2018 CYC Family Camp




Please find the talks from 2018 Family Camp here

2017 August Work & Fellowship Day

The Facility Committee is starting to run the Work & Fellowship Days again starting with the August 2017 day. Our plan is to help knock off some of the bigger maintenance and cleaning jobs around the camp-site.

Unfortunately our Labour Weekend Work Camp is not happening this year as we have a large prior booking over Labour Weekend.


Date: Saturday 26th August 2017

Time: 9am through to 4pm

Location: Meet at the Main Lodge hall

Please bring:

  • Bring any tools you have that might help with your choosen work team.
  • Something to share with everyone for lunch

Job List

We have jobs for everyone so everyone is welcome.

Fencing Crew:
Work List
 1. Fix boundary fences near Flying Fox slip (if area is ready)
 2. Install new fence / gates at Horse Arena pathway
 3. Install new fence / gate around sewerage shed area far enough out not to damage underground tanks
 4. Install new “pig containment fence” around old turkey enclosure
Heavy Rain Damage Clean-up Team:
Work List
 1. Help pick up all the debri from the “big slip lahar” that came through the camp in July

  • Sticks and burnables go on burning heap.
  • Silt and debri into piles for Kevin to remove with digger
 2. Clean out all water tables, drains and sumps

Plant Natives

  • Under Kevin’s guidance use the tree protectors to plant natives along the Homestead creek.
  • Under Kevin’s guidance use the tree protectors to plant natives around the sewer shed if area is ready for planting.
Ruthless Spring Cleaning:
Work List
 1. Chalets

  • Clean out all cupboards in Chalets removing old or un-required items (including all linen, rubbish, crockery that doesn’t match)
  • Defrost and clean out fridges in Chalets
  • Fix broken curtains with replacement curtain hooks, etc.
  • Clean windows – inside and out
  • Dust for cobwebs, dead flys, etc.
  • Good spray and wipe wipe down of all surfaces in bathrooms
  • Vacuum floors and window sills
 2. Bunk-rooms

  • Replace all dirty mattress protectors with clean ones
  • Clean windows – inside and out
  • Fix broken curtains with replacement curtain hooks, etc.
  • Dust for cobwebs, dead flys and dust
  • Good spray and wipe wipe down of all surfaces in bathrooms
  • Wet wipe with spray and wipe window sills
  • Wet mop floors and window sills
 3. Main lodge

  • Clean the ceiling in the Main Hall kitchen
  • Dust and clean all window sills
  • Clean windows – inside and out
  • Dust for cobwebs, dead flys and dust
  • Good spray and wipe wipe down of all surfaces in bathrooms
 4. Camp Freezers

  • Defrost and clean out freezers in Main Hall
  • Defrost and clean out fridge and freezer in Homestead
 5. Chuck out (into the skip) or take home anything that is surplus to the camp’s requirements – check with Tim if you are unsure!



2017 CYC Family Camp

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4th April 2017: All registrations for Family Camp are now closed as we have reached capacity

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 24th – Friday 28th April 2017
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

  • Geoff Lloyd – Pastor at Wyndham Evangelical Church in Southland
  • Eric Stolte – Minister at Reformed Church of Dunedin
  • David Bayne – Minister at Grace Presbyterian Church of Ashburton

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 (24th April) and finishes on Friday (28th 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 week.

Registrations are now closed for Family Camp for accommodation and those wishing to have meals at camp as we have reached capacity – please email info@cycwaihola.org.nz if you plan to attend just the teaching sessions. Thanks

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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.