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at Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre with our Holiday Camps


Send your kids on a holiday adventure


Camp spaces can fill up on popular programmes. Make sure your kids don't miss out these school holidays.

School Holiday Camps at the YMCA

The camp experience is a hard one to put into words. It’s about the bonding between people. It’s about spending the week in a different environment. It’s about final night campfire. It’s about experiencing an entirely new culture and world that you helped create. It is like no other experience in the world, and here at the Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre we strive to help every camper leave having that experience.

Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre offers a tiered pricing system for our holiday camp programmes. This allows your family to choose the price that works best for you. Traditionally, we have only offered a heavily subsidised rate to ensure access to all. This rate does not cover ongoing development of camp, upkeep, or cover the full cost of running the camp programmes. We are continuing to offer this heavily subsidised rate and now include other options for your consideration.

Bookings are essential as we need to know who is attending on a daily basis. Payments can be made via internet banking. Please contact the YMCA providing the service for registration. All of our programmes are CYF approved to operating OSCAR standards. For you, this means your child participates in a nationally approved programme, and, should your family qualify, enables you to receive a Work and Income subsidy.

Everything is Included


Free optional transport to and from camp from various locations around Wellington and the Wairarapa.

Fully Trained Staff

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


Cabin style accommodation in bunks. Campers can request to be in the same cabin as friends. Cabins are separated by gender.


All activities and special equipment included


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

Leader in Training Programme

Our leaders in training program is designed to give you confidence and gain skills. Complete modules during each camp you attend. Make new friends and be part of our camp culture. If you are aged 16 years+ then this is the perfect opportunity for you to shadow a leader during your stay at camp and learn from the best.

To apply as a leader in training/volunteer please email your cover letter and CV to

Important information for parents

- What your camper should bring to Y-Camp

- Terms & Conditions

- Tiered Pricing Information

- OSCAR Outdoor Education Policies & Procedures

For more information about these camps, get in touch!

YMCA Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre

Contact Us

04 526 7338

184 Marchant Road Upper Hutt

Head Office Support Centre

04 568 3252

PO Box 30247, Lower Hutt 5010