Peter Snell Youth Village

About Us

Client Photos/Peter Snell Youth Village.JPGPeter Snell Youth Village is an interdenominational Christian camp open to all children in school years 4 – 9 (Approximately aged 8 to 13 years).

Situated on 27 acres of native bush and parkland on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, we offer your child a fun, safe and disciplined environment to participate in a wide range of activities and experience the great outdoors. All programmes are conducted under the supervision of our Camp Manager who has been organising and running camp programmes for many years.

Our team of permanent staff are all qualified to instruct their specialist activities and safety at all times is paramount.

For the school holiday programmes we also offer leadership development opportunities to older teens and young adults who assist us with camp supervision duties. We carefully select young people who have a track record of responsible conduct and are able to work well with younger children.

Our Camps 

School Holiday Camps

We currently offer camps for Juniors (School years 4 – 6) and Seniors (School years 7 – 9) during all school holiday periods.

Your child will have the opportunity to participate in many of the following activities:

  • Untitled 2.jpgAbseiling
  • Archery
  • Bivouac building
  • Burma trail
  • Climbing
  • Frisbee golf
  • Hobo stoves
  • Initiative course
  • Orienteering
  • Playing field games
  • Rocky shore exploration
  • Slug guns
  • Waterslide

Weather conditions dictate which activities take place.

As a Christian camp we also conduct Bible based talks on a non-sectarian basis, the purpose being to discuss the relevance of the Bible in today’s society.

School Camps

In recent years our facilities have been updated to meet the needs and comfort of the many school and community groups that take advantage of this beautiful site. Excellent catering and friendly hosts enable schools to focus entirely on getting the most out of their stay.

Our Facilities

Client Photos/Peter Snell Slide.JPGThroughout our grounds we have specialized equipment purpose built to support our activities. We also provide all the equipment necessary for your child to participate in our activities including safety gear. We provide nutritious meals prepared by our dedicated onsite chef. We are able to cater for special dietary requirement necessitated by food allergy and intolerance or cultural beliefs. You will need to advise us of your child’s particular dietary needs at the time of enrolment.

Client Photos/Peter Snell water activity.JPGYour child will be accommodated in either the ‘girls’ or ‘boys’ dormitory under the supervision of our camp leaders. While we provide a bed, your child will need to bring their own pillow and sleeping bag.


Bookings for school holiday camps are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

To enroll your child, visit our website. If you would like to talk to us first you can call us on (09 424 7633) we welcome your enquiry.