Registrations now open for our upcoming holiday camps!



Peter Snell Youth Village is on the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula around 2km before Army Bay. It is approximately 60 minutes from central Auckland. Magnificent native bush surrounds it, with park-like grounds, green fields and slopes down towards its own beach area to access the rocky sea shore (tide permitting). It is the ideal place for large groups, with the  Main Camp having 44 bunk beds, sleeping 88 people with catering and activities, and Dearsly Cottage, which has 16 bunk beds, sleeping 32 people and has the option of catered or self catering. Both can be hired together to give sufficient beds for 120 people, or separately depending on your group size. Both are available for groups to hire seven days a week.

The buildings are spacious and comfortable, being set alongside beautiful native bush and overlooking the sea. We offer a wide range of activities, from those specifically designed with educational outcomes in mind, through to sporting and physical challenges!

The food is appetising and the staff are very willing to assist you in having an enjoyable community experience. You won’t find a more comfortable, professional, organised and convenient camp to accomplish your goals. Enjoy the challenging and refreshing environment that accompanies both outdoor and indoor activities.


We strive to ensure that all school groups coming to camp meet the Ministry of Education’s goal for achieving quality educational outcomes. We do this by using the Ministry of Education’s EOTC guidelines.

Whilst on camp there are a variety of brilliant activities which will transform any gathering into an interactive, exciting experience. Develop team bonding through interactive challenges or just have some fun. Have a browse through our range of options and pick the ones to make your camp a memorable one. 

Activities are run and supervised by the group's adults. Our staff will give a safety briefing to adults who will lead activities.

Our activities are located in park grounds and native bush, so there is plenty of space for your group to take part in adventure, challenge and risk suitable for all ages and skill sets.  

Our activities undergo an annual independent audit to ensure that we provide them in the safest possible manner, meeting the highest standards of safety and professionalism. Where required, they register us with WorkSafeNZ under the Adventure Activity Regulations 2016.



At One Big Adventure we are experts at hosting school camps, family reunions, community events, corporate events and everything in between.

STEP 1 Complete the One Big Adventure enquiry form and submit. 

STEP 2 Confirm your plans with us and we will send you a deposit invoice.  

STEP 3 If you want to secure your booking, pay your deposit within 21 days. 

STEP 4 We will confirm your booking after you pay your deposit. 

STEP 5 Use the Group Guest Self Service online portal. Upload your people, program, dietary ready for camp.


Food ready to serve to campers

Ideal for any school, community group, family, church group, sports club, association or organisation. We have a range of facilities and resources to make your meetings, conferences, presentations and events a success. There is the dining room and hall to suit your requirements. Our resources are available for you to use. The Main Camp has 88 beds in shared space bunk rooms. Whilst Dearsly Cottage at Peter Snell has 32 beds in shared space bunk rooms. 

We are renowned for our healthy and delicious food. Our chefs will prepare healthy, balanced and nutritious meals for your stay. We can provide at additional cost gluten-free or dairy free or vegan dietary requirements. If your group is going out from camp, we can provide a packed lunch in place of your regular lunch.

Breakfast: 8:00 am   Lunch: 12:30 pm   Dinner: 5:30 pm 

If you wish to change these to suit your needs, have a chat with bookings. Please note that your first catered meal is dinner. Please ensure that if you are arriving before lunch that your group has a meal with them. 

At Dearsly cottage you can do your own catering. We stock the kitchen with all the pots, pans, crockery and equipment you will need. There is a large dining area.  

Next to the dining area is our campers’ kitchen. We made this facility available to camp groups 24 / 7 to make tea, coffee. There is also a fridge freezer and microwave available for your use. 

There are separate male and female bathroom facilities with hot showers, hand basins and toilets. 

A laundry is also available for your use. 

The large dining room accommodates a full camp in one sitting. We furnish it with trestle tables and chairs. The room can be also be used to hold any events, activities, presentations and conferences, with a wall mounted TV. A projector, screen and PA can be supplied.  

We only need to be aware of life-threatening allergies, so that we can take steps to reduce the risks. We cannot guarantee the absolute removal of all traces of any allergy inducing items. If you are unsure of any meals being provided, talk to us. There may be other options.  

The Main Camp sleeps 88 people with 54 in the West wing and 34 in the East wing both of which are heated. There are male and female ablutions in each wing. Dearsly Cottage has four bedrooms all with heating each with four bunks sleeping eight people in each room. There is a separate ablution block with male and female ablutions. 

The hall offers a large open room to hold indoor activities. This area offers a large meeting space, an area for workshops or presentations. It comes equipped with all the audio and visual equipment needed. 

We try to recycle as much as possible. Place all plastic, metal, glass, paper and card in the correct bins. Respect the natural surroundings of our camps, leave nothing behind and cause no damage, so that others can experience the same natural beauty. We have designated smoking / vaping areas at camp.

Arrivals: Monday 10:00am, Wednesday 2:00pm, Fridays 5:00pm Departures: Wednesday 1:00 pm, Friday and Sunday 2:00 pm

Peter Snell perfect for a retreat, conference, event camp, seminar training, or celebration.  

Call us to book your site visit today 09 837 0494