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CHRISTCHURCH

JUNIOR AND YOUTH / 10-25 YEARS

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Sept/Oct Holiday Programme

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Thursday 5th October – Orana Wildlife Park

Let’s monkey around! Join us for a day of all sorts of animals at the zoo.

 

Friday 6th October – Spooky Party

Boo-yah, it’s time for a spooky party! Join us for a Halloween-themed day. We’ll be making pumpkin cookies, spider crafts and watching Disney’s Coco movie. 

$150 per day

Cats and Cookies

Saturday 14th October

10am – 2pm

Come and join us for a fun and relaxing morning at the catnap café. We will get to meet all the cute kitties there. We will then head back to the youth centre to bake some delicious cookies to take home.

$75

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December Holiday Programme

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Wednesday 20th December – Summer Olympics

Game on, it’s time for the ultimate summer picnic in the park… Olympics style! We’ll be kicking off the day with an opening ceremony, followed by a day of fun activities.

 

Thursday 21st December – Festive Fun!

Christmas is always a Claus for celebration, so let’s wrap up the year with some festive fun! Join us for a day of Xmas crafts, cookies, and a holiday talent show.

$150 per day

Hansel and Gelato!

Wednesday 22nd November

4pm - 8pm

Come along to learn the steps from Hansel and Gretel from the RNZB Dance educator and then we will enjoy a relaxing evening and some yummy Gelato.

$75

Under the Sea Day

Saturday 2nd December

10am – 2pm

Seas your day! Join us for a lovely day under the sea… we will be making ocean crafts, decorating cookies, and watching a movie.

 

$75

Junior and Youth

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

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Sept/Oct Holiday Programme
9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Monday 2nd October – Paint and Pictures

The holidays are off to a flying stART with paint and pictures! Join us for a professional painting class, followed by the latest flick at the cinema.

 

Tuesday 3rd October – Hanmer Day Trip

We are heading to one of our favourite locations for a day trip! Get ready for carpool karaoke, a day at the Thermal Pools and an outdoor picnic.

 

Wednesday 4th October – Wacky Wednesday

This is a day full of silly surprises! Activities may include a scavenger hunt, decorating your own wacky sunglasses, and science experiments. 


$150 per day

Methven Youth Camp
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Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th September

It’s time for a new camp! Let’s see what Methven has to offer. We’re staying at the Mt. Hutt Retreat and will be doing classic camp activities there. We’ll also be treating ourselves to a visit to the Opuke Hot Pools. Don’t miss out!

*Note: there will be NO snow activities

$800

Quiet Zone: Badges and Bagels

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Saturday 7th October

9am – 3pm

Join us for a relaxing day of visiting imagination station and creating your own badge at Tūranga! We will also enjoy some delicious bagels together.

$125

Girls Club Tekapo Getaway

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GIRLS CLUB

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October

It’s that time of year Girls Club… get ready for a Getaway like no other! This time, we are joining the Lads for a conjoint weekend of fun. Let’s enjoy stargazing, connecting with friends and exploring the beautiful township of Tekapo!

 

$600

Rafting Adventure

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Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November

We’re in for an exciting day of rafting on the Rangitata! We will be staying in Geraldine, and rafting with one of our favourite’s – Peel Forest Outdoor Education Centre.

$700

Candles and Coco(a)
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Friday 10th November

4pm – 8pm

Let’s create our own beeswax candles to take home and give as gifts for Christmas. We will also enjoy some hot cocoa, and the Disney classic, Coco! A Friday evening not to miss. Pizza will be provided for dinner.

$120

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Hot Springs Escape

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th November

Enjoy a weekend away in Hamner Springs! Relax your muscles in the hot springs and enjoy time away with friends in a beautiful location.

$600

Fairlie Getaway
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Friday 8th – Sunday 10th December

Let’s head south to the lovely town of Fairlie. We will be sure to enjoy a Fairlie pie for lunch, plenty of sight-seeing, walks, and maybe even a trip to the alpaca farm!

 

$600

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December Holiday Programme
9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Friday 15th December – Salsa Fiesta

Ready for a salsabration? Let’s dance our way into the weekend with a fiesta! Join us for a salsa dancing class, taco making and more.

 

Monday 18th December – Berry Farm and Café

This is going to be a berry nice summer day! Come along for an adventure… fruit picking at a berry farm, wonderful scenery, and a café trip.

 

Tuesday 19th December – Akaroa Roadie 

Get your camera ready… let’s go on a roadie to Akaroa! We’ll be enjoying a scenic drive, visit to the Giant’s House and an ice-cream on the lovely waterfront.  


$150 per day

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Sumner Short Break

Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October

Join us in Sumner for a beautiful weekend by the beach! We’ll be relaxing together and enjoying some yummy food, beach vibes and games.

$600

Halloween Disco

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Friday 27th October

5pm - 9pm

Ready for a fab-BOO-lous night? Dust the cobwebs off your favourite costume, it’s time for a Halloween disco! This will be a night full of games, food, and lots of dancing!

*Dress up is optional but encouraged

 

$75

Lads Club Tekapo Getaway

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LADS CLUB

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th October

 

Let’s join up with the Girls Club to enjoy a beautiful weekend in Tekapo! If star gazing or soaking in the pools under the night sky is your thing, you do not want to miss this epic weekend!

$600

Dance-a-thon!
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Saturday 4th November

4pm – 8pm

Put on your best outfit, grab a partner and let’s go dancing! Come along to learn Latin & New Vogue from a professional dancer before we turn the studio into a dance party!

*Please note this will take place at Ballare Dance Studio*

$90

West Coast Wilderness Trail
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Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th November

We’re heading to the wonderful wild west coast for an epic cycling adventure. Join us for 2 days of riding on the trail near Hokitika, and 3 nights of accommodation in a beautiful home by the river in Kumara.  

*Bikes provided, MUST know how to ride a bike and good level of physical fitness is essential.

 

$850

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Quiet Zone: Mindfulness

Friday 1st December

4pm – 8pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening focused on mindfulness. We’ll go for a walk, have a delicious dinner together and do some chill crafts and mindfulness activities.

 

$75

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Christmas Party!

Saturday 16th December

4pm – 8pm

Come along to our annual Christmas party! This is sure to be a great night where we will play some games, enjoy some festive food and celebrations. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready for some fun!

$90

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 – Halswell Vege Plot

Tuesdays, 24th October – 12th December

8-week course: 9am-3:30pm

Our Moxie gardening programme is hands on educational fun. Moxie days are all about getting into the garden, learning how to grow various vegetables, basic horticultural principles and how to use garden tools and equipment. This will help when it comes to looking for work.


$1000

MOXIE - Pickling and Preserving

 

Wednesdays, 25th October – 13th December

8-week course: 10am-4:30pm

Join us this term for Our Harvest, Recreate NZ social enterprise product making group. This course focuses on learning how to pickle and preserve food like jams and chutneys. It is designed to help increase your confidence in the kitchen, develop kitchen skills and recipe knowledge. We aim to work together to produce product to sell at 1 market a term!


$1000

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Recreate on the Move

Tuesdays, 24th October – 12th December

8-week course: 9am-3:30pm

On the Move is all about getting active and learning about different ways and things we can do to keep moving.

 

Each week we will go somewhere different in the community to try a new activity and feel the benefits from a day on the move. This course is all about learning healthy habits and sustainable ways of living an active lifestyle.


$1000

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MOXIE - Cooking and Community
 

Wednesdays, 25th October – 13th December

8-week course: 9am – 3.30pm

 

Cooking is back for another term… with a twist! This module is all about gaining confidence in the kitchen and connecting with our local community. We will be planning and creating a new dish each week, whilst covering an array of practical skills associated to cooking. In the afternoons, we will be getting out and about, visiting libraries, community gardens and more. 


$1000

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MOXIE Work Placements

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

At the end of the formal work placement, the intention is for the
young person to gain permanent, part-time employment. We have
seen great success in the past few years, and we are very keen to
keep growing this exciting and dynamic stream of Recreate.
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 oth
er Recreate programmes and believe you’re ready for paid employment, please express your interest by emailing moxie@recreate.org.nz or christchurch@recreate.org.nz.
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