Holiday Programmes & Camps

Holiday Programmes

Most School Holidays ESYT run holiday programmes for the local young people in the Strathmore Community and for City Housing.

The aim of these holiday programmes to engage the young people in positive social activities, proving them with experiences and opportunities they may not otherwise have. over the past year these have involved art projects, sports, camps, outdoor pursuits as well as activities on site at city housing complexes providing different interactive activities.

Ngatiawa Overnighters

Through-out the year Ngatiawa Overnighters occur. The young people from Strathmore who are connected to ESYT are warmly welcomed by those living at Ngatiawa River Monastery. It’s a beautiful setting in the country, far away from the young people’s everyday lives in city.  For the young people it has become their second home, and to be in nature away for the city is a real gift.

Wellington South Baptist Youth Group

Wellington South Baptist Church is very proactive with an active Youth Group that meets weekly 7.30pm on Fridays. Young people are welcome there to join in their events that helps the young people connect socially and grow spiritually with God. They have a number of camps each year.

Other Camps
Every year we combine with Strathmore Community Church and take the young people to BYM’s Central  Easter Camp. It is something the young people look forward to every year. They get the opportunity to camp in tents, connect with God and other young people across the central region. Throughout the year ESYT takes any opportunity to send young people on or run Leadership Development courses/camps. Most recently ESYT took two groups of young people up to Blue Mountain Adventure Centre. Read about this in our latest holiday programme post