Arrival and Departure Procedure


The Waitawheta Base Camp (439 Waitawheta Road, RD 2, Waihi) is the location of the Central North Island Region Summer Camp and is situated in a farming community adjacent to the Kaimai Forest Park being 10kms from Waihi and 16kms from Paeroa.

Waitwaheta Road runs off to the right across the river near the Eastern end of the Karangahake Gorge which runs between Paeroa and Waihi. 

See the Contact Us page for directions to camp


Please do not arrive before your designated arrival window - arrivals are staggered to ease congestion and to ensure that there are appropriate adults to supervise the youth. Please follow all instructions for stopping and parking. Once parked -head to the registration point to sign in before unloading bags etc. Once registered you will be guided to the camping area. Please do not linger unless you have been requested to help set up as we need to move cars off site as quickly as possible. An assistant will show you to the appropriate camping area.  Please provide a packed lunch and snacks as no food is rationed until dinner. Only vehicles with trailers carrying contingent equipment will be permitted onto the campsite itself.


All equipment must be packed, your site cleared and a Site Clearance obtained from your Camp Director or a nominee by 10.30am. Youth may not be permitted to depart until the camp is cleared. 11.00am CLOSING PARADE – Troop or Pack T shirt and Scarf required - parents and caregivers are invited to join the closing ceremony. 11.30am Departure. Top Tip: Bring food for your child and don't expect much conversation on the way home - they will be tired!