Kids Camps

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So Much More Than A Kids Camp

El Rancho Kids Camps provide more than just an amazing four day overnight programme for kids aged 8-12. At the heart of El Rancho's vision and mission, Kids' Camps provide an opportunity for children to learn about and experience the love and changing power of God. Kids don't just remember the fun times they had, they go away with memories that stay with them for years and years to follow.

Kids take part in daily teaching sessions, where Biblical principles and stories are interwoven in the camp theme, and taught in a way that is fun and relevant. Our cabin leaders run a daily devotion within a small group setting, to further emphasize the teaching session and to give kids the opportunities to ask questions in a one on one setting. Night time "chapel" settings are provided where kids can really experience what God is like through worship.

quote Just wanted to say a massive big thanks for the awesome time my daughter had at El Rancho.

She has not stopped talking about the amazing time she had since she got home! She loved it so much she would like to go to the camp coming up next holidays. closequote

Happy Parent, April 2018 

quote My 9 year old daughter has just returned from kids camp and to say she loved it is an understatement. Already talking about the next one.

Loved the fact that her gluten free meals were fully catered for and the leaders seemed so knowledgeable upon us arriving. The end of week concert was great and made me wish I had attended a camp like this when I was younger.

Was a great break away for her and she has come home super positive and energised. closequote

Impressed Mum, July 2017


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An Emphasis On Kids Safety And Fun

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In a world where people are more and more encouraged to stay indoors in front of the computer, El Rancho Kids' Camps stand out as a place to provide an awesome opportunity for kids to experience camping fun and the outdoors, taking full advantage of our on site activities and Instructing staff. Through OSCAR and ChildSafe, you can be assured that your kids safety is our first priority.

Our cabin leaders go through an application process that involve character references from their Church Pastors, School Teachers or Employers, as well as being Police Checked. Leaders are given comprehensive training before the kids arrive, to ensure they are fully equipped to care for your kids.
Kids Camps are definitely known for being lots of fun. Each day the kids are encouraged to take part in a full on programme, including activities, teaching and games. 

Our Spring Kids Camp is in the October school holidays, registrations are open below!!
When filling in the Registration Form, where it says ADD ATTENDEE, add your child's details and then where it says NEW ATTENDEE add your child's details there also.

OSCAR subsidy application forms can be downloaded here (If this is your first time applying for an OSCAR subsidy)
OSCAR subsidy declaration forms can be downloaded here (If you've applied for an OSCAR subsidy before)

Please use the "Oscar Registration" tickets to register and secure your child's spot at camp while you await approval from WINZ. These can be processed under the "Pay Later" option.

You will also need to file your subsidy form with your local WINZ office (the programme supervisor has already completed the relevant section

Please note subsidy forms are not processed within two weeks of the camp start date, or before 8 weeks from a camp starting.

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Waikanae Beach, 
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand