Why KidzaCool Adventures?
Quality support and respite for kin/whanau/foster carers.
Our KidzaCool Adventures programme gives children the opportunity to play and relax in a fun, safe and sociable environment while kin/whanau/foster carers work, relax or catch up with friends and family. We like to think we offer kin/whanau/foster carers peace of mind while offering children, aged 5-12, a piece of the action!! The programme is a free service for caregivers.
Adventure and Fun!
The programmes are held over five days for 3 weeks a year - one each in January, April and July during the school term holidays. The Programme offers a balance of sports, art and craft activities and outdoor adventures, tailoring each session to suit the age and ability of the children. We take full advantage of our regional sites great facilities, running our programme with safety as a top priority to ensure care-giver peace of mind.
The children are assigned to groups of six or seven with staff members who support them throughout the stay. Our staff have been carefully selected and trained to help them bring out the best in children!
How to Apply
To apply, you must have had a child in your care for 12 months or more and you must not be the biological or adoptive parents of the child.
Applications generally close four weeks prior to the holiday programme start date. Those whom we can not place at the time will be held on our waitlist for later programmes during the year or following year.
Children who have previously attended a KidzaCool Adventures programme may apply for another stay however, we endeavour to prioritse first time applicants and those who have high needs for a break. Any remaining places may then be offered to return stay applicants.
Applications can also be supported by any of the agencies below:
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09.480.6530 )
- Fostering Kids (email: email@example.com free phone: 0800.693.323)
- Social Workers in Schools (SWiS)
- Strengthening Families
- Oranga Tamariki (Ministry for Vulnerable Children)
- Community based social service providers
If you have an agency/person supporting your application this can be noted on the application form. All applications are welcome, if you do not have any current involvement with any of the agencies or services listed above, we will still accept your application and may assist in linking you up with a local service support contact if needed.
KidzaCool Adventures Holiday Programme - 2018 Dates
Northern Region, Phone 09 437 9050 15 - 19 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018
Auckland Region, Phone 09 534 4017 15 - 19 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018
Midland Region, Phone 07 345 9097 15 - 19 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018
East Coast Region, Phone 06 867 5614 15 - 19 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018
Central Region, Phone 06 364 8069 15 - 19 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018
Christchurch Region, Phone 03 332 2541 23 - 26 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018
Southern Region, Phone 03 446 8119 15 - 19 January, 16-20 April, 9-13 July 2018