2022 Summer Pony Camp

About this Camp

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

This Pony Camp will teach the basics of horse care and horseback riding through fun activities.

Camp Features

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.

Important to know before enrolling

  • This very popular camp is limited in spaces
  • Our horse and pony camps are enrolled on the basis of riding ability (rather than first enrolled first in). This is because we only have so many horses suited to each rider ability level so can take only so many beginner riders, only so many intermediate riders and only so many experienced riders.

2022 Boys Summer Camp

About this Camp

 
An ancient land awaits you, filled with castles and Kings

Who will be your king? The King of Kings

Come along and not only enjoy our traditional CYC activities but join in on some awesome Clash of the Clans themed games and activities… 

Camp Features

Here is some of the features that you might get to experience at this camp…

Archery Tag​

Disc Golf

Mountain Boarding

GeoCaching

Rifle Shooting

Archery

Zip Lining

2022 Adventure Camp

About this Camp

 
Come along for a Waitangi Weekend, Action Packed, Dunedin Survivour edition of our Adventure Camp
 
Gather your friends and get along…. 
Will you be able to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast?
 

Camp Features

Here is some of the features you will get to experience at this camp..

Swimming

Scuba Diving

Curling

Exploring

Camp Speaker

Geoff Lloyd will be joining us for another year at Adventure Camp. 

Talks will be based around

 Survivor: Overcoming Your Fears and Challenges

Today many of us are faced with fears and challenges that we often ignore or do not know how to handle.

Through Geoffs talks we will explore

  • How Christ can equip us to approach and deal with fears and challenges
  • What we can do when faced with these fears and challenges. 
  • Explore examples from the bible

2022 Girls Summer Camp

About this Camp

 
An ancient land awaits you
Discover a land of tradition, filled with blossoms and fierce warrior women. 

Come along and not only enjoy our traditional CYC activites but join in on some awesome Mulan themed games and activities… 

Camp Features

Here is some of the features that you might get to experience at this camp…

Archery Tag​

Disc Golf

Mountain Boarding

GeoCaching

Rifle Shooting

Archery

Zip Lining

2021 Leadership Training Weekend

DUE TO COVID CANCELLED

LEADERSHIP TRAINING WEEKEND

Come along to our training weekend and learn

  • How to safely run our Archery, Air Rifles and Bubble Soccer Activities- through hands on experience
  • Tips and Tricks for getting harnesses at the Zipline on and off fast
  • How to retrieve a stray camper on the zipline
  • How to preform a midline rescue (it sounds scarier than it is… we promise!)
  • How to clean a toilet the CYC way, as well as other duties 
  • How to run our exciting “new/old” activity of go-carting… YES IT’S COMING BACK!

As well as …

  • Guest speakers (so secret even we don’t know who they are yet)
  • New games for down time
  • Hanging out and getting to know each other better
  • PLUS Awesome camp food!

2021 Backcountry Tramping Camp

About this tramping camp

Our backcountry tramping camp is for older teenagers that have a bit more stamina. This year we head into the glorious Greenstone and Caples Valleys near Fiordland.

As an older teenage tramping camp 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.

View of the start of the Caples Gorge
Map of our tramping location

Location

We are tramping up the Caples Valley and back down the Greenstone valleys with a side trip into Steele Creek.

We will be casually tramping on average 20km each day to private huts along a very good condition track down. We pass over the stunning Mckellor Pass and will explore side valley of Steele Creek. Along the way we will see  breath-taking views of Mt Tutoko (Fiordland’s highest mountain), the Caples Gorge (with beautiful hidden swimming hole) and Lake McKellor (a back-country lake only accessible by foot).

 

Itinerary

Coming soon…

View from Caples Valley into Fraser Creek

Our Tramping Camps Feature...

Backcountry Huts

We will be staying in two private back-country huts* we have booked in the remote wilderness - these huts give us some shelter but are often cold meaning warm clothing is a must. But the scenery is oh....so amazing!

Fun and Games

With 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.


* we have a satellite communicator for emergencies

Good Food

Tramping is all about walking, good company and eating food. Lots of snacks to build up your energy for tramping

Testimonials from previous tramping camps...

The tramping camp down the Hollyford [in 2019] was one of the best CYC camps I've ever been on.
Anon
2019 Junior Tramping Camp Camper
It was my first tramp and I had no idea what I was doing but that tramping trip down the South Coast was one of my best memories as a teenager. Now I'm in my twenties I'm still doing lots of tramping
Anon
2013 Tramping Camp Camper
I just wanted to thank you very much for the tramp in the Hollyford. [My daughter] loved it and she has been talking about it a lot since ... [she] came back further encouraged spiritually
Anon
2019 Junior Tramping Camp Parent
View down the Greenstone from Passburn Saddle

Essentials to know before you enroll...

These are essentials to know before you enrol in this tramping camp:

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 20km each day on the flat. 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 group tramping camp we will also be carrying shared equipment 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”) – ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IT IS RATED TO -10oC or greater 
    • Waterproof rain jacket (not a “nylon parka”)
    • Good thermal layers (base, mid and top)
    • Waterproof dry bags or pack liner
  •  Our leadership consists of leaders with a combined total of over 100 years tramping experience in the wilderness.

2021 Junior Jungle Safari Camp

JUNGLE JUNIOR SAFARI CAMP

Come along to our Junior Jungle Safari Camp for school years 2 to 4.

Get a taste of camping and DISCOVER the fun that is CYC Waihola

 

Limited spaces so get in quick…

About this camp

3 days of ACTION PACKED Jungle fun

Aimed at helping younger children to experience CYC Waihola. 

This camp will have a higher ratio of leaders to campers, allowing us to give more time to support each individual camper get the most out of their camping experience. 

Campers will get to try out some of the awesome activities we have here at CYC, All with a JUNGLE twist. 

Journey into the jungle and discover the Adventure that awaits you…..

Camp Features

Fly like Tarzan

Agility training

Amazon Warrior training

Jungle Crafts

Learn to fly like Tarzan along our famous Zipline

Explore our jungle and make your way across obsticles to rescue the jungle animals

Learn to shoot arrows like the Amazons

Craft creatures from deep within the jungle

2021 Junior Tramping Camp

About this tramping camp

Our junior tramping camp is returning to the stunning Hollyford Valley where we ran our first Junior Tramping camp. It’s for anyone that  is keen on giving real tramping a try in the New Zealand backcountry.

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.

Location

We are tramping the first part of the Hollyford Track in Northern Fiordland.

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 Alabaster (a back-country gem of a lake only accessible by foot).

 

Our Tramping Camps Feature...

Backcountry Huts and Tents

We will be staying in public DOC back-country huts* in the remote wilderness - these huts give us some shelter but are often cold meaning warm clothing is a must. But the scenery is oh....so amazing!

* we also take tents just in case there is no room for us in the huts

Fun and Games

With 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.


* we have a satellite communicator for emergencies

Good Food

Tramping is all about walking, good company and eating food. Lots of snacks to build up your energy for tramping

Testimonials from previous tramping camps...

The tramping camp down the Hollyford [in 2019] was one of the best CYC camps I've ever been on.
Anon
2019 Junior Tramping Camp Camper
It was my first tramp and I had no idea what I was doing but that tramping trip down the South Coast was one of my best memories as a teenager. Now I'm in my twenties I'm still doing lots of tramping
Anon
2013 Tramping Camp Camper
I just wanted to thank you very much for the tramp in the Hollyford. [My daughter] loved it and she has been talking about it a lot since ... [she] came back further encouraged spiritually
Anon
2019 Junior Tramping Camp Parent

Essentials to know before you enroll...

These are essentials to know before you enrol in this tramping camp:

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 10km each day on the flat. 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 group tramping camp we will also be carrying shared equipment 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”) – ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IT IS RATED TO -10oC or greater 
    • Waterproof rain jacket (not a “nylon parka”)
    • Good thermal layers (base, mid and top)
    • Waterproof dry bags or pack liner
  •  Our leadership consists of leaders with a combined total of over 100 years tramping experience in the wilderness.

Life of Abraham Bible Weekend (November 2021)

About this Camp:

Our Bible Weekend Camps are for young people who have a desire to delve into God’s Word deeply and richly exploring his will and desire for us as we study together. These camps explore God Holy Word and Christianity in a deeper way than CYC Waihola’s regular camps.

Inductive Bible Study:

DESCRIPTION ABOUT INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY HERE

Camp Features:

Camp Games

Give ArcheryTag a go or try out the famous Zipline during the weekend

Good Food

We'll be eating some awesome food over the weekend

Meet the Camp Director:

MEET JEFF

Jeff grew up in Salina, Kansas, USA, and trusted in Jesus at a youth camp as a boy. After university, he met and married Averil, a Kiwi, in 2008. He and Averil now have five children. Jeff served as a lawyer with the U.S. Air Force from 2007-2014, and then studied theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 2016. He and Averil moved to Timaru in 2017 to found Firm Foundation New Zealand. In 2019, the family moved further south to Dunedin with the support of Cornerstone International Bible Church. Jeff is passionate about disciple making, the Bible, evangelism, and developing young Christian leaders. Jeff now serves as an elder at Caversham Community Church and continues to serve as a reservist in the U.S. Air Force.

DIVE: The word of God (June 2021)

Due to lack of enrolments this camp has been cancelled for this year!

About this Camp:

Our Worldview Camps are for young people who have a desire to know more about God and to strengthen their Christian faith. These camps explore the Christianity in a deeper way than CYC Waihola’s regular camps. Campers will learn reasons to be confident in what they believe as Christians. 

At our DIVE weekend we will explore:

  • The doctrine of the word
  • What the bible is
  • How to read the Bible
  • How to establish a quiet time with God

Meet the Camp Director:

MEET 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 two young children