The Y Shakespear Lodge

Looking for a fun-adventure filled school holidays?

Your home of The Y holiday programmes, school camps, group accommodation, conferences and team building

The Y Shakespear Lodge (formerly known as the YMCA) has over 30 years’ experience in the outdoor education and group accommodation industry – we have the knowledge and know-how to offer outstanding outdoor education experiences for people of all ages and abilities. With its direct access to one of Auckland’s finest regional parks and sweeping views across the Hauraki Gulf, Shakespear Lodge is ideally placed to provide outdoor education and adventure experiences to a diverse range of groups.

School camps, community groups, family groups and corporate team building events from Auckland and beyond will find everything they need for their outdoor education experience – accommodation, facilities and, most importantly, fun.

We don’t just cater for school camps, community and corporate groups; we also deliver The Y holiday programmes. Shakespear Lodge’s extensive outdoor activities will keep your youngsters out of mischief over the school holidays!

Contact Us

1503 Whangaparaoa Road,
Shakespear Regional Park
Army Bay

09 424 7111


Adventure Activity Operator Certified through Qualworx

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Operating Hours

Office Hours
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 2:00pm
Sat - Sun CLOSED
Public Holidays CLOSED

Due to the nature of camp life the office is not always staffed. Please accept out apologies in advance if you have to leave a message and wait for us to call you back. Alternatively click Make an Enquiry or email us at
Operating Hours
Year round for booked groups.

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Camp Services & Facilities at a Glance


We provide group accommodation for groups of 20 to 84 people in cabin/dorm style accommodation - sleeping between 4 and 11 people.

Rooms are located in the original Shakespear homestead and additional cabins located in an adjacent building.

Outdoor Activities

Delivered by trained staff, Shakespear Lodge offers a range of outdoor activities from land based adventures like mountain boarding, archery or climbing to coastal and water activities on the sea such as kayaking, sailing and Coastguard's safe boating programme and much more.

Spaces For Hire

A range of spaces from the dinning room, recreation hall (with AV equipment available) or 'the barn' and multiple wide open spaces collectively cater to your needs.

Tailored Programmes

Shakespear Lodge recognises the needs of every group are different and can tailor our programme to the unique requirements of the cutomer from weddings to corporate events, school groups and more.

Catering Services

We have an excellent catering service available which can be adapted to the individual needs of your group and its members.

Our kitchen has an ‘A grade’ food safety grade from the council and is fully equipped with a wide range of appliances, utensils, cutlery, crockery, tea towels and cleaning materials.

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Make An Enquiry

Find out how Shakespear Lodge can help you with your next camp, team building exercise or event.