HASCA MERC Days: Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre

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(1) HASCA MERC Day – Dec 13th

Friday, December 13th (for 120) 

Arrival 0845 > Departure 1600

Home educated children, 7 to 18 years 

(2) HASCA MERC Day – Dec 11th

Wednesday, December 11th (for 60)

Arrival 0845 > Departure 1600

Home educated children, 7 to 18 years

REGISTER NOW for this is a fun HASCA annual event … we welcome you to join us. 

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.


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?!

– 120 students maximum on Friday, December 13th 2019
– 60 students maximum on Wednesday, December 11th 2019

How much?!

2019 HASCA members (subsidized) … $25 per child
Homeschoolers / Non-members       … $53 per child

Enquiries to HASCA team member & event coordinator – Nancy Falconer at anfalconer@gmail.com or hasca.nz@gmail.com.

Don’t miss out – register today!

Please complete a form for your family!
(click blue button)

register now


Below are the activity schedules from two past MERC Days: Dec-2018 & Feb-2019. The schedules for our Dec-2019 event(s) will include similar activities.

merc day dec 2018

merc day feb 4 2018


Wednesday, 11th December 2019 (60) *confirmed* register now!

Monday, 16th December 2019 (120) *confirmed* register now!

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