Create your own group Youth Surfing Camp with the Raglan Surfing School

  We are in the 15th year of running the most awesome youth surfing camps in New Zealand… because they are fully inclusive with 24hr adult supervision, legendary home cooked meals, accommodation, surf instruction, use of a board and wetsuit & beach & town transportation….and heaps of fun!!

  All meals are prepared by our professional chefs (the food is first rate!!!). This includes some serious BBQ’s!! The students’ accommodation is at the Karioi Outdoor Adventure Centre which is located near the beach in Whale Bay. All surfing equipment is available and included in the cost of the camp. The main focus of the camps is of course on SURFING… and is for students of all levels from absolute beginners through to the more advanced.

  Everyone receives plenty of coaching suitable to their level during the camp. There is also a big emphasis on water safety and beach awareness. If the conditions are not suitable for surfing we have a wide variety of other fun activities available including a surfboard factory tour and surfboard maintenance and repair module…EELS Farm Tour,Waignaro hot springs, mountain trekking, kayaking etc.

  The Raglan Surfing School is the first surf school in New Zealand to be recognised and affiliated with Water Safety NZ and Surfing New Zealand. Our instructors are experienced surfing coaches with current lifesaving certificates & also members of the Raglan Lifesaving Club. This ensures that the camps are safe and educational as well as fun and adventurous.

Don’t get left out…because the youth camp has been a sell out every year running!!!  Please contact us for further information and booking enquiries.

Camp Prices


Options Cost
1 day/1 night package $129
2 day/1 night package $239
3 day/2 night package $349
4 day/3 night package $459
5 day/4 night package $549
‘Super Keen’ 6 day/5 night package $599

Included in the price:


  • Accommodation & Use of the Karioi Outdoor Centre Facilities.
  • Daily Surf Lessons with Experienced & Safe Instruction.
  • Surf Equipment Hire.
  • All meals.
  • Full Supervision Plus of course an unforgettable holiday experience!



By Car

From the (SH1) motorway go west on the (SH23) to Raglan….when you get to Raglan turn left onto Wainui Road for 8kms to Whale the small roundabout turn left onto Whaanga Road. We are the second driveway on the left – 5b Whaanga Road. Look for the Karioi Outdoor Centre & Raglan Surf School sign at the bottom of the drive… go right up the driveway (about 500 meters to the office) to the camp facility to drop off participants. Parking is back 100m in the main carpark.


By Bus

We will pick up any students in Raglan Township who arrive into Raglan by bus from Hamilton. This is a FREE service.


By Plane

We can also pick up students from the Hamilton Airport – we charge $80 each way for this service.


If you have any further questions or need additional info do not hesitate to call (07) 825-SURF or Email us.

What to bring:

These are items to bring to the surfing camp. We look forward to great weather and surf. The following is a list of item’s students will want to bring along.

  • Day pack & Running Shoes
  • 2xTowels
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Any Medication if needed
  • Torch
  • Sun hat
  • Toiletries & Sunblock
  • Clothing incl.. Warm Jacket & other clothes to keep you warm
  • Note: Cell phones will only get reception at the beach when you are surfing – not at base camp. There is a phone & phone cards available at camp.

Your Accommodation:

Facilities at the Karioi Lodge & home of the Raglan Surf School where the camp is based include sauna, sports barn table tennis, bush walks, pool table, broadband internet, sky tv with all channels, glow worms, look out, and loads more!

You’ll share a room with 3 others (single sex rooms)- all bedding is provided for you. All food is cooked for you too but bring snacks if you’re a hungry youth!