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2020 Southern Lads

  • 10:30am 6th July 2020 - 2:30pm 10th July 2020
  • Boys School Years 9 - 13
  • $220 - discounts may apply

About this camp

Come along and experience the skill of being a Southern Lad.

Get your hands dirty in the outdoors while enjoying good company and learning skills such as deer stalking and possum trapping along with other farm related work plus hut and track development in the back blocks of Tupeka West.

Sleeping in wool shed and being fed on good New Zealand tucker each day: Experience a sheep and beef farm like no other along side the legend that is ‘Alf Bradfield’

Sign up now and let your training begin…

Camp Features

This camp may feature building and sleeping in a back country hut, deer stalking, possum trapping, farm related work and much more! It is sure to involve good honest hard work with dirty hands and smelly ‘arm-pits’ coupled with a sense of accomplishment!!!

You will sleep in a wool shed and experience good New Zealand tucker each day.

2020 Boys Winter Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 13th July - 2:30pm Friday 17th July 2020
  • Boys in school years 5 to 8 in 2020
  • $190 (Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Are you faster than a speeding train?

Have the Archery skills of Hawk-Eye?

Can you lift more then the Hulk?

Then this is the camp for you…

Come along and hone your Superhero skills through our speciality training facilities plus unlock the truth of who the ultimate Superhero of all time is… 

Camp Features

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


Bubble Soccer

Disc Golf



Air Rifles

Mountain Boards

2020 Teen Girls Camp

  • 10:30am 13th July 2020 - 2:30pm 17th July 2020
  • Girls School Years 9 to 13
  • $220 - discounts may apply

About this camp

Come and join us for this small but epic camp for teen girls.  Spend the week chilling with old friends and making new. Learn about who God is to us and how we can have a personal and meaningful relationship with Him.

Explore local surroundings through a range of outings and challenges. 

A perfect way to unwind from the stresses of life. 

Camp Features: may include

Previous camps have featured

Photography: Learn how to get the most out of your phone camera or a traditional camera from the talented Lara Moss. Get out in nature and learn some of the tricks of the trade for creating instagram worthy posts that will amaze your followers. 

Town trips: Exploring the metropolis of Dunedin.

Craft: Creating your own take away art 

Chill: This has to be our most laid back camp. Spend the week re-energising yourself by chilling out with other teen girls.

2020 Girls Winter Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 6th July - 2:30pm Friday 10th July 2020
  • Girls in School Years 5 to 8 in 2020
  • $190 (Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Come running and racing, dancing and chasing and leaping to CYC Waihola this winter for the BEST CAMP EVER!


We may read a book
Or maybe two or three
We could add a few new paintings to our galleries 
We could play guitar and knit
And cook and basically
Just wonder when will this camp begin?
Then after lunch it could be puzzles and darts and baking
Paper mache, a bit of ballet and chess
Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making
Then we’ll stretch, maybe sketch, take a climb
Sew a dress??????
Come and discover our Winter Tangled camp and all the fun that is to be had making new friends and learning some new skills, plus many of our traditional CYC Activities

Camp Features

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


Bubble Soccer

Disc Golf



Air Rifles

Mountain Boards

2020 Discipleship Camp

  • 6:30pm 29th May - 2:30pm 1st June 2020
  • Co Ed School Years 11+ (whether it be polytech, tertiary studies or the workforce)
  • $110

About this camp

God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.

Hebrews 4:12-13

The focus of the Christian Discipleship Camp is to equip young people for life through Bible teaching, practical lessons and discussion.

You might be about to consider leaving home shortly – maybe to move onto studies and flatting, or perhaps a career and even starting your own family.

As we become adults in this crazy world we often come under pressure to conform to the ‘worlds wisdom’. It can be overwealming dealing with your friends and family that may view Christianity just a fairy story. We aim to give you encouragement, wisdom and tools to continue in strength with your walk with the Lord.

This camp is designed to help you live ALL of LIFE for GOD.

Topics covered include:

  • How does Christianity stack up compared to other religious worldviews?
  • How can we maintain our walk with the Lord once we leave home?
  • Christian Flatting: a howto guide!
  • What is my calling in life?
  • How are we to relate to the world?
  • Defending our faith against naysayers 


2020 Hunting Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 13th - 2:30pm Friday 17th April 2020
  • Boys School Years 9 to 12
  • $220 discounts may apply

About this Camp​

This incredibly popular camp only has 10 spaces per year so get in fast to secure yours

Come bag yourself a goat, rabbit, pig or even a deer at this speciality hunting camp.


Camp Features

​This camp is run on a high country farm in East Otago.

Come and experience the outdoors during a week of hunting

Cook your own meals,

Sleep in a wool shed

And develop your hunting skills ….

Plus you don’t even have to shower for the week!!!


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

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 12 km each day
  • You will be lead throughout the week by experienced hunters 
  • You will experience a range of farm life during your stay on this high country farm

2020 Pony Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 13th - 2:30pm Friday 17th April 2020
  • Girls in school years 8 to 11 during 2020
  • $280 if using a CYC Pony OR $220 if you bring your own horse

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 based around our theme of the Olympic Games.

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 to 18 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.

Fellowship Weekend – Labour Weekend

  •  9:00am Saturday 26th - 4:00pm Monday 28th October 2020
  • All welcome but you must register for health and safety / catering purposes
  • Free to attend
  • We will be based at the Main Lodge

Our Labour Weekend Work Camp is our big “get things done” weekend where we meet together to do some work around the CYC Waihola camp-site together in fellowship.

Much of CYC is run on the donation of funds and time given by it’s supporters … so come along and help out at our regular fellowship daysk

Timetable for the Weekend:

Saturday 26th October
8.30am Arrival
9.30am Health and Safety Briefing
10.00am Work Teams start jobs
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Work Teams continue…
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Work Teams continue…
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm Work Teams continue…
6.30pm Dinner

Quiz Night Evening
Sunday 27th October – Day of Rest for those staying for whole weekend
8.30am Breakfast
10.30am Local Morning Worship Services
  • Waihola Grace Presbyterian Church – meets at Waihola School
  • Riverside Chapel – meets at 411 Henley Rd, Henley
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Free Time
5.30pm Tea

Documentary Movie- “American Gospel: In Christ Alone” (see trailer here)
Monday 28th October
8.00am Breakfast and Devotion
9.00am Health and Safety Briefing
10.00am Work Teams continue…
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am Work Teams continue…
1.00pm Lunch
1.30pm Work Teams Finish Jobs and tidy up
4.00pm Afternoon Tea and Home

Jobs being completed:

Driveway Pruning

Pruning the main lodge driveway trees so buses can access the Main Lodge easier. Clearing branches to the burning heap
Tools to bring:
Hedge trimmers, Pruning Shears, Chain Saw, Garden Gloves, Trailer

Re-staining Road Signs

Our wooden road signs look much more snazzy when they are clean and re-stained.
Tools Needed:
Gloves, Old Clothes, Step ladder

Tidying Tree Felling Area

The trees have been felled up near our new archery range. This area needs tidied up ready for our archery range building to begin.
Tools Needed:
Shovels, Spades, Garden Forks, Wheel barrows


We have several new fences to put in and quite a few to perform maintenance on.
Tools Needed:
Fencing Gear, Eye Protection, Gloves

Planting Natives / Transplanting Tussocks

We want to landscape several of our garden areas and activities with natives and tussocks including our footpath verges, assault course margins and several banks around the camp.
Tools Needed:
Spades, Shovels, Garden Gloves, Trailer

Rebuilding Waterslide

After a busy season of summer ministry and school camps we are keen to start rebuilding our waterslide ready for next summer.
Tools Needed:
Shovels, Spades

Concreting Office Pathway's

We are finishing our office landscaping with new concrete paths and landscape lighting to give our camp-site that wow factor on arrival.
Tools Needed:
Wheelbarrows, Shovels, Gloves

Spring Cleaning

After some big building projects many of our facilities are in need of a good dusting, windows cleaned, and tidied up ready for our summer season.
Tools Needed:
All cleaning products supplied.

Register to Attend:

2020 Adventure Camp

  • 10:00am Monday 13th - 5:30pm Friday 17th January 2020
  • Both boys and girls in school years 9 to 12 during 2020
  • $280 (includes transport to and from location)(Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Adventure Camp takes on a new location in 2020 with a base set in the idyllic location that is Tautuku, located in the heart of the Catlins Rainforest.

This camp will have you in the great outdoors surrounded in beech wood forest vistas. 

Camp Features

Experience hiking, water based activities, an amazing race and much more at this action packed week of adventure


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

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 9km each day. You can start building your fitness now by going for increasingly long walks each week.
  • You will need to carry a day pack with spare clothes and your lunch/snacks at least once during camp (e.g. when we go exploring Lake Rere).
  • This camp will be a very active and action packed camp.