A Piece of Paradise

on Banks Peninsula

Covid-19 – LOCKDOWN FAQs

Can I still book camps for my school or organization?
Yes! For young people getting outdoors and being with their classmates in a camping/residential setting has been shown to be excellent for mental wellbeing – and after the stress and disruption of Covid we recommend sticking with your EOTC plans if you can.

We are flexible too – if you want to do programmes at school instead, please get in touch with wainui@ymcachch.org.nz to organize your booking.

Described as Canterbury’s best kept secret YMCA Wainui Park on Banks Peninsula is your one-stop-shop for accommodation, conference, camping and outdoor programmes.  Wainui Park is a favourite venue for a huge number of schools, community groups and corporate groups from all over the South Island.

We have something to offer all types of groups, as well as a camp ground open to families and individuals.


wainui 3Many school groups come to Wainui to enjoy a wide range of activities with a team of staff whose expertise lies predominantly in running school camping programmes and adventure based learning.

Click here for more information about School Groups

Corporate & Community Groups

DCIM121GOPRO Corporate and community groups can utilise Wainui Park for a conference, retreat or team building experience that offers something quite different to an urban location.

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wainui 6Want to make a difference and have the experience of a lifetime? We employ a core team of volunteer instructors from all over the world who enjoy working with young people and love the outdoors, from September to May.

Click here for more about Volunteering Opportunities

Y Camp

YAC 8Y Camp is a very popular week long residential school holiday programme camp. From the age of 9 years children can come and participate in the vast array of fun activities led by our outstanding volunteer instructors.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWainui Park offers a wide range of accommodation types, from tent site camping, cabin bunk rooms, to lodge-style ensuite conference accommodation.

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Wainui 9 From high ropes to coasteering, kayaking to giant swing, our highly trained and enthusiastic volunteer staff team will ensure you have memories and an experience that will last a life time.

Click here to see some of our activities




P 03 304 8460 E wainui@ymcachch.org.nz

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