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AUCKLAND

JUNIOR / 10-15 YEARS

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Holiday Programme
Holiday Programme

July

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

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

Week One
 

Monday 12th July- MOTAT
If you enjoy transport and technology, join us for a day filled of it!
Spend the day with us learning new things about the technology and machinery that you love, then finish the day off with a tram ride around Motat.

 

Tuesday 13th July- Extreme Edge
Today we will be scaling new heights with the team. Suit up and get ready to do some rock climbing at Extreme Edge. Make sure to bring plenty of water and let us have some extreme fun!

 

Wednesday 14th July – Zoo Day
Time to go check out our amazing animal friends at the zoo! Bring
a warm coat or jacket as we get ready to explore the wonderful
kingdoms the zoo has to offer! The animals are excited to see you, are you excited to see them?

 

Week Two

 

Monday 19th July - Kelly Tarltons
Let us go check out our friends at the aquarium! We will be on an
adventure to discover the penguins, different kinds of fish, and various
new wild aquatic creatures! Come submerge yourself with us on this
day!

 

Tuesday 20th July - Whoa Studios!
Today we will visit the Whoa Studios and see how movies and
productions are made. Plus, we will have the chance to check out one
of their cool shows. This promises to be a super fun day!

 

Cost: 1 carer support day + $20 deposit

 

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Whangamata Getaway

30th July – 1st August


Whangamata always puts on a show for our getaways, and this weekend will be no exception! Join us for a weekend staying at a beautiful bach right by the ocean, exploring the Goldfield’s
Railway, and enjoying a wide array of local attractions and activities.

3 carer support days + $120 Deposit

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Whoa Studios

Saturday 21st August
 

Come and see the latest film, television, and show talent at Whoa Studios. Enjoy their interactive art
playground and the live performances that they have to offer!

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

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Kawakawa Bay Short Break

10th - 12th September


The East Coast is always a treat to visit, and we are so excited to spend a weekend there with a great bunch! Join us for a special trip away to Kawakawa Bay, where the beach provides us with
infinite possibilities for activities and downtime.

 

3 carer support days + $120 Deposit

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Jump and Movies

Saturday 18th September
 

Come along and jump into the day! We will start off with a session at Jump, bouncing off some energy! Then we will spend the afternoon unwinding with one of the latest movies.
 

1 carer support day + $30 deposit

 
 

YOUTH / 15-25 YEARS

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July Holiday Programme

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

Monday 12th July- Odyssey Maze *
Put all your sensors to the test as we take on the Odyssey Sensory
Maze! We will make our way through dark rooms, mirrored hallways, 3D mazes, a ball pit room and so much more!


Tuesday 13th July- Matakana Movies
Going back to a Recreate classic, we will be heading to the Matakana cinemas to catch the latest flick! Get ready to spend a fun day up North!


Wednesday 14th July – Hamilton Zoo
Come along for a day full of adventure as we head down to
Hamilton Zoo. Enjoy the outstanding views the drive has to offer,
followed by discovering all your favourite animals and learning
something new at the Hamilton Zoo.


Thursday 15th July – Chelsea Sugar Factory *
Hop onboard as we take a tour around the Chelsea Sugar
Factory, learn about where all our sugar comes from and how it is
processed. We even get to try some delicious syrups!


Friday 16th July- Steel Drums *
Come along as we team up with the Waikato crew to learn how
to play Steel pans, tambourines, shakers, drums, and congas! Dance along and enjoy the music we will be making.

 

Cost:
1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity costs

Week One - Option Two

Monday 12th July - Around the World Cooking Day
Do you enjoy cooking? Then this is the day for you! Come along and learn about some of the amazing food the world has to offer, then fill your stomach as we attempt to make some of the dishes we learn about!

Tuesday 13th July - Butterfly Creek and Minigolf *
Today we will head to butterfly creek to check out all the cool
things they have to offer! After saying hi to all the butterflies, we will finish the day off with some friendly competition at minigolf!

Wednesday 14th July - MOTAT
If you enjoy transport and technology, join us for a day filled of it!
Spend the day with us learning new things about the technology
and machinery that you love, then finish the day off with a tram ride around Motat.

Thursday 15th July - Star Dome and Minigolf
Come along and explore the depths of outer space! Learn about the planets in our solar system and take a trip through space while we enjoy an interactive virtual tour. Then enjoy a fun game of minigolf against friends!

Friday 16th July - Photoshoot and Sing Star
Have you always dreamed of being a pop star? Enjoy a day of being famous! Get all glammed up at Recreate before heading out to an Auckland CBD photoshoot of your dreams! Then end the day by singing your heart out to all your favourite tunes.

Cost:
1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity costs

Week Two

 

Monday 19th July - Go Karting, Laser tag and Mini
Golf *

This day is a thrill seekers dream! Join us for an action-packed day as we take on a day filled with friendly competition. Race your friends around the go-kart track, challenge them to a game of laser tag and then enjoy a relaxing game of minigolf to finish off the day.

 

Tuesday 20th July - Tip Top Factory Tour
Join us for a fun day of learning about where and how everyone’s
favourite after-dinner-treat is made, as we take a tour of the Tip Top Ice Cream Factory! Then come back to Recreate and create your very own ice cream flavour.

 

Wednesday 21st July – Movies and Jump *
Start the morning off chilling out with friends as we head to the
movies before we bounce, flip, and tumble our way to Jump!

 

Thursday 22nd July – Burgers and Bowling
A Recreate favourite. Join us as we create our own burgers and
finish the day off with a fun game of ten pin bowling. Will you get the most strikes!?

 

Friday 23rd July - Bowling and Megazone
For today’s plan, we will be heading to Pins bowling to get a couple of strikes, then to finish off the day, we will have a friendly laser tag competition with our peers!

 

Cost:
1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity costs

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Auckland Food Show

Saturday 31st July
Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, this is the day for you! Come along and see what the Auckland food show has to offer. From live cooking demonstrations to enjoying a restaurant level lunch, join us for a belly-filling day!

 

1 carer support day + $40 deposit

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Papamoa Getaway

27th – 29th August
 

The region of Tauranga has a lot to offer, and we can’t wait to explore it! This weekend getaway will take us to the beautiful beach of Papamoa, where
we will explore the local attractions and enjoy the beautiful coastline.

 

3 carer support days + $120 Deposit

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Maraetai Short Break

24th - 26th September
 

Take a little trip with us to Maraetai and enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend away with Recreate youth. We will be soaking up the sun, visiting the
beautiful beaches, and getting amongst the great vibes the community has to offer.

 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Blue Mountain Adventure
Camp 

12th – 15th October
 

Auckland, Wellington and Waikato are teaming up for an epic camp! Come prepared for a week of awesome activities including rafting, caving, rock climbing and of course the ultimate talent show!
 

4 carer support days + $190 deposit (includes transport fee)

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

 
FIRST
FRIDAY

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!

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First Friday Bingo Night

Friday 6th August

Recreate will be hosting an exciting night filled with laughs and some competition! As we kick off our first ever bingo night, bring along all your luck with a variety of prizes up for grabs!

½ carer support day + $10 deposit
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First Friday Pyjama Party

Friday 3rd September

A classic First Friday is back, Pyjama party! Bring your best bedtime outfit and come enjoy a chill night at Recreate, we will have games, foods and lots laughs with our favourite friends.

½ carer support day + $10 deposit
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First Friday Sing Star

Friday 1st October

Time to see who has got the voice! Recreate is hosting a First Friday- Sing Star night and we would love to see you guys all here singing
your hearts out! Come join us for a fun musical evening!

½ carer support day + $10 deposit
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Ice Hockey Game

Sunday 8th August


Join us for an action-packed night on the ice as we watch the Botany Swarms take on the Dunedin Thunder. After we will enjoy some yummy dinner
to help warm us up.


½ carer support day + $30 deposit

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Lads Club Virtual Reality

Friday 13th August
 

Get ready to be immersed in the world of video games and enjoy some fun challenges with friends. And if that is not your thing, then there will be old
fashioned video games without headsets! Enough to please everyone!

 

½ carer support day + $50 deposit

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Girls Club Fashion Week

Saturday 28th August


It’s that time of year again, fashion week time! The girls will be getting ready at Recreate with our own fashion show, then heading into town for lunch and to check out Fashion Week! We will
catch a great show, get to see the latest trends, and spend some quality time together.

 

1 carer support day + $60 deposit

Recreate’s Got Talent
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Friday 10th September


Recreate’s Got Talent is back! Come along and show us your talents with epic prizes up for grabs. This promises to be a night to remember with great food, amazing performances and
good music!

 

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Leigh Short Break
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10th – 12th September


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

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Chelsea Sugar Factory

Saturday 18th September


Join us for a tour of the Chelsea Sugar Factory before we take their baking school and spend the afternoon learning how to bake cookies and a variety of goodies!


1 carer support day + $50 deposit

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Mount Maunganui Getaway

13th – 16th July


The Mount has so much on offer, with cinemas, pools, even the Mount itself to walk up or around! If you prefer a ‘city’ break with cafes and shops to
visit, this one is for you.

 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Lake Taupo Getaway

20th – 23rd July


A classic Recreate Getaway location but this time in winter! We are staying at a beautiful house halfway between Taupo and Mount Ruapehu and so will spend a day at each, and we will also experience some hot water!
 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Girl’s Club 90’s Party and Sleepover

Friday 30th - Saturday 31st July


Come along dressed up as your favourite 90’s star or dress up in true 90’s fashion for our girls night party and sleepover. There will be dancing, 90’s
music, delicious food, a 90’s movie and then an epic sleepover at Recreate!

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

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Snow Experience Getaway

20th – 23rd August


Every year we run a few snow trips and we love it! This one is the snow experience, where people get to see and experience the snow for themselves. We will base ourselves in Taupo with a trip to Mount Ruapehu amongst other enjoyable activities.


4 carer support days + $150 deposit

Hamilton Observatory SleepOver and Zoo Day!
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Friday 27th - 28th August
Come along with us for a night of exploring space first-hand at the Hamilton Observatory and learn something new about your favourite planet. We will be sleeping in a shared space with guys
down one end, girls down the other, and we’ll be joined by Waikato and the Bay of Plenty for this amazing experience! Then we’ll spend the next day discovering all the animals that Hamilton Zoo
has to share!

 

1 ½ carer support days + $80 deposit

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Lads Club goes to Snow Planet

Sunday 29th August


The weather is getting quite cold, so the boys are going to take a trip to Snow Planet. We will get the chance to race each other as we toboggan
down the sick slopes of snow planet ma dudes! We are excited, are you?

 

1 carer support day + $40 deposit

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Rotorua Mountain Biking Adventure

16th – 19th September


It’s time to venture back to a favourite location for Recreate, Rotorua! This four-day adventure includes mountain biking through the Redwood Forest as well as a trip to the hot pools and more. Mountain biking experience and ability is preferable as well as a thirst for
adventure!

 

4 carer support days + $200 deposit

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Burgers and Bowling

Friday 17th September


Another Recreate classic is back! We will be going to get some burgers before heading out to the bowling lanes to get a couple of strikes. A fun night with your friends you don’t want
to miss out on!

 

½ carer support day + $30 deposit

Matapouri Getaway
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5th – 8th October


Just north of Tutukaka is Matapouri on the East Coast. The drive is well worth it, as this is a very special spot with stunning beaches to walk. Four
days up north means we can all properly relax and unwind, so if you are in need of a break from the big city, this might just be the one for you.


4 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Private Movie and Dinner

Saturday 25th September


Back by popular demand! We are hosting another private movie and dinner night. Come along and
enjoy a meal with friends before experiencing a private screening of a movie!


½ carer support day + $30 deposit

Quiet Zone Urban
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Friday 24th September


Our first trial of this programme was such a hit that we are doing it again! This day is all about chilling out and enjoying some relaxing quiet time.
Come along and enjoy dinner, crafts, and a movie as you relax and hangout with your friends.

 

Please note that this programme is catered to those who prefer a quite time when socialising and those
who experience sensory overload.


½ Day carer support + $10 deposit

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Queenstown Getaway

3rd – 6th November


One of the premier locations in all of New Zealand, Queenstown has it all! Our house is on the edge of Lake Hayes, close to Arrowtown, and
we have so much on offer for this very special Getaway.

 

4 carer support days + $250 deposit + flights

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Warriors vs Bulldogs League game

Sunday 15th August

3.00pm - 8.00pm


Let's take this opportunity to go to Mount Smart stadium and support our Rugby League team live! The Warriors are taking on the Bulldogs, and they need all of our cheering and clapping to urge them on. After the game we will return to Recreate for a take away dinner.


1/2 carer support day + $40 deposit

YOUNG ADULTS / 25-35 YEARS

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July Holiday Programme

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

Drop off and pick up at Recreate offices

48 Windmill Road, Epsom 

Thursday 15th July – Master Chef!

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

 

Friday 16th July - Museum Day

Come along with Recreate to discover all that our Museums have to offer. Learn something new as we take on a variety history, art and culture!

Wednesday 21st July – Cat Café and Cookies

Join us for the PURRfect day as we start it off with a cuddle and a play with some feline friends then we test out our baking and decorating skills. 

Thursday 22nd July – Chelsea Sugar Factory *

Hop onboard as we take a tour around the Chelsea sugar factory and learn about where all our sugar comes from and how its processed. We even get to try some of their delicious syrups!

Friday 23rd July – Crafts and Café

Let’s get creative and make some crafts and allow your imagination to run wild! The world is our oyster on this day, and we will be expressing ourselves through our crafts. To finish off this beautiful day of bliss we will enjoy a warm drink somewhere in Auckland.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

*$30 deposit due to higher activity costs 

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Auckland Food Show

Sunday 1st August


Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, this is the day for you! Come along and see what the Auckland Food Show has to offer. From live cooking demonstrations to enjoying a restaurant
level lunch, join us for a belly filling day.

 

1 carer support day + $40 deposit

Piha Short Break
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13th – 15th August


A classic Recreate destination and only an hour from the city, Piha never fails to offer a relaxing and scenic retreat. Join us for a weekend of fun on the wild West Coast, soaking up the spectacular views and making a new friend or two.
 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Tutukaka Getaway
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24th – 26th September


The ‘winterless north’ as they say! Let’s
maximise the thermometer and go to where  t’s the warmest on the Tutukaka Coast. We love this beautiful coastline which is so close to the city of Whangarei.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

 

Mid Week Opportunities

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS / 15-35 YEARS 

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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
27th July- 28th September (10 Weeks)
9am-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.


7.5 carer support days + $100 deposit

Kumeu Orchard 

 

Wednesdays
28th July - 29th September (10 Weeks)
9am-4pm 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.


7.5 carer support days + $100 deposit

Gardening Group


Wednesdays
28th July- 29th September (10 Weeks)
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.


7.5 carer support days + $100 deposit

Product Making Group

 

Thursdays
29th July - 30th September (10 Weeks)
10am-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 carer support days

Product Making Group

 

Tuesdays
27th July- 28th September (10 Weeks)
10am-3pm each week


The product team has been so popular that we want to expand
to a second day. 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

Moxie - Careers Club

 

Wednesdays, 28th July- 29th September (10 weeks)
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

MOXIE Work Experience

Expressions 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 

MOXIE Community Club


Expression of Interest (1 day per week on Tuesday-
Friday)


Our newest addition to the MOXIE programmes, MOXIE
community club. Come along and join us for community-based
activities that help you gain skills and experience within your own
community. This will include voluntary days, community-based
activities, and educational day trips. Email sheridan@recreate.org.
nz to express interest.


5 carer support days and $100 deposit

LIFE SKILLS
Self-Directed Day Programme 


Thursdays

5th August – 30th September
9-week course, 9.00am – 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

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LIFE SKILLS
Wellbeing Learning Module


Tuesdays, 3rd August - 28th September
9-week course, 9.00am-2.00pm


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. The focus of this term’s module is “Wellbeing” and will cover an array of practical ways to improve and maintain our wellbeing. These topics will include be active, give, connect and keep
learning. We will be based at our Recreate office with trips out in
the community as part of the programme.


$90 full course deposit plus 4.5 carer support days

Mothers Retreat
 

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Mothers Retreat Weekend


1st – 3rd October


Mothers, it is your turn to take a break! enjoy
the stunning views, food, and activities that our
Mothers Retreat Weekend has to offer. This time
we are expanding by opening this retreat to
Christchurch, Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions
to attend. Spend the weekend away meeting other
mothers while you rejuvenate, connect, relax and
pamper yourself. Places are quite limited so please
get in touch with us soon if this sounds like you!


2 ½ carer support days + $120 deposit