Holiday Camps

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 have limited spaces. To register please use the link above or contact our camp staff on camp@ymcawellington.org.nz or Ph 04 526 7338 for assistance. All of our programmes are operating to 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.

October Camps

These holidays, camp will run from 7th-11th October.

See below for all the exciting camp options these holidays!

Catch a bus to camp
We offer optional transport from Wellington, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt locations.

There is no Holiday Camp running at Camp Raukawa

Pioneers Day Camp for 5-7 year old’s

At YMCA Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre we understand that it’s tough for our youngest campers to be away from home (and for their parents) so that’s why we offer a programme that gives our youngest campers the ‘camp experience’ without the hassle of staying over. A great introductory outdoor education experience for 5-7 year old’s! *please note we no longer offer a daily pick up/drop off service for this product.

Explorers Day Camp & Residential Camp for 8-9 year old’s

The Explorers Day Programme offers our younger campers a chance to experience the excitement of outdoor education in a safe and caring environment. Outdoor activities could include Kayaking, shelter building, orienteering, or a picnic trip to Kaitoke Regional Park.

Discoverers Residential Camp for 10-12 year old’s

The Discoverers programme offers kids a chance to meet and hang out with campers of a similar age. The focus of the week is on outdoor activities which could include abseiling, kayaking, super fox & giant swing. Learning how to do these cool activities is a fantastic way to be active and develop skills to prepare kids for New Zealand’s great outdoors.

Adventurers Residential Camp for 13-15 year old’s

The Adventurers programme is all about discovering yourself through positive group and outdoor experience. Enjoy a week of activities which could include mountain biking, high ropes, surf kayaking, air rifles or bush walking. Campers are encouraged to take leadership roles within the group and take ownership of their camp programme.