Youth Encounter offers fun and exciting programmes that enable young people and their families to get on track and stay on track towards encountering their potential.

Through therapy, counselling, mentoring, camps, community gatherings, leadership training, voluntary work, workplace experiences and employment opportunities, people are empowered to live life to the fullest, or as we like to put it ‘live life wide open’.

!!URGENT NOTICE!! posted on 24 March 2020

Youth Encounter fully supports the coronavirus level 4 stage restrictions that will come into place at midnight Wednesday 25th March to help eliminate this disease. Level 4 means people are instructed to stay at home, schools and universities closed, as well as non-essential businesses, major reprioritisation of health services, and severely limited travel.

This means Youth Encounter is unable to offer the delivery of its face-to-face activity based services during this time for at least the next four weeks or until notified, for the benefit and safety of our communities health and our country. This is a serious situation that we ALL need to take personal responsibility in, so we can come out the other side stronger and better for the good things that are ahead.

However, we have not cancelled our Encounter Camps Winter Wind-Out teen camp because this is still 10 weeks away. We will be reassessing this as things progress and will notify you as soon as we know.

Please adhere to these restrictions set in please by our government as this is for your own protection as well as others around you. If you have concerns at this time please do not hesitate to message, phone or email us. We are here to help each other through.

With much aroha, Mary (021627970, and Tracey (021599702,

“My goal in the future is to teach other people the skills you have shown me like how the choices you make in life are important like choosing the right lines.” - Ngarongo Heke

Encounter Camps coming up...

Winter Wind-Out Teen Camp | May 29th - June 1st 2020

Young Adults Summer Retreat | Feb 28th - March 1st 2020

Encounter Success is one of our social enterprise fundraising initiatives that offers you thrilling dirt bike encounter that makes a difference!. Check out the Encounter Success website to see more!


Our approach to safety

Our approach to safety is fundamental to the success of our organisation. 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 systems.


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