Living on-site with accommodation and food provided, along with road
trips, and nighttime activities every couple of weeks. In
addition to this, you will have 1 day a week (most weeks) set aside for your personal
discipleship and growth as a group of interns. This will include a
devotion, a different practical life skill every week,
team building activities and games, and serving in the
From early February, we will begin with a week of Orientation combined with modules from Capernwray's Adventure Bible School (ABS) courses, which combines a large variety of outdoor adventure activities with Bible studies and learning about God's love in His creation.
During the school terms, you will experience several
rotations within the different staff teams at Tōtara Springs (Ministry,
Instructing, and Sports). It is here that you will dive head first into daily camp life, learning valuable practical skills as well as being an essential part of a team.
Every school holidays, you will be an integral part of our programmes
(Easter camp, Day camp, Kids and Leadership camps) in a variety of different
roles. Then your year will finish with 5 weeks working as Summer Staff,
during our busiest ministry season of Family Camp, Teens Camp, Kids
Camp, Day Camp and Elite Sports Camp.
During Terms 2 and 3, you will be immersed in intermediate schools
sports camps, whether it be as referees, scorekeepers, or general
In addition to this, there is a weekend tour to Northland to learn about the impact of missionaries and the gospel on New Zealand history.