Developing Leadership & Growth
Tōtara Springs offers many opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership abilities in an educational and fun environment that challenges you in your personal skills and talents while also encouraging continual connection in your walk with God.
The Springs Internship
The Springs Internship programme offers a year long camp experience for young individuals to grow their knowledge in leadership, communication, practical skills, and outdoor education.
The people make the place.
Sam Vowles - 2018 Intern"Interning at camp was a great avenue for me to take after highschool to help me figure out what I wanted to do with my life and led me into my passion for outdoor education."
Taliya McMurtrie -2019 Intern"The internship at Tōtara Springs allowed me to grow my leadership and youth engagement skills which I now use as a Youth Pastor."
Emma Pedersen - 2021-2022 Intern"This is my second year interning at Tōtara. I loved being involved with the camping ministry last year and really enjoyed the growth and challenges that it came with. So I was super excited to do it again this year and grow more in my relationship with God and in myself."
Ethaniel Tasca - 2022 Intern"So far I have formed new friendships and gotten rid of some bad old habits through the help of the internship. I hope to continue to grow in my relationship with God this year."
Tavita Inivale - 2022 Intern"So far this internship has been a unique and special experience for me. I’ve already learnt a lot and am getting challenged a lot. I’m looking forward to the rest of what this year has to offer."
Kiana Edwards - 2022 Intern"I’ve always loved being apart of camps and connecting with people, so I’m really excited to see how this internship challenges and strengthens me."
Hayden McCann - 2022 Intern"I'm really loving the internship this year! I have already learnt so much and can't wait for more camps to come in so I can grow in my leadership skills and learn heaps of new things over the year."
How can I help this programme?
Our leaders and interns are a vital part of the recipe that make Tōtara Springs a successful and life-giving ministry. Investing in the programmes and leadership development needed to encourage them as they step out into campers lives will help us to continue to create life-changing camp experiences for everyone that comes through the gates.