JUNIOR

Holiday Programme

July 

Cost: 1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

Drop off and pick up at Recreate offices
48 Windmill Road, Epsom 

July

 

Monday 13th July – Bowling and Megazone 

Start your day with a strike! Enjoy a game of ten pin bowling followed with some fun competition on the laser tag course at Megazone! 

Tuesday 14th July – Cooking Day 

Do you consider yourself to be a wiz in the kitchen? Today is the day to show off your talent! Join us for a day of creation as we cook some of our favourite foods in the recreate kitchen. 

Wednesday 15th July – Extreme Edge and Movies 

Come and experience some thrilling adventure with extreme edge rock climbing. Push your limits and enjoy some fun and interactive rock-climbing walls! Follow this up with some relaxation as we head back to recreate for an inhouse movie screening. 

Thursday 16th July – Matakana Movies 

Need a day to chill out and hang with some friends? This is the day for you! Enjoy the scenic drive to Matakana and catch the latest flick at their movie house. 

Friday 17th July – Tree Adventures 

Explore your adventurous side! Join us for a day of fun in the trees as we monkey up the different obstacles available. 

Bethells Short Break 

31st July – 2nd August 

This time we will be staying at a classic kiwi bach at Bethell’s beach. Just a one hour drive from Auckland city, Bethell’s is the perfect location for a weekend escape. With options for beach missions, local walks and café stops this will be a relaxing retreat with friends. 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Hunua Getaway 
Pizza and Ice-Cream 

Saturday 25th July 

Time to create some dough and make our very own pizzas right here at Recreate! And who can say no to ice-cream after? 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

Kiwi Valley

Saturday 20th June 11am-3pm

Here at Kiwi Valley you will have the chance to meet and pet rabbits, guinea pigs and much more! You will also have the opportunity to ride a horse and work together to get out of a maze! Join us for this fun day at Kiwi Valley!

1⁄2 carer support day + $20 deposit

21st -23rd August 

We have missed our Junior Getaways and can’t wait to spend some quality time with you! This time we’ll be heading slightly south for some awesome rural adventures in Hunua, Clevedon and Maraetai. Some might say Auckland’s best kept secret! 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit 

Auckland Down Syndrome Social Club 

Monthly social events 

Are you part of the Auckland Down Syndrome community? The ADSA Social Club is back up and running this term and we’d love for you to join us! Grace, one of our Recreate co-ordinators, facilitates social events on the first 

Saturday of every month for Juniors 

(11-17yrs) and Adults (18+). 

If you’re interested in getting involved, email grace@recreate.org.nz 

Pizza and Ice-Cream 

Saturday 25th July 

Time to create some dough and make our very own pizzas right here at Recreate! And who can say no to ice-cream after? 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

 
 

YOUTH

Holiday Programme

July

Cost: 1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

Drop off and pick up at Recreate offices
48 Windmill Road, Epsom 
July
Week One

Monday 6th July – Mystery Adventure Day! 

Are you looking for a little bit of adventure after been inside for so long? If so, this is the day for you! Join us as we explore some beautiful sites of Auckland and enjoy the fresh air. 

Tuesday 7th July – Laser tag and Bowling 

Looking to let off some steam and challenge your friends on some friendly competition? Join us as we unleash our competitive side with a day of laser tag and bowling! 

Wednesday 8th July – Auckland Museum and Jump 

Come and enjoy some world history and interactive exhibitions at the Auckland Museum, followed by an adrenaline filled afternoon at jump. 

Thursday 9th July – Butterfly Creek and Minigolf 

Do you enjoy wildlife and pirates? Join us for a day of up-close interactions with butterflies and crocodiles as we visit Butterfly Creek and end the day off with a pirate adventure at Treasure Island minigolf. 

Friday 10th July – Tree Adventures 

Explore your adventurous side! Join us for a day of fun in the trees as we harness up and discover the range of suspended obstacles available. 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

Week Two 

Monday 13th July – Matakana Movies 

Need a day to chill out and hang with some friends? This is the day for you! Enjoy the scenic drive to Matakana and catch the latest flick at their movie house. 

Tuesday 14th July – Kiwi Valley and Jump 

We’ll be heading out to Kiwi valley in Henderson for a fun day of riding horses, feeding animals and much more. We will finish off the day with the epic trampolines at Jump! 

Wednesday 15th July – Reptile Park 

Join us for a day of adventure and excitement as we head out to the Leigh reptile park! See the amazing scenery of New Zealand on the way to the park then enjoy seeing and learning about all the different types reptiles. 

Thursday 16th July – Motat 

Come and explore the origin of machinery at the Motat Museum, learn about how the machines were made and have some fun with the interactive exhibits onsite. 

Friday 17th July – Pizza and Bowling 

Do you think of yourself as a chief? Today is the day to test it out! Join us at recreate to make pizzas from scratch, enjoy then 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

Camp Epworth 

7th – 10th July 

Come with us for an epic week of fun and adventure! Camp Epworth has plenty of exciting activities for us to enjoy as well as being on the shore of the mighty Waikato River. We can’t wait to see you there! 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit (plus $40 transport fee) 

Auckland Down Syndrome Social Club 

Monthly social events 

Are you part of the Auckland Down Syndrome community? The ADSA Social Club is back up and running this term and we’d love for you to join us! Grace, one of our Recreate co-ordinators, facilitates social events on the first Saturday of every month for Juniors (11- 17yrs) and Adults (18+). 

If you’re interested in getting involved, email grace@recreate.org.nz 

Leigh Short Break 

28th – 30th August 

We will be staying at a classic Kiwi Bach in Leigh. Just an hour’s drive from Auckland, Leigh is the perfect location for a weekend escape. With options for markets, beach missions, local walks and more, this weekend will be a relaxing retreat with friends. 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit 

 

Camp Morley 

6th – 9th October 

We are returning to Camp Morley- a Recreate favourite for our term 4 camp! Join us and the crew from Adventure Specialties for activities like kayaking, rafting and the famous Camp Concert!

 

4 Carer Support days + $150 deposit (plus $40 transport fee) 

Whangamata Getaway 

21st – 23rd August 

Join us for a fun-filled winter weekend away to the beach! Whangamata is a gorgeous little beach town, perfect for an escape from the city. We will spend the weekend exploring the surrounding beaches, local walks, shops and more. 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit 

 

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

First  Fridays

 

First Fridays are a new type of Urban programme. Every First Friday of the month (excluding school holidays) we will be hosting youth and young adults here at Recreate, 48 Windmill Road, Epsom. We are so proud of the space we have created here, so lets make the most of it! You won’t want to miss this!

Mid-Winter Christmas 

 

Friday 7th August 

Let us all celebrate a Mid-Winter Christmas party at Recreate. Come dressed in your favourite winter outfit and enjoy great food with amazing company! 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit 

Superhero Party 

Friday 4th September 

This First Friday we will be celebrating by dressing up as our favourite superheros. Expect some yummy food and a movie to finish of this epic night! 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit 

Whangarei Getaway

14th-17th July 

For the first getaway back, we are returning to a favourite Recreate house in the Whangarei region! There is plenty for us to do- from hot pools and movies to bushwalks and minigolf there is something for everyone to enjoy! 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit 

Welcome back Urban 

Saturday 18th July 

Welcome back to Urbans! For this one come dressed to impress and break out all your fancy clothing that have been sitting on the shelf! Expect great food, people, and a great time. 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit 

In-house burgers and Bowling 

Friday 24th July 

We like to think we have learnt a few new tricks in the kitchen during lockdown, so come and enjoy ‘home-made’ burgers at Recreate, followed by taking off in the vans for some friendly competition at the bowling lanes. 

½ carer support day + $20 deposit 

Rotorua midweek Getaway 

28th – 31st July 

We are thrilled at the chance to get back to Rotorua and enjoy some local attractions. We know Rotorua is a very popular destination, so let’s make the most of it and support some great tourism providers! This house even has a spa pool which we are sure will get plenty of use over these four days away. 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit 

Dinner with the lads! 

Friday 31st July 

We have seen the Girls Club go out for nice meals, so we think it is the guys time to be treated! To finish off this week, we will be going out for a fancy night out and enjoy a hearty-meal together with the lads. 

½ carer support day + $30 deposit 

White Water Rafting 

14th – 16th August 

The Rangitaika River is the longest river in the Bay of Plenty and we would love for you to raft it with us! We will be working alongside the crew from River Rats and they will guide us through the rapids and help us along our way! 

3 carer support days + $180 deposit 

Girls Club - Brunch, Shopping and Crafts! 

Saturday 15th August 

Let’s go out for a girl’s brunch followed by some shopping or window shopping, whatever you prefer, and ending with some awesome crafts! Look forward to spending time with the gal pals! 

1 carer support day + $45 deposit 

MasterChef Evening 

Friday 21st August 

Bring your chefs hats and your maddest skills, as we take on this epic culinary challenge! Teams will be competing to create the tastiest dishes as we enjoy a night of food and fun! 

½ carer support day + $20 deposit 

Lads Club - Go-Karting 

Saturday 29th August 

We will be heading out with the lads to Game Over indoor Go karting in Auckland. We will take it to the track and test our driving skills and then enjoy a game of Laser-tag before wrapping it up for the day! Join us for this fun day with the lads! 

1 carer support day + $40 deposit 

Mangawhai Short Break 

11th – 13th September 

Exploring beyond our usual short break borders, we’ll be heading out to magical Mangawhai for an epic weekend away. With a beautiful beach and amazing café’s, as well as it’s own chocolate factory, this will be a great way as we enter springtime. 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit 

Taupo Snow Getaway 

11th – 14th September 

We are headed done to the snow for an extended weekend away and would love for you to join us! We will be playing and sledding in the snow before making a trip to the hot pools to warm up! 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit 

Girls Club - Girls Night! 

Friday 11th September 

Let’s get the girls together for a fun night in! Come to the Recreate office for some yum food, sing star, chick flicks and fun hangs with the gal pals! We can’t wait to see you there! 

½ carer support day + $20 deposit 

Recreate’s Got Talent 

Friday 18th September 

Recreate’ s Got Talent is back! This is always a night to remember, and this is your time to shine. Start preparing your skit, song or dance and we will see you on the stage! 

½ carer support day + $20 deposit 

Pizza and quiz night 

Friday 25th September 

During lockdown, we have been huge fans of zoom and we even held our own staff quiz nights. Now it is time to host our own quiz night for the youth and young adults! So put on your thinking hats and join us for a fun quiz and pizza! 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit 

Whiritoa Getaway 

29th September – 2nd October 

Located in between Tauranga and the Coromandel, Whiritoa is the perfect place for a holiday getaway! We will spend time checking out some of the beaches and then relaxing in the hot pools! 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit 

 Recreate 2020 National Ball 

Saturday 7th November 

Recreate would love to invite you to the inaugural National Great Gatsby Ball! Join youth and young adults from all our four regions if you love an evening dressing up, enjoying a great dinner and dancing the night away! More details can be found in the notice board section of this newsletter. 

½ carer support day + $50 deposit or $80 cash price 

Queenstown Getaway 

November 2020, exact dates TBC: Expressions of interest 

The annual Queenstown Getaway is back! We are returning to the incredible Lake Hayes Hugo house, and have awesome activities planned such as jetboating, sight-seeing, and road trips. This region has been hit hard by the lockdown, so lets show our support by enjoying this patch of paradise. 

4 carer support days + $250 deposit + flights 

 

YOUNG ADULTS

Whananaki Getaway 

4th – 6th September 

We will be staying at the beach side house in Whananaki. Just an hour drive from the Bay of Islands, we will spend the weekend checking out the shops, watching good movies and spending time with good friends. 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit 

Mothers Retreat Weekend 

11th – 13th September 

Post-lockdown, our return to the beautiful Vaughan Park Retreat this September might be just that much sweeter. Join us for two nights of time off, beauty treatments, goodie bags, relaxing activities, delicious catering and unbeatable views of Long Bay. 

$200 or 2.5 Carer Support Days + $120 Deposit 

Mid Week Opportunities 

Moxie

MOXIE is a series of projects that provide meaningful work experience that you could get involved with! This includes the Orchard Projects, Gardens and Product Development. 

MOXIE is part of Recreate’s strategy to develop further midweek meaningful, skill based opportunities for Recreate’s young people. 

If you wish to express interest in these programmes or want more info, please contact Sheridan Jackson at sheridan@recreate.org.nz 

Product Making Group

Thursdays 23rd July- 24th September - 10 Weeks, 10-3pm each week 

 

This team will be making delicious product from the fruit and veges grown in the Recreate garden! This will include preserving, pickling, making jams and more! This programme will develop kitchen skills, recipe knowledge, kitchen safety and working with others. 

5 carer support days

Careers Club 

Tuesdays and Thursdays Via Zoom and every second Tuesday at Recreate. 21st July - 24th September 2020 

Zoom: 10-11am - Recreate sessions: 10-2pm 

We have created Careers Club to encourage mindful thinking about how we live and where we work. This group will meet 2 times a week, virtually (via Zoom) and in-person every second week, to hear from fellow New Zealanders showcasing their jobs and industries. We will discuss and evaluate the potential for employment in each of these areas as well as discuss skills, behaviours and sustainable practises that will be useful to all areas of life. You will also create a digital CV that you can use for future job applications. 

3 carer support days + $100 deposit (6 sessions at Recreate) 

Down Lights

Tuesdays - 21st July- 22nd September 2020 

10 weeks, 9.30-2.30pm each week 

We have been working with Downlights for a little while now and we love it! This group will be learning the candle making process from the beginning to end. You will be taught how to melt and mix wax, pour candles and manufacture other products Downlights make. 

5 carer support days 

LIFE SKILLS
Self-Directed Day Programme 

Thursdays, 30th July - 24th September 2020 9 Weeks, 9am-4:30pm each week 

Life Skills is a self-directed day programme focused on developing confidence in certain skills required for independence, socialisation, healthy living and entering the workforce. This programme covers a variety of practical skills including cooking, public transport, fitness, money handling and household jobs. This course is limited to 5 participants with similar age/ability and will be self-directed by those who participate, with guidance from the recreate facilitator. 

9 carer support days + $180 deposit (9 sessions) 

ORCHARD PROJECTS
Karaka Orchard Tuesdays

Tuesdays- 21st July - 22nd September 

10 Weeks, 9-4pm each week 

This group goes out once per week to the Karaka Orchard and look to develop work skills that can then be used later in life. Participants learn how to take care of an orchard and learn how use specific equipment (mower, tractor and garden tools), pick fruit and maintain trees. There is also a focus on increasing health and safety awareness and team building skills. ​

5 carer support days + $100 deposit 

ORCHARD PROJECTS
Kumeu Orchard

Wednesdays - 22nd July - 23rd September 

10 Weeks, 9-4pm each week 

This group go out once per week to the Kumeu Orchard and
look to develop work skills that can then be used in later life. Participants learn how to take care of a lemon orchard and learn how use specific equipment (mower, ride-on and garden tools), pick fruit and maintain trees. There is also a focus on increasing health and safety awareness and team building skills.

5 carer support days + $100 deposit

Gardening Group

Wednesdays - 22nd July- 23rd September 2020 

10 Weeks, 9-4pm each week 

This group will be looking after the Recreate garden; planting, growing, harvesting and looking after vegetables and plants!
This programme will offer opportunities to develop work skills, learn about taking care of plants and vegetables, use gardening equipment, garden safety, team building and working with others.

5 carer support days + $100 deposit

LIFE SKILLS
Learning Module- Fit for Life!  

Wednesdays, 5th August – 23rd September - 8 weeks, 9am – 2pm each week 

The Learning module is an extension of our regular Life Skills programme and will offer topic-specific learning. Each module will have a different learning focus and will run one day per week throughout the term. 

This terms learning module is “Cooking 101 - from Planning to Plate” and will cover an array of practical cooking skills. The course will be based out of our kitchen space located at the Recreate office. Please note: we require a minimum of 3 participants to offer this module. 

 

4 carer support days + $80 deposit (8 sessions at Recreate) 

HEAD OFFICE

 

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Epsom

Auckland 1023

P: +64 09 638 5364

E: info@recreate.org.nz

PO BOX

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Mt Eden

Auckland 1349

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