“Let young people have a lifelong education” is the philosophy and goal of NZTA quality education camp. New Zealand has world-class education at all levels, and quality education is the best among them. NZTA, which is rooted in New Zealand, has been paying attention to New Zealand’s top quality education since its establishment, and tapping New Zealand’s local quality education resources.
NZTA has been paying attention to the quality education and physical fitness of Chinese youth. At present, young people are growing up in a digital virtual life and an extremely rich social environment. The lack of high-quality camp education and quality education, and the decline in physical fitness are very common. NZTA hopes to bring the best quality education in New Zealand to young people in China, so that they can follow the tutors in various fields in this world-renowned educational environment and participate in the pure western camp education. Camp education is established in a natural environment far from the city, helping young people to establish a good relationship between people and self, people and others, people and nature, and people and society.
In New Zealand, the one camp education was in a unique natural resource. It focused on physical activities such as trekking, mountain climbing, boating, and swimming. It focused on cultivating young people’s skills in living in the wild away from the city. With the increasing number of young people participating in camping, the teamwork of camp activities has become increasingly apparent. In the middle of the 20th century, outdoor camp education began to take team adventure, tension, and challenge as the main content of camp activities.
In the late 1960s, as environmental damage and environmental pollution problems attracted worldwide attention, camp activities in the natural environment began to attach importance to environmental education, and New Zealand began to consider introducing elements of environmental education in camp education. By 1998, the New Zealand Ministry of Education officially incorporated environmental education into the national education program and became part of camp education in New Zealand.