Shakespear Lodge 

The YMCA has been providing outdoor education camps and group accommodation for over 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, guest at the lodge have access to one of Auckland's best regional parks and the Shakespear Open Sanctuary.



Shakespear Lodge 


Shakespear Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 84 people. It has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, recreation hall and barn available for groups to use.

The main homestead has seven rooms which sleep between five and eight people. There are a further four dormitory rooms in an adjacent building, sleeping between eight and eleven people. The lodge has two internal bathrooms, with shower, toilet and wash room facilities and a large ablution block alongside the Lodge provides separate facilities for male and female guests.

As well as the accommodation facilities YMCA Shakespear Lodge has a drying room, recreation hall and barn for guest to use during their stay.

 ActivitiesOur 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.


Activities at YMCA Shakespear Lodge include:

Air Rifles


Bush Craft

Bush Cooking


Coast Steering

Initiative Exercise


Mountain Biking

Mountain Boarding



Raft Building

Sailing – large boat

Sailings – small boat

Tramp to Camp

UHF Radios

Water Safety

Sanctuary Discover - delivered by SOSSI


 Additional Services

YMCA Shakespear Lodge is pleased to offer additional services for its guest to make use of during their stay.  Please contact the Camp office for further details.

·         Assistance with planning your camp

·         Cleaning service options for during and or at the end of your stay

·         BBQ hire

·         Audio visual equipment hire

·         Linen hire

·         Heaters - if staying between 1st June and 31st August charges for heaters are included in accommodation rate


See Shakespear Lodge Site Plan here 

YMCA Camp Activities


We offer a wide range of activity options to suit the needs of each group.
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YMCA Camp Group Bookings

Group Bookings

Use our facilities for team building, youth leadership, reunions or weddings.
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Shakespear Services and Facilities

Services and Facilities

We have a kitchen, dining area, recreation hall and barn and can accommodate 84 people.
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YMCA School Camps

School Camps

Over the last 12 months 50 primary and secondary schools chose our camps.
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Contact Us

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The staff at YMCA Shakespear Lodge would like to say welcome.  We look forward to you coming and staying with us and are happy to help in any way we can, so you can enjoy your stay.

Mike Cash, Camp Manager

Physical Address:
Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa, 0930
Postal Address:
+64 9 424 7111
+64 9 424 7198
Office Hours:
8.30am to 5.00pm - We aim to be available during normal business hours, but due to the nature of camp we often called out. We apologies in advance if you have to leave a message or send an email and let us back in touch with you.