Summer Holiday Programmes & Camps

Kia Ora Parents/Caregivers,

We have a massive 12 programmes planned over the Summer Break and the first 6 (pre-Christmas) are now bookable! There is something for every age, from 5-17, so check these out:

Holiday Programmes: School Years 1-8

We have 7 days of activities planned from when school finishes until Christmas Eve. There are two programmes in Week 1 with activities such as Mini Golf, Swimming and Pedal Mania. In Week two, the programmes are also split by age and activities include Launch Pad Trampoline Park, African Drumming and Orana Wildlife Park. All programmes are led by our regular team of leaders, and there will be a lot of games and fun in between! Please click on the Hyperlinks below to view the brochures.


Teens Summer Camp: School Years 8-13 

Our annual teen summer camp is again going to the YMCA camp in Wainui over the weekend before Christmas. Camps are about trying new things, developing friendships and memory making. Activities will include Coasteering, High Ropes, Snorkling, an Outdoor Movie and a trip into Akoroa. At just $70 to cover food and accommodation, all other activities are free! Please click on the Hyperlink below to view the brochure.


Intermediates Breakaway: School Years 7-8 

Our final Breakaway of the year bring together nearly 50 intermediates for 3 big days! Test yourself at Adrenaline Forest’s High Ropes courses, learn some African Drumming and then race down the Hydroslides at Hanmer Springs Hot Pools. Click on the Hyperlink below to view the brochure.

January 2022 Programmes

We have some sweet programmes planned for the final two weeks of January, for all three age groups.  Activities such as Blokarting, Gymnastics, Launchpad Trampoline Park, Mini Golf, a Christchurch Park Tour and lots and lots of games!! However, please be patient with us if we need to swap and change activities, because of Covid uncertainty and/or weather. Please click on the Hyperlinks below to view the brochures.


How to Book?

Book all of these programmes and camps at our normal booking site:

If you have booked YAT programmes before, you can use your normal email and password, then click on “Make a booking”. Select your child’s name, ‘Youth Alive Trust’ as our programme venue and booking type before you click on “next”. On the following page select the days you would like to book.

If you’ve not booked before, click “New Parent? Register here”, complete your profile, and the follow the steps above to make a booking.

Payment Method

The Aimyplus system now allows us to take payment at the same time as bookings, and then you are guaranteed your spot, without waiting for us to confirm your booking. There are 3 options for payment at the time of booking:

  1. Bank Transfer (no fee for you)
  2. Visa or Mastercard – Credit or Visa Debit (2.5%)
  3. WINZ Client. You will need to input your client number into your profile before choosing this option.

We are asking all payments to be made before the holiday programmes commence, as we have been stung too many times with unresolved debt accumulating to thousands of dollars over the years. These are not profit making programmes, and as a charity we struggle to break even each year. Do chat to us or email our finance guy if you have any questions:

NB: There is no payment for the Intermediates Breakaway.

Our offices are closed between Christmas and mid-January, so please book early, as there will be nobody helping with forms and bookings while we’re on holidays 🙂

If you have any questions, please email:

Ngā Mihi


The Youth Alive Trust Team


PS: Have you checked our Upstream yet??  You can help fundraise towards our wide variety of free or subsidised programmes by just using approved businesses on the UpstreamNZ website. YAT receives donations when people use approved businesses for their everyday purchases of goods and services, such as car tyres, coffee, insurance, trades, bins, carpet, heat pumps, signage, car grooming, etc, etc – over 400 products and services to now choose from and over $114,000 now raised for youth charities in Christchurch! This VIDEO explains how it works. Next time you need a service or product, book your business through: and ask them to donate their percentage to Youth Alive Trust.