Kia ora and welcome to Chosen Valley Christian Camp in the beautiful Ararimu valley, just 30 minutes' drive from the heart of Auckland. The camp has a range of accommodation options and activities, and the staff will gladly help you prepare and plan for your camping experience. Your school, church or organisation will be able to enjoy a relaxed environment and plenty of space.
Chosen Valley Christian Camp has been providing quality accommodation, meals and activities to young and old for over 30 years, with a focus to reach people for Jesus, whilst inspiring and growing children and young people to find and reach their full potential.

Chosen Valley Christian Camp is a inter-dominational Christian organisation administered by a Board of Trustees and run by paid staff.

It is a real joy to serve God here surrounded by His creation, especially when the air is filled with the sound of young people (and adults too!) having fun and relishing the atmosphere of the temporary community that camping is all about.

PHONE: 09 294 8296

Volunteer Position Available

We have the opportunity for a live in Caretaker to assist in the operation of Chosen Valley Christian Camp. If you believe that you have what we require in terms of being a fix it person then please email or contact our office by phoning the Manager on 09 294 8296

A Historical Perspective and A Plan for the Future

It is thanks to the vision of Brian Smith, who once farmed the very land that is now the site for the camp buildings, lake and activity areas, that this camp exists. In 1973 Brian felt convicted to create what is now Chosen Valley Christian Camp and it has continued to develop and grow since then. The camp is managed under the auspices of five very committed Christian gentlemen, each holding a specific portfolio and role within the Board of Trustees. With their leadership over the years the camp has been managed by a diverse selection of people, each adding different strands to the varied tapestry, that is again changing as the camp moves into a new season, of growth and development.

But we do know, that despite the changes in this world, including whatever lies ahead for Chosen Valley Christian Camp, that we have a faithful God and as His place this camp will be always be used to glorify His Holy name.

"Bee" a Volunteer

Twice a year a Working Bee takes place at the camp, usually in June and again in November. Everyone is welcome - as without the volunteer support that the camp receives from its long term supporters and local community it would not be such a beacon for Gods kingdom as it is. It is acknowledged that God gave everyone skills and talents and we know that there is a job for everyone regardless of what they bring to the table. A special part of every working bee is the opportunity to fellowship together, make new relationships and strengthen the bonds of old ones!

If you want more information about volunteering at the camp, whether at working bees, for one off projects or to help at one of the many ministry programmes that are held throughout the year, call 09 294 8296 or email

OSCAR Approval

The camp was awarded OSCAR Approval on June 2nd 2015. This means that parents or caregivers who are entitled to a WINZ subsidy for out-of-school-care may be eligible for financial assistance with school holiday programme fees.

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