Summer Gathering is an annual residential camp held December to January, with the location being moved around the country each year to minimise travel costs. Summer Gathering has been held each year since 1956. Friends of all ages from all over New Zealand (and some very welcome overseas visitors) join in a holiday atmosphere for relaxation and recreation. There are usually some formal discussions or visiting speakers, but the emphasis is on getting to know Friends from around the country through such activities as picnics, concerts, walks, all-age games and general fun.
Summer Gathering 2012 - 2013 will be held at Camp Columba, a site owned by the Presbyterian Church, about 15km east of Gore: from 27 December 2012 to 4 January 2013 - 8 glorious days!