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 Work Day 25th August 2018

Much of CYC is run on the donation of money and time given by it’s supporters…

Come along and donate some time at our CYC work day.

Help us knock several jobs on the head that help us keep CYC running and having the ability to share the saving gospel with those that pass through out gates.

Not only is it a great way to lend a hand, you can get a work out and some fellowship in at the same time.

See you there.

2018 Discipleship Camp

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.

Hebrews 4:12-13

The focus of the Christian Discipleship Camp is to equip young people for life through Bible teaching, practical lessons and discussion.

You might be about to consider leaving home shortly – maybe to move onto studies and flatting, or perhaps a career and even starting your own family.

As we become adults in this crazy world we often come under pressure to conform to the ‘worlds wisdom’. It can be overwealming dealing with your friends and family that may view Christianity just a fairy story. We aim to give you encouragement, wisdom and tools to continue in strength with your walk with the Lord.

This camp is designed to help you live ALL of LIFE for GOD.

Topics covered include:

  • How does Christianity stack up compared to other religious worldviews?
  • How can we maintain our walk with the Lord once we leave home?
  • Christian Flatting: a howto guide!
  • What is my calling in life?
  • How are we to relate to the world?
  • Defending our faith against naysayers

Enrol online for this camp here

Dates: Queens Birthday Weekend (1st – 4th June 2018)
Price: $110
Camp Venue: Clark House @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Co Ed School Years 12+ (whether it be polytech, tertiary studies or the workforce)

2018 Teen Girls Camp


Come along and chill out with old friends and new at our Teen Girls Winter Camp

It can be stressful being a teen so come and take a week out and put your worries aside as you learn new crafts and master old ones.

Learn about who God wants us to be  encouraged and uplifted in your walk with Him during our times of fellowship and learning.

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 16th  – Friday 20th July 2018
Price: $220
Camp Venue: Homestead @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 9 – 12 during 2018

2018 Boys Winter Camp

Rescue camp is coming…

Join in the fun and learn some sweet as new skills as you spend the week with old friends and new.

We will still have the classic CYC outdoor activities with a rescue twist such as Go Carting (IN THE MUD!), Flying Fox, Bubble Soccer, Archery, Air rifles and our all new Archery Tag…

Sign up now and join in the challenge at our one and only CYC Waihola Boys Winter Camp….

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 16th – Friday 20st July 2018
Price: $190
Camp Venue: Main Lodge @ CYC Waihola
Camp Age Group: Boys in School Years 5 – 8 during 2018
Maximum Numbers: 50 campers

2018 Girls Winter Camp: Narnia

Narnia is a a world of wonder. Look through the wardrobe door into a place of imagination where Aslan the lion saves Edmond. This camp will explore the allegory that is the World of Narnia.

You will also enjoy the classic CYC outdoor activities of Flying Fox, Arts and Crafts, Archery, Air Rifles, Kayaking and Go Carting in the mud!!!

Make new friends as you challenge yourself during the week at the one and only CYC Waihola Girls Winter Camp…….

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 9th – Friday 13th July 2018
Price: $190
Camp Venue: CYC Waihola
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 5 – 8 during 2018

2018 Southern Lads Camp

Come along and experience the skill of being a Southern Lad.

Get your hands dirty in the outdoors while enjoying good company and learning skills such as deer stalking and possum trapping along with other farm related work plus hut and track development in the back blocks of Tupeka West.

Sleeping in wool shed and being fed on good New Zealand tucker each day: Experience a sheep and beef farm like no other along side the legend that is ‘Alf Bradfield’

Sign up now and let your training begin…

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 9th – Friday 13th July 2018
Price: $220
Camp Venue: Tuapeka West
Camp Age Group: Boys in School Years 9 – 13 during 2017

2018 Pony Camp: Knights and Ladies


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 hCorseback riding. The girls will learn respect and responsibility through hands on care while learning about all aspects of horses. All based around our years theme of Knights and Ladies.

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.

Dates: Monday 16th   – Friday 20th April 2018
Price: $280 ($220 if bring own suitable horse)
Camp Venue: Homestead @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 8 – 11 during 2017

2018 Hunting Camp

** This camp is now full  **

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!!!

Dates: Monday 16th – Friday 20th April 2018
Price: $220
Camp Venue: Morrisons, East Otago ( see map )
Camp Age Group: Boys in School Years 9 – 12 in 2018