About Us

About Christian Camping New Zealand

Christian Camping is committed to encouraging a holistic approach to life. Camping offers unquestionable benefits to the personal and social development of those participating in its programmes. “Challenge by choice” is always encouraged as these experiences build into the character of a child for life. New Zealand had its organisational beginnings at a meeting in 1976 at Kiwi Ranch in Rotorua.

Our Vision

Future generations of New Zealanders growing strong through experiential camping.

Our Mission

To provide high quality and accessible experiential camping opportunities that positively impact the lives of those participating.

Our Goal

To grow Kiwis through experiential camping.

Our Values

Inclusive We support diversity and work hard to ensure that all New Zealanders have equal opportunities to experience the benefits of camping, while respecting our special character.
Faith We are guided by our Christian beliefs in our work as outlined in our Statement of Faith.
Considerate We respect and appreciate individual differences and value the contribution this makes to the camping experience. Equally, we appreciate the environment of our campsites and the part they play in creating a unique learning experience.
Adventurous We are progressive in our approach and strive to develop new and exciting opportunities that make camping an adventure for all involved.

Who are we?

Christian Camps aren’t about camping in tents. They’re about learning the ropes of life. At our 70
Christian Camps around New Zealand, Kiwis of all ages enjoy the experience of a lifetime – and develop
leadership, team-building and personal skills that can last a lifetime.
Based in some of New Zealand’s most stunning natural environments, our camps offer clean,
comfortable, housed accommodation as well as great food, facilities and a range of indoor and outdoor
activities - all available for use by schools, sports clubs, cultural clubs, youth groups, families and more.

  • Our member camps are spread right throughout New Zealand.  All have facilities and in most cases, facilitators.
  • Each site utilises their local environment and natural resources.
  • Each site has a wide range of clientele: schools, churches, special needs, sports, community based groups, businesses etc.
  • Each site is committed to a safe experience.
  • Because of the National Network, camps are updated constantly with legislation and regulations covering safe practices through the National Office.
  • Each site is connected to not only a national but also an international Network of Camping and a great deal of idea interchange takes place.
  • Christian Camping International began in California in November 1949.
  • There are 18 Associations which cover 94 Countries of the world. 11.5million people attend camps per year (2004 statistics).