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Years 3 & 4 Camp info #2

Natalie Douglas —

Kia ora whānau,

Preparations are in full swing for our year 3 and 4 camp to Palm Grove. Please read below for the latest camp updates. Here is the link to the first notice that was sent out in regards to our camp.

Permission Form:

This form must be completed for all year 3 & 4 children. Please complete this by Sunday 3rd October. Please note, this camp is able to go ahead at Covid level 2 and there is a question in the form regarding this. We will communicate details about the levels if required.

Parent helpers:

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help with our camp to Palm Grove. We have now confirmed our overnight helpers who will receive details about what will be required in a separate email.


The total cost of the camp this year is $100.00, which includes all coach transport, dinner on Thursday evening, accommodation, breakfast & packed lunch on Friday, activities at Palm Grove camp, and entry to Ngā Manu Reserve. Please know that this cost has been subsidised this year in order to keep the cost manageable. The cost will stay at $100.00 per child even if they do not stay overnight.


Invoices for this camp have now been added to student accounts in the online shop. Payment must be made in full by Sunday 21st November to enable your child(ren) to attend. If you wish to pay the cost of camp in stages, you will have the option to overwrite the amount you wish to pay in the shop, providing full payment is made by the above date.

Brief camp outline:

Thursday 2nd December:

  • 8:30 - 9:00am: Students arrive at school with their gear.
  • 9:15am: Students get on the bus
  • 10:30am: Arrive at camp, morning tea, set up cabins
  • 11:30am - 4:00pm: Camp activity rotations
  • 4:00pm: Camp games
  • 5:00pm: Dinner
  • 6:00pm: Evening camp activities

Friday 3rd December

  • 7:00 - 10:00am:Preparing for the day: Breakfast, preparing lunch, tidying and cleaning camp spaces, games.
  • 10:00am: Depart to Ngā Manu Reserve
  • 10:30 - 1:30pm: Exploring and activities at Ngā Manu Reserve
  • 3:00pm: Arrive back at school

Other information:

  • A camp gear list will be sent home a week before camp. Please be aware that students will need to bring a sleeping bag and light/torch.

  • Payment must be made by Sunday 21st November to enable your child to attend.

Key information to remember:

  • Fill out permission form for ALL children by Sunday 3rd October

  • Pay the invoice on Kindo by Sunday 21st November

If you have any questions, please contact Natalie (natalie@amesbury.school.nz ) or Zelda (zelda@amesbury.school.nz).

Kind regards,

Natalie & Zelda