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CHRISTCHURCH

JUNIOR AND YOUTH / 10-25 YEARS

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December Holiday Programme
Starting and finishing from Halswell Community Hub:
381 Halswell Road
Halswell

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Monday 20th December – Berry Picking & Beach
Let’s discover some tasty morsels together at a local berry farm where we can pick our own! Then we’ll head to the beach to enjoy our treats and play some games.


Tuesday 21st December – Minigolf & Masterchef
Let’s head out for another game of our favourite, minigolf! In the afternoon we will have a cook off, may the best chef win.

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

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January Holiday Programme
Starting and finishing from Halswell Community Hub:
381 Halswell Road
Halswell

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Thursday 20th January – Hot pools & Hoyts

Let’s have a relaxing soak and enjoy the beach views at He Puna Taimoana in the morning, before heading to EntX for the latest flick.

Friday 21st January – Ferry & Feast

Join us for a day trip to Quail Island! We will take the ferry over from Lyttleton and explore the Island for the day. We will provide some lunch and snacks to share.   

1 carer support day + $20 deposit 

Clip n Climb and Cake

Saturday 4th December
10.30am–2.30pm


Let’s explore the many climbing walls at Clip n Climb, and then head back to Halswell for an epic bake off!


½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Christmas Cookie Party!

Saturday 11th December
10am-2pm

 

It’s Christmas time! Come join us for a morning of cookie cutters, icing, Christmas carols, and gingerbread men – a great way to get in the Christmas spirit!


½ carer support day + $15 deposit

Laser Strike and Ice Cream

Saturday 22nd January
9am–1pm


We will be playing a couple games of Laser strike, don’t get shot! Then we will be grabbing a summer favourite treat at our favourite ice cream shop.

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Saturday 12th March

10am-2pm

Come along for a day full of adventure as we head down to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. From Lemurs to Capybaras, this should be a fun day out with all your favourite animals!

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

Minigolf and Gelato

Saturday 26th March
 

Join us for a round of minigolf at Ferrymead in the morning, with a stop for some gelato on the way home.

½ carer support day + $20 deposit

 

YOUTH / 15-25 YEARS

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December Holiday Programme 
Starting and finishing from Halswell Community Hub:
381 Halswell Road
Halswell

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Wednesday 15th December – Paintball & Pizza
We’re heading to McLeans Island for a thrilling game of low impact paintball. In the afternoon, we will make our own pizza from scratch.

 

Thursday 16th December – Akaroa & Alpacas
Let’s journey to our favourite destination – Akaroa! We will stop along the way at the famous Shamarra Alpaca Farm for some cuddles.

 

Friday 17th December – MoveX & Movies
Bounce your heart out at MoveX in the morning, then time for a
relaxing movie at Hoyts in the afternoon.

 

1 carer support day + $20 deposit

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January Holiday Programme 
Starting and finishing from Halswell Community Hub:
381 Halswell Road
Halswell

9.00am – 4.30pm each day

Monday 17th January – Brunch & Bubble Soccer

Join us for a brunch date at a lovely café in Christchurch, then in the afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to show us your best bubble soccer skills!

Tuesday 18th January – Hanmer & Hot pools

Let’s take a day trip to our favourite spot! We will enjoy the hot pools, and explore the shops if time allows.

Wednesday 19th January – Akaroa & Alpacas

Another awesome day trip not to miss, let’s explore the beautiful town of Akaroa, and see our furry friends at Shamarra Alpaca farm.


1 carer support day + $20 deposit

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Charteris Bay Short Break

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd April

We’re going to explore the best of the coast on this relaxed weekend away. With plenty of cafes, walks and beaches to explore, this will not be one to miss!


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

 

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

15-35 YEARS

Seeking Summits Surfing
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18th – 21st November


Get your boardies ready for a swell weekend hanging ten in Sumner with some local surfing legends. Some friends from Auckland will also be
joining us, so let’s show them how to catch some waves!

 

*You must attend the Surfing Day (6th November) prior to this programme and a good level of fitness and swimming ability is required.
 

4 carer support days + $250 deposit

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Lake Brunner Getaway

26th – 28th November


We’re heading west to go stay on the shores of beautiful Lake Brunner! With day trip options out to Greymouth or Hokitika, this should be a fun exploration into a beautiful
part of the country.

 

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Orana Wildlife Park

Saturday 27th November
9am – 4pm


Come along for a day full of adventure as we head down to the Orana Wildlife Park. From lions to goats, this should be a fun day out with all your favourite animals!


1 carer support + $20 deposit

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Gore Bay Getaway

3rd - 5th December


We’re headed to Gore Bay for the weekend! This will be a relaxing weekend in a lovely little coastal town, focusing on exploring the
beaches and spending time with friends.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Burgers and Bowling

Saturday 4th December


Join us for a classic Recreate combo. Show us your best bowling skills and then enjoy a tasty burger for dinner.
 

½ carer support day + $30 deposit

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Mt Lyford Midweek Short Break

8th – 10th December


We’re heading into the mountains for a fun and relaxing trip away with friends, enjoying the scenery of the Mt Lyford area. Please note: this Short Break is a little different as it is during the week as opposed to the weekend.


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Holly Jolly Christmas Party!

Saturday 11th December
4pm-8pm


It’s time to celebrate this amazing year we’ve had! Come join us for a huge Christmas party filled with secret Santa gifts, delicious food, dancing, and
Christmas attire.


½ carer support day + $25 deposit

Peel Forest Youth Camp
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Tuesday 11th - Friday 14th January


We’re headed back for our yearly visit to Peel Forest. This is one of our favourite camps! It goes without saying that once again we will enjoy a whole day of white water rafting on the Rangitata. We will also be learning some bushcraft and having a MasterChef cook off with the big wood-fired pizza oven they have on site.

4 carer support days + $170 (includes transport fee)

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Hamner Springs Getaway

Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd January


We’re celebrating summer by heading off to the beautiful Hanmer Springs. We’ll be exploring the local area, eating some good food and of course, soaking in the warmth of the hot pools!

4 carer support days + $150 deposit

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Girls Club High Tea and Shopping

Saturday 22nd January
2pm-6pm


IThe gals will be getting together a fancy high tea experience in town, followed by shopping around the Riverside market area.


½ carer support day + $40 deposit

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Lads Club Blow Karts

Saturday 22nd January
 

Join us for an afternoon of adventure! We will head to the Bexley Blow carts for a spin and have a game of human foosball as well.  


½ carer support day + $20 deposit

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Kayaking Outdoor Adventure

Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th January

 

We’re going for a kayaking and camping trip in the Kaikoura region. We are hoping to see some seals and other wildlife on our adventure! Come join for some fun!


3 carer support day + $180 deposit

Canyoning Seeking Summits
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Friday 25th - Sunday 27th February


We’re heading off for an adventure at the Glentui Canyon! Big Rock adventures will be guiding us through this beautiful canyon, which will include abseiling, water jumps and so many waterfalls! This is a true Seeking Summits and please note, a good level of fitness and an appetite for an adventure is required.


 

3 carer support days + $200 deposit

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Kaikoura Midweek Short Break

Wednesday 2nd - Friday 4th March

For this midweek Short Break, we will be spending the end of the week relaxing in Kaikoura and exploring the area. We are hoping to see some interesting wildlife!


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Lake Coleridge Short Break

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March

We’re heading into the mountains for a fun and relaxing weekend away with friends, soaking up the scenery of the Lake Coleridge area and enjoying a few short walks


3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Burgers and Bowling

Saturday 12th March
3pm - 7pm

Join us for a classic Recreate combo. Show us your best bowling skills and then enjoy a tasty burger for dinner.


½ carer support day + $30 deposit

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Castle Hill Getaway

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March


We’ll be heading away to the beautiful Castle Hill area! With options for some great walks, yummy food and a potential day trip to Arthur’s pass this wont be one to miss!

3 carer support days + $120 deposit

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Okarito Getaway

Friday 8th - Monday 11th April


We are heading to the wild west for a long weekend of exploration and nature. We are staying in a lovely house with a view, and we will be exploring the lagoon by boat.

4 carer support days + $180 deposit

Wainui National Youth Camp
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Tuesday 19th - Friday 22nd April


We’re headed to the YMCA in Wainui for our National Youth Camp. There will be friends from all over the country joining this camp and we can’t wait to get together! We are in for a few adventurous days and have some awesome activities planned for you. Some activities include, archery, abseiling, kayaking, giant swing, campfire and of course the talent show! We can’t wait!

4 carer support days + $170

 
 

Mid Week Opportunities

15-35 YEARS

MOXIE – Leeston Vege Plot

 

Tuesdays, 22nd February - 12th April
8-week course (9.30am-3.30pm)


MOXIE days are awesome! These days out in Leeston combine
learning how to manage a market garden, teamwork and
developing new skills which will help when it comes to looking
for work.
Please note: we require a minimum of 4 participants to run this
programme.


Full course: 4 carer support days + $120 deposit

Daily cost: 1/2 carer support data + $15

Life Skills Module
Cooking Round the World 


Tuesdays, 22nd February - 12th April
8-week course (10am–2pm)


Cooking Around the World is fun cooking class that focuses on learning about cuisines from many different countries. We will be testing some of recipes from these countries out each week!

*Please note: we require a minimum of 4 participants to run this
programme.

Full course: 4 carer support days + $120 deposit

Daily cost: 1/2 carer support data + $15

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Life Skills Module
Farm to Plate 


Thursdays, 24th February - 14th April
8-week course (9am–1pm)


The Farm to Plate Module teaches us how we

turn the produce we grow into food we eat. In this module we will teach basic kitchen skills along with teaching creative ways for us to use excess produce we grow.
 

Please note: we require a minimum of 4 participants to run this
programme.

Full course: 4 carer support days + $120 deposit

Daily cost: 1/2 carer support data + $15

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Life Skills Module
Getting Active

Thursdays, 24th February - 14th April

8-week course (9am–4pm)

Recreate is getting active! This will be an all-day module focussed on getting moving and active. Activities may include local walks, swimming, going to the gym, and even some paddleboarding or surfing if weather allows!

Full course: 8 carer support days + $160 deposit

Daily cost: 1 carer support data + $20

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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 mid-week, meaningful, skill-based opportunities for Recreate’s young people.

If you wish to express interest in these programmes or want more info, please contact Sally at sally@recreate.org.nz

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