Welcome to Kauaeranga Valley Christian Camp
We are very blessed to find ourselves surrounded by the amazing beauty that God created and to have the privilege of being located on 16 acres of glorious land here in the Kauaeranga Valley. Each day provides our team with opportunities to serve God and you, our valued guests.
The Kauaeranga river runs along one side of our property. This gives the camp access to 2 water holes, one shallow and one deep to cater for different swimming and water confidence abilities.
Among our activities available for your use are go-karts, kayaks, paintball, archery and air rifles.
We also have a large gymnasium, so even in the winter there are plenty of activities to keep your group entertained! These are just a snippet of what we have on site for your enjoyment.
Our goal is to ensure that you receive the highest standard we can provide while you stay here.
Bring your Church, group, organisation or school and experience the fellowship of living in a temporary community or simply use the camp as your base, as you enjoy the surrounding locations and activities available here on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.
For more information and some photos please have a 'wander' through our website, we hope this gives you an idea of what is available when you come here for your camp, tramp or sporting event. To contact us direct please phone us on 07 868 8348 or 020 4148 1155, or visit our reception for a tour around camp.
We welcome your school, sports club, Church group, family reunion and any other groups who would like to come.
We are located just 5 km out of Thames. Further along the Kauaeranga Valley Road, is the DOC site with the famous Pinnacles walk.
We look forward to your stay with us here.
"You arrive as friends and leave as family."
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
A Geographical Perspective
The camp is built on 16 acres of terraced grassland overlooking the Kauaeranga River. It is only 5 kms from the Thames township, it is surrounded by hill-country farms and within easy reach of the acclaimed Pinnacles tramp. The Pinnacles is a 30 minute drive from our camp to the trail base and the Kauaeranga Valley Visitors Centre ( DOC) is only a 10 minute drive up the valley. The camp is also ideally situated for biking along the Hauraki Bike Trail which can be accessed at Kopu, within 10 minutes drive from camp.Situated at the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula we are just a short drive from many places of interest including: Coromandel Township, Colville, Whitianga, Whangamata, Waihi, Tairua, Pauanui, Ngatea, Hot Water Beach (Cooks Beach), Hahei and Miranda Hot Springs, to name a few. The local area is ideal for horse trekking, mountain biking, abseiling, tramping, kayaking, nature walks or just sitting back and enjoying the scenery while being looked after by our staff. For the keen fly fisherman we are ideally located along the popular and acclaimed Kauaeranga River, reputed to be in the top 15 fly fishing locations in NZ.
A Historical Perspective
In 1975 some dedicated and devoted Christians recognised the impact that the exposure to 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".