Learn 'n' live

Learn 'n' live

Learn & Live Ministries Charitable Trust runs children camps every school holidays and have been running these for 35+yrs. These are Christian based camps and are OSCAR approved. We accommodate 60 children - 30 boys & 30 girls. Of these children there are 18 leaders (9 boys & 9 girls = 3 leaders per cabin), the age range of the campers are 5-12yrs, and the leaders range from 13-20yrs.  We also have an amazing team of volunteers who run the kitchen, activities, ministry, & medical. Children leave from Lakeview School by bus at 1pm Monday and arrive at camp by 2pm, where they are allocated to cabins with their leaders (boy only cabins & girl only cabins). Throughout the week we run ministry time which consists of games, songs and a faith based message...we run activities - kayaking, archery, paint ball target shooting, adventures to rock pools, scavenger hunts, night games, sporting challenges, the list goes on....and the week finishes on Friday at 10am when they catch the bus back to Lakeview School.  

The cost for the week is $180 which covers everything - however if a camper is sent home due to behaviour issues that can't be resolved at camp these fees are not refunded. 

We have a Facebook page (Learn and Live Children's Camp) that you can check out, it has photos etc of camps that we have had in the past. 

Any other queries please don't hesitate to email me at: info@waimanaaki.co.nz 

Thank you.   

Please Note

We have two exciting camps coming up in the next school holidays. To ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to come along if they want, you can only register your child/ren for one of the two camps. However, if the camps are not full by the end of the week we will re-open registartions to anyone wishing to come to both camps. Thanks for your understanding.

Upcoming Camps

Registrations open: 23 Nov 2020
04 Jan
08 Jan
Ages 5 to 12
Registrations open: 23 Nov 2020
18 Jan
22 Jan
Ages 5 to 12


We are members of Christian Camping New Zealand, the Christian Camping Association of NZ.

Contact Us

Phone: 027 278 6208

For bookings and enquiries: 


Waimanaaki on Facebook

Postal Address


117 Ngaumutawa Rd

Masterton, 5810

Camp Address

2-10 Pinedale Crescent

Riversdale Beach

Masterton, 5872

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