It’s an amazing day at the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre for homeschoolers! Join us!

Our last MERC Day ran in 2020, so, we are so excited to offer this event in 2023!

HASCA’s EOY MERC DAY will take place on Thursday, December 7th, 2023.
Registrations will open in October. In the meantime, please ‘save the date’ in your diary!

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Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre
Long Bay, North Shore


HASCA MERC Day 2023 – Dec 7th 

Thursday, December 7th 2023 (for 120 students)

Arrival 0845 > Departure 1600

Home-educated children, 7 to 18 years 


What is MERC?!

The Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre is a not for profit Charity based at Long Bay, Auckland. MERC offers marine based environmental education and outdoor recreational experiences to schools and other groups.

Where is MERC?!

Sir Peter Blake MERC is about 20 minutes drive from the Auckland’s CBD and is located at 1045 Beach Rd, Long Bay.

What happens?!

Prior to the day we set up a fantastic programme with MERC! Students are placed in groups & will participate in a mix of THREE age appropriate land or water-based activities throughout the day! Activities may include: Abseiling, Climbing, Stack’em High Challenge, Archery, Orienteering, Body Boarding, Canadian Canoe, Dinghy Games, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Snorkeling, Raft Building, or Surfing. Children will undertake missions within their activities, and learn elements of marine biology – gaining awareness this unique and beautiful environment.


Home educated students aged 7 to 18 years are welcome to participate in HASCA MERC Days.
HASCA members or non members are welcome – this event is for our homeschooling community!

How many?!

Up to 120 students maximum 

How much?!

HASCA member families rate …  TO BE ADVISED (subsidised)
Non-members / standard rate …  TO BE ADVISED
* HASCA 2023-members will be given priority placement*

Enquiries to HASCA team members & event coordinators:
Nancy Falconer hascamerc@gmail.com / Selena Spottiswoode hasca.nz@gmail.com.



Sample of activity schedule (from our 2018 event) –:merc day dec 2018



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