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Ignite Retreat


Do you want to escape for a weekend? Hang out with a bunch of amazing girls from the Waikato? Have an epic adventure?

We have the programme for you! New and improved Ignite!


A weekend retreat programme developed especially for young women by young women!

This programme is brand new and loads of fun! You develop the skills to be an effective leader, enhance your self-esteem and confidence in a safe environment, gain awareness and knowledge
of issues affecting young women, develop your teamwork skills and meet new people!

Some of the activities in the programme are:
• Caving
• Climbing and abseiling
• Problem Solving
• Workshops on:
 Team Challenges
 Leadership

This course is for young women aged 14-17 years of all cultures and backgrounds.


To apply to participate in Ignite, you must enter a video up to 1 minute long, an image with a caption about the image, or up to 250 written words on why teamwork is important.

Applications are to be sent to programmes@ywcahamilton.org.nz, or taken into YWCA Hamilton or SHAMA offices.

Applications will be open from 9am Monday 21 January 2019 and will close at 5pm Friday 22 February 2019. Spaces are limited to 15 girls who will be selected on their essay answers.Results will then be emailed out on Wednesday 27 February by end of day.

An important part of the programme is to have the support and approval of your family/whanau. Please show them the enrolment form and ask them to sign.

If you have any queries or concerns, please feel free to contact Zeta Mohn, the YWCA of Hamilton Programmes Co-Ordinator on: programmes@ywcahamilton.org.nz or 07 8382219 ext. 4.

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