Rally at the Ranch

A School Camp Adventure!

A School Camp Adventure!

8 - 11 April, 2025

Join us for the ultimate School Camp gathering! If you have a primary or intermediate aged school group of 15 – 30 students* and are looking for an epic camp adventure to take them on – this is for you! 

This camp is specifically designed to give smaller school/class sizes (as well as homeschool families) the opportunity to access all the fun that El Rancho has to offer– activities, accommodation, food and lots of memorable camp experiences.

The cost of this camp is also significantly discounted compared to our standard rates!

We know that especially for smaller schools, planning an event at a large campsite like ours can be a challenge. We have created Rally at the Ranch specifically to meet this need and to give smaller groups the opportunity to experience an incredible camp.

As this event is hosted by us with lots of cool bonus features, there is also a lot more to get out of it and a lot less planning that you have to do! 

Not only will the programme be packed full of fun, this camp will be hosted by the El Rancho team - who will welcome you onsite, run some fantastic games & orientation activities, look after you at meal times and provide a huge range of activities for you to take part in. Our activities are designed to cover a wide range of EOTC values and objectives, such as:

  • Manaakitanga – kindness & respect for others
  • Team building & leadership
  • Life skills
  • Resilience & perseverance
  • Confidence development
  • Whanaungatanga – relationships through shared experiences
  • Physical health & wellbeing
  • Innovation & creativity
  • Communication & problem solving

As well as activities that you can experience with your group, you will have the opportunity to have some friendly school vs school competition, engage with other teachers & parents, and of course have some free time in the programme for you to do your own group development. We’re also planning some extra fun elements such as a dress up disco, talent quest, canteen, barista coffee for adults, prize giveaways and much more.

This camp has 2 price options – choose between bunk room accommodation or motel style units for your group. The registration price includes a significant discount compared to our standard prices, and covers 3 nights accommodation, a 9 meal package and a programme packed full of activities and memorable moments. School groups will also gain access to a complimentary meeting space for you to gather with your group in your own time. Homeschool families will be allocated a motel unit with a kitchenette and lounge space.

We are so excited to launch this brand new camp event and would love to welcome you to be a part of it.

This camp will go ahead when enough groups have registered interest – you can do this by completing this form. 

Expressions of interest are due July 31st. All going well, registrations will open up in August.
Download an information pack here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email: bookinginfo@elrancho.co.nz

*Homeschool families of smaller numbers welcome too - please email us to enquire!