Life Teen Aotearoa

Summer Camps

Experience Life

We are created for great things. We are meant to live with a joy that penetrates the darkness of this world. We desire more from our relationships and experiences. We want to live a bold life. We crave a love that will never leave us. We are meant to experience life.

Summer camp with Life Teen is an incredible opportunity to bring your teens into an incredible experience of life. For over 5 years, we’ve provided experiences at summer camp where your high school teens are able to be free and confident in themselves, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish, and encounter God working in their lives. This is the summer that you begin to experience a bigger and better life than you ever thought possible.

Experience Freedom

With two weeks in 2020, Life Teen Summer Camp Aotearoa is ready to welcome you home for the best summer imaginable. We’ve crafted an exhilarating, uplifting and powerful week of activities that are designed to help lead teens closer to Christ, and closer to their parish group.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience freedom through a life-changing summer that will ignite your faith, reinvigorate your parish and fill your heart with the love of God.

The Camp

Forest Lakes

Camping & Conference Centre, Otaki, Kapiti Coast

This campsite is nestled on the beautiful shores of Lake Waitawa, an hour north of Wellington, New Zealand. This camp has fast, wet, challenging, team building, and relaxing activities for all occasions!

Fun

Let's Get Messy

You haven’t truly lived until you’ve gotten messy at a Life Teen Summer Camp. Every year we cook up bigger and better messy games and obstacle courses that will keep you on your toes. A true summer camp staple, the muddier you get, the more fun you’ll have!

Something For Everyone

With plenty of free time throughout the week, Life Teen camps offer you the chance to choose your fun. Why not play an epic game of soccer, ultimate frisbee or touch? Feel like being creative? We’ve got an Art Barn for you to make crafts, play music, and much more.

Nothing Like It

There’s no camp quite like Life Teen Summer Camp! Every year we dream up new, crazy ways to get you laughing, shouting, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Whether you’re competitive or more of a team player, we’ll have activities you can’t wait to sink your teeth into.

Faith

Rooted in Sacraments

Life Teen believes deeply in the power and grace of the Sacraments, and our camps are covered in them. We provide a multitude of opportunities to experience God through the Sacraments, including daily Mass, and opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and experience Eucharistic Adoration during the week. Our desire is for every teen to leave camp with a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ.

Inspiring Sessions

At Life Teen summer camp, you’ll find some of the best and brightest speakers and musicians in Catholic youth ministry. Teens will hear powerful talks from relatable, funny, and challenging hosts, along with prayerful and engaging praise and worship music from music ministers. Every session is crafted to assist teens in examining their lives and growing in their faith.

Personal Prayer

Camp provides the space for everyone, and we mean everyone, to develop a deeper and more meaningful prayer life. With a balance of group reflections, guided prayer activities and silent personal meditations, we create enough space for every teen to dive into a rhythm of prayer that is ready for them to carry over into their daily lives.

Friends

Strengthening Parishes

Life Teen summer camp is a great place for parishes to grow together in faith and unity. No teen can come to camp by themselves; we’re committed to building up parishes through designating intentional time together, investing in youth ministers and empowering core members. Parishes will arrive as a group, and leave as a family.

Friendships: New & Old

If you’ve ever felt like you’re alone in your faith, summer camp is the perfect place for you to realize you’re not! Teens will be able to meet and share with hundreds of other campers from around the country while journeying alongside their parish friends throughout the week. Countless friendships will be created and strengthened by the end of camp.

Be Yourself

Being a teenager can be hard. There’s so much pressure to fit in or act and look a certain way. Camp makes it easy to be yourself and let down any walls that were built up during the last year. When you experience the amount of fun, faith, and fellowship offered at a Life Teen summer camp, it’s almost impossible to not leave with a happier heart.