Brigades Family Holiday Camp 17-18 @ Waipara

27th December 17 to 3rd January 18


This is a Christian based camp for adult individuals and families, especially for families of Brigade Boys and Girls and families who enjoy camping in a relaxed atmosphere with other Christian families.

A camp "family" may consist of any parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other relatives, in a ratio of at least one adult to every three children. An adult is someone who is aged 20 years and older.

Come for a few days, or all eight days. Meet new friends and maybe meet friends you haven´t chatted with for ages. Enjoy the lovely atmosphere at Waipara, amongst like minded families at a holiday location, which is exclusive to our group.

There will be minimal organisation, but will include optional programmed activities for children, teens and adults. To promote a degree of fellowship and belonging, all campers will meet together for the evening meal.

camp site tents


The Boys´ Brigade´s Waipara Adventure Centre is a 15 acre campsite on the south bank of the Waipara River, where summer daytime temperatures are mostly in the 30 to 35 C range and thus too hot and dry for sand flies.

The camp has formed a 2.5 acre lake in the river bank just outside the campsite boundary fence, specifically for water activities including swimming and boating.

Inside the boundary fence, the campsite has a - BMX track, Adventure playground, Sports field, 9 metre Abseiling wall, Go­kart track, 2 Trampolines, Mini golf course, Petanque court, Volley ball net, Water slide.
Under shelter, there is opportunity for various crafts, computer games, video work (watching and making), etc.


Caravan and tent sites


  • There are plenty of sheltered camping areas around the site. 50 sites, 37 of them have access to power.
  • Campers occupying tents and / or caravans will have the use of Tui Lodge and the Redwood Shelter for breakfast and lunch preparation, if so required.
  • 12 x 12 ridge pole tents may be hired from the camp. Hirers will be responsible for pitching and putting them away dry, after use.
  • Campers wishing to bring a dog to camp, will be required to camp in a designated area, and have the dog on a lead at all times.

Family Bedrooms
There are 12 family bedrooms available, on a first registered first allocated basis.
Training centre

  • 2 rooms each sleeping 3 - 1 double bed –1 x bunk bed.
  • 1 room sleeps 3 – 1 king single bed – 1 x bunk bed sleeps 2.
  • 9 rooms each sleeping 4 – 1 x bunk beds sleeps 2.

Main Building

  • 2 rooms each sleeping 6 – 2 x bunk beds – 3 high.
  • 2 bunkrooms for those people who just want a bunk and who are prepared to share a room with others.



  • The Main Block ablutions are available to ALL campers.
  • The Training Centre ablutions are for the use of those occupying the bedrooms.
  • The paraplegic shower and toilet can be found in the Training Centre for those campers that need to use it.
  • The MAIN KITCHEN is out of bounds to ALL CAMPERS, not currently on kitchen duties.
  • The preparation of all food is NOT allowed in the Training Centre.
  • The kitchen at Tui 2, is available for the preparation of food, but must be vacated from 9:00 to 10:30 am, and 3:00 to 5:00pm daily.

camp swiming hole



Preschool 0 to 4 years
Children 5 to 13 years.
Youth 14 to 17 years
Adults 18 years plus.

Full Camp Fee - for the full 8 days of camp.
Camp fee.
Caravan or tent site.
Fully catered meals.

Adult: $266.00, Youth: $245.00, Child: $175.00
If you require, Family room, Bunkroom or a tent. Please add in below.

Daily Camp Fee – for less then 8 days.
Camp fee 10am to 10am.
Caravan or tent site.
Fully Catered meals.


Adult $38.00 per day, Youth $35.00 per day, Child $25.00 per day
If you require; Family room, Bunkroom, catering or a tent. Please add in below.

Daily Camp Fee – for less then 8 days.
Camp fee 10am to 10am.
Caravan or tent site.
Catered dinner only.

Adult $27.00 per day, Youth $25.00 per day, Child $17.00 per day
If you require; Family room, Bunkroom, catering or a tent. Please add in below.

Family room $20.00 per night
Bunk $ 5.00 per night

Catering – cost per meal
Lunch Adult/Youth $10.00, Child $8.00
Breakfast Adult/Youth $5.50, Child $4.50

For full details refer to information booklet and Registration form

family camp tents


The optional activities programme run by volunteers, The aim is to provide a varied programme including an orientation activity to get familiar with the campsite, choice days; team challenges a mission, and a daytrip/picnic. There will also be a concert so please come to camp prepared with a skit or talent to share.

KARAKIA Each morning a karakia session will be held

Rosters To ease the day to day running of Camp life, adults and teens will be rostered to various duties. Please make yourself available to attend to them.

There will also be a Creche, Camp newsletter, Canteen.

Feel free to bring your bike, so you can ride it around camp, and remember your helmet.

water hole


Registrations close 4/12/2017

Stephen Ryan
Phone: 383 4266
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Click here to download full information booklet
Click here to down load registration form