Our Kids Camps are a special time for children and young people to experience the goodness and the beauty of our created world in an action-packed, fun few days full of new friends, great food, and the joy of holiday camps.
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 amazing camp team is blessing the children and families of Northland with a loving, safe and exciting camp space out at Parua Bay.
These camps have run for over 50 years, with a legacy of young people growing in confidence and depth of character while out in the beauty of our campground haven.
We are planning an action packed programme of water sports, games, fun, great food, friends, singing and learning together.
Easter Kids Camp 2023 for age 8-12
(leaders age 13+ have different dates/times and register separately here)
Friday 7th April - Monday 10th April
Arrival Time: 3.30pm Friday
(Pickups from 2pm – limited rides available from Whangarei city area)
Departure Time: 11am Monday
How much does it cost?
Our contract with Break-Away School Holiday Programmes has come to an end, so we are no longer receiving any external funding to run our holiday camps. In recognition of the financial pressures many families are currently facing, the NEM committee has decided not to charge a registration fee for our Easter Camp 2023. We are continuing to review how we can best fund our camps going forward. If you would like to make a donation towards HOLYground or offer a koha towards the cost of this camp, please click here for more information.
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
- Sunhat, togs and towel – modest sun-smart swimwear essential. Please bring a shirt/shorts.
- Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste), any required medication (with instructions for use)
- Bible if you have one
- Baking for the kitchen
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 attempt to cater for a basic 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 transport your child 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 2pm. Please advise us if no longer needing a ride to save a wasted trip.
Parents are welcome to visit during camp. Please introduce yourself to a leader on arrival and sign the visitors book. Please let us know if there is anyone we need to be aware of who specifically is not allowed to visit your child.
Please be aware that the camp email account may not be regularly checked during camp, but we will let you know a contact number if 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.
Parents, please encourage your child to speak with a leader should they 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 NEMHOLYground@gmail.com 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.
Please be aware, as of 24th March, all available places have been filled.
Any further registration forms submitted will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations.