School Holiday Camps

Auckland Holiday Camps for Kids

Glow worm walks, kayaking, high ropes, raft building and mountain boarding are just a few of the activities kids can take part in at our school holiday camps in Auckland.

Each day is action packed, and there are heaps of opportunities to make friends and do stuff that your child has never done before.

We have YMCA camps in two locations, our beautiful YMCA Camp Adair in Hunua, and YMCA Shakespear Lodge in Whangaparaoa.

YMCA Camp Adair is loaded with activities, from the high ropes course, to the thrilling mudslide. YMCA Shakespear Lodge is a little more water focused with sailing, kayaking and water safety, as well as climbing, bush cooking, archery and heaps more.

For more information about these camps, please get in touch!


Why YMCA Outdoors

WINZ Subsidies are available for eligible families

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MSD Audited & Accredited

OutdoorsMark Audited and Certified

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Programmes We Offer

Jump Outdoors

For campers aged 6 to 8 years old

The Jump Outdoors camp offers our younger campers a chance experience the exciting outdoors in a safe and caring environment. Outdoor activities could include some New Zealand classics like sailing, climbing, bush skills, orienteering, or archery. Games and hanging out with children of a similar age makes this camp the perfect way to make new friends and be active these school holidays.

Hosted by YMCA Shakespear Lodge

Young Adventure

For Campers aged 8 to 10 years old

This camp includes super cool activities like mud-slide, glow worms, camp fires, flying foxes, high ropes, archery and more. Children get to experience independence, meet new friends, develop confidence and other skills such as team-work and communication.

Hosted by YMCA Camp Adair

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.

Hosted by YMCA Shakespear Lodge

Ultimate Adventure

For Campers aged 11 to 13 years old

Includes super cool activities like mud-slide, glow worms, camp fires, flying foxes, high ropes, archery and more. Children get to experience independence, meet new friends, develop confidence and other skills such as team-work and communication.

Hosted by YMCA Camp Adair

Adventure Outdoors

For campers aged 12 to 14 years old

The Adventure 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. Enjoy a week of activities which could include climbing, archery and mountain biking, with some water based favorites such as kayaking and sailing.

Hosted by YMCA Shakespear Lodge

Everything Is Included

Transport

Free optional transport to and from Camp from various locations around Auckland.

Accommodation

Cabin style accommodation in bunks. Campers can request to be in the same cabin as friends. Cabins are separated by gender.

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

Meals

Nutritious meals are included during the stay and dietary requirements are catered for.

Fully Trained Staff

All staff are Police checked and fully trained in first aid, behaviour management and programme delivery.

Activities

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

Holiday Camps Are Available At Two Unique Facilities In The Auckland Region

Auckland
YMCA Shakespear Lodge

1503 Whangaparaoa Rd, Army Bay, Whangaparaoa

09-424 7111

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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.