Holiday Camps in Auckland

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School holidays at Auckland Outdoor Camps

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?

Beyond activities, camps give children new and challenging experiences in a safe space, and become more independent and resilient. At a Y holiday camp, children will develop confidence, spend time in nature (away from devices), take on leadership roles, make new friends and lifelong memories in the process!

Choose which option works best for you and your family: With day and night options, and two amazing locations (bush-clad Hunua or seaside Whangaparaoa), choose the right adventure for these school holidays.

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.

Experienced staff

All staff are Police checked and fully trained in first aid, and delivering outdoor activities for children and young people


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.

The Y Camp Adair

On land:

  • Hiking and bushcraft in the Hunua ranges
  • Extensive high ropes and confidence course for all abilities
  • Archery, adventure-based games and more

In the water:

  • Kayaking, raft building and river traverse in the Wairoa river
  • Camp Adair's famous mudslide

View programme and pricing

The Y Shakespear Lodge

On land:

  • Mountain boarding and orienteering in Shakespear Regional Park
  • Archery and air rifles

In the water:

  • Sea kayaking and snorkelling in the Hauraki Gulf

View programme and pricing


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.