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With so much going on at YMCA there is lot's to talk about. Whether its our youth, staff or the people who use us we're sure you'll be impressed.

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Giving our children the gift of wonder in our outstanding outdoors

How can we help our kids have a better balance between screens and nature? One of the best things we can do is to encourage them to go outside and explore the natural world. Nature offers many opportunities for kids to grow, learn, and have fun. Check out how The Y is working to ensure all kids get the opportunity to experience the benefits for well-being, belonging, discovery, education and movement in nature. The Y supports outdoor activities and programmes for children of all ages and abilities.

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Cyclone Gabrielle's destructive pathway through Camp Adair

All of our preparation and planning were no match for the force of Cyclone Gabrielle at The Y Camp Adair

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Breaking down the water safety waves this summer

A brand new water safety initiative is teaching children and young people how to confidently and sensibly have fun at our beaches

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South Auckland School children on a path to high performance sport

Three years in the planning finally came to life this week as the first Find Your Field of Dreams YMCA Sports Camps kicked off

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Tree Planting

Camp Adair plants over 5,000 native trees this August

A collaboration between Auckland schools, funders and Camp Adair has increased the overall total of trees planted to 20,000

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Leadership camp gives young people a confidence boost

Sixty-five teenagers from YMCA’s youth development programme – Raise Up – converged on Camp Adair in Auckland’s Hunua Ranges in mid-April for three days of leadership and confidence building activities.

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Finding time for whānau at Family Camp

Work. Finances. Chores. School routines. With the pressures of daily life it’s little wonder so many Kiwi families struggle to spend quality time together, and the numbers prove it.

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Time out at holiday camp

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Blind Camper Takes On Camp Adair Challenges

At the end of March Joe, along with 14 other youngsters from the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind were invited to attend the VIP camp hosted by the YMCA’s Camp Adair.

Sixteen year old Joe Taka was born visually impaired. Find out how Jo and his class mates went on their Camp Adair adventure.

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never2old Go Camping

For many Kiwis, camping has been woven into the fabric of our upbringing. For Wendy Sibun, who at 66 is one of the youngest members of the YMCA never2old programme, her recent experience was her first.

Wendy, along with 20 other ‘never2olders’ last month ventured to the iconic Camp Adair in Hunua for a specially planned never2old camp. “I had never been camping..."

Find out how Wendy and her fellow 'never2olders' went on their camping challenge.

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