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HOLYground, NEM, Northland Evangelical Movement, youth camp, kids camp, childrens camp, mission, Christian Camping, Parua Bay Christian Youth Haven

 Youth camp registrations are open!

haere mai!

Foundation youth camp is a place for young people to take space together to explore their foundations - are they standing on the rock that is Jesus? What are they building their lives on?


 Jesus says "a person who hears these words of mine and does them is like a wise person who builds their house on rock, The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."


Come as we look together as we explore together some key aspects of who each of us are, some including:

- Foundations of communication - how to understand, argue & discuss well in order to know and be known

- Testimony - sharing your story, and bearing witness to God at work in your life

youth Camp December 2023: registration for ages 13-17

dates: Friday 15th December - Monday 18th December

(leaders age 18+ have different dates/times and register separately here)

Arrival Time: 4.30pm Friday 15th

(Pickups from 3pm – limited rides available from Whangarei city area)

Departure Time: 4pm Monday 18th


These camps are run by our amazing team of volunteer leaders. As Christians, we believe in sharing God's love with the world. One of the things that this means for our camp is blessing the young people and families of Northland with a loving, safe and exciting camp space at Parua Bay.

How much does it cost?

$80 per person. 

Sadly our contract with Break-Away School Holiday Program has come to an end, so we are no longer receiving any external funding to run our camps.

Because of this we now must charge for camps, however, in recognition of the financial pressures many families are currently facing, if the cost of camp is a barrier to coming to camp, please let us know. We have several sponsored places at camp that we would love to fill.

If you would like to sponsor another person to come to camp please follow the link HERE to our donations page. 


Payment details will be sent to you once your place at camp is confirmed.

What should you bring to camp?

- Old clothes including something warm

- Old closed-in shoes (for health and safety in the kitchen and in the bush)

- Footwear to protect your feet while on the beach

- Sleeping bag or blankets, sheet, pillow (mattresses are provided) 

Sunhat and towel

- Togs– Please bring both shorts and a shirt for water sports (both girls AND guys).

- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste), any required medication (with instructions for use)

- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste), any required medication (with instructions for use)

- Bible if you have one

- Baking for the kitchen (nothing with nuts please)

- Ugly Christmas sweater for ugly sweater competition

- Costume for the Murder mystery night! (details to be confirmed)

Please label your stuff - it makes it much easier to work out whose is whose if things get mixed up!!
Please leave behind phones / electronic devices / money / junk food / valuables / girlfriends / boyfriends.

While we try to cater for a range of dietary needs, it is very helpful if campers with particularly restrictive requirements are able to support our hard-working cooks by supplying some of their own food. Please indicate any dietary needs at registration, and if these are complex we will give you a call to discuss the planned menu.


Need a ride?

If you are unable to get transport to/from camp, our volunteers may be able to pick up /drop off a limited number of campers from within Whangarei city. Please indicate on the registration form if you need transport, and be ready at the address provided from 3pm. Please advise us if no longer needing a ride to save a wasted trip.

Contacting us or your child during camp: 

Please be aware that the camp email account may not be regularly checked during camp, but we will let you know the camp contact number once your child has been accepted to attend camp, incase you need to get hold of your child or a staff member while camp is underway.



We need your help to make our camp a friendly and safe ‘haven’ that’s fun for all of us!!! At camp we aim for there to be no swearing, bullying, fighting, name-calling, threatening, stealing or lying. Please leave bad attitudes, expensive or electronic equipment (phones, ipads, electronic games, cameras), money, and junk food all at home – we can’t take responsibility for them if they go missing. You will survive without them for a few days! Also, while it goes without saying, please don't bring knives or weapons, drugs, alcohol, vapes, cigarettes or lighters/matches of any sort to camp.

Please speak with a leader if you have any worries during camp. Please be aware that campers who are impacting negatively on others’ experience may be asked to return home.

Want to find out more?

Email us at or click here.

To register your campers, please apply below!

Email confirmation will be made within a few days of receiving your application.  

 If circumstances change after you've registered, please let us know so your spot can go to someone else on the waiting list.

Your personal data will be managed in accordance with our privacy policy which you can read here.

youth aged 13-17 Registration Form

If aged <16 years, please have a parent/guardian complete this with you.

Any special medical needs?
Do you need a ride to/from camp?

Thanks for registering for camp!&nbsp;We will be in touch to confirm your place and provide payment details.

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