2018 CYC Family Camp



5th April 2018 Update:

Our family camp accommodation is now full. We are only able to take day visitors requiring meals that have registered using the form below from now on. Please do indicate if you wish to utilise accommodation on site and if a space becomes available we will be in touch.

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 23rd – Friday 27th April 2018
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

  • James de Costobadie
    James and his wife, Teresa, moved from the UK in 2005 and have three Kiwi-born children (Victoria 12, Charlie 9, and Freddie 5). James came to know Christ aged 19 and although many things have changed since he is still most excited when others come to know Him too. He has been Minister of St John’s Anglican Church in Christchurch since 2011. For relaxation he enjoys playing cricket, reading history books and letting the kids get close to winning at board games
  • Trevor Webb                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Trevor and Mary both became Christians at Lincoln University and were married in 1974. They are blessed with four daughters and four grandchildren. Trevor has been a ruling elder for over forty years in the Christchurch GPC congregation and they are now members of Grace Bible Church, Dunedin. Trevor has a passion to unfold the relevance of the Old Testament Scriptures.
  • David Bayne
    David was was born in Ashburton and grew up on a farm nearby. He is married to Lynda and they have seven adult children and six grand-children. He has studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He serves as minister of the Ashburton / Fairlie Grace Presbyterian Churches.

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. A good rule of thumb for those wondering how much to donate is the cost of food and power for your family for the week is what it costs to run Family Camp per family. 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 (23rd April) and finishes on Friday (27th 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

Please use the form below to register for Family Camp.

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