School Holiday Camps in Auckland

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School holidays at Auckland Outdoor Camps

A holiday camp is more than just fun activities. They give children the opportunity to experience new and challenging situations in a controlled environment and take their first steps towards independence. At a Y holiday camp, children will develop self-confidence and resilience, spend time in nature (away from devices), have a chance to take on leadership roles, make a heap of new friends and make lifelong memories in the process!

Join our School Holiday Outdoor Adventure Programme from September 25th to the 29th or 2nd October to 6th October 2023 and embark on an action-packed journey through nature's wonders! With day and night options, and two amazing locations, you can choose the adventure perfect for you and your kids. Pick up/drop off options available.

We have an amazing programme lined up with land and water-based activities - choose your adventure these holidays!


Holiday Camp Locations

The Y Camp Adair

Offering overnight school holiday camps

2487 Hunua Road, Hunua

09 292 4886

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The Y Shakespear Lodge

NEW: Offering day-time only and overnight options

1503 Whangaparāoa Road, Whangaparāoa

09 424 7111

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Our holiday camps include


Cabin-style accommodation in bunks. Campers can request to be in the same cabin as friends. Cabins are separated by gender. Y staff are present in cabins next to the campers - and on duty overnight, if needed.


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


Transport to and from camp from two Auckland locations. Or you can organise your own to and from camp.

Fully Trained Staff

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


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

Drop off & Pick up

Drop off at Camp - Bus from YMCA Mt Albert departs at 8am, arriving 9:30am. Bus from Vector Wero, Manukau departs at 9 am, arriving 10am.

Pick up from Camp – by 1 pm. Bus back to Vector Wero, Manukau – arriving at 2 pm; Bus back to YMCA Mt Albert– arriving at 3 pm.

Jump Outdoors

For campers aged 6 to 8 years

Jump Outdoors camp offers our younger campers a chance experience the exciting outdoors in a safe and caring environment. Group games and hanging out with children of similar age makes a perfect way to start their outdoors journey, making new friends and be active along the way.

Hosted by Camp Adair only.

Discover Outdoors

For campers aged 9 to 11 years

Discover Outdoors camp offers kids a chance to meet and hang out with campers of a similar age. Campers getting to experience outdoors and do some cool activities is a fantastic way to be active and develop some skills to prepare kids for New Zealand’s great outdoors this summer!

Hosted by Camp Adair and Shakespear Lodge.

Explore Outdoors

For campers aged 12 to 14 years

Explore Outdoors is about making memories and hanging out with friends of a similar age with similar interests, while getting stuck into some cool outdoor activities. Campers get to design their own programme with activities early in the week providing the skills for an outdoor mission later in the week!

Hosted by Camp Adair and Shakespear Lodge.

Why choose us?

  • Our camps are OutdoorsMark Audited and Certified - for Climbing, Abseiling, High Ropes and Kayaking
  • All our staff is police checked and fully trained to deliver our programmes
  • WINZ Subsidies are available for eligible families
  • MSD Audited & Accredited
  • YMCA North 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.