Holiday Camps in Auckland

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School holidays at Auckland Outdoor Camps

Ready to give your kids the best experience ever?

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to keep your kids busy this holidays? Do you want them to have an unforgettable experience that will benefit them in many ways? If yes, send your kids to the The Y’s Holiday Camps! Camp is an experience that every child should have at least once in their life.

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!

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our campers have said recently after enjoying our 2023 camps:

“I had a brilliant time. Loved being outdoors and the campfire, but most of all the mud slide. I made so many epic friends. I would trade all my computer games to stay at camp.”


“I had the best time ever at Camp Adair. I met so many cool people and did so many fun things. I learned how to kayak, cook on a fire, and shoot a bow and arrow. I also got to play games, sing songs, and tell stories. It was awesome!”


“I loved boogie boarding/surfing, and most especially the food.”

Join our School Holiday Camps and embark on an action-packed journey through nature's wonders! With day and night options, and 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!

The Y offers amazing locations for our summer camps: Camp Adair in Hunua, Shakespear Lodge in Whangaparoa, and Sunset Beach in Port Waikato. Our camps are situated in beautiful natural settings, with access to stunning regional parks and coastal areas. Y camps also offer a range of exciting and educational activities, delivered by trained and qualified staff.

Camp Adair: Campers can enjoy land-based activities such as low/high ropes, confidence courses, adventure-based learning games, archery, and hiking. They can also have fun with water-based activities such as kayaking, raft building, river traverse, and the much-loved mudslide….

Shakespear Lodge: Campers can participate in land-based adventures like mountain boarding, climbing, and exploring the beautiful regional park. They can also explore the sea with coastal and water activities such as kayaking, sailing, and swimming.

Surf Camp at Sunset Beach: From on the water with Coastguard’s safe boating programme, to in the water learning to surf, from discovering your inner hero with surf lifesaving training, to fishing and surfcasting; The Y’s Surf Safety Camp is a thrilling seaside adventure guaranteed to excite and build confidence with all the fun of a summer camp.

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Holiday Camp Locations

The Y Camp Adair

Offering overnight school holiday camps

2487 Hunua Road, Hunua

09 292 4886

View Programme and Pricing

The Y Shakespear Lodge

NEW: Offering day-time only and overnight options

1503 Whangaparāoa Road, Whangaparāoa

09 424 7111

View Programme and Pricing

Surf Safety Camp

NEW: Now offering Surf Safety Camps

Sunset Beach, Port Waikato

09 292 4886

View Programme and Pricing

Our holiday camps include

Accommodation

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.

Meals

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

Transport

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.

Activities

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.