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A camp experience to discover more about life and connect with others

“I learnt more about where I place God in my life and knowing that he will always love me”
– Matthys


(scroll down to see future camp dates and details)

Winter Wind-Out 24' Teen Camp

Brace yourself for the five day camp of fun in the July school holidays with three days riding dirt bikes and soaking in the spa afterwards. You will be inspired with daily devotions about God and the incredible potential He has created you with and the hope found in Him.

Young Adults Escape 24'

Escape on a weekend camp filled with exploration of life's new ideas, spiritual connection, thrilling dirt biking, golfing delights, and various engaging activities. Whether you bring your own dirt bike or opt to inquire about our available rentals – suitable for learners to experienced riders – and with an abundance of golf clubs, everyone is warmly invited to join the adventure.

  • When: 19-20 April 2024

  • Where: Paengeroa, BOP

  • Age: 17-24yrs 

  • Cost: $150 (dirt bike rental additional $150)


Youth Encounter camps range from three to six days of a live-in community that creates lasting friendships and leadership development while exploring a message of hope in Jesus and Gods love for every person. Camps include accommodation, transport during camp and food, camp is filled with great people, camp games and activities, life learning's and discussions from a Christian faith perspective.

Our camps use fun activities such as dirt bike riding, surfing, and lake activities to engage with young people. We cater for learners to the more experienced participants and by creating a safe environment, each person can release their potential to grow and become the incredible person they were created to be.

Our focus is to empower young people to be filled with Gods hope for their future and inspire others through;

  1. Spiritual growth and understanding of their beliefs

  2. Strengthened in their value (mana)

  3. Increased ability to use values through social and personal well-being

  4. Forward focus with future preparation (whai wāhitanga)

How to engage!

  1. Pre-register for a camp - open 1 year prior to the camp

  2. Receive confirmation of your registration with further camp details and the equipment regulations required.

  3. Arrive at camp and sign-in, ready for some camp fun!

Equipment hire...

Youth Encounter has equipment available to hire at additional cost to the camp fee. Equipment is hired on an individual basis and differs between camps.  

“Encounter Camps have impacted me in so many ways through the years and has helped to keep me grounded in my faith.“ - Scott


Our teen camps are a fun filled experience catering for ages 13-18 where we create a values based culture of safety for increased self-worth and a sense of belonging. This camp experience will bring out the best in each person there as we learn how incredibly valued we are.

10-14 July 2024

2-6 October 2024

"Encounter has helped me to come out of my comfort zone and lead and help others with passion and purpose."  - Justin


Youth Encounter Young Adults camps are about developing young leaders ages 17-24yrs to have a significant impact in life. Through self-discovery, they are empowered to step into adulthood with confidence and strength in who they are.

“My Encounter Camp experience has made me feel a sense of belonging and to make positive friendships in a safe environment - people to talk to and relate with.” - Jakin

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.

For further enquiries please contact us on 07 218 2113 or email or submit your enquiry below.

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