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AUCKLAND

JUNIOR / 10-15 YEARS

Holiday Programme
Holiday Programme

April

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

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

Tuesday 27th April – Kelly Tarltons
Are you a fan of the deep blue? Come and learn about all our oceans favourites with a visit to Kelly Taltons. Enjoy close encounters with sharks, penguins, jellyfish, sting rays, and more!

 

Wednesday 28th April – 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.

 

Cost: 1 carer support day + $20 deposit

 

*Higher deposit amount of $30 Deposit for Wednesday 28th April due to higher activity cost

Bethell’s Beach Short Break

11th – 13th June


The West 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 Bethell’s, where the beach provides us with infinite possibilities for activities and downtime.
 

3 carer support days + $120 Deposit

Arts and Crafts Morning

Saturday 15th May

(10am – 2pm)

 

Come and join us for a morning filled with creativity! Show us your skills in painting, colouring and pottery, then take all your amazing crafts home with you!

 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit

Omaha Getaway

28th – 30th May


Omaha always puts on a show for our getaways, and this will be no exception! Join us for a weekend staying at a beautiful Bach right by the ocean, filled with wide array of local attractions
and activities.

 

3 carer support days + $120 Deposit

 
 

YOUTH / 15-25 YEARS

April Holiday Programme

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

Monday 19th April – Star Dome and Picnic

Come along and explore the depths of outer space! Learn about the plants in our solar system and take a trip through space while we enjoy an interactive virtual tour. Then enjoy a lunch on us in the beautiful surroundings of One Tree Hill.

 

Tuesday 20th April – Rangitoto Cave Exploring*

Are you looking for a little bit of adventure? Today is the day! Join us for a day trip to Rangitoto, we will be walking up to the lava caves and doing the exploration through them.

 

Wednesday 21st April – Motat

If you enjoy transport and technology, join us for a day filled of it! Spend the day with our Waikato crew and learn new things about the technology and machinery that you love, then finish the day off with a tram ride around Motat.

 

Thursday 22nd April – Hamilton Zoo

Join us for a day full of adventure as we head down to the Hamilton Zoo! Enjoy the scenic drive to the zoo and spend the day learning about all your favourite animals!

 

Friday 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 movie house.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day

*Higher deposit amount of $40 Deposit for Tuesday 20th April due to higher activity cost

Week One - Option Two
Monday 19th April – Kiwi valley & Jump
We will be heading out to Kiwi valley in Henderson for a fun day of riding horses, feeding animals and much more. Then we’ll finish off the day off by burning some energy with the epic trampolines at Jump!
 
Tuesday 20th April – Make your own Lollipop
If you have a sweet tooth and want to make your own lollipop this is the programme for you! We are heading to the old lolly shop to learn how to make our own swirl lollipop.
 
Wednesday 21st April – 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. Will you get the most strikes!
 
Thursday 22nd April – Botanical Gardens
Autumn is here! Relax and be inspired as we make our way to the botanical gardens and let their plant collection inspire us!
 
Friday 23rd April – Scavenger Hunt
Join us on the hunt as we explore Auckland, conquer challenges, and earn point for every item found. Team up with others and be the first to find every item!
1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day 

Week Two

 

Tuesday 27th April - Bowling and Megazone

Come join us for a Recreate classic!! We will head to Pins to see who can get a few strikes and then follow this up with a couple of rounds of laser tag to finish the day!

 

Wednesday 28th April - Movies & Mini Golf

Come catch the latest flick with us! We will then go stretch our legs out by playing some mini golf! This promises to be a chill day with the team!

 

Thursday 29th April - Butterfly Creek & Ice Cream

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 ice-creams!

 

Friday 30th April - Fish & Chips on the beach

What better way to finish the holidays but with a day at the beach with some fish and chips! We will head out to a beach for a dip and enjoy a hearty meal together.

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

Waiheke Short Break

21st - 23rd May

 

Take a little trip on the ferry with us to Waiheke 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 + $150 deposit (including ferry costs)

Waihi Getaway

18th - 20th June

 

We will be staying at a classic kiwi bach in Waihi! A few hours’ drive from Auckland this is the perfect location for a weekend escape. With options for beach missions, local walks, and café’s this will be a great trip away with friends.

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Holey Moley and Lunch

Saturday 26th June


This day is going to be a hole in one! Come along and enjoy the exciting experience of Holey Moley waterfront mini golf, followed by lunch and bowling at Dr Rudis.

1 carer support day + $40 deposit

Hanmer Springs
Youth Camp 

13th - 16th July

 

We’re heading to the South Island! For this camp we will be enjoying some awesome activities led by some great instructors at the epic Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Join us for an adventure you won’t forget!
 

4 carer support days + $150 deposit + flights

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!

First Friday Emoji Party! 

 

Friday 7th May

 

Tonight, we will be having an emoji party!! Emojis are such an essential part of our life’s and what better way to appreciate them, b y dressing up as some! Come in your best emoji outfit and get ready for fun night and a yummy meal! 

½ carer support day + $10 deposit

First Friday Quiz Night

 

Friday 4th June

 

Our quiz nights are back! Put on your thinking caps and join us for a fun night of Quizzing! We will be split up into teams and see who comes out first! A warm meal will be provided alongside some amazing laughs with friends!

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

First Friday Games Night

 

Friday 2nd July

 

Welcome back to Recreate’ s games night! We will be hosting a wide range of games for us too al of fun! So, bring on your best party hats, for this exciting evening! Dinner will be provided!

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

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

Girls Club sees ABBA!

Saturday 1st May

 

An evening to enjoy and celebrate the magic and musical genius of Abba with well-known Auckland ABBA Tribute Band. We will have delicious dinner and then head over to watch this awesome band. After playing, Abba's most beloved songs, the band will then change and perform current dance hits! Dress up is encouraged and having fun is a must! This event is for 18+ only.

 

½ carer support day + $45 deposit

Warriors vs Cowboys

Sunday 2nd May

 

We will be cheering on our favourite team as they go head-to-head against the cowboys at Mt Smart Stadium. Come along for a fun night and bring along your loudest cheering voice!

 

½ carer support day + $25 deposit

Update: This game is no longer at Mt. Smart stadium, however we will still be hosting a rugby themed Urban at Recreate!

Hobbiton Day Trip

Saturday 8th May

 

Recreate is going on an adventure! We are head to visit the set of the famous movie studio that gave us “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”. Get your cameras ready as we head to Hobbiton.

 

1 carer support day + $40 deposit

Canyoning Adventure Weekend

7th - 9th May

We are heading out west to explore some of the best adventuring Auckland has to offer! Led by experienced guides we will be navigating our way through the epic Piha Canyon, which includes abseiling, water slides and even a waterfall jump for those who are keen! This will be a day to remember so make sure you do not miss out!

3 carer support days + $180 deposit

Ruakaka Getaway

14th - 16th May

We are heading up north to Ruakaka! With multiple stunning beaches in the area we will be able to explore some of the best coast NZ has to offer!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Quiet Zone Urban

Saturday 8th May

 

Welcome to our new urban! 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.

 

1/2 carer support day + $10 deposit

Disney Night!

Friday 14th May

 

Recreate will be hosting an epic Disney themed party! Dress as your favourite character and bring your best game face as we play some magically themed games!

 

 

1/2 carer support day + $10 deposit

Lads Club Movie and Lunch

Saturday 22nd May

The boys are off to catch the latest flick at the Theatres. Followed by this we will go share a hearty meal together at a fancy restaurant and enjoy the good company of the Recreate Lads.

 

1 carer support day + $50 deposit

Bethell's Short Break

28th - 30th May

 

We will be staying at a classic recreate spot at Bethell’s beach. Less than an hour's drive from the Recreate office, this weekend will be a relaxing retreat with friends as we explore all that the West has to offer!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Matakana Markets

Saturday 29th May

It’s time to celebrate some local produce and talent as we head out to the Matakana Markets. Come along to enjoy a day in the sun, lunch from the market and live music from local performers!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Burgers and Bowling

Friday 11th June

Recreates classic Burgers & Bowling is back in 2021! We will be going out to have some burgers with the crew! And then take to the bowling lanes to finish the night off with some strikes!

1/2 carer support day + $30 deposit

Glow in the Dark Party

Friday 18th June

Join us for a night filled of glow sticks and luminous paint. Come dressed to impress with colours such as fluorescent orange, green, yellow, and pink.

1/2 carer support day + $20 deposit

Girls Club Vs Lads Club in the Recreate Amazing Race

Saturday 19th June

Its Guys vs Girls as we race around Auckland to find all the clues, compete in challenges, and play games to win the title of Recreate’s Amazing Race winners! We will end the day with a lovely dinner out to celebrate. Come along to enjoy a fun day out with friends.

1 carer support day + $30 deposit

Cambridge Getaway

25th - 27th June

The Mighty Waikato has a lot to offer, and we can’t wait to get amongst it all! This weekend Getaway to the beautiful town of Cambridge will provide opportunities to see the region like never before, with great company to boot.

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Rotorua Getaway

6th - 9th July

If you have been to the Red Barn before, you know how amazing this place is! Located near Lake Okareka, this midweek Getaway will feature hot pools, great food and a cosy fire place to keep us warm.

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

South Island Skiing Adventure

August (Dates TBC)

This year we are changing it up and heading to the Southern Alps for our annual ski trip! If you love skiing or snowboarding and want to experience that South Island powder let us know you are interested! Dates to be confirmed later in the term.

Total costs TBC

YOUNG ADULTS / 25-35 YEARS

Holiday Programme

April

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

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

Thursday 29th April – Chelsea Sugar Factory Tour!*

Come along for a sweet as day as Recreate takes on the world of sugar! Enjoy a tour around the Chelsea Sugar Factory, learn about where all our sugar comes from, how its processed and see the famous sugar mountains!

 

Friday 30th April – Devonport Movies and Chocolate Factory

Its time to chill out and enjoy some of our favourite things! Catch the latest flick with your friends, then see how the Devonport Chocolate Factory makes all their sweets!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

*Higher deposit amount of $30 Deposit for Thursday 29th April due to higher activity cost

Crafternoon and Dinner

Saturday 15th May

Join us for a relaxing afternoon of crafting and foods. Try your hand in creating your own mug, pot plant or sculpture as we take on the art of pottery!

1/2 carer support day + $20 deposit

Mount Maunganui Getaway

21st - 23rd May

Even in the colder months, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have plenty of options for us including great cafes, shops, sights and sounds. This one is just for the Young Adults so if this sounds like your type of company and pace, request your booking today!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

Mangawhai Short Break

25th - 27th June

Join us as we travel North to Mangawhai Heads for an epic weekend. We will spend the weekend exploring the surrounding beaches, local walks, shops and more. This will be a weekend to remember!

3 carer support days + $120 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,

4th May - 6th July 2021 (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

Kumeu Orchard 

Wednesdays

5th May - 7th July 2021 (10 Weeks)

9-4pm 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.​

5 carer support days + $100 deposit

Product Making Group

Thursdays

6th May- 8th July 2021 (10 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 carer support days

Moxie - Careers Club

Tuesdays,

4th May- 6th July (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 (6 sessions at Recreate)

Gardening Group

Wednesdays

5th May - 7th July 2021 (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

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 

LIFE SKILLS
Self-Directed Day Programme 

Thursdays, 13th May – 8th July

9-week course

 

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, 19th May – 7th July

8-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.

$80 full course deposit plus 4 carer support days

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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