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At Houghtons Bush Camp, away from the distractions of modern life, you’re free to focus on your faith and strengthen your commitment to each other. It’s also a great opportunity to have fun together, learn important life-skills and reconnect with nature in a supportive family environment.

All faiths are welcome
Houghtons Bush Camp is owned and operated as a not-for-profit venture by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. The camp exists to help enrich the lives of all, through shared experiences in a healthy outdoor environment. Whatever your faith, you are welcome to celebrate your beliefs at Houghtons Bush.

Exclusive use of the property
Your booking includes sole use of the entire property, including the onsite native forest and walks. This helps to create a friendly ‘home away from home’ environment, so everyone can relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Space for meetings and worship
The large heated hall/dining area allows everyone to gather for meetings, guest speakers or times of worship. With folding tables and stacking furniture this space is easily adapted to suit your needs. There’s also a small comfortable lounge providing a quiet private space as required.

Plenty of activities and experiences to share
Shared experiences help to bring people together. At Houghtons Bush Camp you can choose to prepare your own meals in the commercial-style kitchen or hire your own caterers. It’s up to you. Similarly, while you’re free to make the most of the camp’s adventure equipment, walks and nearby attractions, you’re also welcome to hire a professional adventure operator if you’d like to extend your onsite activity programme.

 

 


Our clients say:

Camp itself was excellent. Booking service, camp facilities, and Marcel were all excellent ...

Kerrin Thomson
Shore Grace Church - March 2010


I just wanted to pass on much thanks and appreciation for all your efforts in accommodating our needs re: our booking of Houghtons bush camp last weekend. The camp up there is an awesome facility and our group had a wonderful time ...

Solo Mailata
Te Atatu Union Church

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