School and scout groups take advantage of the great facilities and campsites at Base Camp

School Camps, Scout groups, Training courses 

Orton Bradley Park is an ideal place to base your Outdoor Education programme!  Orton Bradley Park is a stunning location that is close enough to Christchurch to be a great day trip, or far enough away for a wilderness feel on an overnight stay.

Orton Bradley Park allows for creativity and independence with your programme with a wide range of educational, recreational and adventure activities that are ideal for school groups.  

Orton Bradley Park has the environment and facilities for a cost effective classic kiwi school camp.  Our range of activities are ideal for engaging small or large groups of young people. 

Activities available include:

·         High and low ropes course
·         MTB track
·         Abseiling and/or rock climbing
·         Tramping
·         Kayaking
·         Raft building
·         Coasteering
·         Orienteering
·         Team building exercises and Adventure Based Learning
·         Dam building
·         Adventure racing

The Park also has 3 educational units that you are able to use, free of charge if staying with us, that link with the attractions in the park.  The first is a unit on Technology, focusing on renewable technologies using the reed-bed sewage system, water-wheel, and wind turbine as examples.  The Historical unit has a focus on colonial living while the third outlines how to run a successful Ecological scavenger hunt in the Park. Contact the park for copies of these units.

The Orton Bradley Park Board is continually developing the facilities to improve the experience of schools and groups using the Park as a base for their EOTC programmes. 

If you would like to more information regarding facilities and pricing please contact the park office.

  School and scout groups take advantage of the great facilities and campsites at Base Camp

School and scout groups take advantage of the great facilities and campsites at Base Camp