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Welcome to your home away from home -
Tōtara Springs Christian Centre.

A place of welcoming, camaraderie and a sense of belonging. Where you'll build friendships, experience community, and gain a sense of accomplishment... achieving what didn't seem possible!

Tōtara Springs is one of the largest centres of its kind in New Zealand and is the ultimate venue for church retreats, school camps, sports activities, events, holiday camps and family reunions.

A place to grow at the ultimate venue

Situated in a beautiful setting, nestled at the foot of the Kaimai mountain ranges in Matamata, with 90 acres of park-like grounds and native bush with streams, walks and bush trails. We have a large indoor sports & activity centre and breakaway areas, as well as a large hot pool fed by natural springs. With space to sleep over 460 campers in beds + unlimited tent sites, there's a place for everyone at Tōtara Springs Christian Centre.

Cabin BLock Project

We're not simply constructing new facilities; we're building on a vision that is now over 60 years old with a commitment to impact and transform lives, in an environment where future generations continue to experience the life-changing message of hope in Jesus.

Upcoming events

Keep an eye out on upcoming camps at Tōtara Springs, there's something to look forward to every term!

Junior Kids Camp (Brick City)

Junior Kids Camp (6-8yrs) is a great way to introduce younger kids to the camp experience. With a three day programme designed just for them, and day passes available if they aren't quite ready to stay the night!

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30th September - 2nd July

Senior Kids Camp (Brick City)

Senior Kids Camp (8-12yrs) is a great place to try new things, meet new people and have a whole lot of fun! Join us for Brick City this winter! Find out more

30th September - 4th October

Teens Camp

Join us for Spring Teens this Labour Weekend! 

More Details coming soon...


FAMILY CAMP is a great way to have a low stress, high fun, family holiday. The kids will be non-stop as they explore Totara Springs and make new lifelong friendships, while the adults get to relax, skip the cooking for a week and get great teaching during family hour.

Family Camp A
27th December 2024 - 1st January 2025

Family Camp B 
3rd -8th January 2025

Registrations for 2024/2025 Family camp open soon! 

kayak illustration of activity at Totara Springs Christian Camp, Matamata



Volunteer Leaders are the heart and soul of our camps. They spend their week utilising every opportunity to connect with and serve their campers. 

If you have a passion for kids and want to make a difference in their lives through sharing the overwhelming love of Jesus, apply!


Work at camp

Are you ready to create life-changing experiences for tomorrow's leaders? 
We have a variety of employment options at different times at Tōtara Springs Christian Centre.

If you have a heart for leadership and service and want to join the team, please apply! 


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