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

Wednesday, 16th December 2020 (120 max.)
Registrations will open in October
Coordinator: Nancy Falconer

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


(1) HASCA MERC Day 2019 – Dec 13th (full/closed)

Friday, December 13th (for 120 students) 

Arrival 0845 > Departure 1600

Home educated children, 7 to 18 years 

(2) HASCA MERC Day 2019 – Dec 11th (full/closed)

Wednesday, December 11th (for 50 students) 

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. 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 on Friday, December 13th 2019
– up to 60 students maximum on Wednesday, December 11th 2019

How much?!

Subsidised for children of HASCA member families.
Alternatively, standard rate $52 per child.

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

pub charity ltd logoHASCA would like to sincerely thank Pub Charity Ltd
for their support of this event.
We, and our member families, are very grateful
for their generous financial contribution.

 Example – Below is an activity schedule from one of our MERC Day events:merc day dec 2018


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