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2021 Boys Winter Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 19th July - 2:30pm Friday 23rd July 2021
  • Boys in school years 5 to 8 in 2021
  • $190 (Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Sluth your way through the clues to discover the fun to be had at CYC Boys Winter camp in 2021

Come along and hone your detective skills through our speciality training facilities and unlock the truth … 

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

2021 Southern Lads

  • 10:30am 12th July 2020 - 4:30pm 16th July 2021
  • Boys School Years 9 - 13 in 2021
  • $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.

2021 Girls Winter Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 12th July - 2:30pm Friday 16th July 2021
  • Girls in School Years 5 to 8 in 2021
  • $190 (Discounts may apply)

About this Camp

Oh, imagine a land, it’s a faraway place, where the caravan camels roam
Where you wander among every culture and tongue, 
as you wind through the streets at the fabled bazaars
with the cardamom-cluttered stalls.
You can smell every spice, 
while you haggle the price
 of the silks and the satin shawls
Oh, the music that plays
 as you move through a maze, 
in the haze of your pure delight. 
Come along and discover our Winter Camp laughter 
at our awesome CYC Camp
Come along to our 2021 Girls Winter Camp and learn about Esther and her courage and faith. While also experiencing all CYC has to offer in activities and some awesome down time crafts. 

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

2021 Teen Girls Camp

  • 10:30am 19th July 2020 - 2:30pm 23rd July 2021
  • Girls School Years 9 to 12 in 2021
  • $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.

Explore local surroundings through a range of outings and challenges. Look at creating portraits, natural beauty products, mirror craft and much more. 

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.

2021 Autumn Pony Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 19th April - 2:30pm Friday 23rd April 2021
  • Girls in School Years 8 to 11 during 2021
  • $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 many 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 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.

2021 Hunting Camp

CAMP IS FULL – Please enroll for the waiting list!
Update 10:40am 4th November: This camp filled within 20 minutes of publishing sorry.

  • 10.30am Monday 19th April - 2:30pm Friday 23rd April 2021
  • Boys in School Years 9 to 12 in 2021
  • $220

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 huntings skills !!!


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

2021 Boys and Girls Autumn Camp

  • 10.30am Monday 19th April - 2:30pm Friday 23rd April 2021
  • Boys and Girls in School Years 5 - 8 in 2021
  • $190 (Discounts may apply at enrolment time)

Another exciting new camp has been added to our CYC Calendar.

Check out our brand new combined Boys and Girls Autumn Camp for school years 5 to 8. 

About this Camp

Come along and join our CYC style amazing race.

Each day you will discover a new destination as you race to complete challenges 

The world is waiting… GO! 

Camp Features

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

Archery Tag​​

Disc Golf​

Mountain Boarding​


Rifle Shooting​


Zip Lining​

Fellowship day – 28th November 2020

Fellowship day

Come join us for another fellowship day.

This is a day to get involved investing in camp. 

Whether you’re new to camp or a familiar face we would love you to join us on Saturday 28th November for a day of fellowship. Get to know some of our staff and long serving volunteers as we work around the camp together, getting some of the odd jobs done to better the camp. 

Plan for the day. 

  • Meet at camp at 9:30am.

  • Lunch at 12:30pm. Either bring your own lunch or something to share – we’ll provide something simple and hot drinks.

  • Unless you have to head off, stay for some ‘Friendly Competition’ in Archery Tag and have a chance to have some fun together before the day finishes. 

Pruning & wood-chipping

Gardening & weeding

Spring cleaning

Specific Jobs & Maintenance

What to bring…

If you are able to please bring the following items:

  • Personal safety Equipment: Safety glasses, Gardening gloves, Earmuffs, Etc.
  • Gardening tools: Spades, Shovels, Etc.
  • Any Pruning gear you have.

2020 First Aid Training + Refresher Courses

CYC Waihola is hosting special First-Aid Training again in 2020. We’ve contracted a special provider from Christchurch who will be doing the basic first aid training but also focusing on key incident scenarios that can occur at our camps. 

  • 9:00am sharp til 4.30pm Saturday 21st November 2020
  • All Ministry Camp Staff (Leaders / Directors / Speakers / LiTs / etc.)
  • Free * - for those registered to attend upcoming camp(s) as directors or leaders
  • Main Lodge, CYC Waihola

This course is designed for both those without any prior First Aid Training and those that need to refresh.


  • Free for anyone signed up to be a director in 2021
  • Free for anyone signed up to be a leader in 2021
  • All others $140 each
This course is a significant cost to CYC Waihola to run so any donations towards the cost will be gladly received.

Topics Include:

  • Primary Survey of Patients
  • Airway Management
  • Recovery Positions
  • CPR
  • Bleeding
  • Fractures and Soft Tissue injuries
  • Medical Conditions
  • Camp First Aid Scenarios

NZQA Qualifications

This is a NZQA recognised course and all that pass will gain the following Unit Standards for their Record of Learning:

  • Unit Standard 6401 (Provide Basic First Aid)
  • Unit Standard 6402 (Provide Basic Life Support).

What to Bring

Please bring the following items to the course:

  • Warm Clothing including a jacket that can get dirty
  • Outside Footwear