To provide the highest quality educational and cultural exchange camps and events to enrich the lives of young people and adults. Lakewood Lodge is a safe homely environment where all guests can improve their self confidence, leadership skills and learn about caring for the environment and animals. The wellbeing of all our guests is close to our heart as we welcome them into our Lakewood Lodge family. We are different because we are the largest privately owned Farm camp on the north island so we have been able to put our homely feel into everything we do. In our school, holiday, international, family camps, retreats and away days, we encourage the development of skills with all our activities from our Lakewood Lodge Skills Development Matrix.
Accuracy with fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and development of physical skills
Building up a feeling of achievement of difficult tasks or performing in front of others, breeds confidence. We also throw people into positions where they learn leadership skills
The ability to solve complex problems and persevere until a problem is solved. This fosters a feeling of achievement and independence
Some activities require communication skills to be developed, including the ability to negotiate and solve issues with other people
Some activities stretch people beyond their comfort zone and through the achievement of that activity, a feeling of courage is instilled
Working together with others is a great way to further develop communication skills and confidence
Lakewood Lodge is New Zealand’s premier adventure farm camp and events facility on the north island. We provide adventure farm camps, events, retreats, team building away days, lessons, activities and celebrations. We have been doing so since 1995.