Kids Camps

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Our next Kids Camp is....

Super Sleuths 622 x 350

Monday 11th - Fri 15th October 2021

This is a week long, Day Camp with no overnight stay...

...the kids will need to be dropped off and picked up each day

For 5 - 12 year olds

Drop off is 8:30am each day, pick up Mon-Thurs is 5:30pm 

except the Friday, when pick up is 3:30pm 


Fun, Friendship & Adventure....

The camp fee includes exciting activities like Horse Riding,

Rock Climbing, Archery, Kayaks & Waterslide....

...along with Morning & Afternoon Teas and Lunch every day!

$195 per child

Sibling & WINZ/OSCAR subsidies available


Please note we would have loved for this Spring Camp to be an overnight camp,
but with so many unknowns with the current Covid 19 situation,
we feel this is the most appropriate option to offer.

All those that live outside the Kapiti region that this may not appeal to,
please know that we still love you and have grand plans for Summer Camp!!


Register below...last spots be in quick!




If you're keen to apply to be a teenage leader or leader in training for our Kids here to head to our Youth Leadership page.


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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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So Much More Than just a Kids Camp

In the modern world where kids spend hours indoors in front of screens and computer games, El Rancho provides an awesome opportunity for kids to experience camping fun and the outdoors, taking full advantage of our exciting onsite activities. These include Horse Riding, Archery, Rockwall, Go Karts, name just a few!

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, our Kids Camps provide an opportunity for children to learn about and experience the power and life changing love of Jesus. 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 into 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 music.


Here's what parents have to say about our camps:

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

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

And what about the kids?....

quote I feel like a different person after being at my life has changed for the better....I feel brand new. closequote

quote I love everything about coming to camp at El Rancho....the activities....the food and I always make new friends...I give it an 11/10! closequote

An Emphasis On Kids Safety And Fun

El Rancho Camp Staff and Activity Instructors are committed to adhering to strict Health & Safety guidelines.  

Through our partnership with OSCAR 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.


If you want to be in the know about when we launch our camps...keep your eye on our
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icon address 58 Weggery Drive, 
Waikanae Beach, 
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand