Holiday Camps at Shakespear Lodge


Due to the Covid-19 Lock Down for 4 weeks and the expectations that school holidays will be moved to fall within this lock down period Our Easter School Holiday Programmes have been cancelled.

Send Your Kids On a New Adventure

Finding exciting activities to keep your kids engaged during the summer holidays or just making care arrangements can be a challenge for many families.

YMCA Shakespear Lodge offers a range of holiday camp options for 6 - 14 year olds during the school holidays!

Camp include adventure activities as well as games, sports, arts and crafts. Plus children get to experience independence, meet new friends, and develop confidence and other skills such as team-work and communication.

Why Choose YMCA Outdoors

WINZ Subsidies are available for eligible families

Secure online booking system.

MSD Audited & Accredited

OutdoorsMark Audited and Certified

Screen Free Zone!

Secure Online Booking

Our online booking system makes registering for camp a simple process. Once registered on AimyPlus - follow the booking instructions to select your programme, your price and transport options (more info below)

Remember your log in details so you can book for future programmes and make changes to current bookings.

For Family Bookings

Set up an account for your family and register on our programmes. If you already have an AimyPlus account you can use those login details - don't forget to check your details are still correct.

For Third Party / Agency Bookings

With the family you are supporting set up an account for them - so each family has their own account. If they already have an AimyPlus account they can use the those login details - don't forget to check the details are still correct. Please include your contact details.

We will be in touch with you to arrange payment.

Programmes we Offer

Discover Outdoors

For campers aged 9 to 11 years old

The Discover Outdoors camp offers kids a chance to meet and hang out with campers of a similar age. The focus of the week is on outdoor activities which could include sailing, climbing, kayaking, orienteering, raft building and archery. Learning how to do these cool activities is a fantastic way to be active and develop some skills to prepare kids for New Zealand’s great outdoors.

Cost: 5 night camp from $440.00

Programme runs Sunday to Friday

Explore Outdoors

For campers aged 12 to 14 years old

The Explore Outdoors camp is about making and hanging out with friends of a similar age with similar interests, while getting stuck into some cool outdoor activities. Campers get to help design their own programme with activities early in the week providing the skills for an outdoor mission later in the week. Going bush or heading on a water mission, who knows where the Explorers will end up.

Cost: 5 night camp from $440.00

Programme runs Sunday to Friday

Outdoors Blast - DAY Programme

For campers aged 6 to 14 years old

The Outdoor Blast DAY camp offers local families to our Camp the chance for their camper to experience all the cool activities we have on offer. Book in for one day or the whole week and get to take part in a wide range of activities from which could include climbing, kayaking, raft building, archery and team bonding activities as well as group games and crafts.

Cost: $50.00 per day

Programme runs daily Monday to Friday. Arrival between 8am and 9am. Pick up by 5:30pm.

NB - Transport and food are not included.

Everything Is Included


Transport options to and from two central Auckland locations - Mt Albert and/or Northcote.

Or make your own way to and from camp.

NB: Not provided for day programme campers


Dorm style accommodation. Campers can request to be in the same room as friends.

YMCA staff are in cabins next to the campers - on duty overnight if needed.


Nutritious meals are included in the programme and dietary requirements can be catered for.

NB: Not provided for day programme campers

Fully Trained Staff

All staff are Police checked, and fully trained to deliver activities and in behaviour management


A wide range of 'Challenge by Choice' activities with any specialty equipment included.

Fee Assistance

YMCA believe that no family should be excluded from our services because of cost. To make sure every Kiwi has access to camping experiences YMCA offers fee assistance and will subsidise up to 75% of camp fees for children on an application basis.

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