Foxton Bible Camp has excellent facilities for conferences and camps of all sizes!
Foxton Bible Camp was established in 1961 primarily to facilitate an annual Family Camp. Since then the camp has been continually modernised and expanded.
We firmly believe in the value of a camping programme for spiritual encouragement and the strengthening of ties of fellowship among the people of God. This Christian emphasis remains our priority, but community groups are also able to hire the facilities.
It operates as a popular location for conferences, family camps and youth camps. It is a particularly safe site for families and has amenities suitable for all ages, including dormitories for young people, separate cabins for families, and a 2 bedroom tourist flat for separate hire. Nikau Lodge is fully self-contained for smaller groups, with 10 bedrooms and a central lounge and kitchen.
Foxton Bible Camp is a self-catering camp. Each group hiring the camp is responsible for their own food supply and catering and adherence to any Food Safety regulations.
The grounds have been developed to enable camps to be contained on-site if they wish. The local area is also ideal for camps. The ocean beach is less than a half hour walk (3 km) from Camp and the river estuary only minutes away. The Manawatu River Estuary draws visitors keen to see the 2000 birds and up to 58 species known to flock there over the northern winter and is a stopover for many rare and migratory birds. It is also one of the best places to watch the unique Wrybill and the magnificent Royal Spoonbill.
Foxton township is being developed as an historical town and offers horse-drawn tram rides, Dutch windmill, boutique shops, flax museum, Audiovisual Museum and new Dutch-Maori museum. There is also a public covered swimming pool. Foxton Beach School is the site of an astronomical observatory available through the local Astronomy Club. Information on local items of interest is available from the I-site (Ph: 06 363 5571) and also www.foxton.org.nz.
P.S. Lakeview Bible Camp is our sister camp in the upper North Island. It is slightly smaller but operates similarly at Ngongotaha, Rotorua.