New YMCA Street Art Festival


September 27, 2017

The YMCA of Christchurch is very excited to announce that they will put on their third amazing street art extravaganza for Christchurch. The festival, Street Prints Ōtautahi, will see large scale murals painted in the central city, New Brighton and Lyttelton – bolstered and complimented by a diverse range of events and activities for all […]

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Soar into Summer!


September 19, 2017

Spring Retreat – gain health, tone up and soar into summer! For many of us, warmer weather comes with an increasing sense of dread – fear of having to unveil winter kilos can drive us to dust down the diet books and start yet another cycle of deprivation and punishment. And to what effect???   […]

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Outdoor Sector Awards


September 6, 2017

The NZ Recreation Association Outdoor Sector awards were presented this week at a function in Wellington. YMCA Christchurch was awarded the Mountain Safety Council Organisational Excellence Award, while Mt Hutt Ski Area and Outward Bound were ‘highly commended’ in this category. This year’s Supreme Award for sector leadership was presented to Josie Ogden Schroeder, the […]

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One Island of Good


July 11, 2017

Caring about the rights of young people. In February 2016 the YMCA Christchurch engaged a film crew to follow a class of students for a year – all of whom had been expelled from school between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. The objective was to document the realities of a Ministry of […]

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Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre


June 29, 2017

The YMCA Christchurch is proud and honoured to announce that the Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre is now under YMCA governance and leadership, and we are very excited about this new opportunity to further drive our mission and cause.

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Wellness Retreat


June 6, 2017

Do you feel highly stressed? Do you rush from place to place? Do you take time out each day to look after your own health and well being? Do you sleep uninterrupted for eight hours a night?     To find out more CONTACT Julie Doak julie@ymcachch.org.nz

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Ski Camp 2017


April 19, 2017

Ski Camp is always a highlight of the winter school holidays. Every winter we run two 5-day residential ski camps in the July school holidays – based at Pudding Hill Lodge in Methven. Let our qualified and talented instructors provide your children with a magical winter experience on the Southern Alps, we cater for all […]

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