Camp Survivor 

Camp Survivor 2024 in Lower Hutt is coming!

Camp Survivor 2024 is going to be bigger and better than ever... and Registrations of Interest are OPEN NOW. There is no better place for kids in Years 5-8 to be these April holidays!

Places at Camp Survivor are always very sought after and always result in more people registering for places than there are places available.  So register interest in your child coming via the button, spread the word to their friends' parents/caregivers, to make sure they are in with a chance to be a part of the coolest camp around.  

This camp is completely FREE - however, we do ask those who get offered spots for a $30.00 non-refundable payment to secure this spot. Please know this payment is not used to pay for camp, but instead used to provide canteen money for your child while at Camp  Survivor and some Camp merchandise to take home at the end.

Intermediate Camp (School Years 7 & 8) - Monday 22 April to Wednesday 24 April 2024
Primary Camp (School Years 5 & 6) - Wednesday 24 April to Friday 26 April 2024

Camp FAQs

From how we select who gets a placement, to accommodation, to volunteer vetting, this list should cover all the questions you may have about Camp Survivor plus a whole lot more! 

Why we run Camp Survivor...

#1

To give each child who attends an unforgettable week and provides them with opportunities they might not otherwise have. Each day of camp is all about fun, adventure and friends. They are intentionally designed to provide an unforgettable experience for each child through various activities, challenges, games and new friendships. We want every child when they leave to be excited and encouraged. 

#2

To give young people a practical training ground to help them become leaders worth following.
Camp Survivor is also a key part of our Youth Leadership Pipeline.   Running alongside our weekly youth programmes we want to provide a training ground for young aspiring leaders. With various levels of leadership training, workshops and practical experiences each young person is given every opportunity to learn and develop their leadership skills. With ongoing coaching and feedback, prior to and after the camps we are dedicated to training and developing great leaders who can make a difference and contribute to their communities and schools. We don’t just aim to help young people become leaders, but leaders worth following. 

#3

As a tangible expression of our Christian faith, we want to do something well beyond ourselves that makes an impact in our community.
As a church, LifeSwitch, underwrites the entire cost of each Camp Survivor totalling around $40,000. This allows the camp to be offered to the children and families at no cost, possible only because of the generosity of the people of LifeSwitch and our sponsors. As places are limited we are not able to guarantee a place to everyone so families are asked to register their interest. Rather than operate on a ‘first in first served’ basis, places are allocated by selection so that a fair cross-section of the local community gets to experience Camp.

Youth Leadership Pipeline

Our heartbeat isn’t to simply run camps. It is to develop great young leaders who are worth following. Camp Survivor is simply a great tool we have to introduce young people to the pipeline and an incredible practical opportunity for them to develop in their leadership. This overview explains the wider Leadership Pipeline and how we intentionally develop young people to become leaders worth following.