Kids Camps

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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 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 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.

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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


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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.
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. 

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

We have had a huge response for our Spring Camp and we are now sold out and our wait list is full.

The theme for this camp is GET CONNECTED...

CONNECT with each other
CONNECT with the world around us
CONNECT with our Creator!

A little different from previous camps, rather than experiencing just one activity stream....the kids will get to rotate around the full line up of activity options.  These include:

  • STEM

  • Day Spa

  • Art & Creations

  • Sports & Outdoor Activities

Along with this great line up there will also be other super fun group activities and music featuring our live band!


If your child is registered for our Spring Camp, click here for everything you need to know!


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