2018 Clubs

Our 2018 weekly youth clubs all start the week of the 19th to 23rd of Feb.  You can register for them online, through your normal Aimyplus log-in if you have one, or just create one at this link:


We are currently creating Term 1 flyers and our leaders are going through beginning of year trainings and club meetings.  Invite your mates and feel free to just turn up to try it before registering.

  • Kitchen Klub – Mondays 3:30 – 5:00pm
  • Craft Club – Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00pm
  • Basketball Clubs – Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15pm & 4:30 – 5:30pm
  • Boys & Girls Clubs – Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Rock Solid – Fridays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Surge – Fridays 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Eastercamp 2018

Whoa – the year has only just started and already Eastercamp is only 7 weeks away (29th March – 2nd April)! You only have 1 more week for the cheapest EarlyBird Rates, so if you plan on going and have the $$$, REGISTER NOW! All teens who attend any programme at Beach Campus sign-up under “Grace Vineyard Beach Campus”, as GVY Beach, Surge and Beach Lounge will be together on the wider Grace site. All the info, for you and your parents is at this link: www.eastercamp.org.nz

I Love New Brighton 2018 – THANKS

What an amazing event to be a part of today! Thanks to the 20+ Youth Alive Trust volunteers who helped with Facepainting, Bouncy Castles, Candy Floss, Pre-Schooler Art and the BBQ – you guys are a HUGE blessing to this community, not just today but all year around!  Over 7500 came to the event and it was the best and biggest yet!!  Here’s the highlights:

Beachside Playground Feedback

Development Christchurch Limited – DCL are keen to hear your feedback on the new Beachside Playground so far, as they look to develop it with new equipment, seating and shading in the coming months. Have your say now, before it’s finished!! Either drop in every Tuesday at the Coastal-Burwood Community Boardrooms on Union St from 10am-4pm or send an email to: newbrighton@dcl.org.nz

Grief Workshop

The loss of our friend, Liam O’Sullivan, has caused widespread grief amongst his friends, youthworkers and the wider community. Grief comes in waves and we all react differently, but there is information and support to help you through it. Join us for a workshop lead by youth expert, Michael Hempseed, on understanding and managing Grief & Loss, as a way to support yourself and your friends. The one hour workshop will be a mixture of presentation and discussion. After the workshop there will be free Ice Cream for everyone, and opportunities to chat with youthworkers and each other in a relaxed setting. Resources will also be available to take home. Please let your friends know and share the event. Parents are also welcome. Kia Kaha


Father & Son Camp

Father Son camp is just over a month away on the 2-4th March. If you have a son intermediate aged, sign up now for an amazing weekend away together with other local dad’s and their sons. It’s a epic weekend of delicious food, outdoor pursuits, plenty of down time and some quality memory making together. (And if dad’s not around for some reason please feel free to substitute in another significant male to sign your intermediate son up with e.g. grandad, step dad, uncle)
For more info and to sign up head over to our website here: http://www.youthalivetrust.org.nz/camps/fsc/

Jobs & Training Expo

Jobs and Training Expo – Tuesday 30 January 2018, 9am to 1pm, Transitional Cathedral, 234 Hereford Street. The Expo allows young people to meet face-to-face with employers and education providers from all over Christchurch. Employer and training providers will be present from a wide range of sectors and services. Anyone welcome so share or tag mates who may need this for 2018

Star Jam 2018

Awesome opportunity for disabled young people who love MUSIC, SINGING, or DANCING! StarJam is a New Zealand charity that runs weekly performance workshops from 6.30-8.00pm for anyone aged 6-25 years old living with a disability. Workshops have room for up to 12 young people, supported by a skilled tutor and 2/3 volunteers. For more info, contact Jo on: 021 782 766 or visit: www.starjam.org.


Together Time

It’s been a very difficult week for many local teens and our youth workers, and we need to keep looking after each other, particularly over the coming weeks. If you need some chill time with others who know how you’re feeling, or a chance to chat to one of the youthworkers, or just throwing a few Bballs or swinging a table tennis bat, we’re running ‘Hang Time’, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm from Monday to Thursday for the next two weeks at Grace Vineyard Beach Campus. Just drop-in on days or times that suit you or your mates. Secondly, for anyone who’d like the privacy and dedication of a formal one-on-one counselling session, please contact either James or Stephen, or email: office@yat.org.nz, to make an appointment with one of our counsellors. Kia kaha.

Beach Clean – Kite Day 2018

Looking for a team of around 8 people to help us do a Beach & Foreshore Clean after this Saturday’s Kite Day in New Brighton. They’re expecting thousands of people and it’s supposed to be 30 degrees!! Please let us know you’re keen by commenting below or emailing: office@yat.org.nz. Meeting 4:30pm at info stall at North Pier Car Park, and should only take an hour or so, if we have enough people. Thanks