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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.

Links to presentations given at Summer Gathering 2020-21

From Sustainability to Regeneration, Alina Siegfried

Waterways and Rangitiratanga, Betsan Martin

Bestsan's notes

A Spiritual Perspective, Murray Short

 

Link to the next Summer Gathering 2021-22

Summer Gathering 2021-22 will be in Northland, beginning soon after Christmas Day.  Watch this space for more details as the date gets nearer.

 

Previous Summer Gatherings since 1956

  • 2020-21 El Rancho, Waikanae Beach, Kāpiti
  • 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 Feilding Agricultural 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 Feilding Agricultural 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 (Feilding)
  • 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