Foxton Bible Camp was established in 1961
primarily to facilitate an annual Family Camp. Since then our camping
programme has enlarged to include a series of Youth Camps in the
School holidays. 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 Camp.
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 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.
Foxton township is being developed as an historical town and offers
horse-drawn tram and trolley bus rides, Dutch windmill, flax museum,
and an Audiovisual Museum. modern carpet factory. Foxton Beach School
is the site of an astronomical observatory. Information on local
items of interest is available from the Information Centre (Ph:
06- 363 8940).