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AUCKLAND

JUNIOR / 10-15 YEARS

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December Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE


Wednesday 15th December – Crystal Mountain *
Come along for a day of animals, fun rides, and crystal hunting! We will be spending the day at Crystal Mountain learning about how crystals are formed and found, as well as enjoying all their adventure rides and petting zoo.

 

Thursday 16th December – Kiwi Valley
Join us as we head out to Kiwi Valley in Henderson. A fun day awaits
full of riding ponies, competing in a maze race, feeding animals, enjoying a train ride and much more!

 

Friday 17th December – Rainbows End
Come join us as we head out to Rainbows End to enjoy all the
wonderful rides they have to offer. The stratosphere and roller coaster await, let’s go Recreate!

 

WEEK TWO
 

Wednesday 22nd December – 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!

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity cost

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Orere Point Short Break

 

18th – 20th February


Take a little trip with us to Orere Point and enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend away with Recreate. 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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Butterfly Creek


Saturday 19th March


For this Urban we will be heading to Butterfly Creek. We will check out the train ride and all the wonderful diverse creatures that Butterfly Creek has to offer to us. This promises to be a great day you don’t want to miss out!


½ carer support day + $30 deposit

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January Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE


Wednesday 19th January – Auckland Zoo
Come along and discover something new! Learn about all your
favourite animals, see them being fed, listen to live zookeeper talks and enjoy up close interactions with the wildlife!

 

Thursday 20th January – Mission Bay Blow-up Obstacle
Course and Beach BBQ!

Let’s take on the Mission Bay Blow-up Obstacle Course! Enjoy the
giant water slides, water bouncing castle and race your friends to the end of the course! Then enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach.

 

Friday 21st January – Motat
It’s time to learn something new about your favourite technology and transport! Join us for a day at Motat as we learn about the old, the new and the future of technology.

 

WEEK TWO
 

Wednesday 26th January – Rocket Ropes *
Join us getting off the ground and hitting the high ropes as we harness up and discover a range of suspended obstacles at Rocket Ropes. A day filled with fun and adventure!

 

Thursday 27th January – Mini Golf and Movies
For a bit of a twist, we will go play some mini golf in the morning, then to take a break from the sun we will go check out one of the latest flicks at the cinema!

 

Friday 28th January – Sheep World
We are going to go see the amazing farm animals Sheep World has to offer for us! Check out the amazing shows they have planned for us and to finish this day we will go back and relax at Recreate.

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity cost

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Make Your Own Chocolate Crafts


Saturday 26th March


Let’s get creative with everyone’s favourite sweet treat! Learn how to make some edible art and take it home to share with your family!


½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Junior Adventure Weekend in Huia
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1st - 3rd April


Join us for a new adventure, exploring Huia and the adventures that come with it! 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

December
Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE

 

Monday 13th December – Lets Go Back In Time

Come along as we go back in time and visit 1840. We will be heading to Howick Historical Village and dive into hands-on and interactive learning as we are fully immersed in fun experiences! Learn how to make butter, walk on stilts, try out log walking and play a game of ring toss.


Tuesday 14th December – Devonport Movies
Today we will be enjoying a nice cruisy ride to Devonport on the
ferry. Once we get there, we will enjoy one of the latest flicks at
the cinema and then check out the sights before heading back to
Recreate!


Wednesday 15th December – Parakai Pools and BBQ
It’s summertime! Join us as we head to Parakai Pools for a fun day of swimming with friends and enjoy the sick water slides the park has to offer, to top it off we will have a BBQ to enjoy together.

 

Thursday 16th December – Rainbows End *
Come join us as we head out to Rainbows End to enjoy all the
wonderful rides they have to offer. The stratosphere and roller
coaster await, let’s go Recreate!

 

Friday 17th December – Motat and Ice Cream
The crew today will be visiting Motat! We will be exploring all the
wonderful exhibits the park has to offer, interact with all the fun
gadgets, devices and to finish off have an ice cream together. Come join us for this fun day!

 

WEEK TWO
 

Monday 20th December – Ninja Warrior Course
We will be doing a Recreate first today, visiting the Ninja Warrior
course! Located in Omaha, put your skills to the test as we take on this challenge that is like “Wipe Out” and the “Ninja Warrior” game show!


Tuesday 21st December – Jump and Lunch
We are heading out to a Recreate classic...Jump!! Start the day with a spring in your step, then to follow this we will be heading out to get some lunch with friends!

 

Wednesday 22nd December – Leigh Reptile Park
For this programme we will be going up North to visit all the
wonderful and unique creature reptile world has to offer, you don’t want to miss this.

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit
*$30 deposit due to higher activity cost

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January
Holiday Programme

WEEK ONE


Monday 17th January – Bowling and Beach
To start the year off, we will be heading out to our favourite bowling place to get some strikes! And then go enjoy the wonderful sun that
summer has to offer us!

 

Tuesday 18th January – Pizza and Mini Golf
A Recreate classic is back! We will spend the morning enjoying your favourite pizza at the waterfront for lunch and finish the day off with a fun game of mini golf.


Wednesday 19th January – Bubble Soccer*
Start your day off with a fun game of bubble soccer where we will have different challenges to complete! Then in the afternoon wind down with an ice cream at the beach.

 

Thursday 20th January – Beach BBQ and Mission Bay Blowup Obstacle Course
Today we will be going to the beach for a BBQ and get our tummy’s full, before heading out to Mission Bay to check out it’s blownup obstacle course. Come have some fun in the water with your friends!

 

Friday 21st January – Wero White Water Rafting*
This is a for all the high energy thrill seekers! Join us for a day of fun at Wero as we take on the rapids and enjoy a ride down the lazy river. It is a definite adrenaline shot to the system and the thrill is unforgettable!

 

WEEK TWO


Monday 24th January – Goat Island Snorkelling Day *
To start the week, we will be taking a trip up Leigh to check out its beautiful beach. If the weather permits, we will be heading out in the water for some snorkelling to see some amazing sea creatures.

 

Tuesday 25th January – Hobbiton *
We are off to check out a fan favourite today… Hobbiton! Put on your adventure pants as we go visit the set of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit! This will be a fun day so bring your cameras it will be worth it!

 

Wednesday 26th January – Mystery Adventure Day!
We have a mystery day planned for all you Recreator’s this will be a fun day full of adventure and water… so bring your togs!

 

Thursday 27th January – 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.

 

Friday 28th January – Beach Day and BBQ!
Spend the day relaxing with friends as we head to the beach! A day filled with sunshine and swimming, so come and join us for a beautiful day out.


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

Kiwanis Youth Camp
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11th - 14th January


We love summer and we love Youth Camps! Come start the year with a fun filled camp out at Huia in the Waitakere ranges. We will have lots of fun activities planned including kayaking,
caving and games. There will also be a camp concert and lots of delicious food!


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

Maraetai Short Break
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18th - 20th March


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 Maraetai, where the beach provides us with infinite possibilities for activities and
downtime.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Wainui National Youth Camp
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19th - 22nd April


We’re headed to the YMCA in Wainui for our National Youth Camp. There will be friends from all over the country joining this camp and we can’t wait to get together! We are in for a few adventurous days and have some awesome activities planned for you. Some activities include, archery, abseiling, kayaking, giant swing, campfire and of course the talent show! We can’t wait!


4 carer support day + $150 + flight costs

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

 
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Recreate NZ Masquerade Christmas Party

Sunday 19th December


This Christmas we are changing it up a little with a themed party! Put on your most glamorous, cool or unique mask and head on into our annual Recreate NZ Christmas Party. This is such a great way to finish the year and we look forward to partying with you then!


½ carer support day + $25 deposit

FIRST
FRIDAY

Every first friday of the month (excluding school holidays) we will be hosting youth and young adults here at Recreate. We love these events at our very own HQ, so lets make the most of it! You won’t want to miss this!

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First Friday Just Dance

Friday 4th February

Recreate NZ is taking on the virtual reality world as we create our own real-life version of Just Dance the video game! Dress up as your favourite Just Dance character and come along to bust a move with your mates.

½ carer support day + $10 deposit
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First Friday Grease Lighting

Friday 4th March

Take a jump back in time and enjoy a Grease themed night with the crew! Put on your best Grease outfit, enjoy a sing along, burgers, fries, and milkshakes as we watch the classic movie.

½ carer support day + $10 deposit
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First Friday Games Night

Friday 1st April

A Recreate classic is back and better than ever! We will be hosting an exciting night filled of laughs and some competition with a wide range
of games! So, bring on your best party hats, for this exciting evening and see which game you will conquer!

½ carer support day + $10
Surf’s up!
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Friday 21st January


Get ready for an awesome adventure! We are heading out for a day of sun, sand and surf. We will be learning some surfing skills from the professionals then we can hang 10 and catch some
waves!


1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Rotorua Getaway
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1st - 4th February


We are so fortunate to return to the Red Barn on Lake Okareka. We love this spot, one of our favourite houses that Recreate stays in. On offer during this four-day Getaway, we have the lake
to swim in, thermal hot water and some amazing local attractions to experience. This will be an
amazing way to start 2022!


4 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Lads Club Movies and Lunch


Saturday 5th February


For this Lads Club Urban, we will be enjoying a day at the movies followed by a hearty meal with the lads! This is a Recreate Lads Club classic, and what better way to start the year with something chill and yum!


1 carer support day + $30 deposit

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Market Day


Saturday 19th February


Come along as we celebrate the locals. We will spend the day enjoying the sunshine, taste testing different products and live music from local performers!


1 carer support day + $25 deposit

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Picnic at the Beach!


Saturday 26th February


Join the Girls Club for a picnic at the beach! We will be eating yummy food, playing some games and going for some swims. A perfect way to end Summer! Don’t forget your sunblock, togs and picnic rugs!


1 carer support day + $20 deposit

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Weta Workshop


Saturday 12th March


Join us as we dive into the fictional world of special effects! Discover props and producing effects for television and films such as the Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, Men In Black, Stranger Things and many more! This will be a
day you won’t want to miss.


½ carer support + $50 deposit

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Pauanui Lads Club Getaway


25th – 27th March


Lads only, let’s get on the road to the beautiful Coromandel for this fun weekend away! Pauanui is a great 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

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Sea Kayaking Adventure


18th - 20th February


Come along on an epic adventure! We will be embarking on a Sea Kayaking trip around Mahurangi. We get to explore the region from a new perspective on the water while learning new skills.


3 carer support days + $180 deposit

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Matapouri Getaway


4th - 6th March


We are heading to Matapouri! Bring your walking shoes for exploring local tracks and get your camera ready for lots of epic photo opportunities! We will explore everything the town and beaches have to offer.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Waiheke Day Trip


Saturday 26th March


Spend the day exploring the amazing island located just off the shore of Auckland. Waiheke is the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore! Come along and see the beautiful beaches, enjoy a lovely lunch and even the local markets!


1 carer support day + $60 deposit

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Cambridge Getaway


26th - 28th April


While it was a real shame that we couldn’t make it to Cambridge when this was booked for November 2021, the great news is that we have rebooked for the April holiday period! We love the village feel of Cambridge and all it has to offer.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

YOUNG ADULTS / 25-35 YEARS

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December Holiday Programme

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

WEEK ONE


Monday 13th December – Holey Moley and Pizza *
Start the day off by heading over to the CBD for a fun game of
minigolf at Holey Moley! Then come back together and enjoy a
lovely pizza on the waterfront. *Please note, you will need to
bring your ID for this day

 

Tuesday 14th December – Devonport Movies
Today we will be enjoying a nice cruisy ride to Devonport on the
ferry. Once we get there, we will enjoy one of the latest flicks at
the cinema and then check out the sights before heading back to
Recreate!


WEEK TWO


Monday 20th December – Maritime Museum and Fish &
Chips

Join in as we take a trip down to the viaduct to check out the
Auckland Maritime Museum. We will look at all the exhibitions
spanning New Zealand’s maritime history, explorers, and the
America’s Cup. Then we will relax on the beach with some fish and
chips.


Tuesday 21st December - Craft Day
Join us for a day filled with creativity and unlock your imagination.
The world is our canvas, as we dive into some arts and crafts!
To finish off this beautiful day of bliss we will enjoy a cold drink
somewhere in Auckland.

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

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Waiheke Short Break


18th - 20th February


Waiheke 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 Waiheke, where the beach provides us with infinite
possibilities for activities and sunshine.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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January Holiday Programme

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

WEEK ONE


Monday 17th January – BBQ at Parakai Pools!
Come along for a day full of soaking up the sun! Take on the epic
water sides at Parakai or chill out in the hot pools. Then enjoy a
BBQ lunch with friends.


Tuesday 18th January – Botanical Gardens Picnic
Let’s go exploring! Learn something new about plants, take on
a botanical scavenger hunt and then enjoy a picnic with friends
amongst the stunning gardens.


WEEK TWO


Monday 24th January – Leigh Reptile Park
Let’s take a trip up to the stunning location of Leigh. We will be
heading over to the Leigh Reptile Park to learn about all our
favourite reptiles and enjoy some up-close interaction.


Tuesday 25th January – Hobbiton *
Come along and spend the day adventuring through the Lord of the Rings Movie set! Experience firsthand what it’s like to live in the hobbit houses and learn more about the movie set and production.


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

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Whiritoa Getaway


11th - 14th April


The holiday periods are always such a busy time at Recreate, so the plan is to fit this in before all our Holiday Programmes. Get out of the big city
as we journey to Whiritoa on the Coromandel, a beautiful beach-side town near to Waihi and Whangamata. You pack your swimwear and towel,
we will pack the sunscreen!


4 carer support days + $150 deposit

 

Mid Week Opportunities

YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS / 15-35 YEARS 

Moxie
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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 

Product Making Group - Tuesdays

 

esdays,
1st February - 12th April (10 weeks)
9.30am-3.30pm each week
*Please note Tuesday 8th February will not be operating


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 + $100 deposit

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Karaka Orchard

 

Tuesdays,
1st February - 12th April (10 weeks)
9am-4pm each week
*Please note Tuesday 8th February will not be operating


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.


10 carer support days + $100 deposit

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Product Making Group - Thursdays

 

Thursdays
3rd February - 14th April (10 weeks)
9.30am-3.30pm each week
*Please note Thursday 10th February will not be operating


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 + $100 deposit

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Kumeu Orchard 

 

Wednesdays
2nd February - 13th April (10 weeks)
9am-4pm each week
*Please note Wednesday 9th February will not be operating


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.


10 carer support days + $100 deposit

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MOXIE Community

 

​Thursdays
3rd February- 14th April (10 weeks)
9am-2pm each week
*Please note Thursday 10th February will not be operating


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.


5 carer support days and $100 deposit

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Gardening Group

 

Wednesdays
2nd February - 13th April (10 weeks)
9am-4pm each week
*Please note Wednesday 9th February will not be operating


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.


10 carer support days + $100 deposit

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MOXIE Work Experience

 

Expressions of interest 


We are working with employers and potential employees 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 or moxie@recreate.org.nz to express interest.

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LIFE SKILLS Module
Cooking 101 - Around the World


Wednesdays
23rd February - 13th April (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 course will focus on cooking. The group
will learn skills in the kitchen while cooking meals from all around
the world. Sign up for a delicious course!


4 carer support days + $80 deposit

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LIFE SKILLS
Full Course

 

Thursdays
17th February - 14th April (9 weeks)
9.30am-4.30pm each week


Life Skills is a self-directed day programme focused on developing
confidence in 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 etc. This course will
be self-directed by those who participate, with guidance from the
recreate facilitator.


9 carer support days + $180 deposit

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