Cook

Hi my name is Gareth and I am 57 years old. I was born in Wales in the UK. At the age of 18 I joining R.A.F. Catering, to learn the art of Cooking. I serviced for 9 years, both in the UK and overseas. I have had various cooking jobs, including Middle East contracts. I moved to NZ  in January 2015. I am married to Carolyn who is a Kiwi and I have 2 step children - Charlotte who is 16 and Brodie who is 13. I look forward to cooking for you at Lakewood Lodge.

Senior Activities Instructor

Hi, I'm Kathryn and I started at Lakewood Lodge in February 2016. I can instruct all the activities here at Lakewood Lodge and I really enjoy teaching Low Ropes and watch the campers challenge themselves and work as a group. 

Motocross is my big passion. I ride a KDX200 bike and love competing. I'm part of the Huntly Club and have been riding bikes since I was 4 years old. I have been racing for the last 6 years.

Survival Instructor

Hi! I'm Ellis from Scotland. I instruct Survival at Lakewood Lodge where I help the campers work together to survive after a plane crash on a mystery island. Everyone will learn awesome new skills like lighting campfires, building shelters, getting super muddy ion the mud run and of course, there's marshmallows!

You can also sometimes see me visiting the Lodge to instruct on the Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Low Ropes and the Flying Fox. Also watch out for me on Raglan beach training their junior lifeguards as well. 

I hope to meet you all soon!

Camp Mum

Hello!! My name is Anja.

Originally I came from Holland when I was 24. Since then I have lived most of the time in NZ plus 6 years in the outback of Australia. I left just before the fires started!! I love being at Lakewood Lodge and so does Buddy, my little puppy. Buddy loves playing with the children but be careful as he also loves biting toes!!Looking forward meeting you at The Lodge.

Cook

Hi my name is Gareth and I am 57 years old. I was born in Wales in the UK. At the age of 18 I joining R.A.F. Catering, to learn the art of Cooking. I serviced for 9 years, both in the UK and overseas. I have had various cooking jobs, including Middle East contracts. I moved to NZ  in January 2015. I am married to Carolyn who is a Kiwi and I have 2 step children - Charlotte who is 16 and Brodie who is 13. I look forward to cooking for you at Lakewood Lodge.

Senior Activities Instructor

Hi, I'm Kathryn and I started at Lakewood Lodge in February 2016. I can instruct all the activities here at Lakewood Lodge and I really enjoy teaching Low Ropes and watch the campers challenge themselves and work as a group. 

Motocross is my big passion. I ride a KDX200 bike and love competing. I'm part of the Huntly Club and have been riding bikes since I was 4 years old. I have been racing for the last 6 years.

Survival Instructor

Hi! I'm Ellis from Scotland. I instruct Survival at Lakewood Lodge where I help the campers work together to survive after a plane crash on a mystery island. Everyone will learn awesome new skills like lighting campfires, building shelters, getting super muddy ion the mud run and of course, there's marshmallows!

You can also sometimes see me visiting the Lodge to instruct on the Climbing Wall, Kayaking, Low Ropes and the Flying Fox. Also watch out for me on Raglan beach training their junior lifeguards as well. 

I hope to meet you all soon!

Activities Instructor

Hi! I'm Kimberley, but you can call me Kim. Some of my biggest passions are flying planes and astronomy. I even did a few years at University learning about space and other planets. In my free time you'll usually catch me planning my next hike with my American Bulldog, Rex, or flying a plane around the country. Hope to see you at camp soon!  

Activities Instructor

Hi, my name is Sam from the United Kingdom and I am 25 years old.
I love being in the outdoors - walking, climbing and everything else! I have sailed since I was 4 years old and I loved instructing children the sport before I went off to university, so it is great to be back in the outdoors working with great kids here in beautiful New Zealand. 
I hope to see you at one of the activities at Lakewood Lodge very soon.

Activities Instructor

Hi everyone my name is Olivia! You will most likely find me at the Climbing Wall or playing the piano in the lodge. When I’m not at Lakewood I love spending time with all my own animals, like my pet pig, Dot. I love art, and my dream is to be a graphic designer one day. Hope to see you at camp soon!

Activities Instructor

Hi Hey everyone! I'm Georgia from Wellington. 
Here at Lakewood Lodge, I am Claire's assistant and i help you guys ride a Horse or Pony.
Hope to see you soon on a horse at Lakewood Lodge in the future.

The 'Boss'

Hi. My name is Chubs. I'm the boss and I am allowed to go where I like except in the kitchen when they tell me off. I love being stroked on my back and having my tummy tickled but I do not like being picked up as it hurts my tummy.

Horse Instructor

Hi there, I'm Claire and I'm originally from Cornwall in the UK and I have been in NZ for 7 years now. I am a qualified Horse Instructor & I have been teaching for over 15 years. I love horses  & I have been riding for over 30 years. I love competing on my own horses but teaching people to ride is my main passion! I look forward to getting you all on a horse at Lakewood Lodge soon.