Services Provided

Child and Youth Camps

Camp Brave Hearts

Camp Brave Hearts is a dynamic national camp where heart kids aged between 8 and 12 years can participate in a range of outdoor activities in a fun, safe environment under the careful supervision of a medical team. Camp Brave Hearts is a great opportunity for children to try new experiences and to get to know others with similar health challenges.

Camp Teen Beat

Camp Teen Beat caters for heart teens aged between 13 to 17 years. Like the camp for younger participants, this five-day outdoor pursuit camp focuses on learning life skills and building friendships, confidence, and self-esteem in teenagers with a childhood heart condition. It is an opportunity for them to mix with their peers, get to know others with similar experiences and challenges, as well as, where applicable, talk to professionals and other young people about their forthcoming transition into the adult cardiology wards of Auckland Hospital.

Contact Details

Contact details of Regional Family Support Coordinators:

Upper North Island:

  • Mathilde Noordzy, Mobile: 021 486 401

Lower North Island:

  • Rachael Hopkirk, Mobile: 027 222 3031

Upper South Island:

  • Margaret Hewett-Hawker, Mobile: 027 630 4648

Lower South Island:

  • Marlene Du Toit-Parks, Mobile: 021 848 779


Postal Address

PO Box 108-034
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150

This page was last updated at 1:40PM on August 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Heart Kids NZ.