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Revisioning School Camps PLD & DIY Camping PLD

Our popular ‘Revisioning School Camps’ (RSC) and ‘DIY Camping’ (DIY) PLD have now been rolled into one PLD package. This means that when you register for the Revisioning School Camp PLD package, you are registering for both the RSC and DIY workshops. As part of this package, you will also receive up to 9 months of post-workshop support to help you implement the ideas and practices learned during the PLD.

In each location, the workshops will be delivered in close succession (typically between 1 day to 3 weeks apart). To make the most of this PLD, we recommend you register for the PLD package with at least one other staff member from your school (preferably including one senior leader).

If you have previously completed one of the RSC or DIY workshops and would now like to complete the other workshop in the package, please get in touch with us so we can arrange your registration.



About the PLD

This PLD package is designed to support schools to deliver localised, place-responsive and student-centred school camp experiences. The PLD:

  • is applicable to all curriculum areas and levels (primary through to secondary)
  • is perfect for educators who want to develop their knowledge of localised curriculum and how EOTC can support the Aotearoa New Zealand Histories curriculum
  • provides guidance and suggested teaching and learning approaches for schools wishing to offer quality camp learning experiences for their ākonga
  • involves two separate 1-day workshops followed by ongoing active support over nine months to assist teachers to implement changes in their practice
  • is based upon the Re-visioning School Camps, a Teaching and Learning Resource
  • has been made free to schools through the Ministry of Education Networks of Expertise funding.

This PLD package does not cover EOTC safety management. If you’re interested in this information and support, please check out our EOTC Management PLD.

This PLD package is for school staff only. If you’re a camp/outdoor education provider and want to learn about the changes schools are making to their camp experiences, check out our upcoming ‘RSC for Providers’ webinars and workshops. 

Workshop 1 - Revisioning School Camps

During this workshop you will learn about four important concepts that will help your school to develop localised, place-responsive, and student-centred school camps. These concepts are also applicable to your wider school vision for EOTC, local curriculum, and learning programmes.

During this workshop you will also review your current school camps, consider the parameters that your revisioned camps must work within, and develop a vision for what your camps will look like moving forward. You’ll have access to a wide range of resources to support you in this mahi.

Workshop 2 - DIY Camping

This second workshop brings the ideas shared in the first workshop to life. You will explore a range of simple planning tools, and participate in impactful and learning-rich camp activities. The activities you experience can be adapted for a range of camp settings, age groups and learning contexts.

Our aim is for you to walk away feeling more confident to navigate the challenges you face in planning/delivering school camp, and more able to provide (non-technical) learning-rich camp experiences yourself (or with the support of your staff/community).

Additional material

We have developed some fantastic cases studies of schools that have participated in the PLD, and the changes they’ve made to their school camp experiences. Check them out for inspiration and advice.

Read about the School Camp Reboot feature in Education Gazette ISSUE: VOLUME 99, NUMBER 12 

We also delivered a mini-webinar series about the RSC PLD. You can watch the videos below: 

RSC Webinar #1 'The what, why, and how of revisioning your school camps

The what, why, and how of revisioning your school camps


RSC Webinar #2 Four key concepts to consider in your revisioning process

Four key concepts to consider in your revisioning process


 RSC Webinar #3 Case Study schools

Case Study schools