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Summer Gatherings

Summer Gatherings

Summer Gathering is an annual residential camp held December to January, with the location being moved around the country each year to minimise travel costs. Summer Gathering has been held each year since 1956. Friends of all ages from all over New Zealand (and some very welcome overseas visitors) join in a holiday atmosphere for relaxation and recreation. There are usually some formal discussions or visiting speakers, but the emphasis is on getting to know Friends from around the country through such activities as picnics, concerts, walks, all-age games and general fun.

The locations of future Gatherings are planned by the Coordinators.

The event is planning by the Summer Gathering Arrangements Committee whose members belong to the host Monthly Meeting.

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Summer Gathering 2019-2020 was held at Wainui Heights YMCA 28 Dec - 3 Jan. About 90 Friends enjoyed a wonderful time together, with outings, games, good food, and fellowship. Various reports will eventually appear in Friends Newsletter. Our theme was Kindness, and we had a series of Meditations to guide our thoughts. Anyone wanting a copy of these Meditations documents, please contact Derek at: derek@carver.net.nz If enough Friends wish, we could put them up as a downloadable file on this website.

Summer Gatherings since 1956

  • 2019-20 Wainui Heights YMCA, Akaroa Harbour, Christchurch
  • 2018-19 Vertical Horizon, Inglewood, Taranaki
  • 2017/18 Ngamuwahine Lodge
  • 2016/17 Vertical Horizon, Inglewood (Taranaki)
  • 2015/16 Teapot Valley 3 (Nelson)
  • 2014/15 Chosen Valley Camp 4
  • 2013/14 Wairarapa College
  • 2012/13 Camp Columba (Gore)
  • 2011/12 Chosen Valley Camp 3
  • 2010/11 Ngaruawahia 3
  • 2009/10 Te Aute College (Hawkes Bay)
  • 2008/09 Blue Skies (Kaiapoi) 2
  • 2007/08 Chosen Valley Camp 2
  • 2006/07 Silverstream Retreat, Upper Hutt
  • 2005/06 Waipiata, near Ranfurly, Central Otago
  • 2004/05 Ngaruawahia 2
  • 2003/04 Nga Tawa 3 (Marton)
  • 2002/03 Glentui Meadows 2, Canterbury
  • 2001/02 Chosen Valley Camp, Drury, Auckland
  • 2000/01 Nga Tawa 2 (Marton)
  • 1999/00 Teapot Valley 2 (Nelson)
  • 1998/99 St Stephens (Auckland) -SG/YM
  • 1997/98 Paraparaumu
  • 1996/97 Ngaruawahia
  • 1995/96 Blue Skies (Kaiapoi)
  • 1994/95 Whanganui
  • 1993/94 Fielding High School 2 -SG/YM
  • 1992/93 Teapot Valley 1 (Nelson)
  • 1991/92 Kiwi Ranch (Upper Hutt)
  • 1990/91 Riverbend (Hawkes Bay)
  • 1989/90 Waipara 2
  • 1988/89 Carey Park 2 (Henderson) -SG/YM
  • 1987/88 Fielding High School 1 -SG/YM
  • 1986/87 St Kevins 2 (Oamaru) -SG/YM
  • 1985/86 Methven
  • 1984/85 Inglewood
  • 1983/84 Rotorua
  • 1982/83 Waipara 1
  • 1981/82 Te Karaka
  • 1980/81 Hata Paora (Fielding)
  • 1979/80 St Kevins 1 (Oamaru)
  • 1978/79 Nga Tawa (Marton)
  • 1977/78 Greytown
  • 1976/77 Cheviot
  • 1975/76 Carey Park (Henderson)
  • 1974/75 Eltham
  • 1973/74 Roxburgh 2
  • 1972/73 Taurewa 2
  • 1971/72 Otaki Bridge
  • 1970/71 Glen Tui 1 (Canterbury)
  • 1969/70 Epworth(Karapiro)
  • 1968/69 Roxburgh 1
  • 1967/68 Taurewa 1
  • 1966/67 Quail Valley(Nelson)
  • 1965/66 Palmerston(Otago)
  • 1964/65 Eastern Beach
  • 1963/64 Friends School
  • 1962/63 Mahoenui
  • 1961/62 Reikorangi
  • 1960/61 Unknown
  • 1959/60 Friends School
  • 1958/59 Motukarara
  • 1957/58 Henderson
  • 1956/57 Rissington