New Zealand

 Want to cool off after Florida’s heat and humidity? Take a trip Down Under to the “Land of the Long White Cloud,” – New Zealand.

New Zealand


Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017

Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)

Travel:  After completing your training at the Lord’s Boot Camp you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight across the southern United States to Los Angeles. You will then jet across the Pacific Ocean, the Equator and the International Date Line, before arriving in Auckland, New Zealand. A five-hour bus ride south takes you to your project in Wanganui.

Ministry:  The project for this team will be to help with maintenance at Camp Raukawa. Many schools and clubs use these facilities for retreats and adventure camps. Repairs and painting are required for general upkeep and compliance to new government requirements. In addition to meeting young people at the camp, the team will visit local churches where you will fellowship with the friendly people of this British Commonwealth country.

Adventure: Enjoy the local fish n’ chips or a meat pie, and maybe sample a Maori hangi. Two of New Zealand’s active volcanoes are not too far away either, and with all the other amazing scenery around, you’ll want your camera close by. Take home a piece of pounamu—the NZ greenstone, or some paua jewelry, sheepskin boots or Maori carvings. The gratitude of the camp directors will warm your heart as you realize what a summer of service can mean in the middle of winter!

Project Expense: $4890 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee


(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.) Return to Mission Trips List



  1. is this trip still open?

  2. Hi, I’m from South Africa just want to know if anyone can apply to these mission trips.

    Do you supply any financial aid as in South Africa what I would pay for the camp is 13 less than what I will be paying now

    • Malika, We run the same program in South Africa. However, they do not have a team to New Zealand. You can email our office and we will get you in touch with the South African base in order to possibly attend one of their teams. If you are interested in coming to the US, you would need to provide your own round-trip transportation, passport and visa fees, spending money, etc. We do not provide financial aid.

  3. What would you say to a concerned parent who thinks their daughter who is 13 is to young to go on the 13-19 mission trip to New Zealand? Is it very safe?

    • Nyah, Please know that God is in control. New Zealand is a safe country. We will never send your children to an unsafe area knowingly. We have switched teams, even at the last minute and have pulled teams out of the country they are in if we deem they could be in any danger.

  4. Hello! I am quite interested in the possibility of going on this trip! All I wanted to ask right now is: “When is the registration deadline?” and “How flexible is Teen Missions with military families, such as constant change in living location and, of course, airline availability, for the time of the family’s location?”
    Thank you!!

    • Emma, We have had many military children participate. You are responsible for your round-trip transportation to/from Florida, so if your living location changes, it would not be a problem. We cover your round trip transportation from FL to your project country and back to FL.

  5. Hey there! I’m super interested in this trip and I was wondering how many people are on a team for it and if there is a way to know how many spots have been filled. Thank you so much!

  6. Hi, I am ashton gehret i have been on a malawi preteen trip before and i am interested in going on this new zealand trip is there any way i could get more information regarding, location(north or south island), accommodations, and what we would be doing in new zealand. the reason i want to go on this trip is because my parents are considering sending me on an exchange student program to new zealand (my dad has done it before) so that i could get a sense of what the country is like. thank you

    • Ashton, We are still working out the final details and a more detailed description will be available in the next couple of weeks.

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