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 YMCA we strive to help every camper leave having that experience.
YMCA 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.
We only have one camp running in July, with our famous chef camp on offer for kids and youth these holidays, running from 15th-19th July
Chef camp for 8-12 year olds
Kaitoke Chef’s camp is for campers with a flair for creating delicious foods from around the world. You will learn basic baking, knife skills and food science. All under the watchful eye of our head chef. If you have a passion for culinary art then this is the camp for you!
There is no July Programme running at Camp Raukawa