Camp Raukawa Holiday Programmes

Summer is coming and we’re excited for two weeks of holiday camp in January 2019. Camp is the perfect place to make new friends, eat good food, enjoy camp and bush crafts, push limits on high adventure activities, and make memories to last a lifetime. During the week, campers ‘sign up’ for the activities they’d like to do from the day’s offered activities, sing and chant before meals, participate in big group games at night, play in the river and on the slide in warm weather, eat meals together ‘family-style’, and live in a cabin with other campers and their assigned cabin counsellors. When a child attends holiday camp at Camp Raukawa, they are supervised by our amazing staff including international staff who are experienced cabin counsellors from the world-renown summer camp industry in the U.S! Camp is truly the place to create memories to last a lifetime and we’re proud memory makers at Camp Raukawa.


Who: Children ages 7-13 years. 
 Summer Holiday Camps – January.
When: Week 1: Monday to Friday, 7-11th of January 2019
Week 2: Monday to Friday, 14th-18th of January 2019
Where: YMCA Camp Raukawa. 5163 SH4, RD3 Whanganui 4573
Price:  $325 (WINZ subsidies available)
What’s Included:  Transport and 5 days of accommodation, food, activities, and supervision by fun, trained staff.
Transport: Free transport is provided to camp from Palmerston North YMCA and Whanganui YMCA. (Drop off is by 7:30am at Palmerston North YMCA or 8:30am at Whanganui YMCA on Monday. Pickup is at 3pm at Whanganui YMCA and 4pm at Palmerston North YMCA on Friday).
Activities: Campers will get to enjoy a variety of activities which may include high adventure activities (e.g. high ropes, abseiling, flying kiwi), adventure activities (e.g. archery, low ropes, kayaking, mountain biking), bush crafts (e.g. fire building, shelter building, orienteering), camp crafts (e.g. tie dye, candle making, friendship bracelets, kumihimos) as well as sport, water activities (slide/river) and big group games.


Many of you will be able to use Government subsidies. All of the YMCA Holiday Programmes are approved for government subsidies which mean that eligible families can receive a large discount off programme fees. For information on whether you qualify please speak to Davina at WINZ—0800 559 009 or give us a call at either of our offices.

All children must be registered to attend the programme.
Programmes are limited by maximum numbers (please register early to avoid disappointment).
Please contact us for your holiday programme information.

How We Keep Children Safe

Camp has a culture of community which thrives on the YMCA values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Honesty, and Enjoyment of Life. We expect all staff to demonstrate these values and campers to do the same. One way staff demonstrate these values is with our ‘Discipline with Dignity’ approach to behaviour management. This approach allows staff to address camper behaviour in a respectful way, upholding the child’s dignity. To help keep all campers happy and safe, we ask that all parents and caregivers chat to their camper about the expectations of their behaviour in our camp community before attending camp.

All Camp Raukawa staff are first aid and CPR qualified, police checked, and trained in the YMCA’s policies and procedures for working safely with children. All of our instructors are trained and signed off by an industry technical expert to facilitate adventure activities. Our instructors also act in accordance with our Safety Management System and Standard Operating Procedures which are audited by Outdoors Mark to meet industry standards.

  • Contact Info.

    5163 Parapara Highway, SH4, RD3, Whanganui, (06) 342 8510.