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Junior and youth


January Holiday Programme

Thursday 19th January – Matakana Island Cruise*
Let’s kick off the January Holiday Programme with a beach day on
Matakana Island. We’ll take the ferry over and enjoy our time by
swimming (if the weather is good) and playing games.

Friday 20th January – Farm Tour & Minigolf
We’ll head to Rotorua and spend the morning at the Agrodome for
a farm show and tour. In the afternoon, we’ll play minigolf amongst
the bunnies!

Monday 23rd January – Hamilton Gardens & Pools
We’ll go to Hamilton for the day and visit the gardens in the morning. In the afternoon, we’ll head to the pools for some great water fun!

Tuesday 24th January – Sailing & Hot Pools
A day filled with water activities. We’ll visit the people from Sailability for a morning sail. In the afternoon, we’ll get to relax at Mount Hot Pools

1 carer support day + $20 deposit per day
*Higher deposit amount of $30 due to activity cost

Hot Pools and Dinner

Friday 3rd March
5.30pm – 9.30pm

What better way to start the weekend than with dinner out with friends and a swim at Mount Hot Pools! This will be a fun night.

½ carer support day + $25 deposit

Youth and YA


15-35 YEARS

Cooks Beach Getaway

Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th January
Cooks Beach is a great summer destination! For this trip we are excited to check out the Waterworks, a tourist destination with interactive water-powered inventions park! If the
weather stays good, we’ll also see all sorts of cool animals at Whiti Farm Park.

4 carer support days + $200 deposit

Thames Getaway

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th February

Let’s enjoy the summer sunshine in the
Coromandel on our Thames Getaway. We’ll head to Coromandel town and look out over the native forest canopy from the Driving Creek Railway. Great views are guaranteed!

3 carer support days + $150 deposit

Onemana Short Break

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March

Onemana Beach is the perfect holiday spot. If it’s sunny we can walk along the beach and spend the day at our accommodation’s pool. If it’s cooler, we
can play games by the fire and spend some time at our accommodation’s spa pool!

3 carer support days + $150 deposit

Rotorua Canopy Tour

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March

An adventurous weekend in Rotorua, with our main activity being a journey through pre-historic forests, flying through a series of ziplines, swing bridges, cliffwalks,
and tree-platforms. Sure to get your heart
racing, push you out of your comfort zone, and create incredible memories!

3 carer support days + $200 deposit

National Youth Camp

Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th April

It’s that time again for our annual National Youth Camp! Auckland are our hosts in 2023, and this camp features a range of activities including a waterslide, a confidence course, team games and of course the ever-popular camp concert! Come hang out with friends old and new,
and create some lasting memories with us.

4 carer support days + $240 deposit

Velocity Valley

Saturday 18th March, 9am - 5pm

It’s time to get our adrenaline pumping at Velocity Valley! We’ll get to choose one ride between Agrojet, Swoop, Shweeb or Freefall Xtreme. We’ll relax in the afternoon at Rotorua Aquatic Centre.

1 carer support day + $35 deposit

All Ages


Harry Potter Night

Friday 10th February

Are you a Gryffindor? Hufflepuff? Get sorted into your Hogwarts house, then participate in some wizarding games. We will celebrate the winning team with a feast, followed by a viewing of the
first Harry Potter movie. Dinner is included, and costumes are encouraged.

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Lego Adventure

Saturday 1st April

Let’s take a day trip to Spike’s Bricks & Models in Waihi; we’ll get to witness an incredible collection of Lego and interactive displays! And stop for a sweet treat on the way home!

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

Railway & Minigolf

Saturday 4th March
9am - 5pm

Get ready for a great day out with the lads! In the morning, we’ll hop on the Goldfields Railway. After that, we’ll hit some golf balls at Waihi Beach Mini Putt.

1 carer support day + $25 deposit


Cooking Module

23rd February – 6th April (7 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 as we cook various types of food. Sign up for a delicious course!

This course is designed for those who have finished school, or
who are in their final years. The group will consist of up to 4
young people.

If you wish to express interest in this 7-week programme,
or if you would like further information then please
contact Sophie at

3 ½ carer support days + $175 deposit

MOXIE Work Experience

MOXIE is a series of projects and work placements that
provide meaningful work experience that you could
get involved with!

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 the team at

Oropi Horticulture

31st January – 4th April (9 weeks, excluding 14th February)
9am – 4pm each week

We have started the development of our very own Recreate Bay of Plenty veggie garden on an avocado orchard in Oropi.

The MOXIE placement will include developing the garden
further, which means planting, growing and harvesting
vegetables and plants. We will also develop work skills that come with orchard work like mowing, using garden tools, health & safety, and much more.

9 carer support days + $90 deposit

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