Give your students the best chance to safely love the beach for life

Keeping Kiwi kids safe at the beach for life

New Zealand is blessed with amazing beaches and coastlines, but every summer we see news headlines about what can go wrong. Our Surf Safety camps give Kiwi kids the gift of a safe and fun life on the water. Working in partnership, the The Y (formerly YMCA) is committed to teaching vital safety knowledge and skills in a beach environment that will deliver lifelong memories and experiences. The Y has been hosting school camps for more than 100 years, and we’re excited to keep evolving just like the needs of Kiwis do.

Camps are delivered for a single class of students at a time only, allowing the programme to be customised for your unique needs and for you to spend time as a small group, benefitting from team building and connection while learning.

What's included

  • 3-day, 2-night camp
  • Four specialist beach safety education modules with professional instruction
  • All activity equipment provided
  • Shared accommodation in cabin-style bunkrooms

Key info

Contact Details

Phone: 09 292 4886


Camp Location

Sunset Beach, Port Waikato


We’ve worked hard to keep the cost as low as possible with the support of community partners.

Packages start from $261.00 per student or $7,830.00 per class of 30 students

Proudly supported by

Sunset Beach SLSC Surf Lifesaving Programme

  • Practical, interactive water skills in a beach setting
  • How to identify and escape from rips and tidal currents
  • Outgoing and low tide beach dangers
  • Use of rescue equipment used by lifeguards on patrol

Surfing NZ Wave Warriors Programme

  • Teaching children the basics of surfing in a fun and safe way
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Qualified, professional coaching

Coastguard Safe boating Programme

  • Practical boating experience for all confidence levels
  • Learning through in-water survival experience
  • How to correctly use safety equipment like lifejackets
  • Messages on taking responsibility for personal safety

Learn To Fish Programme

  • In partnership with NZ Sports Fishing Council
  • An exciting programme for school-aged children
  • Learning how to set up a fishing rod and reel and bait your hooks
  • Surfcasting safely from the beach
  • Landing a fish and looking after a catch

Get in touch!

Email to request availability today!