School Camps at the Y Camp Adair

Fun and enriching experiences for your next school camp

We all have fond memories of going on school camp, and it’s no wonder as school camps are such an important part of our personal development and schooling tradition. Modern life has its pressures that can make school camps a challenge to organise, but with over 70 years’ experience of running The Y (formerly YMCA) school camps, Camp Adair knows what works.

Only 50 minutes from Auckland's CBD, The Y Camp Adair offers schools both residential and day camps. We have the beautiful Hunua Ranges right on our doorstep, while offering a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities to enhance your EOTC programme.

The Y Camp Adair currently offers the following school camps:

· Residential school camps of two to five days, staying in one of The Y Camp Adair’s self-contained villages including our field camp option.

· Day programmes for schools who prefer to stay locally, or to bring their students for a day of outdoor and adventure activities.

In our beautiful surroundings and with so many adventure activities, you and your students can look forward to a fun and rewarding school camp at The Y Camp Adair in Auckland.

Activities Available at Camp Adair


Adventure Based Learning Games

Air Rifles


Burma Trail

Bush Cooking

Bush Skills

Camp Fire

Climbing wall

Confidence Course

Fire Lighting

Glow Worm Trail

High Ropes

High Swing


Low Ropes Course


Mt Biking


Raft Building

Shelter Building

Super fox


UHF Radios

Water Slide


Healthy, wholesome meals are a key part of every camp. The Y Camp Adair offers fully catered options with a range of
meal choices. Our meals can cater for clients that have dietary restrictions such as gluten, dairy, nut, vegetarian or religious requirements.

Tailored Programmes

At The Y Camp Adair we understand that the requirements and camp objectives are different for every school. To accommodate this Camp Adair tailor makes programmes for every school group based on their unique needs.

Accommodation Options

Main Lodge

Main Lodge sleeps up to 188 people in 14 cabins of 12, and 2 cabins of 10 which have ensuite shower and toilet facilities.

Note minimum occupation is 80 people June 1 - August 31 and 100 people at all other times.

Hugh Lambie Village

Hugh Lambie Village sleeps 96 people in 3 cabins of 16, 3 cabins of 12 and 2 cabins of 6.

Note minimum occupation is 30 June 1 - August 31 and 40 people at all other times.

Graham Glaister Village

Graham Glaister Village sleeps 90 people in 3 cabins of 16, 2 cabins of 12 and 3 cabins of 6. All cabins and the dining hall in the Graham Glaister Village have wheelchair access including one bathroom and toilet.

Note minimum occupation is 30 June 1 - August 31 and 40 people at all other times.

Field Camp

Field Camp is an education field camp option. Set up on the plateau paddock Field Camp and sleeps 60 people and offers amazing views down the valley.

Sleeping is in canvas tents and on stretches, facilities include cold showers and outdoor cooking/dining facilities.

Note minimum occupation is 20.

Get A Proposal

Find out how Camp Adair can create a tailor made programme based on your unique needs