Welcome to the Gem of the Valley...
A geographical perspective ...
The camp is built on 16 acres of terraced grassland overlooking the Kauaeranga River. It is only 5 kms
from Thames township, and surrounded by hill-country farms and within easy reach of the acclaimed Pinnacles tramp. Thames township is also ideally situated for biking along the Hauraki Bike Trail accessed at Kopu, within 10 minute drive from camp.
Situated at the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula are just a short drive of many interesting places: Coromandel Township, Colville, Whitianga, Whangamata, Waihi, Tairua, Pauanui, Ngatea, Hot Water Beach (Cooks Beach), Hahei and Miranda Hot Springs to name a few.
A Historical perspective ...
In 1975 some dedicated and devoted Christians recognised the impact that the exposure of God's creation could have on people's spiritual wellbeing, especially in such a tranquil and scenic environment, inspiring the mission statement "To show that God is real to campers as they relax and enjoy His creation in the beautiful Kauaeranga Valley".
What our guests say . . .
"KVCC is an awesome experience for groups who aspire to develop team building, improve overall well-being and enhance their appreciation for Thames beautiful environment. One of the most important aspects for us was the respect all staff had towards our religious practices. It was great to see KVCC cater to our Islamic special character by providing a prayer space for us, giving us the food we are allowed to eat and by giving us space to enjoy the grounds on our own without male intervention. This really meant a lot to us all and we appreciate your awesome hospitality. Thank you all so much." Zayed College, 2017
"The KVCC is a fantastic camp that provides a range of authentic, safe and challenging experiences for its campers. Every day our campers were presented with new and fun activities. It is a beautifully maintained camp surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Our students absolutely loved their stay – and didn't want to leave. We were really impressed with how our hosts put our campers first, were so accommodating, well-meaning and friendly – they made sure our stay was one to remember!" Whitikahu School, 2017