Take a look around...
Our field - perfect for capture the flag, soccer, rugby, volleyball, problem solving, team building, relays, small groups and tenting
With folding tables and stackable chairs, the hall can be configured to your groups dining requirements
Sheltered gentle sloping beach right out in front of the camp at Parua Bay, Whangarei, NZ.
The Parua Bay Christian Youth Haven is just that - a haven for young and old
With a spacious wrap-around deck there is plenty of space to admire the view, the sports action on the field, or engage in deep conversation over a cup of tea during your camp
HOLYground is close by to all the walks and beaches the Whangarei Heads have to offer.. Late night or early morning climbs up Mt Manaia can be incorporated into a HOLYground Youth Camp
dawn of a new day down at the wharf.. what a glorious creation God has made!
Parua Bay is a truly beautiful haven to come away from the business of life and be restored
Devotions and prayer times are essential at our camps. Making time to connect with God is always a priority
The bay in front of HOLYground is a popular place for our leaders to make a public declaration of faith by being baptised
At HOLYground our emphasis is on building meaningful relationships between young and old, asking and answering the big questions, rather than just being entertained
The 3 crosses on the hill serve as a reminder of the reason HOLYground exists - Jesus died, and has risen!!
HOLYground camp leaders come from all sorts of schools, churches, backgrounds, cultures and each brings their giftings to share
All of our camps are punctuated with age appropriate talks, both on the gospel and hot topics
Take an instrument and a group of teenagers and watch as friendships are formed, musical talents explored and beautiful music made
HOLYground Kids and Youth Camps rely on a small army of dedicated volunteer cooks to cater up ample delicious and nutricious meals to fuel the days action
One of the things we value at HOLYground is encouraging our young people to connect with the community they are part of, and to realise they can make a contribution, We generally focus at least 1 youth camp per year on community service of some description.
At high tide, the beach in front of HOLYground is perfect for water sports including biscuiting, water skiing and wakeboarding... Our volunteers regularly contribute their boats and time to give HOLYground campers the ride of their lives
The waters of Parua Bay are perfect for kayak expeditions either around the mangroves, to the wharf, or for the more intrepid over to the island at the mouth of the bay
Launch yourself down our super-slippery slide and see if you can reach the end of the mats!!
Sailing boats can be launched off the beach - Parua Bay is known as a sailing destination and hosts regular racing events
Traditional summer games like volleyball are always popular at HOLYground kids and youth camps
A roaring bonfire makes a true youth camp! Don't forget the marshmellows...
Team work, friendships, challenges and fun during field games at a HOLYground Youth Camp
There is heaps of space around the property to run team building activities from physical challenges, to scavenger hunts, photo competitions, spot-light, Go home stay home, burma trails, Animal Survival, ropes activities and more
Our large multi-purpose hall at HOLYground has space for indoor games and get-to-know-yous
Indoor games such as table tennis, cards, jigsaw puzzles and more keep our campers busy on a wet day at camp
Lining up in teams to wait for the next challenge at a HOLYground Kids Camp
Our beautiful native bush provides ample opportunity for burma trails, hut building, and much more!
A few twists and turns always keep a HOLYground Youth Camp interesting - in this case, eat your dinner using any kitchen utensil as long as its not a knife/fork/spoon!
Our leaders often handwrite skits and drama productions for our camps. This was a shot from a full length play!
Many of our camps will include extra events such as ceilidhs and murder mysteries