Because your support makes a difference!


For the past 10 years Youth Encounter has been a mobile operation based out of Joel and Mary’s back yard. People have loaned trailers and vehicles to transport activity equipment around but as the organisation grows this has become more difficult to do on a daily basis. 

Looking ahead to the future of Youth Encounter, we are working towards realising our dream of owning a property with purpose-built facilities to host and run our camps, programmes, trainings, conferences and other community events. This would enable us the flexibility and resources to better shape our programmes to serve people in more meaningful and life-changing ways. 

We need your help to make our dreams a reality!


Youth Encounter is looking for a 10 hectare block of land with hill contour, good driveway access and an area to establish buildings on, in the Paengaroa area - a central point to Te Puke, Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua. Multi-purpose areas will be specifically developed to cater for our already established organisation, to operate out of and call 'home'. 

If you would like to make a financial donation towards this project this would be much valued. Any donations for Youth Encounter's Activity Base project will be eligible for a 33.33% tax rebate. Please use the reference 'Activity Base' and be sure to send us your details so we can send you a receipt for your donation. 


1. I would like to donate via Internet Banking:
Account Name: Youth Encounter -        BNZ Te Puke 02-0452-0048320-00

2. I would like to send a cheque:
Postal address: Youth Encounter, 1491 Pongakawa Bush Road, RD6, TePuke, 3186

3. I would like to pay via my credit card:

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The Youth Encounter Activity Base will create a point of reference for this vibrant community, where people will know they are safe and belong as they gather together and discover a new sense of purpose and being, and where they can be encouraged to live life wide open - a life of meaningful connection, freedom and growth.

Your skills, knowledge, resources, contacts, finances and most importantly your prayers are all a valuable part of this project and we need your help. Contact us or sign up to help with Youth Encounter's Activity Base Project.

For more information or to meet with us and learn more about the project or how you can be involved please contact us today or phone Joel Wanhill directly on 027 6355 969.

Thanks is advance for being part of the Youth Encounter Story! 

Become part of the Youth Encounter story as we move forward together on track towards our Activity Base.
Make a contribution today to see the bike move forward!

"Youth Encounter committed to put time and effort into me so makes me feel like if someone's gonna do that - then I must be worthwhile and I want to give back to other people now" - Matthys

Because your support matters!


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