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May 25, 2020

Lakewood Lodge is open!!

As Level 2 is well underway now and things are returning to normal, we hope you are all managing well. We are pleased to announce that Lakewood Lodge is also open again, in accordance with Level 2 policies. Lakewood Lodge values the health of its guests and staff highly and have high standards for cleanliness in and around the Lodge and take every care to minimise illness amongst staff and visitors, in accordance with the Education Outdoors NZ and Ministry of Health regulations.

In doing so, we are pleased to announce upcoming holiday camps for the July school holidays, details of which shall be announced shortly. The staff here are busy looking after the animals and grounds, making sure everything is up and ready for the resumption of visitors and are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

April 27, 2020

New Zealand will move to level 3 of lockdown on Monday, April 27 at 11:59pm. Alert level 3 will be held for two weeks and then Cabinet will assess whether to move down another level.

Keep safe and be kind everyone!!

March 24, 2020

Updated: Apr 21

Due to the effects of the Coronavirus, New Zealand as a country will be going into self-isolation for the next four weeks apart from essential services. This will mean that Lakewood Lodge is closed for the foreseeable future, however, we see this time as an opportunity rather than a setback.

More now than ever New Zealand and the rest of the world are going digital. Online alternatives to classroom learning and even workplace meetings are adapting to self-isolation rapidly. Although you may not be able to go camping through a screen, the Lakewood team are trying our best to strengthen our online presence to match the ever-growing digital age. Firstly, this means that our website will be completely redesigned. We will be introducing a Newsfeed tab to keep you updated with our staff, animals, activities, and of course, the ever-evolving COVID-19 alerts and what it means for Lakewood Lodge.

Linked to our website will be our brand new Instagram page (@lakewoodlodgeNZ) that you can go follow if you are on Instagram. As the nature of the platform allows, it will be a place to connect with our amazing staff and, of course, see heaps of updates from our super cute animals! Make sure if you have any pictures or videos of your time at camp, tag us and use our hashtag #LakewoodLodgeNZ on any social media platforms so we can see them and maybe even repost you to our story!

In the coming weeks we will be introducing many more exciting digital ways to help you get, and stay, connected to us here at Lakewood Lodge. In the meantime, we are still working on making camp an increasingly magical place of education and FUN every single day.

For the meantime, stay safe in this self-isolation period and keep learning new things.

The team at Lakewood Lodge

March 23, 2020

Monday 23rd March’s government update and what it will mean for Lakewood Lodge

COVID-19 Level 4 Alert

Schools and non-essential services will be shut down for at least four weeks starting 11:59pm, Wednesday, 25 March as the country begins police enforced self isolation. That will mean that Lakewood Lodge will be closing it’s doors for the time being until the Level 4 Alert and it’s effects are dismissed by the government.

We wish everyone the best of heath and to take care of each other in this time.