it is for a school camp.

You can choose if you want to pay none, some or all of the school camp donation. If you choose not to make a donation, your child cannot be stopped from attending a camp if it is part of the school’s curriculum.

Activities  Examples
Included under the 'Camp' definition
  • Education Outside the Classroom camp
  • Year 9 induction camp
  • Senior school leadership camp
  • Overnight field trip as part of senior secondary assessment (eg Year 12 Biology field trip)
  • An overnight trip to Wellington to visit key places such as Te Papa, Parliament, and the Carter Observatory
NOT  included under the 'Camp' definition
  • Swimming lessons
  • Day trip to the museum
  • Day trip as part of senior secondary assessment.


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