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AUCKLAND

JUNIOR / 10-15 YEARS

Holiday Programme
Holiday Programme

December 

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

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

December  

Wednesday 16th December – Matakana Movies

We’ll be taking the van north today, as we head to Matakana for a flick and an ice cream. We might even get a chance to stop off at the Warkworth quarry!

 

Thursday 17th December – Kiwi Valley & Jump

Kiwi Valley in the Waitakere Ranges is filled with classic farmyard animals, such as horses, goats, and donkeys! After lunch we’ll be burning off some energy bouncing around at Jump!

 

Friday 18th December – Tree Adventures

Conquer your fear of heights and work together to swing from tree to tree as we will be heading to Woodhill’s forest’s Tree Adventures for the day!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Holiday Programme
Holiday Programme

January 

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

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

January 

Friday 8th January- Kelly Tarltons

Are you a fan of the deep blue? Come and learn about all our oceans favourites with a visit to Kelly tarltons. Enjoy close encounters with sharks, penguins, jellyfish, sting rays, and more!

 

Monday 11th January - Megazone and Potters Park

Join us for a day of friendly competition at laser tag and then relax in the afternoon sun at the Potters Park interactive water features!

 

Tuesday 12th January - MOTAT

If you enjoy transport and technology, join us for a day filled of it! Learn new things about the technology and machinery that you love, then finish the day off with a train ride around Motat.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Mangawhai Short Break

19th – 21st February

We will be enjoying the beautiful sunshine at Mangawhai for the weekend! Alongside swimming, there is also the markets, waterfalls and the Bennet’s chocolate factory to check out! If this sounds like something you will enjoy, we would love to have you along!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Rocket Ropes and Minigolf

Saturday 10th April

 

This day will be full of adventure and fun! Join us as we take on the challenge of Rocket Ropes and test our climbing skills, followed by a fun game of minigolf at Treasure Island.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Shakespear Adventure Weekend

19th – 21st March

Join us for a classic return to Shakespear Park! Nothing beats a sunny summer Adventure Weekend with the greatest Junior Crew. Get ready for action-packed activities on both land and water!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

 
 

YOUTH / 15-25 YEARS

Holiday Programme

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

Wednesday 9th December - Beach Day Out

Summer is here, so come and join us for a beautiful day out. We will head to one of Auckland’s finest beaches to catch some rays and hang out with friends.

 

Thursday 10th December – Parakai Hot Pools

Today we will be going back to a recreate classic! Bring your togs and get ready for a fun day of swimming and hydro slides with friends! 

 

Friday 11th December– Hobbiton*

Recreate is headed to Hobbiton! We are off to visit the set of the famous movie studio that gave us “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”. Get your cameras ready for this wonderful adventure

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 
*Due to higher activity cost, Hobbiton will be $30 deposit.

Week Two 

Monday 14th December – Water Sports Day!

Together we will be going out for a day at the beach where we will be tsking part in different water sports while building our team skills and enjoying the sun!

 

Tuesday 15th December – Omaha beach

While the sun is out let us make the most of it! What better way to do it then by going to the beach! Our destination is set for Omaha beach, bring your lunch, togs, and plenty of sunscreen for this fun day out with friends.

 

Wednesday 16th December   – Burgers & Bowling

Spend the morning preparing your own home-made burgers with all your favourite fillings. Then finish the day off with some friendly competition at the bowling lanes in the afternoon!

 

Thursday 17th December – Mystery Adventure day

Do you enjoy surprises and get a kick from adventure? If so, then this is the day for you! Come along and enjoy an unforgettable day with the recreate team, as we drive you out to the mystery location for a day full of fun!

 

Friday 18th December – Auckland Zoo

Watch out zoo here we come! Come along and learn something new about your favourite wild animals. Bring a packed lunch and your cameras to explore the animal kingdom!

 

Bonus!

 

Monday 21st  December – Strawberry picking day

A day full of fun, sun, and strawberries. Come along and join us for an exciting day out picking your own fresh delicious strawberries.  

 

Tuesday 22nd December  – Beach BBQ

A fun way to end the term! We will be heading to the beach to soak up the sun and enjoy a BBQ together!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

January 
Week One

Thursday 7th January – Long Bay and BBQ

A chill start to the new term. We will be heading out to Long Bay all together, so come and join us for a beautiful day out


Friday 8th January – Piha and Arataki 

We are off for a little trip to explore West Auckland, we will go to Piha to look at the sights, followed by a fun bush walk at the Arataki centre. 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

Week Two

Monday 11th January - Cornwallis and Dam walk

Spend the day enjoying the sunshine at Cornwallis. We will then be heading over to the Hunua dam to see some breath-taking sights.
 

Tuesday 12th January - Reptile park

Join us for a day filled with all your favourite cold-blooded beasts! As we take on the leigh reptile park, learning new things about alligators, snakes, turtles and more!


Wednesday 13th January - Auckland zoo

Watch out zoo here we come! Our group will be hanging out with the Zebras, elephants, and leopards so bring a packed lunch and your cameras to explore the animal kingdom!

Thursday 14th January - Buddhist temple and Megazone

Enjoy a relaxing morning walking through the Buddhist temple and gardens, maybe even learn something new. Then amp up the energy as we enjoy some friendly competition at laser tag. 


Friday 15th January – Mystery Beach Day

Are you ready for an adventure? Join us for a day of adventure, relaxation, and mystery as we head off to explore one of New Zealand’s stunning beaches.   

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

Week Three

Monday 18th January - Chelsea sugar factory

We are off taking a tour into the wonderful world of sugary goods at the Chelsea sugar factory. They even claim to have a sugar mountain in the factor!

 

Tuesday 19th January - Goat Island Glass Bottom Boat

Enjoy close encounters with a variety of sea animals whilst we travel on a glass bottom boat to try spot our favourite fish! Then take a bit in the waves and cool off from the sun.

 

Wednesday 20th January - Rainbows End

Come along for a day filled of thrill seeking as we take on the best theme park in New Zealand, where the fun never ends!

 

Thursday 21st January - Swimming and bubble soccer

Start your day off with a leisurely swim at one of NZ’s beautiful beaches, then finish the day off with a fun game of bubble soccer!

 

Friday 22nd January - Pizza and bowling

A recreate favourite. Join us as we create our own pizza’s and finish the day off with a fun game of ten pin bowling!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

Kokako Lodge

12th - 15th January

 

Come join us for a 4-day Youth Camp out in the Hunua Ranges. We will be enjoying some awesome activities led by our great instructors such as kayaking, abseiling high ropes and more. Join your camp friends for a fun adventure you won’t forget!

4 carer support day + $190 (includes transport fee)

Leigh Short Break

26th – 28th March

 

A classic Recreate Short Break location! Join us for a fun weekend exploring everything to do around Leigh! With beautiful beaches and plenty of cafés, there is always something that everyone will enjoy!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Whangamata Getaway

5th – 7th March

 

Whangamata is such an iconic kiwi summer location and we plan on spending lots of time at the beach! There is also plenty of shops, walks and cafes to explore and we cant wait to head there!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

National Youth Camp Motutapu Island

27-30th April

 

Come visit a favourite spot with friends from all around the country! Join our annual National Youth Camp and spend some time with great people doing fun activities! We will be doing high ropes, rock climbing, swimming and more!

4 carer support day + $190 (includes $40 ferry fee) 

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

 

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!

Super Stars Karaoke Night! 

 

Friday 5th February

 

Join us for a night of fun as we dress up as our favourite super stars and sing out hearts out to their hits! We will take a break halfway through and enjoy some dinner with our ‘famous’ friends!  

½ carer support day + $10 deposit

Bingo Night!

 

Friday 5th March

 

Get ready for some fun competition as Recreate takes on Bingo! Join us for a fun game of bingo and try your luck at winning some of the cool prizes up for grabs! 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit

Recreates Got Talent

Friday 27th November 2020

 

Recreate’ s Got Talent is back! Come along and show us your talents, whether it is singing, dancing, stand-up comedy or anything in between! Impress us with your talent and win some of the epic prices up for grabs!!

 

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Tutukaka Getaway

19th – 21st March

 

We’re heading north to celebrate the warmth of summer. With the multiple stunning beaches in the area we will be able to explore some of the best coast that NZ has to offer!  

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Exclusive Movie and Dinner

Saturday 20th March

 

It’s time for some relaxation, come along to our private movie and dinner urban where we will be hiring out a movie theatre for the night and watching one of Recreates favourite movies while enjoying dinner!

 

½ carer support day + $30 deposit

Girls Club goes to the Kaipara Coast

12th - 14th March

 

We will be staying at some beautiful accommodation out in the countryside on the Kaipara coast. With Matakana not far away and some beautiful beaches close by this will be a weekend with your gal pals you don’t want to miss!

3 carer support days + $170 deposit

Kayaking Adventure Weekend

12th - 14th February

 

Summer is finally here and we are so excited to get back on the water! For this weekend we will be kayaking to one of NZ’s most iconic spots, the Mine Bay Maori rock carvings on Lake Taupo! Some basic kayaking experience will be needed to book on this trip, with potential for a training day if needed.

3 carer support days + $180 deposit

Movies In The Park

Friday 19th February​

 

Join us for a night of fun under the stars as we settle in to watch a classic movie and enjoy a picnic in the park.

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

A day at the Zoo

Saturday 27th March

Join us for a day at the zoo as we explore and learn about all your favourite exotic animals! Enjoy up close encounters with giraffes, seals, monkeys, and elephants!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Mangawhai Getaway

9th – 11th April

 

We are very excited to be making the most of summer by heading to the beautiful Mangawhai! We will be taking this opportunity to explore the magical beaches, visit the café and maybe even take a sneaky look at the famous chocolate boutique!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Lantern Festival

Friday 26th February

 

A crowd favourite is back! Come along with us to the lantern festival and enjoy good food, music and shows!

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Illuminate Night Market

Saturday 27th February

 

Recreate’s well known Illuminate Night Market is back! Come along and enjoy food, music, and a little bit of retail therapy as our group joins in on the Illuminate markets fun!

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Lads Club at Kai Iwi Lakes

5th – 7th March

With summer in full swing, its only right that we organise a true kiwi experience of tenting at Kai Iwi Lakes up north! This is just for the Lads (sorry girls!) and after visiting this awesome spot on our annual staff retreat, we can’t wait to take you here!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Parakai Short Break

16th – 18th April

In a Recreate first - we will be basing ourselves in Parakai for the weekend! Alongside spending time at the hot pools we have options to explore Muriwai beach, the Woodhill forest and the Kaipara harbour!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Taupo Getaway

20th – 23rd April

Recreate is heading to Taupo for the school holidays! With 4 days of fun activities planned and so much to do in this beautiful part of NZ this will not be a trip to miss out on!

4 carer support days + $150 deposit

 

YOUNG ADULTS / 25-35 YEARS

Holiday Programme

December  ​- January

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

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

Monday 21st December – 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.

 

Tuesday 22nd December – Beach BBQ  

A fun way to end the term! We will be heading to the beach to soak up the sun and have a fun BBQ all together.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

January

Wednesday 13th January - Auckland Zoo

Watch out zoo here we come! Our group will be hanging out with the Zebras, elephants, and leopards so bring a packed lunch and your cameras to explore the animal kingdom!

Thursday 14th January - Karaoke and Cat Cafe

Come and join us for one of our best young adult days yet! Start the day off with a ballet or two and then enjoy a cuddle and a coffee with some of the cutest cats in Auckland!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

Waitakere Short Break

12th – 14th March

We’ll be staying at a classic kiwi bach in the Waitakere Ranges. Just an hour’s drive from Auckland the Waitakere’s are 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

Waiomio Farm Stay

20th – 23rd April

Every time we come to this rural Farmstay located close to Kawakawa we are treated to quality moments with friendly farm animals, wonderful hosts and fun trips out to the Bay of Islands. Bring your togs since we have a spa pool at the house as well!

4 carer support days + $150 deposit

Mid Week Opportunities

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS / 15-35 YEARS 

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 

Karaka Orchard

Tuesdays

2nd February - 13th April (11 Weeks)

9.00am-4.00pm 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.

5.5 carer support days + $110 deposit

Kumeu Orchard 

Wednesdays

3rd February - 14th April (11 Weeks)

9.00am-4.00pm each week

This group goes 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.​

5.5 carer support days + $110 deposit

Gardening Group

Wednesdays

3rd February - 14th April (11 Weeks)

9.00am-4.00pm 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.​

5.5 carer support days + $110 deposit

Product Making Group

Thursdays

4th February - 15th April (11 Weeks)

10.00am-3.00pm 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.

 

5.5 carer support days

MOXIE work Experience 

Expression of interest 

We are working with employers and potential employers to create a shared vision of success for our young people. This is done by a step-by-step process and hands on support from Recreate NZ. If you are thinking about work experience, please express your interest in this programme. Email sheridan@recreate.org.nz to express interest.

Cost - TBC 

LIFE SKILLS
Self-Directed Day Programme 

Thursdays. 18th February – 15th April

9-week course (9am – 4:30pm)

 

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 young people with similar age/ability and will be self-directed by those who participate, with guidance from the recreate facilitator.

$180 full course deposit plus 9 carer support days

LIFE SKILLS
Learning Module - Cooking

Wednesdays. 17th February – 14th April

9-week course

 

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 term the 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.

$90 full course deposit plus 4.5 carer support days

Moxie - Careers Club

Tuesdays

9th February to 13th April (10 weeks)

Alternating times:

4x 10am - 12pm sessions (Recreate or via Zoom)

6x 10am - 3pm sessions (Recreate & workplace visit)

 

Each week we will hear from fellow New Zealanders showcasing their jobs and industries. Come ready to critically evaluate the potential for employment in each of these areas, as well as learn skills, behaviours and sustainable practices that apply to many areas of our lives. In the last two weeks you will create a video CV ready to advocate yourself to employers. This is an ideal way to get work ready, we will also help plan the next steps to paid employment. 

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

HEAD OFFICE

 

48 Windmill Road

Epsom

Auckland 1023

P: +64 09 638 5364

E: info@recreate.org.nz

PO BOX

67-041

Mt Eden

Auckland 1349

New Zealand

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