Branches Camp

Secret entry wins film award

By MATTHEW MCKEW When a letter was handed to a Wakatipu High schooler in the pouring rain at Branches Camp he had no idea what it was about. A moment later and Kane Viggers was elated — winning New Zealand On...

Students’ disgusting actions

By PHILIP CHANDLER Five Wakatipu High students were recently expelled from a backcountry school camp due to disgusting acts including ejaculating, urinating and sprinkling their pubic hair over a fellow student’s sleeping bag and pillow. They were all on the Year...
Southland artist Caley Hall is donating an oil of Milford Sound at sunset to tomorrow's annual Queenstown art auction for Wakatipu High's Branches Camp. Hall, whose first job was shovelling coal on Queenstown's Earnslaw for six years, has been painting...

Artful auction for Branches

A Queenstown art auction tomorrow offers affordable art for sale while also fundraising for a legendary backcountry school camp. The Branches Camp art auction and hors d'oeuvres evening raises funds for Wakatipu High's 12-day Branches camp, which this year will...

From little acorns grow

Half a century of camping history is nearly ready for the world to see. The Wakatipu High School Branches Trust has been busy working on a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Year 10 Branches Camp. School outdoor...
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