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Respite - Camps for Kids

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ is a referral agency for Stand's KidzaCool Adventures Holiday Programmes.  These are wonderful opportunities and experiences for grandchildren in grandparent care and provide a welcome respite for their caregivers. 

 

Stand - A World of Strong Children offers KidzaCool Adventures Holiday Programme


The Government's Fresh Start package announced in August 2009 included a school holiday camp programme designed to offer a break for as many caregivers as possible each year.  

These school holiday programmes are offered free of charge for children between 5 -12 years of age who do not live with their biological or adoptive parents, and who have been cared for by foster/kin/whãnau carers for at least 12 months.

They also accept applications for 13-14 yrs olds if they are part of a sibling group attending.

These programmes usually run from Monday to Friday (not Statutory Holidays) during School Holidays. They start on the Monday at 10am and finish on the Friday by 3pm.
 
Those children who have previously attended a KidzaCool Adventures programme may apply to attend again, however in order to ensure all caregivers have the opportunity for a break, first time applicants will receive priority for placements. Any remaining places may be offered for a second stay opportunity.
 

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 who can't be placed at the time will be held on Stand's waitlist for later programmes during the year or the following year.
 
  • Children who have previously attended a KidzaCool Adventures programme may apply for another stay however, Stand endeavours to prioritise first time applicants and those who have high needs for a break. Any remaining places may then be offered to return stay applicants.
 
  • If you are a member of GRG we can support your application.  Please note Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ as your referring Agency on the application form.
 
  • Get those applications in quickly folks for the next school holidays.
 
  • For further questions please check out Stand's FAQs or telephone them on one of the telephone numbers below.
 
  • You can download an application form on Stand's website or phone them for one if unable to do this.

Northern Region, Phone 09 437 9050        

Auckland Region, Phone 09 534 4017

Midland Region, Phone 07 345 9097          

East Coast Region, Phone 06 867 5614        

Central Region, Phone 06 364 8069          

Christchurch Region, Phone 03 332 2541   

Southern Region, Phone 03 446 8119        
 

 

 

About us 

 
GRG is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Contact us

Member Support 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      
0800 GRANDS

TEXT your name to GRG  for Support:
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Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 
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(09) 480 6530
 

 
Trust Head Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Birkenhead,
Auckland 0742
New Zealand

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