Holiday Camps at Shakespear Lodge

Bookings for Easter camp at Camp Adair now open!

Send your kids on a new adventure this school holidays

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

The Y (formerly known as YMCA) Shakespear Lodge offers a range of holiday camp options for 6 - 14 year-olds during the school holidays.

The camp programme includes super cool activities like games, sports, arts and crafts. Children get to experience independence, meet new friends, develop confidence, and other skills such as teamwork and communication.

A safe haven for your kids' next holiday camp experience

  • The Y Shakespear Lodge is OutdoorsMark Audited and Certified - for Climbing, and Kayaking
  • All our staff is police checked and fully trained to deliver our programmes
  • The Y is Aotearoa’s first and only accredited organisation through the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). We are proud to lead the children’s workforce as a child-safe organisation. Find out more
  • WINZ Subsidies are available for eligible families
  • MSD Audited & Accredited

Key Info


1503 Whangaparaoa Road, Shakespear Regional Park
Army Bay, Whangaparaoa

Contact Details

Phone: 09 424 7111


Residential Camps

Jump Outdoors (6 to 8-year-olds)

Discover Outdoors (9 to 11-year-olds)

Explore Outdoors (12 to 14-year-olds)

Dates & Pricing

Monday 17 to Friday 21 April 2023 (at Camp Adair in Hunua)

The Y Outdoors has a voluntary tiered pricing system helping families to choose what suits the best for them.

Tier A (Full cost): $560; 4-night camp

Tier B (Partially subsidised): $510; 4-night camp

How do I select my price?


Paying for Camps

How do I select my price?

Choosing whichever tier works for your family requires no paperwork and in no way influences the experience children receive. Simply choose the rate that is appropriate for your family.

We can also tweak your price if you can afford a little more but the tiers do not fit - please contact the camp office.

Need extra Support to pay for Camp?

As YMCA is an MSD-approved provider, eligible families can apply to WINZ for an OSCAR Subsidy. Please contact WINZ to see what you are eligible for.

If you receive MOH Career Support days you can use these to pay for camp - you need 5 full days to cover the whole programme or we can split the payment up - please contact the camp office for details.

Are you supported by Oranga Tamariki, Foster Hope, Barnardos...?

The Y works with these and similar agencies to assist children to attend our camps. Please contact your caseworker to discuss how they can support you to come to camp.

Our holiday camps include


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

The Y 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.


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


Transport options to and from camp - from two central Auckland locations.

Or make your own way to and from camp.

Start of Camp - Drop Off Times (Monday)

Drop off at Camp - arriving between 9:30 am, and 10 am. Bus from The Y Mt Albert departs at 8 am; Bus From The Y North Shore departs at 9 am

​End of Camp - Pick Up Times (Friday)

Pick up from Camp - by 3:30 pm. Bus back to The Y North Shore - arriving at 4:15 pm; Bus back to The Y Mt Albert - arriving at 4:45 pm

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Holiday camps booking now open!

Book safely and securely online

Booking Information for first-time bookers

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 the transport options available.

Remember your login 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. If you already have an AimyPlus account, you can use those login details - ensure to check and update your details.

For funded bookings

If you're supporting a family, set up an account for them - so each family has its own account. If they already have an AimyPlus account, they can use those login details. You can include your contact details on their booking, and we will be in touch with you to arrange payment.

Booking open for school holiday camps

Camp spaces fill up quickly on popular programmes. Make sure kids don't miss out on this school holiday.