Fellowship Day – 27th June 2020

Come join us for our first fellowship day of 2020 

This is a day to get involved investing in camp. 

Whether you’re new to camp or a familiar face we would love you to join us on the 27th for a day of fellowship. Get to know some of our staff and long serving volunteers as we work around the camp together, getting some of the odd jobs done to better the camp. 

Seeing as it will be getting close to the winter months, we will still be running the day even if it is bad weather-there are plenty of inside jobs needing to be done. 

Plan for the day. 

  • Meet at camp at 9:30am and at the Main Lodge. 
  • Lunch at 12:00pm. Either bring your own lunch or something to share – we’ll provide hot-dogs and hot drinks. 
  • Unless you have to head off, stay for some ‘Friendly Competition’ in Archery Tag and have a chance to have some fun together before the day finishes. 

What to bring…

If you are able please bring the following items:

  • Personal Safety Equipment: Safety Glasses, Gardening Gloves, Earmuffs,etc
  • Gardening Tools: Spades, Shovels, etc.

 

Fellowship Day Jobs…

Gardening

Green thumb or not this is the perfect job to get out side and chat as you pull weeds.

Spring Cleaning

As Rapunzel from the Disney classic Tangled sings "nine a.n. the usual morning lineup. Start on the dusting & sweep till the bunk-rooms all clean. Polish & wax do windows & mop & shine up" There are plenty of different jobs needing to be done!

Pruning

Try your hand at using 'giant gardening scissors' to prune the bushes and trees!

Who wouldn't want to do this?

2020 Family Camp

Cancellation (20th March 2020):

It is with much regret that the CYC Waihola Council of Management have decided to cancel this year’s family camp. 
 
Given the increasing spread of Covid-19 and the Government’s announcement yesterday that mass gatherings of more than 100 people inside are banned, our Council of Management believed it prudent and wise to cancel rather than modify the camp format.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 

Please note:

  • All attendees at our Family Camp must register online for catering and health/safety purposes.
  • Unfortunately our on-site accommodation is now full – however you can register for the waiting list.

About this Camp

  • 4.30pm Monday 20th April - 1:30pm Friday 24th April 2020
  • All ages families and adults (teenagers and children must be registered with a family during the week under supervision of an adult)
  • Attendance by donation

CYC Waihola Family Camp is a camp of fellowship, teaching, discussion, great fun, good food and above all getting closer to God through His Holy Scriptures.

The camp is for all families, couples and individuals that desire to dig deeper into the historic faith of the Scriptures. CYC Waihola puts together this camp believing that the Bible is fully inspired by God and is the final authority on all matters of the Christian faith.

The Family Camp committee expects all those at camp to attend all meetings, fully support the camp programme and happily observe the posted camp rules. You will also be expected to assist with camp duties where possible.

Camp Speakers

Here are some of the speakers we have lined up to speak this year….

Alfie Orr

Bio:
Alfie Orr was born in Northern Ireland and came to NZ when he was 21. After marrying his wife Elsie, they went to live in Ireland. At present he is the pastor of South City Reformed Baptist Church in South Auckland. The church started as a church plant about five and a half years ago. He has also pastored churches in both New Zealand and Northern Ireland for over forty years. They have four children and now have eight grandchildren.

Topic:
‘Christ and His Care for His Church.’  Studies in the book of Revelation; chapters 1 to 5.

John Van Rij

Bio:
John and his wife Alex have lived in Invercargill since 2016 serving at the Grace Presbyterian Church there. John and Alex were married in Auckland, and soon after went to the States to study at Covenant theological Seminary in St Louis. 

Topic:
Kept for Judgement or Kept for Christ?
Very often we can imagine that the the greatest hinderances to the Gospel in our Country come from outside the church. When we read our bibles however, it appears that internal faithlessness of God’s people is as often as much of a problem as any external attacks. The book of Jude addresses these problems with a description of faithlessness within the church that we are prone to today as much as ever. We will be studying this short letter together, and thinking about how we might contend for the faith in our current time.

Trevor Webb

Bio:
Trevor and Mary both became Christians at Lincoln University and were married in 1974. They are blessed with four daughters and four grandchildren. Trevor has been a ruling elder for over forty years in the Christchurch GPC congregation and they are now members of Grace Bible Church, Dunedin. Trevor has a passion to unfold the relevance of the Old Testament Scriptures.

Topic:
How God kept the Jews through Captivity to Messiah. The 400-year period between the Testaments are often called ‘The Silent Years’. That is because there is no record of this period in Bible history. However, this does not mean that God was not at work! The talks will consider how God preserved his people in Babylon, Egypt and Judea. As in the Old Testament, there were times when God’s people flourished and times where they degenerated. There were heroes of the faith and corrupters of godliness. We will see how prophecy was being fulfilled and how the world was being prepared for the Gospel.

Jason Pickard

Bio:
Jason and Sarah have been married from twelve, almost thirteen, years and are the proud parents of Natalie, John, and Annabelle. Jason attended Westminster Theological Seminary and served in pastoral ministry in the Presbyterian Church in America for seven and a half years before coming to do doctoral work at the University of Otago in January 2018.

Topic:
Athanasius and the Arian Controversy/Council of Nicaea

Mervyn Marshall

Bio:
Mervyn Marshall is a long-serving member of the CYC Waihola Council of Management and an elder of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Gore. 

Topic:
Two talks with one on the Scottish Covenanters Donald Cargill and James Renwick and the other talk on John G. Paton – a missionary to the New Herbides

Other Features of Family Camp 2020

Here are the other features of Family Camp this year.

Good Food

Amazing food is a well known feature of our family camps each year.

Children's Program

This year Hamish Smith is running our children's programme. It is for age 5 to School Year 6.

Teenage Program

This year Heidi Aarsen is running our teenager's programme. It is for School Year 7-11 only.

Afternoon Activities

Flying Fox, ArcheryTag and a Treasure Hunt will all feature this year at Family Camp.

2 Awesome movies

This year we also be screening in the afternoon 2 incredible Christian films:









Online Registration

All those attending Family Camp (even as day visitors or just for meals) must register online here:

2020 Boys Winter Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 13th July - 2:30pm Friday 17th July 2020
  • Boys in school years 5 to 8 in 2020
  • $190 (Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Are you faster than a speeding train?

Have the Archery skills of Hawk-Eye?

Can you lift more then the Hulk?

Then this is the camp for you…

Come along and hone your Superhero skills through our speciality training facilities plus unlock the truth of who the ultimate Superhero of all time is… 

Camp Features

Here is some of the features that you might get to experience at this camp…

ArcheryTag

Bubble Soccer

Disc Golf

Zipline

Archery

Air Rifles

Mountain Boards

2020 Girls Winter Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 6th July - 2:30pm Friday 10th July 2020
  • Girls in School Years 5 to 8 in 2020
  • $190 (Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Come running and racing, dancing and chasing and leaping to CYC Waihola this winter for the BEST CAMP EVER!

 

We may read a book
Or maybe two or three
We could add a few new paintings to our galleries 
We could play guitar and knit
And cook and basically
Just wonder when will this camp begin?
 
Then after lunch it could be puzzles and darts and baking
Paper mache, a bit of ballet and chess
Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making
Then we’ll stretch, maybe sketch, take a climb
Sew a dress??????
 
Come and discover our Winter Tangled camp and all the fun that is to be had making new friends and learning some new skills, plus many of our traditional CYC Activities

Camp Features

Here is some of the features that you might get to experience at this camp…

ArcheryTag

Bubble Soccer

Disc Golf

Zipline

Archery

Air Rifles

Mountain Boards

Fellowship Weekend – Labour Weekend

  •  9:00am Saturday 26th - 4:00pm Monday 28th October 2020
  • All welcome but you must register for health and safety / catering purposes
  • Free to attend
  • We will be based at the Main Lodge

Our Labour Weekend Work Camp is our big “get things done” weekend where we meet together to do some work around the CYC Waihola camp-site together in fellowship.

Much of CYC is run on the donation of funds and time given by it’s supporters … so come along and help out at our regular fellowship daysk

Timetable for the Weekend:

Saturday 26th October
8.30am Arrival
9.30am Health and Safety Briefing
10.00am Work Teams start jobs
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Work Teams continue…
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Work Teams continue…
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm Work Teams continue…
6.30pm Dinner
7.30pm

 
Quiz Night Evening
Sunday 27th October – Day of Rest for those staying for whole weekend
8.30am Breakfast
10.30am Local Morning Worship Services
  • Waihola Grace Presbyterian Church – meets at Waihola School
  • Riverside Chapel – meets at 411 Henley Rd, Henley
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Free Time
5.30pm Tea
7.00pm

 
Documentary Movie- “American Gospel: In Christ Alone” (see trailer here)
Monday 28th October
8.00am Breakfast and Devotion
9.00am Health and Safety Briefing
10.00am Work Teams continue…
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Work Teams continue…
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Work Teams Finish Jobs and tidy up
4.00pm Afternoon Tea and Home

Jobs being completed:

Driveway Pruning

Pruning the main lodge driveway trees so buses can access the Main Lodge easier. Clearing branches to the burning heap
 
Tools to bring:
Hedge trimmers, Pruning Shears, Chain Saw, Garden Gloves, Trailer

Re-staining Road Signs

Our wooden road signs look much more snazzy when they are clean and re-stained.
 
Tools Needed:
Gloves, Old Clothes, Step ladder

Tidying Tree Felling Area

The trees have been felled up near our new archery range. This area needs tidied up ready for our archery range building to begin.
 
Tools Needed:
Shovels, Spades, Garden Forks, Wheel barrows

Fencing

We have several new fences to put in and quite a few to perform maintenance on.
 
Tools Needed:
Fencing Gear, Eye Protection, Gloves

Planting Natives / Transplanting Tussocks

We want to landscape several of our garden areas and activities with natives and tussocks including our footpath verges, assault course margins and several banks around the camp.
 
Tools Needed:
Spades, Shovels, Garden Gloves, Trailer

Rebuilding Waterslide

After a busy season of summer ministry and school camps we are keen to start rebuilding our waterslide ready for next summer.
 
Tools Needed:
Shovels, Spades

Concreting Office Pathway's

We are finishing our office landscaping with new concrete paths and landscape lighting to give our camp-site that wow factor on arrival.
 
Tools Needed:
Wheelbarrows, Shovels, Gloves

Spring Cleaning

After some big building projects many of our facilities are in need of a good dusting, windows cleaned, and tidied up ready for our summer season.
 
Tools Needed:
All cleaning products supplied.

Register to Attend:

2019 Junior Tramping Camp

  • 4pm Friday 4th October - 8pm Tuesday 8th October 2019
  • Co-Ed School Years 7 - 10 and must have reasonable fitness
  • $220 (includes transport to and from location and main meals)

About this tramp

This new tramping camp in 2019 is for those keen on giving real tramping a try in the New Zealand backcountry.

We will be casually tramping on average 9km each day to DOC huts along a reasonably good condition track down the Lower Hollyford river valley. This brief-taking track takes in views of Mt Tutoko (Fiordland's highest mountain), Hidden Falls (a stunning hidden waterfall) and Lake Albaster (a back-country gem of a lake only accessible by foot).

As beginner tramping you will need to have reasonable level of fitness (so start training now) and will need to carry all your own food and gear with you as you tramp.

Tramping Camp Features

Views of Mt Tutoko

Mt Tutoko is Fiordland's highest mountain and raises straight out of the Hollyford valley above Hidden Falls hut.

Fun and Games

With no no power or cellphone coverage, we have plenty of time to play cool games like "The Most Awesome Game in the World" and make our own fun in the wilderness.

Good Food

Tramping is all about walking, good company and eating food. Lots of snacks to build up your energy for tramping

Essentials to know before you enrol

These are essentials to know before you enrol in this tramping camp:

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 9km each day (no really big hills on this tramp however). You can start building fitness now by going for increasingly long walks each week.

  • You will need to carry all your own gear and food in a tramping pack. We will not carry your food, clothes or even your hairbrush for you. 

  • There are some essential gear requirements for tramping. These include the following non-negotiable items to keep you warm and safe in the wilderness:
    • Good boots with ankle support
    • Warm Sleeping Bag (not a “cheap warehouse one”)
    • Waterproof rain jacket (not a “nylon parka”)
    • Waterproof dry bags or pack liner

  •  Our leadership consists of leaders with a combined total of over 100 years tramping experience in the wilderness.

2019 Backcountry Tramping Camp

  • 4pm Friday 13th December - 8pm Tuesday 17th December 2019
  • Co-Ed School Years 11 - 13 and must have reasonable fitness
  • $220 (includes transport to and from location and main meals)

About this tramp

This new tramping camp in 2019 is for with a bit more physical fitness and want to give back-country tramping a go.

This tramp will involve tramping on routes through the wildnerness rather than formed tracks like the Great Walks.

We will be exploring (and potentially hunting) in the mountains and valleys of the Eyre Mountains near Mavora Lakes in Fiordland.

Tramping Camp Features

Backcountry Tenting

We will be tenting - this means we can set up where our heart desires and explore places far from huts and civilisation. True back-country tramping.

Fun and Games

With no no power or cellphone coverage, we have plenty of time to play cool games like "The Most Awesome Game in the World" and make our own fun in the wilderness.

Good Food

Tramping is all about walking, good company and eating food. Lots of snacks to build up your energy for tramping

Essentials to know before you enrol

These are essentials to know before you enrol in this tramping camp:

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 18km each day. You can start building fitness now by going for increasingly long walks each week.

  • You will need to carry all your own gear and food in a tramping pack. We will not carry your food, clothes or even your hairbrush for you. As an advanced tramping camp we will also be carrying shared group tents which you will need to carry your share of.

  • There are some essential gear requirements for tramping. These include the following non-negotiable items to keep you warm and safe in the wilderness:
    • Good boots with ankle support
    • Warm Sleeping Bag (not a “cheap warehouse one”)
    • Waterproof rain jacket (not a “nylon parka”)
    • Waterproof dry bags or pack liner

  •  Our leadership consists of leaders with a combined total of over 100 years tramping experience in the wilderness.