NEWS

Some very special guests

06 May 2019
Group Cropped

We were very humbled to have been able to meet some very special, courageous and strong people this weekend. We invited the families of the Christchurch Mosque shooting victims to join us for a family day. Hoping we could provide a little relief in such a difficult time. It was lovely to see some smiles…

READ MORE

Visit us for a week, a weekend of even just a day!

27 March 2019
Img 7817

Community groups from all walks of life join us at Living Springs. Some come for a weekend, some stay a week. Yesterday the lovely members of the Rolleston combined Probus club joined us for a morning programme.  The club for retired or semi-retired people came to see what Living Springs is all about. We had…

READ MORE

Whitau School comes to camp

20 March 2019
Feature

We were very excited to welcome our first Aorangi sponsored School of 2019 to Living Springs last week. Whitau School (formerly Linwood North) joined us for a programme packed with fun and educational activities, many of which the kids had never experienced before. Do you know, for instance, what a cow’s udder feels like? According…

READ MORE

New Envirocamp

15 March 2019
Adventure Stream

Exciting news from us today. Last week we piloted our new Envirocamp, which was generously supported by the Lyttelton Port Company. Year 4 students from Diamond Harbour School joined us on our quest towards healing the environment of the Harbour.  The move towards an Eco-Sanctuary on our unique 420-hectare property started over 40 years ago…

READ MORE

Macpac Get’s It!

25 February 2019
Thanks Macpac

Today we are thrilled to have Macpac on board as one of our Aorangi Sponsorship supporters.  Aorangi Sponsorship Programme encourages businesses to help fund schools from vulnerable communities to attend school camp.  The benefits of school camp is well researched and we see the positive impact of camp everyday at Living Springs. It has been shown…

READ MORE

Sustainability Intern

14 February 2019
Elizbeth

We are excited to have Elizabeth interning at Living Springs for the next few months! Elizabeth is from the U.S. and has worked at camps and conservation jobs all over the country. She is currently studying Sustainability at the University of South Dakota and she will be helping create environmental based curriculum and implementing sustainable…

READ MORE

Kids Camp Leaders Wanted

29 January 2019
Waterslide2

Living Springs is on the lookout for young volunteer leaders for our Residential Kids Holiday Programmes. Our programmes run one week each school holiday for kids 8-12 years old so we look for our leaders to be 15+. All food and accommodation is included. It is a great opportunity to work with young kids and…

READ MORE

Everyone Loves a Holiday

04 January 2019
Young@heart

As much as routine and consistency are great values to have in our life, there is nothing like taking time out to have a holiday. Sometimes the most difficult part of the holiday is deciding what to do and where to go.  Living Springs has a great option for all age groups, but is now…

READ MORE

For Working Parents

14 December 2018
Holiday camp

Are you still looking for childcare next week?  We still have availability for the Living Springs Day Camp running 17 -21 Dec.  Ages 8-12 years.  Bus pick up and drop off at Princess Margaret Hospital everyday.  Cost is $45/day, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.  Activities include: adventure stream, archery, tree climb, swimming, and…

READ MORE

Haeata are Back

04 December 2018
Financial Literacy camp

We love hosting Aorangi Sponsored school camps.  This week, through the Dublin Street Trust, we have two groups of Haeata students at camp.  Tyrina Stewart is running a Financial Literacy Camp, where the students will treat camp like the real world.  They need to pay rent and a bond for their bunkroom, work while at…

READ MORE