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Youth Encounter is a vibrant community dedicated to empowering the youth of Aotearoa NZ to live life wide open!

We're here to unleash their God-given potential through therapeutic activity-based programs by creating a safe space of belonging for them to fully participate.

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Calling all parents! Give your teens an unforgettable experience this July school holidays at our Winter Wind-Out 24' Teen Camp! Held at Pacific Park in Papamoa, July 10-14, this five-day adventure promises excitement, fun, skill development, and profound spiritual growth. Imagine your teen spending three days riding dirt bikes in community with their peers, being encouraged and empowered by our incredible leaders. Engaging in daily devotions that inspire hope and purpose for their future. We have seen many lives changed and teens understanding that they carry value and worth. Our camp focuses on empowering young people to discover their God-given potential, strengthen their values, and prepare for the future with confidence.

Here's what your teen will gain:

  • Spiritual growth and a deeper understanding of their beliefs

  • Strengthened sense of value (mana)

  • Enhanced social and personal well-being through core values

  • Forward-thinking preparation for their future (whai wāhitanga)

Give your teen the gift of adventure, growth, and inspiration. Sign them up now for our Winter Wind-Out 24' Teen Camp for an unforgettable experience.

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Our approach to safety is fundamental to the success of our organisation. At Youth Encounter, we believe in creating a culture of safety, driven by our top leadership with the systems in place to filter down to our participants. Click here to learn more about our safety and risk disclaimer.


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