At El Rancho on the Kapiti Coast just north of Wellington, we've been designing and facilitating camps for primary, intermediate and high school students for decades.
There are plenty of outdoor learning activities on offer to help meet your EOTC requirements with a maximum amount of fun.
We have a range of accommodation and catering options to suit your budget and preferences.
Ideally located right alongside the Waikanae River and just a short walk from Waikanae Beach.
We can help you fulfill all of the EOTC requirements for your TAMARIKI!
For schools outside of the Wellington region...why not stay with us, enjoy what we offer and as an added bonus discover the sights of our Capital city too.
There's our national museum Te Papa, the Beehive, the historic Cable Car, Adrenalin Forest, Weta Workshop...the list goes on! Find out more.
Simply fill out the Booking Enquiry form below and let us know your desired dates and requirements and we can then design a programme and provide you with a price quotation.
If you would like more information or to arrange a site visit please call us on (04) 902 6287.
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Off Peak Special Deal...50% off all Activities!!
Think you can only have fun during the summer months at El Rancho? Then think again!
Book your OFF PEAK school camp with us in either May, June or August and we’ll give you 50% off the price of your choice of exciting onsite activities. These could include Horse Riding, Rockwall, Air Rifles, Archery, Archery Soft, Go Karts, Wilderness Survival and more!!
We have heaters ready to keep you warm and just imagine how much fun you’ll have rugged up around our bonfire toasting marshmellows.
Please note conditions include: minimum 2 night stay; minimum 40 people; camp must be fully catered.
| A great place for a school camp with a variety of activities for the students to participate in - both self led and instructor led. We had our own accommodation, dining hall and recreation centre which meant we saw the other schools there in passing, but we did not need to use the same facilities at the same time. Great, friendly welcome by the staff
| I was one of the parent helpers with the Wa Ora Montessori School group at El Rancho last week. No doubt the teachers will be sending you feedback, but I just wanted to say that the parent group really enjoyed the camp – the facilities are great, the activities are fun (tubing seemed to be a favourite!) and all the staff were really helpful and made our jobs so much easier. I have been on three school camps now and El Rancho is easily the best in all those factors.
And I must mention the food, which is far and away the best we have come across on a camp. The kids certainly enjoyed it, and it was great that you catered for them to have extra helpings
Wa Ora Montessori
| Thanks so much, El Rancho! We all had an amazing time! Your staff were all fantastic; so friendly, knowledgable and accommodating. The ammenities and activities are superb. We can't fault anything about your camp. Can't wait to come back!
| A BIG thank you for having us at your amazing facility. El Rancho has so many wonderful things to do and see. The cabins were nice, clean and warm. There was such a wonderful feeling at the camp surrounded by dense forest, green fields and paddocks.
We were really impressed with the instructors. They were kind, caring and generous with their knowledge. The instructors were positive and kept us standing tall when we felt challenged or scared.
Thanks to the kitchen staff too for cooking all the delicious meals for us