What We Do - Activities

Here are some of the regular activities we do.

Adventure Clubs

Adventure Club

These are our longest running and most popular activity based groups. They run on Wednesdays (Girls), Thursdays (Boys) and Fridays (Boys) after school during term time. These programs and are aimed at building self esteem and learning how to operate as a team, all while having fun. At the end of each term the girls and boys combine for one large activity.

The activities include; rock climbing, futsal, swimming, movie making, paint ball, sailing, kayaking, cooking, group cinema trips, games days, biking, arts and crafts and youth led activities.

Please contact us for any more information, or to enrol in either club


When: 3 – 5:30pm term time

Drop-In Sessions

Evening social gatherings, used as a ‘check in’ and to offer young people a place to hang out away from home. The young people are encouraged to take ownership of the Youth club at these times, deciding how each night is going to run. We cook a shared meal which is served around 7:30 pm both nights, and have all the facilities available for the young people to use. These include music, board games and cards, our pool and table tennis tables, basket ball hoops, a half pipe, art equipment, three computers with internet access, consoles, darts, books, a TV and DVD player, a sewing machine and loads more.

We ask for a donation for these sessions.

When: Fridays 6-10 pm, Saturdays 3-10 pm throughout the year.

Youth vs Wild

Youth vs Wild

A six week program loosely influenced by the television show 'Man vs Wild'. Each week focuses on a certain aspect of wild survival, from fire making and 'hobo cookery' through to raft building, navigation, survival first aid, fishing and shelter building. The program finishes of with a two day camp led by the young people to use all the new skills they have acquired. This hugely popular course always fills up quickly.

When: Thursdays 3:30 - 6pm during term 1 

Holiday Programs

Holiday Program

We run activities and projects throughout the school holidays. Some activities are youth led, some Youth worker led, and some joint efforts. The regular attendee’s are encouraged to join in the planning of some of the days. Activities include Games, Competitions, Creative projects, Swimming, BBQ’s, Snow play, Cooking and Sports.

A printable PDF of all activities and costs will be added to the quick links section of our homepage before each holiday. Please contact us or check our Facebook page for any more information.

We ask for a $5 donation for all activities Tues - Thurs, unless otherwise stated, and a gold coin for the Weekend Drop in sessions.

When: 12 - 5 pm Tuesdays – Thursdays and 3 - 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays during School holidays (Excluding public holidays)


Kids Club

An after school program for year 6’s transitioning to High School. This short and fun series of sessions is aimed at introducing  the local primary school children to Kahu Youth and what is available to them when they start year 7. There are limited places, so registration for each session is required.

Activities include Fabric painting, Swimming, Cooking, Face painting, giant bubble wands, Games and Youth choice activities.

When: Tuesdays during the 4th term 3-5 pm

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

A youth led initiative that builds leadership, community ownership and commitment to the prevention of alcohol-related harm. The Youth Workers work in collaboration with the youth on social change around alcohol through practical, tangible means and processes. Activities include Parties, Competitions and other smaller events throughout the year.

When: 3 – 4 times a year.


This service is open to all young people aged 11 - 18 in the Upper Clutha region; they are either passed on to us by M.A.C, their parents, peers or have signed up to the scheme themselves. They are then matched with members of the community who have signed up as mentors.

This scheme is not just for those young people considered ‘at risk’. Some have come to us for career based placements, some are high achieving students seeking a professional mentor to help them find the next level and some simply want to experience new perspectives and activities. All mentors are fully police checked and vetted.

Please contact us if you are interested in either becoming a mentor or being mentored.

Youth Council


Meeting on every Tuesday after school at the Crib, this is a group of young people aged 11 - 18 who work together to identify needs for local young people and both organise and promote healthy fun activities for young people. Formed in late 2015, they are now working towards attending community board meetings and submitting to local council on issues facing the youth of the Upper Clutha region.

When: Meetings are held every Tuesday at the Crib from 3:30 - 4:30pm

One on one youth work

We work with individuals as issues arise in their personal lives. Supporting young people’s positive behaviour and helping with logical decision making processes as well as listening and guiding young people towards a positive resolution. The youth workers also attend many family group conferences, support at youth court sessions and liaise with other relevant agencies to support young people and their families where needed.

When: Any time, throughout the year



The small herb garden and Vegetable patch outside the Crib always needs new things added and work done on it by the regular attendees of the Crib. We grow our own vegetables which are cooked and eaten during drop in sessions. We would like to expand by building a second Vegetable bed. The aim is to grow a seed bank, making the garden self sustaining.

When: Year round

Cooking Lessons


A series of lessons, by request, that highlight the basics of home cooking and baking. Teaching the youths involved a basic life skill, which in turn raises their self confidence.

When: These are held during the regular Drop in times on Friday and Saturday nights.