Become a Friend of El Rancho

Friends of El Rancho...

Registered as a charity, El Rancho is a not-for-profit organisation.

We strive to offer opportunities for life changing encounters to every person who comes here.

We have a range of intiatives and projects on the go that we would love your help with.  

Perhaps you are in a position to make a financial donation towards our work or perhaps you have a talent that you're able to share with sewing, gardening or woodwork! 

Or maybe you would just love to PRAY for our camp and ministry....we would absolutely appreciate that.

Why not partner with us...become a 'Friend of El Rancho' offering your support...and together we can make a real difference!

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Sponsor a Child to Camp

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We host our own Kids Camps every school holidays, featuring a range of fun activities along with encouraging, life-giving Christian based teaching sessions.

We also host a large number of schools from across the Wellington, Wairarapa, Horowhenua and Manawatu regions and beyond. 

Despite some government funding for schools, due to financial restrictions many of the lower decile schools are only able to come to us every second or third year.

We would love you to assist us in reaching individuals, families and schools who are in need.

For further information, click here for our 'Sponsor a Child to Camp' brochure.


Zip Line
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In 2013, the sound of a large tree crashing down echoed through our Camp.  It wasn't just any tree, but a beloved one that was the major component of our famous Flying Fox.

For years our Flying Fox was known far and wide.  It was an exhilirating activity that is now etched into the memories of thousands of Kiwis - young and old.

For some time we have been working on ideas for a replacement Flying Fox, or 'Zip Line'.

With new Health and Safety regulations there is a lot to consider, and the build that we are working towards comes with a hefty price tag.

If being involved with the build of an exciting activity such as this appeals to you, then please join us in our mission!

If you would like to donate towards the build cost or have access to discounted building supplies, then we would love to hear from you.

Email Michelle von Keisenberg,



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+ 64 4 902 6287

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