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CHRISTCHURCH

JUNIOR AND YOUTH / 10-25 YEARS

Antarctic Adventure
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Saturday 8th June

 

Ever wondered what a visit to Antarctica would be like? Well, come get a taste with a visit to the Antarctic centre! We will experience a snowstorm, ride in a Hagglund, visit the penguins and more!

$115

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY
Bouncing and Brunch
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Saturday 15th June

9am-1pm

 

Come for a bounce around the trampoline park, followed by a delicious, cooked brunch back at the LOOP Centre.

$100

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY
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July Holiday Programme

9.00am-4.30pm

Monday 8th July – Ferrymead Heritage Park + Gondola

Come along for a Kiwiana themed trip to Ferrymead Hertiage park so we can step back in time together before we go up the Gondola for a lunch time with views of all of Christchurch!

 

Tuesday 9th July – Bouncing + Movies

A morning spent at the trampoline park bouncing around together before we head to the movies for our own cinema to watch a movie and relax.

Monday 15th July - Bowling and Bouncing

Prepare for a timeless yet enjoyable experience! Join us for a day filled with bowling strikes, dodgeball games and flips!

 

Tuesday 16th July - Farm and Film

Are you an animal lover? Then join us for a morning at a local farm with a range of animals to pat and feed. We will then get cosy and catch the latest film at the movies!

$150 per day

Limbo and Lasers
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Saturday 7th September

1pm-5pm

 

We’ll be having a lively limbo challenge and will be heading out for some epic laser tag battles - pew pew!

 

$75

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Fun with Fudge

Saturday 17th August

 

Who loves fudge? Come join us for a Fudge making session!

$80

 Akaroa Alpaca Adventure
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Sunday 1st September

9am-4pm

 

Keep calm and cuddle an alpaca! Come along for an adventure over the hill to Akaroa for lunch while stopping on the way at the Alpaca Farm for a tour with beautiful views of the ocean and hills.

 $150

 QE2 and Burgers
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Saturday 21st September

Bring your goggles and jump into this exciting Junior Urban! We’re heading for a QE2 pool adventure before having some tasty burgers. Competent swimming ability is a requirement for this programme.

$85

Junior and Youth

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

Midwinter Christmas Disco

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Saturday 15th June

4pm-8pm

Come along for a dance lesson, followed by dinner and then a disco! Make sure you dress up in your most Christmassy outfit!

$75

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY

Terrific Timaru

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Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June

 

This will be a relaxing weekend together in Timaru! We’re heading to a lovely house with a spa pool, so bring your togs for ultimate relaxation! We’ll explore Timaru town and have a cosy time together hanging out.

$600

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY
Jet Boat & Soak
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Saturday 6th July

9:30am – 5:30pm

 

Come join us for an adrenaline pumping jet boat ride by the mountains. Followed by a relaxing soak in the hot pools by the ocean.

$185

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY
Mighty Methven Youth Camp
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Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th July

Join us in Mighty Methven for another magical Youth Camp! We’ll be staying at an awesome camp with lots of activities to try– archery, frisbee golf and team challenges. It’ll be winter, so we’ll head to the hot pools to warm up and build a cosy campfire one night! And of course, we’ll have our famous Youth Camp Talent Show!

$850

Quiz Night

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Saturday 13th July

4pm-8pm

Are you a sports genius? Do you know all about Taylor Swift? Have you watched all the Disney movies there are? Come along to our quiz night these holidays where we will test our general knowledge in teams, have a few laughs and enjoy some dinner together!

 

$75

Broadcasting & Burritos

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Friday 2nd August

 

Ever wanted to find out what it’s like to be a radio presenter? Come join us for a fun workshop where we will go behind the scenes in a radio studio to come up with our own show! Afterwards we will enjoy some yummy Mexican food.

$100

Lake Hood Holiday

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Friday 9th- Sunday 11th August

 

We’re heading down to Lake Hood! We will be exploring the area, taking a train ride together, playing games, relaxing in a spa pool at our holiday house and eating some delicious kai/food.

 

$650

Snow Day Adventure
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Sunday 18th August

9am-4pm

 

Have you never skied before but want to get amongst the snow? Do tobogganing and snow man building sound like something fun to you? Well off we go to find the snow! Come along all wrapped in warm clothes for an adventurous day of snow play!

$150

 Kaikoura Short Break

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Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August

 

The sea is calling. Let’s escape the city and spend the weekend in beautiful Kaikoura. We’re going to hang out together in our beautiful accommodation and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife. 

$650

Abel Tasman Adventure

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Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th September

 

The beautiful golden sand is calling our name this term and we are off north for some adventurous days spent paddling a waka and cruising in a boat on the blue water of the Abel Tasman National Park. It might be spring but pack your walking shoes and togs, we are off on one big adventure!

$900

A Starry Night

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Saturday 28th September

4pm – 11pm

 

Embark on a late-night cosmic journey with our thrilling star-gazing activity designed just for you! Get your astronomy thinking cap on and let’s discover the wonders of the night sky.

 

$150

Cool Castle Hill

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Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September

 

Come away for a cozy weekend in Castle Hill with your friends. We will enjoy the beautiful landscape, adventure through some cool rocks, and try our hand at painting!

$650

Hanmer Springs Classic

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Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd June

 

Let’s escape to Hanmer Springs and have a weekend full of recreation and relaxation. We will visit the hot pools, play mini golf, explore the shops and cafes and more!

$600

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY

Girls Club – Arts in Akaroa

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GIRLS CLUB

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July

A very relaxing and wholesome Girls Club weekend in the beautiful Akaroa. We will be making and painting some pottery, doing some jewellery making and having a break from the city together!

$600

CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY
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July Holiday Programme
9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Wednesday 10th July – Ōpuke Hot Pools

A mini road trip to the town of Methven, including fish and chips for lunch and a relaxing soak in the Ōpuke Hot Pools including a lazy river and a plunge pool!

 

Thursday 11th July – Orana Park

Off we go to Orana Park together! A day out amongst the animals - come along to see the giraffes, lions, monkeys and all the other creatures…which is your favourite?!

 

Friday 12th July – Alice in Putterland + New Brighton Hot Pools

Down the rabbit hole we go together in the morning for mini putt before lunch on the beach followed by a relaxing soak looking over the ocean to recover from a morning of serious mini putt!

Wednesday 17th July - Art and Ariel

Do you know who Ariel is? If so, this day is for you. We will start our day with some creative badge-making at Turanga, followed by going to the court theatre to watch the Little Mermaid show!

 

Thursday 18th July - Paint + Picture Theatre

Get your creative mind ready to join us in a painting class before heading to the picture theatre to watch the latest feature movie.

 

Friday 19th July - Methven Spa Day

Now's the perfect time to unwind in the soothing pools, marvel at the starlit caves, drift lazily along the river, or take a thrilling plunge into the plunge pool at Ōpuke.

$150 per day

 Lad’s Club - Go Karts

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LADS CLUB

Saturday 20th July

Do you have a need for speed? Get in the fast lane and hang out with your Recreate buddies in this exciting Lad’s Club Urban. We will race each other at Supa Karts, before grabbing a bite to eat! Vrooom.

$150

Girls Club - Taylor Swift Party

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GIRLS CLUB

Saturday 3rd August

Are you ready to Shake It Off and have The Best Day? Come join us for an evening in August where Sparks will Fly. We will make our own bracelets and dance the night away watching the Eras Concert movie. 

$80

Movie Night

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Saturday 10th August

4pm-8pm

 

Pass the popcorn because its movie night again at the LOOP! A great excuse to come and hang out with friends. We’re going to play some games, eat dinner, and watch a movie together!   

 

$75

Awesome Oamaru

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Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August

 

Down south we head together for a weekend on the Coast with the Moeraki Boulders and an evening watching the penguins run home over the rocks! Wrap up warm and get ready for quality time spent with good friends.

$650

Ski Trip!

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Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st August

 

The best time of the year…. Ski trip is here! Come join us for a fun filled adventure where we will learn how to ski/snowboard at some awesome ski fields around Lake Tekapō/Takapō.

$1000

Recreate National Ball Getaway 

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Friday 13th- Sunday 15th September

We’re travelling north for this Getaway to attend the Recreate Ball, where we’ll dance with Recreaters from across the country! You’re going to have a blast with our Christchurch crew and make some amazing memories on this magical trip to Auckland.

 $800 + *flights

*Please note this flight cost may not be paybale from your funding packages.

Out of this World in Ohoka

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Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September

 

Ever look up into the night sky and though “what’s up there?” Well now is your chance to find out! Come stay in a spaceship for the weekend and explore wonders of space….. who knows what we will see!

$650

Youth and Young Adult
Mid Weeks

Mid Week Opportunities

15-35 YEARS

MOXIE
MOXIE stands for Meaningful
Opportunities X’ing Into Employment.

MOXIE is a series of projects that provide meaningful work experience for participants. In Christchurch, this now includes the Vege Plot – development and ongoing maintenance of a market garden. We also have a group who explore employment in the Careers Club.

 

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 christchurch@recreate.org.nz

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MOXIE – Community and Gardening
Group

Tuesday’s 30th July – 17th September

8-week course, 9:00am-3.30pm

 

MOXIE Community and Gardening days are awesome! These days will be spent at the Richmond Community Garden learning all things gardening - from how to grow vegetables to harvesting the produce as well as groundskeeping skills and some community engagement. Come along as we learn to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. The skills we learn are transferable to employment and aim to prepare our young people for their world.

 

$1000

MOXIE - Cooking and Conserves
 

Wednesday’s 31st July – 18th September

8-week course, 9:00am – 3:30pm

Get ready to whip up some culinary magic! This module focuses on building kitchen confidence and mastering the craft of making delicious jams and chutneys. Each week in the kitchen at Avebury House, we'll plan and prepare a new dish while delving into a range of hands-on cooking and preserving techniques. Come along and join us!

 

$1000

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Recreate on the Move

Wednesday’s 31st July – 18th September

8-week course, 9:00am – 3:30pm

 

Let’s get On The Move! Come join us on Wednesdays to learn about why we should stay active, and how we can do it. We will try lots of new ways to stay active like surfing, martial arts, dancing, and heaps more. On The Move is a great opportunity to try new things, find out what activities you like, and build on skills.

 

$1000

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Recreate on the Move

 

Thursday’s 1st August - 19th September

8-week course, 9:00am – 3:30pm

 

Let’s get On The Move! Come join us on Thursdays to learn about why we should stay active, and how we can do it. We will try lots of new ways to stay active like surfing, martial arts, dancing, and heaps more. On The Move is a great opportunity to try new things, find out what activities you like, and build on skills.

$1000

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MOXIE Work Experience Placements
 

As mentioned in the MOXIE introduction, we are
working with employers to create a shared vision of
success for young people. This is done through a step-by-step training process, with hands on support from Recreate NZ.

The intention is that the trainee will gain paid employment at the end of unpaid training period. We have seen great success in the past few years and we are very keen to
keep growing this exciting and dynamic employment stream.


Please note: we cannot guarantee immediate work placements. MOXIE training is arranged with employers as opportunities arise. Placements are then matched with appropriate trainees based on interests, skill, location, and shift times.

We will do our best to find work for all who are interested, but suggest you continue your own investigations too.

If you have completed other Recreate programmes and believe you’re ready for paid employment, please express your interest to christchurch@recreate.org.nz.

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