Kahu Youth Column: Holiday highlights

Holiday fun with Kahu Youth.

What has been happening at Upper Clutha’s very own youth club? The last month has been full of variety, adventure and joy. As it was the end of term two at Mount Aspiring College we did our traditional joint activity with both our Boys Adventure Clubs and the Girls Adventure Club. What kind of fun outdoor activity could you do on a freezing cold day? Oh yes! There's nothing better than going tubing at Snow Farm — and so we did — and loved it.

Shortly after that, the school holidays started and so did our holiday program. Together with the amazing people from Wakatipu Youth (Queenstown's Youth Club) we went to play laser tag and had a go at go carting.  Next on the program was Virtual Reality at Realm Wanaka. Together with the beautiful people from The Hangout (Cromwell's Youth Club), we spent two hours exploring and enjoying the beautiful world of virtual reality. To relax a little and come back to the real world we had a lovely mid-winter Christmas day. After a wonderful baking session, the youth club was quickly filled with the smell of turkey and roasted vegetables — so delicious! After watching the fantastic Toy Story 4 at Cinema Paradiso, our holiday program finished off with a great day in Queenstown. We went ice skating, had a walk through Queenstown and a little shopping trip in Frankton. 

As soon as the new term started, our Adventure Clubs did as well. On Wednesday the Girls Adventure Club planned the activities for the coming weeks. There's gonna be slime making, Masterchef, tye-dye, candle making, theme-based baking, virtual reality and loads more. Our new part-time youth worker Rayner took the young people from Boys Adventure Club Two for some fun outdoor games at Eely Point and worked out what the boys want to do in term three. The outcome of Richard's planning-session with Boys Adventure Club One is just as various as the others. There's gonna be a games day, rippa rugby, epic meal time, swimming in the pool, lawn balls, crossfire and loads more!

Last but not least, our youth council is running again. They are working with a local member of the community trying to set up an arts and crafts stall to raise funds for themselves. They meet every Tuesday from 3.30-4.30pm at the youth club. New members are always welcome. For further information about all the things we do or if you want to join us, give us a call on 03 443 5880, send us an email to kahu.youth@xtra.co.nz, come and visit us at the crib on 11 Russell Street and subscribe to our newsletter through our website www.kahuyouth.org. 


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