2016 Leaders Tramp

The winter leaders tramp is now an annual classic and we are inviting you to come and join the fun!!!

This is a great oppourtunity to meet or catch up with other leaders in a relaxed low key environment.

If you are interested in attending you NEED TO CONTACT Tim Wiel at the CYC office to talk about the tramp.

In the past we have had a quiet weekend jaunt up the Routeburn valley to the Routeburn Falls Hut for the night.

Anyone really keen for some weekend of fellowship with some ‘neat people’ are also welcome to attend this tramp.

It is a winter tramp so expect the following from the weekend:
– easy going track
– minus 0 degrees temperatures and maybe snow
– warm fellowship and good food

Some limited transport may be available from Waihola to the tramp and home again.

Your gear will need to include:
– Good boots with ankle support
– Very warm clothing (including two sets of thermals)(last time we did this tramp there was a -5 degree night in the hut)
– Very warm sleeping bag (again it is very cold)
– Wet weather gear (last time it snowed)
– Your own food (although dehydrated food is available for purchase from CYC at our cost price)

To see photos from the 2012 Winter Routeburn (CYC Leaders Tramp) follow this link:
To https://www.facebook.com/timwiel/media_set?set=a.10151163981407673.492225.599532672&type=3

More details will be sent to those that have signed up to go.

2016 August Volunteer Work Day

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We are planning a Work Day for Saturday 27th August.

We are meeting at 9.00am at the Main Hall, there is a shared lunch at 12.30pm (bring a plate), devotion at 1.00pm, then we will conclude with smoko at 4.00pm.

Please pass the word around or forward this on to those who may be able to help and let us know if you plan to attend.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

2016 Work & Fellowship Camp

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Our annual Work & Fellowship Camp is where we get all those major projects underway and odd jobs completed around CYC. It is also a time to share the vision of CYC Waihola with each through fellowship, discussion and great food.

There is no cost for the weekend – however we need to know if you are planning to attend for catering purposes. Donations to cover costs are also welcomed.

RSVP

Those interested in helping need to RSVP to us by emailing info@cycwaihola.org.nz by Tuesday 18th October if they wish to attend, indicating if they require accommodation and what meals they will be around for to ensure we have sufficient catering supplies on hand.

Camp Timetable

Camp commences Saturday morning but accommodation will be available from Friday and concludes with afternoon tea on Monday

Saturday

 

8.30 am Work Parties begin

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties continue

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties continue

4.00 pm Afternoon Tea

4.20 pm Work Parties continue

7.00 pm Tea

8.00 pm [Optional] Evening Entertainment

9.30 pm Supper

 

Sunday

8.00 am Rise and Shine

8.30 am Breakfast

Morning Worship Services

1.00 pm Dinner

Afternoon Free time

6.00 pm Tea

7.00 pm Topical Discussion

9.00 pm Supper

Monday

7.00 am Rise and Shine

7.30 am Breakfast and Devotion

8.30 am Work Parties continue

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties continue

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties continue

4.30 pm Afternoon Tea

5.00pm Clean Up and Farewells

Work Parties

The following work parties have been formed and everyone should join one of these groups.

  • Gardening
  • General Building
  • Farm Fencing
  • Forestry & Pruning
  • General Work Party – for all the odds and ends

2016 November Volunteer Work Day

2016 Work Day Nov-cover-01We are planning a Work Day for Saturday 26th November.

We are meeting at 9.00am at the Main Hall, there is a shared lunch at 12.30pm (bring a plate), devotion at 1.00pm, then we will conclude with smoko at 4.00pm.

This work day we are planning on doing some maintenance and fixing up a lot of things around the campsite along with on putting a fresh coat of paint in some bunkrooms and on the Homestead.

So if you can bring lots of paint brushes, overalls, drop clothes, ladders, scaffolds etc for painting. Also gardening gloves, rakes and gumboots are also handy for other jobs.

Please pass the word around or forward this on to those who may be able to help and let us know if you plan to attend.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

2016 December Paintball Day

 

2016 Paintball Day -cover-01Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016

Time: Starting at 10:30am
Ending at 4:00pm

Location: Paint-ball Field at CYC Waihola. This is left off Finlayson Road coming from Waihola township. See here for directions from Dunedin or here for our location map.

General Information

  • GAME TICKETS JUST $15 for everyone…….cheapest paint-ball anywhere!!!
    Tickets can be bought prior to the day  (ph 03 417 7120 or email kidscamps@cycwaihola.org.nz) or on the day.
  • Available for purchase during the day will be energy drinks, lollies, chocolate bars and a sausage sizzle.
  • Register your interest on our Facebook events at http://www.facebook.com/cycwaihola
  • You may bring your own marker guns and protective gear however marker guns must fire paint at slower than the 300fps if to be used. You must purchase paint from us at game-ticket prices.

 

CYC Waihola Paint-ball Trophy

The CYC Waihola Paint-ball Trophy was won by the Henely Youth Group at our 2014 December paint-ball day and is up for grabs again at the December 2015 Paint-ball Day. Can you take the Paint-ball Trophy from them or will they successfully defend their title?

Compete against other youth groups from Otago and Southland to take the trophy away at the end and earn the right to call yourselves the best youth group in the south!!!!

Youth groups may enter a team of 7 into the competition for the trophy.

Game Play

  • A purchased game consists of 100 rounds of paint-ball ammo – this maybe used throughout several rounds of play in the arena. If you run out of ammo during game play you will need to purchase another game ticket.
  • Several different game-play rules maybe used through out the day on request and will be explained by paint-ball marshalls on the day:
    • Capture the flag
    • Yellow vs Orange team elimination
    • Total Annihilation (all on all death-match)
  • Games will be organised into games of 2 teams – contact the CYC office or notify the ticketing desk on the day if you want to play as a team.

Conditions of Play

  • This Paint-ball day is a fund raising venture of Christian Youth Camps Waihola – therefore no refunds for unplayed game tickets purchased will be made.
  • Paint-ball has a high risk of injury and CYC Waihola or the paintball operator will not be held accountable for any injury sustained to person or property.
  • All persons must be at least 10 years of age to play unless express permission has been granted and signed for by the caregiver of the child.
  • The provided protective headgear must be worn at all times inside the arena
  • Shoes must be worn during gameplay.
  • Paint-ball ammunition must be purchased from CYC Waihola.
  • The CYC Waihola camp-site is an alcohol free and smoke-free area at all times. No alcohol is permitted to be brought onto the property
  • All instructions of Paint-ball operator and CYC Waihola staff must be adhered to for safety reasons.
  • Game-play will be organised as a first come first served basis on the day.
  • Personal Paint-ball markers used on the day must be used with our purchased paint-balls and must fire at slower than 290fps.

Last update: October 7th 2015

2016 February Volunteer Work Day

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We are planning a Work Day for Saturday 27th February.

We are meeting at 9.00am at the Main Hall, there is a shared lunch at 12.30pm (bring a plate), devotion at 1.00pm, then we will conclude with smoko at 4.00pm.

This work day we are planning on doing some maintenance and fixing up a lot of things around the campsite along with on putting a fresh coat of paint in some bunkrooms and on the Homestead.

So if you can bring lots of paint brushes, overalls, drop clothes, ladders, scaffolds etc for painting. Also gardening gloves, rakes and gumboots are also handy for other jobs.

Please pass the word around or forward this on to those who may be able to help and let us know if you plan to attend.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

2016 April Volunteer Work Day

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We are planning a Work Day for Saturday 2nd April.

We are meeting at 9.00am at the Homestead, there is a shared lunch at 12.30pm (bring a plate), devotion at 1.00pm, then we will conclude with smoko at 4.00pm.

Jobs being done this work day are:

  • Re roof of Homestead Lounge with an eave extension
  • Carting and laying gravel on the flying fox access track
  • Splitting Macrocarpa firewood with tractor wood splitter

Tools needed:

  • Wheelbarrows
  • Shovels
  • Pruning gear
  • Gloves

Please pass the word around or forward this on to those who may be able to help and let us know if you plan to attend.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

2015 Work & Fellowship Camp

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Our annual Work & Fellowship Camp is where we get all those major projects underway and odd jobs completed around CYC. It is also a time to share the vision of CYC Waihola with each through fellowship, discussion and great food.

There is no cost for the weekend – however we need to know if you are planning to attend for catering purposes. Donations to cover costs are also welcomed.

Wear gumboots (it can get muddy) and bring gloves if you have them.

RSVP

Those interested in helping need to RSVP to us by emailing info@cycwaihola.org.nz by Tuesday 20th October if they wish to attend, indicating if they require accommodation and what meals they will be around for to ensure we have sufficient catering supplies on hand.

Camp Timetable

Camp commences Saturday morning but accommodation will be available from Friday and concludes with afternoon tea on Monday

Saturday

 

8.30 am Work Parties start

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties

4.00 pm Afternoon Tea

4.20 pm Work Parties

7.00 pm Tea

8.00 pm DVD

9.30 pm Supper

 

Sunday

8.00 am Rise and Shine

8.30 am Breakfast

Morning Worship Services

1.00 pm Dinner

Afternoon Free time

6.00 pm Tea

7.00 pm Topical Discussion

9.00 pm Supper

 

 

Monday

7.00 am Rise and Shine

7.45 am Breakfast and Devotion

8.30 am Work Parties

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties

4.30 pm Afternoon Tea

5.00pm Clean Up and Farewells

Work Parties

The following work parties have been formed and everyone should join one of these groups.

  • Gardening & Grounds Team
  • Roofing Team
  • Playground soft-fall Team
  • Firewood Team
  • Homestead Lounge Re-line Team
  • Farm Fencing Team
  • General Work Party – for all the odds and ends

2015 Annual General Meeting

All are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Christian Youth Camps Waihola Incorporated to be held on Saturday 27th June 2015 starting at 10.00am at the Main Lodge at our campsite at 70 Finlayson Road, Waihola.

We have Rev. Brian Harvey the Youth Ministries Director of PYV in Australia over as our guest speaker this year. As part of the AGM Brian will talk to us about some insights into Christian Camping and its benefits, we will also get to hear about what PYV is and how its working Australia. After lunch Brian will do an Youth Ministries Workshop that everyone is welcomed to attend.

 

Guest Speaker – Brian Harvey – Youth Ministries Director

Serving as the Youth Ministries Director for the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Brian Harvey began his ministry life in The Salvation Army. Over fifteen years, he was involved in local church ministry and in denominational youth work. Coming into the Presbyterian Church in late 2006, he has enjoyed being a local church youth pastor and a parish minister, and has been involved with Presbyterian Youth Victoria (PYV) over that time. He is also involved in other committees of the PCV and sits on the Board of St Andrews Christian College. Brian loves being married to Anne, has two adult sons, one dog and one cat. He also enjoys reading and riding motorbikes, something he wishes he could do more of.

Presbyterian Youth Victoria (PYV)

Presbyterian Youth Victoria (PYV) is the youth organisation of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria (PCV). PYV aims to glorify God by assisting the congregations of the PCV in the development and nurture of youth for the service of Christ Jesus. PYV does this through the running of camps and events where youth from around Victoria come for fellowship with one another and to hear the Gospel preached. PYV also provides leadership training for local church youth ministries. PYV Councillors and senior leaders will mentor local church youth leadership teams as they implement grow disciples through their youth ministry.

CYC Youth Ministry Workshop

Following on from our AGM CYC Waihola presents our guest speaker:

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey serves as the Youth Ministries Director for the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in Australia and has recently been reappointed for a further 5 years. For over fifteen years, he has been involved in local church ministry and in denominational youth work. He has enjoyed being a local church youth pastor and a parish minister. Brian loves being married to Anne, has two adult sons, one dog and one cat. He also enjoys reading and riding motorbikes.

 

Brians Workshop will focus on:

Relational Ministry

“Being involved in youth ministry is much more than just one night a week. It means getting involved in the lives of teenagers and

their families. This workshop will help you to understand how you can be involved in these lives

without losing your own, and how you can make an impact that goes beyond the teenage years.”

 

When

Saturday June 27th

11.30am – Christian Camping and its Benefits

12.30am – Shared Lunch

2.30pm – Relational Ministry Workshop

4.00pm – Afternoon Tea

 

Where

Main Hall, 70 Finlayson Rd, Waihola [see map]