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Junior and youth


Sept/Oct Holiday Programme

Monday 25th September – Te Puia & Bunny Minigolf

Join us for a geothermal walk around Te Puia geothermal valley. After lunch, we will play some minigolf surrounded by adorable bunnies.


Tuesday 26th September – Hobbiton

What better way to experience true Movie Magic than to visit the world-famous Hobbiton! So come along with your elf ears and wizard staffs!


Wednesday 27th September – Marshalls Animal Park & Hot Pools

We’ll get to snuggle with some adorable farm animals at Marshalls Animal Park, followed by a relaxing soak at Mount Hot Pools!


Thursday 28th September – Paradise Valley Springs

Bring your brave face and get ready to see the Lions at Paradise Valley! Come experience all the different wildlife in Rotorua!


Friday 29th September – iSpy Waikato Museum & Bowling

We will play some iSpy at Waikato Museum in the morning, followed by a friendly but competitive game of ten pin bowling at SkyCity after lunch.

$150 per day

December Holiday Programme

Monday 18th December - Waimarino

We’re going to join the Waikato youth for a splashing day of kayaking at Waimarino Water Park in Tauranga.


Tuesday 19th December – Hamilton Zoo

A classic day out to the beautiful zoo of Hamilton! Let’s see if we can spot some Red Panda’s, Zebras, Chimpanzees and many more!


Wednesday 20th December – Beach Day

What better way to cool off in the December sun than to have a day full of swimming and sandcastle competitions?!


Thursday 21st December – Basketball & BBQ

We will end the year with a fun summer’s day, playing some basketball (with a soft ball!) in the morning, followed by a delicious BBQ.  


$150 per day

Leap in Hamilton

Saturday 7th October

Let’s jump the day away at the bounciest place possible – Hamilton’s trampoline park Leap! I wonder how high you can jump?


Youth and YA


15-35 YEARS

Waikato Observatory Getaway

Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th October

This will be quite a unique trip! For the first half we’ll be based in Cambridge where we’ll do some fun activities before heading over to Hamilton to spend the second part of the trip with the Waikato crew. Together we will see all the animals at Hamilton Zoo before spending the night at the Hamilton Astronomical Observatory!


*Please note that for this night we will be sleeping in a shared space with guys down one end, girls down the other, and everyone will need to bring something to sleep on.



Duck Boat Tour

Saturday 25th November

Let’s head to Rotorua for the day and enjoy the Duck Tour, where we'll travel on land and water while taking in the beautiful sights of Rotorua.


Christmas Crafts

Friday 1st December


It’s the first day of December, which means only 24 days left until Christmas! Let’s get our creative, crafty mind on and get into the Christmas spirit! We’ll paint ornaments, make gingerbread houses, and blast those holly jolly tunes! We will make our own pizza for lunch as well.


Waihi Beach Short Break

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October

Let’s relax on this Waihi Beach Short Break. We can go for a beach walk, visit a nearby town, or play some games at the bach. In true Short Break style; let’s take it easy and decide when we’re there!


Rotorua Chalet Getaway

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th November

Have you always loved the idea of a picturesque lakeside chalet stay, just like the cabins in teenage camp movies? Come join the Rotorua Getaway and cool off by the lake as Summer nears!


Narrows Youth Camp

Monday 11th – Thursday 14th December

Are you after another fantastic joint camp with Waikato Recreate?! It’s back for another year; we will have four fantastic days away at Narrows Park where you can expect fun times on the hydroslide, kayaking, Burma trail and of course the camp talent show!


Kauaeranga Valley Camp

Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th January 2024


Let’s head off to Kauaeranga Valley Camp where we will join the Auckland crew for an epic four days! Expect fun times with archery, water sliding, team building, walking the Burma trail and of course performing at the camp concert! 


All Ages


Girls Club – Slumber Party Night

Friday 3rd November

Come join our Girls Club Slumber Party night! We’ll set up the projector and play the best Chick-Flick and have a makeover night: Painting our nails, make up, hair glitter and make-your-own-mocktails. What better way to spend your Friday evening than glamming up with your friends at a party!


Sand Art & Swim

Saturday 11th November, 9am– 4:30pm

We will team up with a group from Waikato and attend an awesome rake meditation workshop from Kenrick, where he will create some beautiful art on the beach. In the afternoon, we will spend our time at Baywave.


Christmas Party

Friday 8th December, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

It’s finally time for the Urban of the year; our annual Recreate Bay of Plenty Christmas Party! Let’s eat a delicious roast together, play some games, and get our boogie on for a night that will kick off the festive season in style!




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

On the Move
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 17th October – 5th December (8 weeks)

9am – 4pm


We are excited to introduce On the Move to the Bay! It’s all about living an active and healthy life. This Life Skills module focuses on learning healthy habits and having fun getting active. This may include local walks, going to the gym, golf or yoga. Each new activity will give our young people a chance to discover activities that lead them into a sustainable active lifestyle.


If you wish to express interest in this 8-week programme, or if you would like further information then please contact Fleur at


Life Skills


19th October – 7th December (8 weeks)

9am – 4pm each week

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 such as cooking, public transport, fitness, money handling and making friends.


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 of similar age/ability and will be self-directed by those who participate, with guidance from the Recreate facilitator.


If you wish to express interest in this 8-week programme, or if you would like further information then please contact Sophie at


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