The YMCA has been providing outdoor education camps and group accomodation for nearly 30 years at YMCA Shakespear Lodge.
We are very fortunate to be able to use the original homestead of the ‘Shakespear’ family. With spectacular views over ‘Te Haruhi Bay’ and the outer ‘Hauraki Gulf’, guests at the lodge have access to one of Auckland’s best regional parks and the newly created Shakespear Open Sanctuary.
Our dedicated staff team are on hand to assist in designing programs that meet your objectives. Common programme goals include learning or improving outdoor pursuit skills, building confidence, improving group communication and getting to know one another.
Our activity sessions are based on a philosophy of:
Education first; once you have learnt how to be successful, fun and enjoyment will follow.