Transformers RUYL Camps


Our next camp is to be advised.

Leaders in Training (LIT 10-13 years) registration

Mentors registration


Download and print a registration form

Could you be a Transformers camp leader?

We are looking for SMALL GROUP LEADERS (age 16+) and JUNIOR LEADERS (age 14, 15) for our next camp (to be advised).

Find out more and apply to be a Transformers camp leader

Take a peek at a Transformers Camp….

See what the participants of one of our Transformers camps have to say about their experience by viewing this Transformers video made by camp leader Lisa.

The Transformers – Raising Up Young Leaders Camp is one of those events that you just wish was longer than a weekend and happens more often! You just can’t get enough of it and this is shown by the increase in registrations year after year.

Greenlane Presbyterian Church has been involved in this ministry for three years now and in this short time we have seen the positive impact this weekend has on our young people; they are passionate to know God’s Truth, eager to share the Gospel and be the light in our community.

The Transformers model provides an opportunity for intergenerational ministry to happen authentically and that’s one of the things I love.  We have adults and senior youth journeying with LITs (leaders in training) in a mentoring partnership for one year.

There is a great buzz at Trasformers camps.  Our prayer is that this buzz spreads into our churches across NZ  and manifests a revival in our communities knowing and serving Jesus.  Tala Page, Youth & Families Worker, Greenlane Presbyterian Church, Auckland




For more details about organising a Transformers – Raising Up Young Leaders camp in your region contact Robin or Cheryl (Synod of Otago & Southland).

What happens at Transformers camps?

Transformers takes the form of weekend camps. At Transformers camps children aged 10 to 13 creatively explore what it means to be a Transformer leader in training (LIT) inspired by Jesus – the greatest transformer of all. LITs commit to working with a mentor from their church for a year to achieve Transformer Awards and develop their leadership.

The first camp was piloted in Christchurch Presbytery in April 2009, and we have since run 13 Transformers Camps around the country. For more information on Transformers RUYL, including our goals, vision and the Transformers codes, please read the .

If you are a Presbyterian/Uniting Church of NZ and would like to participate in a Transformers Camp, contact Kids Friendly

If you are from another denomination and would like to run a Transformers Camp and mentoring programme for your young people, please purchase the resource: Transformers Raising Up Young Leaders from Kids Friendly. This Transformers Resource includes our story, vision, purpose, values, processes and resources for sharing with churches all over New Zealand and the world wanting to encourage and equip young people’s leadership. You can read the introduction to the Transformers Raising Up Young Leaders resource here.