Kia ora to all of our members, friends, supporters and past students
The idea of the Koanga Summer Campout is for staff, members, friends, ex-students and supporters of Koanga to have a time each year when we can gather and share ideas, information and things we are learning, have fun together, play music, swim, eat great food and also do work together each morning to support Koanga. Each person can choose the work they feel like getting involved with from a list of options each day.
Everybody bring their own tent and all sleeping gear
Bring items of food that could be helpful
Possibly bring tools if you are a carpenter or builder
We will ask for $15 per adult per day to cover costs like power and essential food items that we will plan and get in stock. We will share the cooking and cleaning(I'm happy in the kitchen)
If you are bringing children you can decide how much of an adult's meal your kids eat and pay that amount
Please e-mail [email protected] to book your place and to arrange to pay by internet banking. Remember we only have room for a maximum of 25 adults. We need to know how many adults are coming, how many children and their ages and also what skills you are bringing.
I imagine each day might look like this
Mornings - work with various groups doing various things eg
Fixing a range of appropriate technology items around the place that need upgrading for the PDC including solar oven, solar drier, rocket stove cooking top, slow cooker
Harvesting robinia poles for fencing the Hill Block Spring
Building a light earth batch rocket stove bath
Building a light earth, small accommodation unit for Koanga. We are always short of accommodation and in the first instance this will be used for Vitor, who started Regeneration Productions with Kay, to get through next winter
Fixing rotten wall boards on the Koanga house
Urban garden fencing
If you aren't into any of that there will be cooking and child fun and games and gardening etc
Afternoons could be
Swimming and adventuring, getting to know the land
Evenings could be talking, sharing info and music etc
Food will be a big part of this!