Outdoor education compliments and enhances the traditional curriculum available at Tauranga boys' College. It provides oppourtunities for learning, different from those in the classroom and has special value in the interpersonal and social development of the students. It offers experiences and challenges in and around some of the environments that mould us as a region and provides a real pathway to students keen to transfer these skills in to tertiary training and employment. Tauranga Boys' College offers further Outdoor education oppourtunities in Year 10 camps culminating in the senior option classes in Years 11, 12 and 13.
All Year 9 students are taken to Bowentown for a three day camp in Term One. They are allocated four Health lessons to plan and organise the equipment and food requirements for camp along with a post camp lesson to reflect on their social responsibility performance which is indicated in their first school report. the students are accompanied by their PE teacher, a GAP Tutor and a teacher experienced in both the environment and activities offered at camp and the Tauranga Boys' College Outdoor Education philosophy.