2021 Annual Report

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RSVP for AGM and Fellowship Day

It is important for Covid-19 tracing and event management that you record your intentions to attend our upcoming AGM and Fellowship Day here please:

2021 Family Camp – Talks

2021 Family Camp

Please note:

  • Registration for meals and accommodation is now closed!

  • All attendees must register for health and safety purposes. You may still register as a visitor to attend the teaching sessions however we’ve done our catering orders so cannot cater for anyone else for meals – sorry!

About this Camp

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….

Logan Hagoort

Bio:
Originally from the dairy farm in the Waikato, Logan has been married to Josella for 16 years and has been blessed with 4 children: Chloe, Isaiah, Sjannette, and Mia. He is now residing in South Auckland where he is the Minister of Covenant Presbyterian Church Manurewa. He is passionate about keeping the Church centered upon the simple things Jesus Christ has called it to do. He also teaches the Biblical Greek language for Grace Theological College in Auckland.

Topic:
Centrality of worship for the Church, the individual, and the family: One of the central tasks for the Church and the Christian is to worship God, but what is worship? Why is it so important? Over these talks we will be looking through the Bible to try and understand the centrality of worship for the Church, the family, and the individual.

Trevor Webb

Bio:
Trevor Webb (and his wife 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.

Mervyn Marshall

Bio:
Mervyn Marshall lives in Gore with his wife Marjorie. He is an elder in the Grace Presbyterian Church of Gore and long serving member of the CYC Waihola Council. 

Topics:

  • Covenantors in Scotland
  • John G Paton ” missionary to the New Hebrides”

Other Features of Family Camp 2021

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 (from Dunedin) is running our children's programme.
It is for age 5 to School Year 6.

Teenage Program

This year Jeff Coleman (from Firm Foundation NZ) 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 at this year's 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:

Fellowship day – 27th February 2021

Come join us for our first fellowship day for 2021.

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 Saturday 27th February 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. 

Plan for the day. 

  • Meet at camp at 9:30am.

  • Lunch at 12:30pm. Either bring your own lunch or something to share – we’ll provide something simple 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. 

Pruning & wood-chipping

Gardening & weeding

Spring cleaning

Specific Jobs & Maintenance

What to bring…

If you are able to please bring the following items:

  • Personal safety Equipment: Safety glasses, Gardening gloves, Earmuffs, Etc.
  • Gardening tools: Spades, Shovels, Etc.
  • Any Pruning gear you have.

2020 First Aid Training + Refresher Courses

CYC Waihola is hosting special First-Aid Training again in 2020. We’ve contracted a special provider from Christchurch who will be doing the basic first aid training but also focusing on key incident scenarios that can occur at our camps. 

This course is designed for both those without any prior First Aid Training and those that need to refresh.

Price*

  • Free for anyone signed up to be a director in 2021
  • Free for anyone signed up to be a leader in 2021
  • All others $140 each
 
 
This course is a significant cost to CYC Waihola to run so any donations towards the cost will be gladly received.

Topics Include:

NZQA Qualifications

This is a NZQA recognised course and all that pass will gain the following Unit Standards for their Record of Learning:

  • Unit Standard 6401 (Provide Basic First Aid)
  • Unit Standard 6402 (Provide Basic Life Support).

What to Bring

Please bring the following items to the course:

  • Warm Clothing including a jacket that can get dirty
  • Outside Footwear

Fellowship Day – 29th August 2020

Come join us for our second 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 Saturday 29th August 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. 

As it is still winter, we will still be running the day even if it is bad weather, as we have plenty of inside jobs needing to be done.

Plan for the day. 

  • Meet at camp at 10:00am (or at 9am if you want to attend our AGM) at the Main Lodge, have some morning tea then get stuck into it.

  • Lunch at 1:00pm. Either bring your own lunch or something to share – we’ll provide something simple 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.
  • Any pruning gear you have.

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.m. 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?






RSVP for Fellowship Day and AGM

2020 Annual Report

RSVP for AGM and Fellowship Day

It is important for Covid-19 tracing and event management that you record your intentions to attend our upcoming AGM and Fellowship Day here please:

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

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

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