Sustainability Leadership Camps

To educate international students and visitors to New Zealand through learned actions of respect, re-engagement and personal responsibility with nature, together create a shared sustainable culture and identity as New Zealanders.
ProKiwi Camp November 2017
This is a short term (3 day, 2 night) camp for long term international students studying in New Zealand high schools and not sitting NCEA exams. It is an exclusive Kiwiana outdoor experience at Whatipu Lodge and surrounding coastline and native forest areas.
YES Camp 2018 12+
This is a 3 week experience (1 week in Nature, 2 weeks at a New Zealand School) exclusively for 12 - 14 year old international students. This experience is for young people who want to get a better understanding of what it would be like to live and study at high school in New Zealand
YES Camp 2018 15+
This is a 1 week nature, business and tertiary based exploration experience exclusively for 15 - 18 year old international students. This experience is for young people who want to get a better understanding of what it would be like to live and study at university in New Zealand

Nature Based Learning

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, one finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - John Muir


Mentoring Services

Leadership - Leadership development is an lifelong process. Our outdoor nature based learning camps provide international students with facilitated group experiences to assist in discovering their own personal leadership potential.
Sustainable Future - Because sustainability is a vast topic underpinning all aspects of our world, we assist students to identify how sustainability impacts each of their own individual lives. Each YES Camp experience invites the student to explore sustainability in a group context using the natural environment, shared culture, education and career choices, business structures and future problem solving as an unfolding inquiry.
Multicultural Competencies - The world is getting smaller. It’s more critical than ever for people to develop, and retain multicultural leadership that can navigate both the opportunities and challenges of a more connected world. During YES Camp each student explores their own cultural choices and how these are shaping the identity of future generations.

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Meet the people that are going to take your international students to the next level.
Nigel Zhang
Nigel Zhang

Founder & Director

Before moving to Auckland with his family, Nigel had implemented more than 30 large sustainable energy projects in China. He is an environmental auditor for the United Nations and a lover of New Zealand culture, art and nature.

Ryan Matarese-McCallum
Ryan Matarese-McCallum

Principal & Director

West Auckland’s native bush is Ryan’s backyard. His experience developing and facilitating youth programs in local and international schools, government and NGO organisations provide a strong foundation for knowledge, skill and safety.

    Haishan Gao
    Haishan Gao

    Cross-Cultural Coach

    Living with her family in KareKare West Auckland, Haishan holds an International Coaching Federation Certificate. Following on from owning a successful Chinese advertising business, her focus is now on supporting international students and parents with cross cultural growth and opportunity.

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