Activities

DAY TIME ACTIVITIES

Here at Lakewood Lodge, we have six core rotational activities typically sectioned into sessions of one hour and thirty minutes. Our activities are designed to teach new skills, inspire new passions and to push each individual’s comfort zone. Trained facilitators provide the appropriate equipment, a safety talk and help you face your fears or try something new.

We take safety very seriously, being one of the first operators to be registered as an Adventure Activity Operator (AAO) with Worksafe NZ. The regulations aim to enhance professionalism and ensure consistent good practice across the OOA sector. (pursuant to Regulation 6(1) of the Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2011.)


ANIMAL EXPERIENCE

Our farm has a range of animals that give campers the chance to be up-close to some different species and interact with them.


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ARCHERY

Archery is one of the oldest skills in human history, dating back beyond 20,000 years, as a means of hunting and warfare amongst the earliest of human civilisations.


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ARTS & CRAFTS

Even if you aren’t a creative person, our arts and crafts hour is perfect for adults and children alike.


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CLIMBING WALL

Test your physical and mental strength on our 11-metre man made outdoor Climbing Wall.


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COOKING LESSONS

Students of any age can help in the kitchen and learn culinary skills.


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CULTURAL DAY

Cultural day is a great chance for our international campers to learn about the Maori culture in an interactive, fun filled and memorable way.


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FLYING FOX

The Flying Fox is an activity that is loved by anyone who has a turn. Being quite unique as it is a twin Flying Fox that allows you to fly over our man-made lake.


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FRISBEE GOLF

Our Frisbee Golf course can cater for any number of guests, any age.


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HORSES

Our horses are an integral part of our Lakewood Lodge experience and have been since the camp was first opened.


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IRON-PERSON COMPETITION

What is Iron Person you say? Mix of a relay race, obstacle course, lake swim and a little bit of mud together and you get Lakewood Lodge’s famous Iron Person Competition!


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KAYAKING

Kayaking involves paddling a small craft through water using a double-ended paddle and is a low-impact activity that can improve your aerobic fitness, core, upper body strength, and flexibility.


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LAKE CHALLENGE

Put all your problem-solving skills, team work and ingenuity to the test in our Lake Challenge! A competition between two teams to see who can make the most stable raft.


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LOW ROPES CHALLENGE

Low Ropes at Lakewood Lodge is a series of deceptively challenging low to medium impact obstacles and courses to encourage teamwork, risk taking and leadership.


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MINEFIELD

Minefield is an activity that will test participants on communication, resilience, memory and most of all teamwork.


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MUDRUN

The Mud Run is so much fun! This is a highlight for many campers! Mud, water, obstacles and did we say mud? Or more mud?


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OWN CHOICE

Here at Lakewood Lodge we run three, one hour and a half long sessions of activities a day, Archery, Low Ropes, Kayaking, Flying-Fox, Climbing Wall, Horse Games and Survival, these are our seven main activities.


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PHOTO HUNT

Our Photo Hunt is a great option for guests to get familiar with Lakewood Lodge’s grounds. It is a good team activity that brings out the leadership skills in everyone.


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SURVIVAL

There is nothing like going into the wilderness with nothing but a few basic supplies and your own wits.


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TUG OF WAR

This activity is a fun one that we like to add in on the last day of a camp.


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NIGHT TIME ACTIVITIES

Each night after dinner, our instructors will lead evening activities. Perform a piece at the concert then dance at the disco, fear the mystery and darkness of the burma trail, sing campfire songs and roast marshmallows at the firepit, or burn some energy playing spotlight!


BURMA TRAIL

Our Burma Trail is a trail set up through the bush surrounding Lakewood Lodge and it is an activity that will challenge anyone.


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CONCERT AND DISCO

Concert and Disco! Your chance to pull out all the stops and show your instructors your star quality. At the end of your camp week everybody will get together to showcase and appreciate everyone’s talents.


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FIREPIT

The Firepit is an evening activity that is held at the survival site at the top of the driveway. Starting at the Lodge the Instructor will tell the group what they need.


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GAMES IN THE HALL

Hall Games is an evening activity that we have on those cold, dark, rainy nights. Put on some warm clothes and head on down to the hall where you can play all sorts of games.


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SINGSTAR

Who does not enjoy a good old singalong? Young and old always do and especially when they join our Lakewood Lodge staff with the Singstar competition.


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SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight is a classic night time game and a favourite at Lakewood Lodge. Make sure you wrap up warm and come prepared in your best camouflage to help you avoid being spotted!


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TRASH 2 FASHION!

The chance to put all your creativity, resourcefulness and charisma to the test. For one night a week Lakewood Lodge transforms from a children’s camp into a fashion runway, for you and your team to strut your stuff!


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Y GAMES

Ever wanted to be a contestant on a game show? Then Lakewood Lodge’s Y Games is for you! Y games is a night time activity that mixes eating challenges, singing, trivia and mini games together into one crazy challenge.


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