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.

2019 CYC Family Camp

REGISTRATIONS FOR FAMILY CAMP ARE NOW CLOSED – SORRY!

Family Camp is our annual camp for families to attend and have some good theologically sound teaching.

Dates:  Monday 22nd – Friday 26th April 2019
Price:  Donation to cover cost of food and accommodation
Camp Venue:  Main Lodge @ CYC Waihola
Camp Age Group:  All Ages – however young people under 16 need to have an adult responsible for them also at the camp.

Speakers

Jason Pickard

Jason and Sarah have been married from twelve, almost thirteen, years and are the proud parents of Natalie (8), John (6), and Annabelle (5). The family loves New Zealand and have greatly enjoyed their new home. Grace Bible Church has been a huge blessing for the family. 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. Jason’s work is in systematic theology and he also serves as an online instructor for church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. When he is not studying, Jason is likely out for a run or playing with his kids. He has particularly enjoyed learning this new game called cricket!

Jason will be speaking on The Lord's Prayer.

Geoff Lloyd

Geoff and his wife Sara moved to Southland from Wales in 2014. Geoff is pastor of Wyndham Evangelical Church and Sara works as a writer. They have a young son, Daniel.

Geoff will be speaking on church history.

Ian Bayne

Ian has been a pastor of Grace Wellington for ages and before that Ashburton. Ian with his wife Glenys still enjoy the ministry in Wellington our capital city. They have three children who are all married and three grandchildren who fill their lives with much joy and pleasure. In their spare time they enjoy fishing in the Cook Straight and relaxing at their Canterbury farm.

Ian will be speaking on The Crisis and Opportunity Of The Church.

Other Features of Family Camp

  • Teenage Program for ages (12 - 14)(topic is "Experiencing God")
  • Family Afternoon Activities
  • Amazing Food
  • Family Worship Time

Fellowship Day – 6th April 2019

Our Fellowship Days are where we meet together to do some work around the CYC Waihola camp-site together and train together.

Each Fellowship day has a a working bee and a training session to allow our camp leaders up-skill in some aspect of practical leadership such as activities training, kitchen training, etc.

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 days.

Details for this fellowship day

Date + Time

Saturday 6th April 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm 

What to bring

  • Bring your own lunch
  • See the tasks list below for tools to bring

Location

We will be based at the Homestead for the day due to an accommodation group using the Main Lodge

Training Information

Flying Fox - we will be doing assistant and supervisor training and refreshers. Along with mid-line rescue training which is now required for all supervisors.

Working Bee Task List

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

Transplanting Tussocks

We want to landscape several of our activities with 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

2018 CYC Family Camp

 

 

 

Please find the talks from 2018 Family Camp here

CYC Camp Photos 2016

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Want to view all the fun from the 2016 CYC Waihola Camps?? Follow the links 🙂

All photos are uploaded in high quality so they can be downloaded and printed.

2016 Girls Winter Camp

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View photos from the 2016 Girls Winter Camp here:
Via Facebook or Flickr

Campers were addressed as “Royal Highness’s” as they attended a Daughters of the King Camp at CYC Waihola. Lots of princess activities and a Royal Banquent on the last night of camp were some highlights.

 

 

2016 Girls Pony Camp

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2016 Boys Summer Camp

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Via Facebook or Flickr

Campers were signed up to be a contestant in CYCs Amazing Race Boys Summer Camp! Come and enjoy a week of fun, outdoor adventure, clues, detours and pit stops. They experienced a week full of a series of challenges with a geographical base, 5 days, 5 countries, 5 Adventures.

2016 Girls Summer Camp

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View photos from the 2016 Girls Summer Camp here:
Via Facebook or Flickr.

Spiderman, Superman, The Green Lantern, The Flash, Captain America, Batman and the Incredibles are all superhero’s but what makes them special? This camp will featured lots of superhero training – try out the ‘Super-hero Mobile’, fly like Superman on the Flying Fox and much much more.

 

2016 Adventure Camp

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You can’t beat a trumpet and you certainly can’t beat Adventure Camp for the most fun you will have this summer!! We spent the week soaking up the summer sun as you do all manner of “sweet as” adventure activities which included: Paint-ball, Hunting, Raft Building, Water activities, Adventure Masters: Search and Rescue, high ropes, abseiling and rock climbing.