Father & Son Camps 2018

Great newspaper article in todays Christchurch Mail about our recent Father & Son Camp. We’re now taking registrations for the Father & Son Camp Teen Edition, from 25th – 27th May. Our teens grow up so fast, can you spare a weekend dedicated to them and your relationship?

More information and sign up at this link:

Father Son Camp – Teen Edition

April Holiday Updates

Quick Updates – Babysitting Course for Teenagers is FULL, Breakaway is FULL and Eastercamp has CLOSED registrations!! However there are still spaces for our normal Holiday Programme for Week 1 of School Holidays (16th – 20th). Monday and Wednesday of Senior Programme is FULL but spaces on every other day. Junior activities include 10 Pin Bowling, Messy Play, and Air Force Museum, and Senior Activities include Circus skills, quizmania and Disc Golf. WINZ subsidies available. More info on link…

Holiday Programmes

Babysitting Course – FULL

The April Babysitting Training Course is now FULL. If you would like your name on the waiting list for the JULY School Holidays Course (Monday 16th July – to be confirmed), then please email your name to: parenting@yat.org.nz


Winter Sports

We’re coming up to winter sports, so if you’re not in a team yet – get in touch with your local rugby, football, netball or hockey club asap! New Brighton Netball Club have a few spots available.
2 x under 19 year olds as of the 1st of Jan 2018
2 x under 14 year olds as of the 1st of Jan 2018
3 x year 3 or 4 at school
Email the club direct at: newbrightonetball@gmail.com

QE2 Community Tour

This coming Sunday (25th March), head along to a community day to view the developing QE2 site, share your ideas for QEII park and see updates on the new pool, the new school campus, and the Christchurch School of Gymnastics rebuild.

There’ll be activities for children (hosted by the Youth Alive Trust team), a free sausage sizzle and a guided walk. Meet in the park, at the north end of Ascot Avenue.

For more information, visit www.ccc.govt.nz/qeii or email qeii@ccc.govt.nz


April Breakaway

We have 80 spaces for teens and tweens in the upcoming April Holidays, doing all day activities such as Hanmer Springs, Movies and Blo-Karting on 24th, 26th & 27th April. Great opportunity to get teens active, and hanging with friends in the hols – and it’s FREE!!!  The programme will get fully booked so make a booking online asap!!


April Holiday Programmes

Booking are now open to everyone for our April holiday programme!
Reminder it’s just Monday to Friday in Week 1 of the holidays.

CLICK HERE to view Year 1 – 4 (2018) Programmes
CLICK HERE to view Year 5 -9 (2018) Programmes

Registrations for all our programmes are now done through our new database Aimyplus. Once you register for one of our programmes, you don’t need to re-register all your details again – just log-in and choose the programmes you want – easy! Register for the first time HERE, or if you’ve registered in the past, log-in and choose the dates you want!

Outdoor Movie

Another awesome family event in New Brighton this Friday evening – bring a cushion, a blanket and a scoop of chips 🙂


Technology Seminar for Parents

Eastside parents, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, or anyone working with young people are invited to a seminar to update you on how technology is affecting young people, and some tips and techniques to protect them and your family. Led by the hilarious Attitude team, part of The Parenting Place, who has done inspirational talks to over 100,000 New Zealand young people!! Hosted at Parklands Baptist Community Church, 180 Queenspark Drive. $5 koha (if you can).  Monday 26th March 7:30 – 9:00pm

Father & Son Camp 2018

Youth Alive Trust ran its 5th annual Father Son Camp recently, taking 14 dad’s and their intermediate aged son away to the Canterbury High Country for a time of bonding, adventure, activities and food. The weekend was a mixture of outdoor activities such as exploring and bouldering at Castle Hill, Kayaking, archery and swimming at Lake Lyndon. They also ran sessions key to the father son relationship like communication skills and how to have difficult conversations. When asked for feedback one dad responded with “My favourite thing about camp was spending time with my son and the range of planned activities and sessions to help us bond and get a deeper understanding of each other.” Another dad said “It was great to hear all the dads worry about the same things. lol .” And one of the Boys mentioned that “Camp helped me understand a little better what being a dad is like.”  Stay tuned for a Father Son Camp for Teens coming soon…

Posted by Youth Alive Trust on Sunday, March 4, 2018