Here is everything you need to know about camp. including what you need to bring and other key information about starting times and when camp finishes.

Health and Safety

We want to make camp as safe as possible and there are a few things we need your help with, and some other things we need to make you aware of.


Your will find things like leader ratios and police check forms on this page


Leader Ratios

All young people coming to camp must be accompanied by a leader. The ratio us 1 leader to every 6 campers. Please make sure your group has the correct amount of leaders coming to cover the number of young people from your group.

If you have both males and females attending camp from your group please enure you have the correct number of male leaders to male campers and female leaders to female campers (eg. 1 female leader to every 6 female campers and the same again for males.) This is both for safety reasons and because practically we need leaders to be in accommodation areas with their young people.

This is another great reason to ask some other adults from your church to come to camp! Not only will it help make camp More inter generational, but it will help you make sure you meet the ratios for your group! 

It is also good for you to know that we aim to have a good number of youth leaders per accommodation block.

Police Checks

As I’m hoping you all know youth leaders of all levels must be police checked at least every three years by their church, this is to ensure for our young people.

Easter camp is the same, all of our adults at camp must be police checked. If you and/or your leaders have not been police checked in the last 3 years, please make sure this is done to prior to camp.

Everyone 17 years and older needs to be Police does take a few weeks for it to be processed so please get this done sooner rather than later!

The Process is really easy, follow the steps here:

Police Checks (need link)


Key info


Being a leader at camp is a great responsibility! And one that should not be taken lightly. We take our leadership model from that of Jesus, which means being a servant, putting others first as well as being an imitatable role model.Young people will be watching everything you do and over these 4 days at camp. If you are coming to camp as a leader you’ll need to read the leaders Code of Conduct before signing up to camp!


As we have been doing for the past few years, camp attendees will make their Easter Camp payments directly to your church. Then once regos close, your church will be invoiced by Presbytery Central for the number of young people coming from your church.

You’ll find everything you need to know about that on this page.


This year we want to encourage your church to send along some adults who can walk alongside your young people at camp and afterwards too. Consider asking some faithful adults from your church to come along as your youth groups own personal ‘camp parents’ or ‘camp grandparents’

Need a reason? Keep reading to see why we think this is important!


Payments and Costs

  • How do I pay for Camp?

    You pay your church, and we invoice them for the cost of camp. Please see your Key Leader for information on how to pay them

  • How much is Camp?

    Camp is $165 Per Person

  • If I pull out, do I still have to pay?

    If you pull out after March 18th 2021, you will still be charged for camp, unless there are extraordinary circumstances. If you let us know before/on March 18th 2021 then you won’t be charged for camp.

Venue and Getting there

  • Where is Camp this year?

    Camp will be held at Forest Lakes!

    The address is 3/156 Forest Lakes Road, Otaki 5583

  • How do I get there?

    You will need to organise your own way to camp. Have a chat with your youth leader and see if you can car pool with someone.


What do I need to bring?
You can find a list of recommended gear on

What age do I need to be to attend camp?
You will need to be between year 9 and 13 at school in order to attend camp as a camper. If you are no longer at school, please chat with your Key Leader about joining us at camp as a leader.

Allergies: Forest Lakes may not be able to provide special diets for everybody. People may have to supplement with their own food. Please also note that while Forest Lakes takes reasonable care, all food is made in the same kitchen and served alongside other dishes. Their food may contain traces of eggs, dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts, soy, and other ingredients. They are unable to give complete assurances about the presence or lack of any ingredient in any dish at Forest Lakes. If you have a gluten allergy, please bring your own bread and if you have a dairy allergy, please bring your own milk If you have any queries you can contact Forest Lakes: