For most Scouts the prospect of spending a week under canvas, sharing in the preparation of their own meals and in a wide range of outdoor activities with their Scout friends is a great adventure that will never be forgotten. It can be the culmination of a year’s weekly meetings when the skills learned theoretically during the previous twelve months are put into practice.
The founder of SCOUTS Lord Baden-Powell said of the week long summer camp: "The camp is what the youth look forward to and is the Leader’s great opportunity".
The Waitawheta Summer Camp concept is particularly aimed at assisting those Packs and Troops who would normally not be able to provide a 4 or 5 day summer holidays camping experience for their youth members.
About the Camp
The venue is the Waitawheta Youth Camp between Waihi and Paeroa townships.
The Scout and Cub camps each have a maximum of 250 people.
Troops and Packs may charge an additional fee to cover transport to and from the camp.
A team of skilled and dedicated volunteers will be onsite to run exciting and challenging programmes appropriate for each age group.
All Scouts, Cubs and Leaders will be camping in tents.
The Scouts cook the meals for the troop supervised by an adult cook. Food is provided by the camp.
"Medieval" themed camp.
Format - each Zone has been allocated 12 spaces for youth, and 2 spaces for Leaders. Each Zone will send 2 teams made of 6 youth and 1 Leader.
Cost - $130 for youth, $75 for Leaders.
Scout Activities - Shooting, slingshots, survival, day tramp, cycling, adventure race, campfire.
Format - each Zone has been allocated 16 spaces for youth, and 4 spaces for Leaders. Each Zone will send 2 teams made of 8 youth and 2 Leaders.
Cost - $250 for youth, $150 for Leaders.
All Leaders and staff at the two camps are volunteers in SCOUTS and have made the commitment to give up their holidays to join in the fun and make sure the camps are 'full on' and enjoyable for all the participants, be they young, or merely 'young at heart'. There is no upper age limit for adults helpers, but Police Vetting must be done for each helper.
Registrations for both camps close 30th August 2020, or earlier if spaces have been filled.