EOTC and Team Development

The facilities at Pudding Hill Lodge are perfect for school camps. There are three multi-purpose recreational/activity halls, a lounge area with fire place and a meeting room with TV and DVD facilities - ideal if the weather is impacting on the outdoors programme.

Outdoor facilities include a substantial patio and bbq area, tennis court, a large grassed area for games and activities and 15 acres of field suitable for activities and wide games. Pudding Hill Stream, the Ashburton River and Pudding Hill are all within close proximity and Mt. Hutt can be viewed from the front door.

At Pudding Hill lodge we provide a fully catered menu that is nutritious, balanced and enjoyed by the children! We have a range of accommodation options to sleep 120+ adults and children.

Peter and Lesley Edwards have over 40 years experience as teachers and planning, organising and running school camps for schools and youth organisiations. They have a clear understanding of what is required to make a school camp successful and pride themselves on being able to provide a camp programme that is educationally relevant, innovative and memorable for all concerned. Our games room contains a pool table, table tennis table and a variety of board games.

There are many activities that are traditions on school camp, but there are also many that are new, innovative and unique to Pudding Hill Lodge. The following is a list of activities we have available. It is always being revised and new options are always being added.

The activities fall into a number of categories that can be programmed, optional, additional or extracurricular. A small number incur an additional charge.



  • Stream study/minibeasts/waterwatch/water hole
  • "The water is our district and Hertitage trail"
  • Nature watch - flora, fauna and bird life
  • Environmental education/Conservation programme/ paper making
  • Go-karts, air rifles, archery, pioneering, /construction, survival, bivouacs and mountain biking*
  • First aid/Search and Rescue/ 2 way radio
  • Tenting and outdoor cooking
  • Orienteering, scavenger and photo scavenger hunts/photographic digital art
  • Hangi/BBQ
  • Farm yard experience, dairy, sheep or deer farm visit
  • Tramping the Pudding Hill/bushcraft/Skiing (during season)/fishing*
  • Astronomy;the night sky through a telescope, Weather watch- clouds, climate and conditions/weather station
  • Outside games; giant chess, volley ball, badminton, tennis, unihoc, petanque, giant Mega 4
  • Creating a camp DVD
  • Wide games/Spot Light/ Quiz nights, disco, Concert, Camp fire (restrictions may apply)
  • Legacy project/community service
  • Horse riding ($20), Golf - lessons and game ($20), paintballing ($50), Methven Movies ($6)
  • Art/sculptures, Science and/or technology challenges
  • Parachute and Sky diving experience/kite making and flying

Our Details

Peter & Lesley Edwards
5259 Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road
Inland Scenic Route 72
Mid Canterbury
New Zealand

Postal address
PO Box 69 Methven,
South Island,
New Zealand

Call Us

Phone: +64 3 302 9627
Freephone: 0800 783 445

Late check in is only by prior arrangement.

Check out is 10.00am or later by arrangement. There is a late check out fee of $15.

A cot and high chair are available free of charge.

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