Who We Are

Christian Youth Camps was established in 1963 with the aim of organizing Christian camps for children from Otago and Southland. These popular camps are still held on our own property in Waihola. 

  • We are a Christian organisation that seeks to serve the cause of Christ in Otago and Southland
  • We are supported by various Christians from a variety of backgrounds and from all parts of Otago and Southland and beyond.
  • We are drawn together by a common belief in the Christian faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the only way to find peace with God.
  • We are controlled by an incorporated society that meets annually and elects a supervisory council from amongst its members, meeting five times a year that is responsible for the smooth running of the organisation.

What We Do

  • Our main activity is the running of camps for children and teenagers during the school holidays.
  • Special interest camps are run for teenagers at the Waihola camp-site and off-site hunting camps, and other adventure activity based camps are held at a variety of locations in the Otago region.
  • Common to all our camps is daily instruction in the basics of the Christian faith.
  • We also run a Family Fellowship Camp during the second week of the April/May Holidays.
  • Finally we run five Fellowship Days a year; a time to come together in fellowship through work around the camp and training in our activities for those wishing to be leaders.

Get Involved

  • Feel free to visit our camp-site at 70 Finlayson Road – its on its way to Taieri Mouth from Waihola
  • Consider becoming a volunteer at our camps
  • Think about joining the society.
  • Come along to our Family Camp during the first week of the April/May school holidays
  • Fellowship at one of our Family 
  • Fellowship days during the year
    Contact our staff at Waihola for more information.

Contact Us

Holiday Camp Enquiries: kidscamps@cycwaihola.org.nz

Accommodation / Booking Enquiries: bookings@cycwaihola.org.nz

General Enquiries: info@cycwaihola.org.nz

Phone: 03 417 7120

PO BOX 15061, Waihola, 9243, New Zealand