2015 CYC Family Camp

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


Listen to the 2015 Family Camp talks here.

View photos from the 2015 Family Camp here.

Dates:  Monday 13th April 2015 – Friday 17th April 2015
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

  • Dr. Bob Smart is coming all the way from the USA to be out main speaker. Bob has served at Christ Church, Illinois since 1993. In 2008 Bob completed hisdoctorate on Jonathan Edwards from the University of Wales. Bob often speaks at conferences, on mission trips, and has authored two books on revival. Bob and Karen love their children and their eight grandchildren. Bob, Karen (wife), Lizzy (daughter) are looking forward to their fellowship together with hope in the Lord. Bob plans to talk on the Psalms in the Morning and Genesis 1-3 in the Evening.
  • Dr. Stuart Johnson lives in Dunedin with his wife Gail. They have three daughters, one at university and two at school. Stuart is an historian of nineteenth-century Evangelical Christianity and is Associate-Principal of Grace Theological College. He preaches regularly, and has had a hand in campus ministry since 1990. Stuart will be speaking on four big Bible themes: the Fall, Exodus, Land, and Exile. He thinks Family Camp is great and that you should come.
  • Rev. David Bayne was born in Ashburton and grew up on a farm nearby. He is married to Lynda and they have seven adult children and three grand-children. He has studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has served as a minister in the RCNZ for a number of years before being involved in the process of establishing GPNZ.  He is currently Stated Clerk for them and serves as minister of the Ashburton / Fairlie congregations. David will be speaking on “Christianity comes to the south” – this will be a follow on from last year’s talks about the Gospel coming to New Zealand, he will focus on the Free Church Settlement and consequent developments.


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 (13th April) and finishes on Friday (17th 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 6th April 2014 or earlier if we have reached capacity.

Please register online here or by filling in the form and sending it to us in the mail or email it to us at info@cycwaihola.org.nz

Registrations close on 1st April or earlier if we have reached capacity.