Family Camp

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We've been hearing
'Bring back Family Camp'!

For decades our Family Camp was known far and wide....
...and we can now confirm that it's back!!

A weekend to get away from everyday life to jump into a fully catered, all-inclusive weekend of great food, awesome activities and quality time together.

The weekend will include the opportunity to hear God’s word in a family setting, as well as time to engage at a deeper level for parents while a children's programme is running.

The afternoons will give you the option to meet our experienced instructors who will guide you through a range of El Rancho’s favourite activities. Alternatively, walk the stunning Waikanae River track to the beach, check out the local cafes, or just press pause and simply 'be'.

Families come in all shapes and sizes....if yours includes Grandparents, Uncles, Aunties and Cousins....then that's totally fine with us. We can't wait to see you.


What a brilliant way to enjoy the new Matariki Long Weekend!

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What's included and how much does it cost?

The camp runs from Thursday evening through to lunchtime Sunday.

Arrive on Thursday night at your leisure, dinner isn't provided however we will have a variety of fun evening activities waiting for you to enjoy!

The Camp includes the following:

• Three nights accommodation in your own motel unit or bunkroom.

• Eight fully catered meals – kicking off with breakfast on Friday morning through to a packed lunch to take with you on Sunday.

• A great line up of sessions and workshops.

• An onsite café with barista made coffee.

• An exciting range of onsite activities including Horseriding, Rockwall, Go Karts, Archery, Kayaks and so much more!

***For some families, financial hardship is a barrier to them attending. If you are in a position to sponsor a family to come, please contact us on***

Accommodation Options

Motel Accommodation


Wanting the full camp experience with a few more luxuries added in?

These motel units come fully equipped with everything you will need for your stay with us,
including all linen and your own bathroom.

Motel package - $580.00 base rate (2 adults and 1 child)


Additional adults are $200.00 each.

Each additional child is at a discounted rate of $150.00.

*The Child price includes any teenagers who are still at school.

**Babies and toddlers welcome, in fact kids 3 years and under are FREE!

Note: Our Motels sleep a maximum of 5 people (possibly with 1 more on request).


Bunkroom Accommodation


Looking for the nostalgic family camp experience?

Then our traditional bunk rooms are perfect for you!

This style of accommodation has a shared bathroom and you will need to bring your own linen,
however, you will have the entire cabin to your own family. 

Cabin/Bunk Room Package - $490.00 base rate (2 adults and 1 child)

Additional adults are $175.00 each.

Each additional child is at a discounted rate of $120.00.

*The Child price includes any teenagers who are still at school.

**Babies and toddlers welcome, in fact kids 3 years and under are FREE!

Note: We have a variety of bunk room sizes available, with some able to sleep up to 11 people.

If you would like to either:

  • Book for just one adult with a child or children, or
  • Bring your own CARAVAN or CAMPERVAN

Please email the Programmes team on


Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th June 2022

**Full payment not required at time of registration, you are welcome to pay the balance closer to the event** 

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icon address 58 Weggery Drive, 
Waikanae Beach, 
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand