Our Staff | Lakewood Lodge

Lakewood staff are a dedicated bunch of legends who love to inspire, lead and produce amazing results with our visitors (big and small).
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SKILLED & CONFIDENT

Our team of highly skilled and experienced instructors are here to serve you!


JEFF LYONS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

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ANJA ALGRA

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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OLIVIA GRAVES

INSTRUCTOR

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FIONA HARTSTONE

COOK

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NOAH TERESE

HORSE INSTRUCTOR

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ADAM SUDDS

SURVIVAL INSTRUCTOR

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PAM BUCKLEY

HOUSEKEEPER & INSTRUCTOR

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JAZ O’SULLIVAN

INSTRUCTOR

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WHAT IS

OUR APPROACH?

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.


DEXTERITY

Accuracy with fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and development of physical skills



CONFIDENCE

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



PROBLEM SOLVING

The ability to solve complex problems and persevere until a problem is solved. This fosters a feeling of achievement and independence



COMMUNICATION

Some activities require communication skills to be developed, including the ability to negotiate and solve issues with other people



COURAGE

Some activities stretch people beyond their comfort zone and through the achievement of that activity, a feeling of courage is instilled



TEAMWORK

Working together with others is a great way to further develop communication skills and confidence