School Holiday Camps in Auckland

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Auckland Holiday Camps for Kids

Glow worm walks, kayaking, high ropes, raft building and mountain boarding are just a few of the activities kids can take part in at our Y (formerly YMCA) school holiday camps in Auckland. Each day is action packed, and there are heaps of opportunities to make friends and do stuff that your child has never done before.
Our holiday camps are based at The Y Camp Adair in Hunua, and The Y Shakespear Lodge in Whangaparāoa. Camp Adair is loaded with activities, from the high ropes course, to the thrilling mudslide, while Shakespear Lodge is a little more water focused with sailing, kayaking and water safety, as well as climbing, bush cooking, archery and heaps more!


April 2022

  • Monday 17 April to Friday 21 April 2023; Location: Camp Adair, Hunua

Key info

Contact Details

Enquiries: 09 292 4886



Tier A: 4-night camp full cost: $560.00

Tier B: 4-night camp, partially subsidised cost: $510.00

Choosing which tier works for your family needs no paperwork and in no way influences the experience children receive.

How do I select my price?

For more information or to make a booking, get in touch with us.

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.


Holiday Camp Locations

The Y Camp Adair

2487 Hunua Road, Hunua

09 292 4886

Check availability

The Y Shakespear Lodge

1503 Whangaparāoa Road, Whangaparāoa

09 424 7111

Programmes we offer

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.


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.