Following the Government's announcement on Monday 23rd March, Recreate NZ is cancelling all programmes in all regions effective immediately.
At this stage, closure of programmes will last until Sunday 5th July 2020, but we will reassess this situation by Monday 29th June 2020.
Please email info@recreate.org.nz for more details.

JUNIOR

Holiday Programme

April 

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

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

April

 

Tuesday 14th April – Kelly Tarltons and Bake a Shark Cake

Are you a fan of the deep blue? Come and learn all about our oceans with a visit to Kelly Tarltons. Enjoy some up close encounters with sharks, penguins, sting rays and more! Then come and build a shark cake and enjoy a sweet treat to end the day.

 

Wednesday 15th April – Extreme Edge and Bowling

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 fun filled competition at tenpin bowling.

Thursday 16th April – 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 the incredible cinema.

Friday 17th April – 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.

Hunua Getaway 

15th – 17th May

Embrace your inner farmgirl/boy while we explore Maraetai Beach, Hunua Falls and the Clevedon Markets. We will be staying at a stunning farmhouse in Whitford with sheep, a pool table, golf-course and movie theatre!

 

3 carer support days + $120 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

Muriwai Short Break

26th – 28th June

We’ll be finishing June off by heading to beautiful Muriwai on the wild west coast. With activity options for beach walks, hot chocolates and relaxing at the bach this will be a weekend to remember. Get in quick as these weekends fill up fast.

3 carer support days + $120 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

 
 

YOUTH

Holiday Programme

April

 

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

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

Tuesday 14th April – Tip Top tour and DIY Ice Cream!

Please note: The Tip Top Factory tour is not going ahead due to concerns around the COVID-19 situation. We are working on another plan for the day. Our apologies for this change.

Wednesday 15th April – Auckland Museum and Jump

A day of education and fun! Interact with earthquake simulations and mummies at Auckland museum, and end your day with some energy burning trampoline fun.

Thursday 16th April – Miranda hot pools with Waikato

A day full of fun, sun and socialising! Come meet up with the Waikato crew and enjoy a relaxing day at the pool side.

Friday 17th April – Pizza Making and Movies

Do you think of yourself as a chef? Today is the day to test it out! Join us at recreate to make pizzas from scratch, then enjoy your creation to your favourite film with an inhouse screening.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day

Week Two - Option One

Monday 20th April – Wero White Water Rafting*

Time to get your feet wet and explore the thrill of white-water rafting! Wero offers a safe and exciting location for beginners taking on the rapids.

Tuesday 21st April – Kiwi Valley + Jump

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

Wednesday 22nd April – Parakai Pools

Come join us for a relaxing day at the pools. Catch some rays with your mates, have a handstand competition in the pool and enjoy the thrill of a hydro slide!

Thursday 23rd April – Golf Day

Do you consider yourself to be a golf enthusiast? If so, then today is for you! Come and test out your golf swing at the driving range and then put your accuracy to the test with a round of mini golf.

Friday 24th April – Bowling and West Wave

Start your day with a strike! Enjoy a game of tenpin bowling followed with some fun in the waves in the pool.

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*(Except for Monday 20th April at $30 deposit due to higher activity cost)

Week Two - Option Two

Monday 20th April – Wero White Water Rafting*

Time to get your feet wet and explore the thrill of white-water rafting! Wero offer a safe and exciting location for beginners taking on the rapids.

Tuesday 21st April - Auckland Zoo

Come along and learn something new about your favourite wild animals! Enjoy live shows and up-close interactions with your favourite, birds, large cats and sea life!

Wednesday 22nd April – Parakai Pools

Start your day off right with a relaxing day at the pools. Catch some rays with your mates, have a in pool handstand competition and enjoy the thrill of a hydro slide.

Thursday 23rd April – 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 incredible cinema.

Friday 24th April – 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
(Except for Monday 20th April at $30 deposit due to higher activity cost)

Mangawhai Short Break

1st – 3rd May

Exploring beyond our usual borders, we’ll be heading out to the Mmagical Mangawhai for an epic weekend away. With a beautiful beach and amazing café’s, as well as its’soown chocolate factory, this will be a weekend to remember!

3 carer support + $120 deposit

Masterchef Evening

Friday 22nd May

 

Bring your chef hats and your awesome 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!

1⁄2 carer support day + $20 deposit

Movies and Pizza

Saturday 30th May

A classic Recreate combo, we’ll be heading out to watch the latest movie release and then head to La Porchetta for a scrumptious Italian meal shared with friends.

1 carer support day + $30 deposit

Epworth Youth Camp

14th - 17th July

Come with us for an epic week of fun and adventure! Epworth Camp 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)

Coromandel Getaway

29th – 31st May

Join us for a fun-filled weekend away to the beautiful Coromandel! Whitianga 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

Northern Getaway

5th – 7th June

Northland always brings the good vibes even in winter. Bring a coat and good walking shoes to watch the waves on the beach, and cards, board games and dvds are welcome!

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 3rd July

 

Join us for the First Friday of July and celebrate a mid-winter themed party for everyone to enjoy. Bring in your best outfit and enjoy a night with recreate friends!

 

1⁄2 carer support day + $10 deposit

May the First Be With You

 

Friday 1st May

We will be hosting a Star Wars themed evening for all the believers in the force! Come join us for a fun evening of laughs and games with Recreate friends.

1⁄2 carer support day + $10 deposit

Letter Party Friday

 

5th June

For this First Friday the theme will be to dress up as anything that starts with the first letter of your name! So, time to get creative and join us for a fun night of dancing and laughs with some amazing friends.

1⁄2 carer support day + $10 deposit

Girls Club - So Pop!

Saturday 2nd May

Come a long to our awesome girls club this term! We are going to get ready at the Recreate office, have dinner in town and then go to a concert with the gals! So Pop will be so much fun with Pussycat Dolls, Steps, Jessie McCartney, Smash Mouth, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and more playing! Let’s sing and dance the night away with all our friends!

1 carer support day + $110 deposit

Blues vs Reds - Cancelled

Saturday 9th May

We’ll be cheering on our favourite team as they go head to head against the Reds at Eden Park Stadium. Come along for a fun night and bring along your loudest cheering voices!

1⁄2 carer support day + $40 deposit

Lads Club - Go Karting

Sunday 21st June

We will be heading out with the lads to Game Over Indoor Go-Karting. 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 boys.

1 carer support day + $40 deposit

Rainbows End

Saturday 27th June

Back by popular demand, we’ll be reaching new heights at NZ’s largest theme park. Come and join us for a thrill-seeking fuelled day!

1 carer support day + $30 deposit

Waihi Beach Holiday
Getaway

22nd - 24th April

While the National Youth Camp is happening on Motutapu Island, we are putting on a 3 day midweek Getaway to Waihi Beach. This will have a different pace and vibe to the Youth Camp, so if you like the sound of spending time inthe Coromandel please send us your booking request!

 

3 Carer Support Days + $120 deposit due to Boat Cruise activity

Rotoiti Lake Cruise Getaway

15th – 17th May

Our friends at Recreate Bay of Plenty and Waikato are off on a river cruise and we are fortunate enough to be able to join them! We will be setting sail on a 53-foot luxury catamaran. During the day we will check out the natural hot pools along the shoreline!

 

3 carer support days + $180 deposit. Please note: Higher deposit amount due to Boat Cruise activity

Coromandel Weekend Getaway

22nd - 24th May

For this programme we are returning to Waihi Beach over the weekend. Join us for beautiful sights, good food and good people. The Coromandel always has a relaxing atmosphere and so does this house on the beach!

3 Carer Support Days + $120 deposit

Recreate 2020 National Ball

Saturday 13th June

We would love to invite you to the inaugural Recreate National Ball, themed the Great Gatsby! Come if you love an evening dressing up and dancing the night away! More details can be found in the noticeboard section of this newsletter.

1⁄2 carer support day + $50 deposit or $80 cash price (if no carer support or funding)

Whiritoa Getaway

19th – 21st June

Located in between Tauranga and the Coromandel, Whiritoa is the perfect place for a getaway! We will have so many activities to choose from and would love for you to come along with us!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Rotorua Getaway

30th June – 3rd July

Winter can be a great time in Rotorua because of all the hot water to soak in! The house we are staying at is one of the best, and we have a great itinerary in store for the team that comes on this midweek getaway.

4 Carer Support Days + $150 deposit

New Plymouth Getaway

New Plymouth Getaway 7th – 10th July

 

It has been a few years since Recreate ventured down to the Taranaki region and we would love for you to join us on our return down there! We will spend the week checking out Mt Taranaki, the beautiful beaches and everything else New Plymouth has to offer!

4 carer support days + $180 deposit

Sydney Getaway

September 2020

We are heading off to a totally new destination in Sydney, Australia! Please express you interest if you are keen to come on a 6-day Getaway
to the land down under. We will be seeing the sights, exploring the city, and we may even spot a kangaroo or two!

6 carer support days + deposit (TBC)

 

YOUNG ADULTS

Bethells Short Break

22nd – 24th May

We’ll be staying at a classic kiwi bach at Bethells Beach. Just an hours drive from Auckland, Bethells Beach 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

Dinner Club

Dinner Club is aimed at those who are 25+. These are casual evenings to chat, joke and learn over a healthy and delicious meal which explores new cuisines every month. Meet new people, engage socially and take away useful cooking skills. These events are intended to be fun, sophisticated and somewhat educational at the same time!

Register your interest with Carol at cchouhfeh@xtra.co.nz
and she will be in touch closer to the dinner dates

April Mothers Retreat Weekend

17th - 19th April ​

 

Our biannual Mothers Retreat Weekend is returning to the beautiful Vaughan Park Retreat this April. 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 stands for Meaningful Opportunities X’ing Into Employment.

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

ORCHARD PROJECTS
Karaka Orchard Tuesdays

28 April - 30 June 9am-4pm each week

This group go 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

Product Making Group

Thursdays 30 April - 2nd July. 10am-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

Work Experience Term 2

We are connecting with employers to have MOXIE work
experience programmes go into a workplace and teach our young people awesome skills for 10 weeks! This could then lead on to some other awesome opportunities. Please express your interest if you are wanting to be a part of this programme.

MOXIE is also looking for businesses with production line style processes who would be interested in diversifying their work place! If you know any employers who could be the right fit, or might want to know more about Recreate or MOXIE, please get in touch with Sarah Ferens, sarahf@recreate.org.nz

5 Carer support days

Down Lights

Tuesdays, 28 April - 30th June 9.30am-2.30 each week

Continuing our collaboration with Down Lights NZ, 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 Down Lights make.

5 carer support days

ORCHARD PROJECTS
Kumeu Orchard

Wednesdays, 29th April - 1st July 9am-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, 29th April - 1st July 9am-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

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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