Take a look around...
Our field - perfect for capture the flag, soccer, rugby, volleyball, problem solving, team building, relays, small groups and tenting
The wharf is a special place - for swimming, for thinking, for prayer, for a quiet stroll, maybe catch a fish. No better place to catch a sunrise and be amazed afresh at the beauty of creation!
Sailing boats can be launched off the beach - Parua Bay is known as a sailing destination and hosts regular racing events
Take a guitar and a group of teenagers and watch as friendships are formed, musical talents explored and beautiful music made
ice hockey is a loved activity at our HOLYground Kids Camps!! (minus the ice but with all the slippery action)
Huge trees provide the perfect launching spot for a number of rope swings, always a favourite at HOLYground Kids Camps
With folding tables and stackable chairs, the hall can be configured to your groups dining requirements
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 camp leaders come from all sorts of schools, churches, backgrounds, cultures and each brings their giftings to share
Whats a camp without a concert? Above is the judging panel offering their feedback on a teams performance
Jumping off the Parua Bay Wharf at the end of the road is a much loved activity for our older leaders.. best avoided at low tide and be careful around the oysters
At HOLYground our emphasis is on building meaningful relationships between young and old, asking and answering the big questions, rather than just being entertained
Enjoying the beauty of Gods creation at the wharf - a perfect place for reflection, prayer and inspiration
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!
Easter Camps are our most long-standing Kids Camp. The programme varies each year.. in this case we were re-enacting the Palm Sunday celebrations.. just waiting for the donkey to arrive!
The 3 crosses on the hill serve as a reminder of the reason HOLYground exists - Jesus died, and has risen!!
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
Jumping off the wharf at the end of the road into the beautiful Parua Bay is a favourite HOLYground Youth Camp activity.. just watch out for oyster cuts and avoid low tide
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
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
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 bay in front of HOLYground is a popular place for our leaders to make a public declaration of faith by being baptised
Indoor games such as table tennis, cards, jigsaw puzzles and more keep our campers busy on a wet day at camp
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
Low cost, high enjoyment activities such as field games build relationships and fitness during HOLYground kids camps