School Camps

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Silverstream Retreat is one of the most talked about school camp venues in the Wellington Region!

Our affordable school camp packages and newly renovated group accommodation blocks makes this the best choice for your next Wellington school trip.  Whether you are a school sports team, music group, theatre group or a class group, we are the most accommodating Wellington school camp site.


This is what we can offer you:

  • School camp accommodation – we have a bunk and twin share accommodation available
  • School group catering – we have child friendly meal options available, and are more than happy to cater for any special dietary requirements.
  • Our school camp packages – we have affordable package prices for all age groups which includes accommodation, breakfast, a packed lunch and dinner.
  • We can assist you by recommending local school group activities
  • We can offer you on-site school camp activities including orienteering, archery and our ‘Barn Dance Experience’.

School camps at Silverstream Retreat

If you’re a teacher or school administrator, discover for yourself why so many teachers bring their students back to Silverstream Retreat year after year for their school camps – Silverstream Retreat is the perfect base to encourage learning outside the classroom.

Silverstream Retreat specialises in Wellington City visits. Many schools use us as a base to visit Wellington each day, while others stay and do activities on site, or have a mixture of both.

Students can challenge themselves with on-site activities such as archery and orienteering, line dancing or enjoy nature on a bush walk.

Alternatively, children can visit and learn from many of the historic places of significance, including the seat of Parliament and Petone Settlers Museum, or visit the interactive learning centres in Wellington City such as Te Papa, Capital E, the Zoo or the City and Sea Museum. Upper Hutt (seven minutes drive) has the famous H²O Xtream adventure pool complex. This comes very highly recommended and makes an excellent evening activity if you can schedule it into your programme.


Our professional catering team take pride in making your school camp a memorable success.

We have two main dining rooms that Silverstream Retreat staff use when catering for your school.

Our professional team makes your job much easier because we do all the meal preparation and wash the dishes. We only ask for your participation in clearing the tables and assisting with dishing out the meals. We offer a buffet format and are easily able to cater for any specific dietary requirements.

As many schools often choose to go off-site to enjoy the Wellington City experience, we also prepare cut lunches.

The catering package includes dinner, breakfast and lunch from our standard menu. Tea, coffee and Milo are also available, at anytime.

Activity Rooms

There are numerous seminar rooms available around the Retreat which are ideal for smaller groups or as breakout rooms. We also have a recreation hall and other facilities to help keep the children occupied during free time periods.

If you are travelling from out of town by bus we can provide separate fully serviced accommodation in one of our motel units for the bus driver/s at no charge.

We are confident a school camp at Silverstream Retreat is worthwhile for the students and teachers alike.

Are you interested to find out how a school camp can fit into your curriculum? Contact us today if you have any questions or would like a copy of our School Package.

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