Snow Camp / Mountain Weekend

  • Event Date: August 26, 2021
  • Time: 08:00 PM
  • Location: Mangatepopo Camp School
  • Address: State Highway 47

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August 26 – 28, 2022
For school Y10 and older, and families

Directions Located on SH47
Mangatepopo Road Sign Map for Mangatepopo Camp School
Coming from the North 26km from Tokaanu turn-off
Coming from the South 21km from National Park, then 12km past the Whakapapa turn-off


August 26-28, 2022. Starts Friday after tea and ends Sunday after morning tea and tidy up (you can take a cut lunch with you to save time on the road home). Get your skis or snowboard and join us at the wonderful Mangatepopo Camp near Whakapapa for a weekend of fun. We cannot guarantee the snow, but we will have a good time!

Unfortunately the Mangatepopo Camp board have increased the hiring fees to take immediate effect for this year and they now are charging per person per night for everyone including all children rather than a basic blank fee for the weekend as in the past. This means we now have to change our fees, as follows.

The fee for adults is $75 per person which covers only the accommodation and food including lunches, and hot pool entry. Ski gear hire, lift passes, etc. will be extra and payable by each person as required. $20 of your fee is a non-refundable deposit. The first 50 to enrol with their $20 deposit will be accepted.

Families are welcome but children below Y10 at school only allowed with parents. For children aged under 12 the fee will be $30 per child. We can no longer offer under 3’s free, but for families, we are happy to negotiate a composite fee!

Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, tramping, hot swim on Saturday night. Singing and Bible talks included at no extra charge!

Also, we plan to run a Kids Bible Klub on Saturday afternoon for the young children when they come home from the mountain.


  • Mountain expeditions are dangerous activities. Be sure to come prepared!
  • Advice will be given, and checks will be made to ensure that adequate gear is being carried. However, this camp is being organised on a personal basis and each camper will be responsible for their own safety and preparation for the mountain experience.
  • Non-prescribed drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and vaping are not allowed.
  • The Camp will have a Christian basis and all will expected to participate in the Bible-related activities.


  1. Sleeping bag, pillow, Bible, and other life necessities
  2. Waterproof jacket and pants, 2 changes of warm clothing, including woollen jersey and socks, hat and gloves, sunglasses and sun block, tramping boots or sturdy shoes, day pack and drink bottle. You will not be allowed up the mountain if you do not bring the correct gear.
  3. Snack food for energy (e.g. muesli bars, chocolate, etc.)
  4. Swimming togs, towel, and money for pool entry
  5. Baking.

An Application Form follows further down. The first 50 people to enrol with $20 deposit will get to attend. Please fill in your details and click the Send button at the end of the form. All applications will be acknowledged within 48 hours.

Registrar: Melissa H., 19 Kara Place , TAUPO 3330
Ph: mob. 027 311 4698, email: [email protected]
Please pay by direct deposit into 06-0429-0176674-01 making sure you put your name as a reference. Sorry, but only Year 10 and up can come unless with parents.


    Application Form

    For school students, please advise class, e.g. Y10.
    1 MF
    2 MF
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    6 MF

    Can we please negotiate a family fee?

    The sum of the above fees is $

    An email will be sent to you advising acceptance and giving payment instructions.

    Your home address: (required)

    Your phone number: (required)

    Your email: (required)

    Your Youth Group leader or family connection: (required)

    Personal undertaking of responsibility: (required)
    I accept responsibility for the personal preparation and safety of all applicants listed above while participating in activities associated with this weekend camp.

    That's all! Now please click the Send button below, and in a moment you will see a message pop up BELOW the Send button, confirming that your form has been sent. All applications will be acknowledged. If you don't receive an email response within 48 hours, please contact Melissa (see Enquiries above).