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


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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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.



Monthly Prayer Support


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Prayer Meetings

Each month we also run a low key get together to pray and chat about the CYC Waihola ministry. It is a time to be informed, a time to interact, and a time to pray. There is opportunity to see where God is leading us and to find our part to play in this ministry. We look together at the projects we are working on and providing up dates for the month ahead.

2016 Pony Camp

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** This camp is now full – enrol for the waiting list **

Here at CYC we love all things equine and we want to share this love with you – learn to ride, do cool activities on your horses and make new friends.

This Pony Camp will teach the basics of horse care and horseback riding. Daily activities will include: safety around horses, grooming, tacking, leading horses, and horseback riding. The girls will learn respect and responsibility through hands on care while learning about all aspects of horses.

Each camper is assigned their own horse to ride and care for the entire week. This “ownership” opportunity makes the riding experience more rewarding and introduces campers to the responsibilities and joys of having their own horse.

This very popular camp is limited to 18 spaces.

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 18th  – Friday 22nd April 2016
Price: $280 ($220 if bring own suitable horse)
Camp Venue: Homestead @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 8 – 11

2016 Hunting Camp

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** This camp is now full – enrol for the waiting list **

Bag yourself a goat, rabbit, pig or even a deer at this speciality hunting camp.

The camp is run on a high country farm in East Otago. You get to experience the outdoors in hunting your own meals, sleeping in a woolshed for the week….and you don’t even have to shower for the week!!!

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd April 2016
Price: $220
Camp Venue: Morrisons, East Otago ( see map )
Camp Age Group: Boys in School Years 9 – 12

2016 CYC Family Camp

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Come away to our annual church families camp for a refreshing break – let us do the cooking for you!!!

With refreshing speakers, good food and activities for the kids – family camp is an ideal holiday for those wanting a break

Dates:  Monday 25th – Friday 29th April 2016
Price:  Donation to cover costs
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.


About Family Camp

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

The camp is for all families, couples and individuals that desire a deeper grasp of 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 CYC Council expects campers 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

Accommodation at Camp

There is limited accommodation that is available to those who attend as a family in our chalets and bunk-rooms – our on-site accommodation is allocated after registrations close, according to most need.
CYC also has caravan points or you may choose to stay off site in local motels, camping grounds or B&B’s.

Activities at Camp

  • Childrens program for Primary school aged children will be looked after Family Worship during the morning speaking sessions in the downstairs area under the kitchen.
  • Teenagers will be expected to attend the first of the speaking session in the morning. After the evening session there will be a teenage program for them to attend with parental permission.
  • Family Activities each afternoon at camp there will be organised activities for families – these may include geocaching, paint-ball, adventure-based activities, treasure hunts, family tabloid sports competition.

Camp Speakers


Cost of Camp

There is no fixed charge for the camp however it does cost CYC to run this camp so it is expect that those attending will contribute what they can. Click here for donation information.

Arrival and Departure Details

You can arrive at camp from 4.30pm to start unpacking and setting up but the official Family Camp program starts with tea in the Main Lodge at CYC Waihola at 5.30pm on Monday evening (25th April) and finishes on Friday (29th April) after lunch and clean-up about 2pm.
You will find CYC Waihola on Finlayson Road, about one kilometre from State Highway One in Waihola. In Waihola turn left away from the lake at the Challenge Service Station. You will find the Main Lodge on the left at the camp in the end of the gravel drive.

Register for Camp

It is important that you register for Family Camp as we have limited accommodation available and we can only cater for a certain number of people for the weekend.

Registrations close on 15th April or earlier if we have reached capacity.

2016 Leadership Winter Training

Interested in being a leader at CYC Camps??
– then this is the camp for you!!!!!

CYC Waihola is keen as mustard for our camps to be filled with passionate leaders with a real desire to reach young people for God.

Whether you are a natural born leader or just like to work away in the background we would love to have you attend our camp.

The weekend is SUPER CHEAP – only $30 and you can get a CYC t-shirt for 50% off!!!

(We do however do welcome extra donations to cover food and costs).

This is aimed and based around being a cabin leader at our kids camps in Waihola but in full of useful tips and information for any young person looking or already serving in a leadership role.

If you have attended the leadership camp before then we welcome you to come along and share your experiences and join in the fellowship with future leaders.

All leaders must be 15 years or older to attend this camp and it is required for all those wishing to be leaders at CYC camps.

Dates: Queens Birthday Weekend (3rd – 6th June 2016)
Price: $30
Camp Venue: Main Complex @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Everyone over the age of 15yrs old