Helpers Information

We rely on volunteer helpers like you to make this camp happen!


At National Camp we pair campers and helpers together for the weekend. This person is called your ‘Buddy’. For campers who need more assistance during the weekend we might assign two helpers as their buddies. As a helper you are at camp to support your ‘Buddy’ and help them have a great weekend!

Helpers Seminar

Our Auckland Helpers Seminar will be held at the ELEVATE National Support Office in Onehunga in the lead up to National Camp. For those outside of Auckland we may be able to arrange an opportunity for a small meeting depending on the number of helpers from the area and the availability of our volunteers.

Helpers Meeting on Friday Night 

On Friday night of camp we hold a meeting for our helpers where we can give you information about how camp runs and how to assist your buddy.


Totara Springs are a fabulous camp with various types of rooms. These include cabins, motels and lodges. Accommodation is assigned based on the needs of the camper. Where you sleep will depend on the camper you are ‘buddied’ with.

Police Check

First time helpers and helpers who haven’t been to national camp in the last four years are required to fill in a Police Check form

Camp Cost

As we are a charity, we rely entirely on camp fees and donations to make camp happen each year.  If the cost of attending camp is difficult for you perhaps you could approach friends and family to support you. Perhaps your church might allow you to run a fundraiser.

For more information on this years camp click to open the following link – National_Camp_2018_Information