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2019 Backcountry Tramping Camp

  • 4pm Friday 13th December - 8pm Tuesday 17th December 2019
  • Co-Ed School Years 11 - 13 and must have reasonable fitness
  • $220 (includes transport to and from location and main meals)

About this tramp

This new tramping camp in 2019 is for with a bit more physical fitness and want to give back-country tramping a go.

This tramp will involve tramping on routes through the wildnerness rather than formed tracks like the Great Walks.

We will be exploring (and potentially hunting) in the mountains and valleys of the Eyre Mountains near Mavora Lakes in Fiordland.

Tramping Camp Features

Backcountry Tenting

We will be tenting - this means we can set up where our heart desires and explore places far from huts and civilisation. True back-country tramping.

Fun and Games

With no no power or cellphone coverage, we have plenty of time to play cool games like "The Most Awesome Game in the World" and make our own fun in the wilderness.

Good Food

Tramping is all about walking, good company and eating food. Lots of snacks to build up your energy for tramping

Essentials to know before you enrol

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

  • You will need good fitness and be able to walk at least 18km each day. You can start building fitness now by going for increasingly long walks each week.

  • You will need to carry all your own gear and food in a tramping pack. We will not carry your food, clothes or even your hairbrush for you. As an advanced tramping camp we will also be carrying shared group tents which you will need to carry your share of.

  • There are some essential gear requirements for tramping. These include the following non-negotiable items to keep you warm and safe in the wilderness:
    • Good boots with ankle support
    • Warm Sleeping Bag (not a “cheap warehouse one”)
    • Waterproof rain jacket (not a “nylon parka”)
    • Waterproof dry bags or pack liner

  •  Our leadership consists of leaders with a combined total of over 100 years tramping experience in the wilderness.

2019 CYC Family Camp

REGISTRATIONS FOR FAMILY CAMP ARE NOW CLOSED – SORRY!

Family Camp is our annual camp for families to attend and have some good theologically sound teaching.

Dates:  Monday 22nd – Friday 26th April 2019
Price:  Donation to cover cost of food and accommodation
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.

Speakers

Jason Pickard

Jason and Sarah have been married from twelve, almost thirteen, years and are the proud parents of Natalie (8), John (6), and Annabelle (5). The family loves New Zealand and have greatly enjoyed their new home. Grace Bible Church has been a huge blessing for the family. Jason attended Westminster Theological Seminary and served in pastoral ministry in the Presbyterian Church in America for seven and a half years before coming to do doctoral work at the University of Otago in January 2018. Jason’s work is in systematic theology and he also serves as an online instructor for church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. When he is not studying, Jason is likely out for a run or playing with his kids. He has particularly enjoyed learning this new game called cricket!

Jason will be speaking on The Lord's Prayer.

Geoff Lloyd

Geoff and his wife Sara moved to Southland from Wales in 2014. Geoff is pastor of Wyndham Evangelical Church and Sara works as a writer. They have a young son, Daniel.

Geoff will be speaking on church history.

Ian Bayne

Ian has been a pastor of Grace Wellington for ages and before that Ashburton. Ian with his wife Glenys still enjoy the ministry in Wellington our capital city. They have three children who are all married and three grandchildren who fill their lives with much joy and pleasure. In their spare time they enjoy fishing in the Cook Straight and relaxing at their Canterbury farm.

Ian will be speaking on The Crisis and Opportunity Of The Church.

Other Features of Family Camp

  • Teenage Program for ages (12 - 14)(topic is "Experiencing God")
  • Family Afternoon Activities
  • Amazing Food
  • Family Worship Time

Fellowship Day – 6th April 2019

Our Fellowship Days are where we meet together to do some work around the CYC Waihola camp-site together and train together.

Each Fellowship day has a a working bee and a training session to allow our camp leaders up-skill in some aspect of practical leadership such as activities training, kitchen training, etc.

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 days.

Details for this fellowship day

Date + Time

Saturday 6th April 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm 

What to bring

  • Bring your own lunch
  • See the tasks list below for tools to bring

Location

We will be based at the Homestead for the day due to an accommodation group using the Main Lodge

Training Information

Flying Fox - we will be doing assistant and supervisor training and refreshers. Along with mid-line rescue training which is now required for all supervisors.

Working Bee Task List

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

Transplanting Tussocks

We want to landscape several of our activities with 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

2019 Southern Lads 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…

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 8th – Friday 12th July 2019
Price: $220
Camp Venue: Tuapeka West
Camp Age Group: Boys in School Years 9 – 13 during 2019

2019 Teen Girls Camp

Come along and chill out with old friends and new at our Teen Girls Winter Camp

It can be stressful being a teen so come and take a week out and put your worries aside as you learn new crafts and master old ones.

Come along and discover activities like:

  • How to make eco friendly bees wax wraps- save the environment while being stylish
  • Create your own natural beauty products from easy to find ingredients
  • Tour the Dunedin Art trail and discover some international art
  • Visit one of our stunning local beaches and develop your photography skills

As well as many other activities throughout the week.

Learn about who God wants us to be  encouraged and uplifted in your walk with Him during our times of fellowship and learning.

Enroll online now

Dates: Monday 15th  – Friday 19th July 2019
Price: $220
Camp Venue: Homestead @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 9 – 12 during 2019

2019 Boys Winter Camp

HUP TWO THREE FOUR… Your way over to CYC this winter

and discover:

COURAGE, COMMITMENT, COMRADESHIP & INTEGRITY

Come along to CYC this winter and be trained in tactical skills like archery tag, zip lining, and other essential skills to help you become “army strong”

The camp is sure to be a a week of fun, outdoor adventure and Army themed experiences

Enroll online

Dates: Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July 2019
Price: $190 (or $170 with early bird discount) [see camp fees page for more information]
Camp Venue: Main Lodge @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Boys in School Years 5 – 8 in 2019

2019 Girls Winter Camp: Food Glorious Food

Do you like food, dream about food, play with your food, crave food, eat food?? Then this is the camp for you, join us at the Winter Girls Camp 2019 at CYC Waihola.

Girls Winter Camp at CYC features all the cool activities we usually do at CYC – Flying Fox, Archery Tag, Air Rifles, Bubble Soccer plus much more.

Come along and join in the Glorious Fun

Enroll online now

Dates: Monday 8th July 2019 – Friday 12th July 2019
Price: $190
Camp Venue: Main Lodge @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 5 – 8

2019 Pony 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. 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.

This very popular camp is limited to 18 spaces and our horse and pony camps are enrolled on an ability basis (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.

Pony Camp is now full, please enroll online to go on the waiting list. 

Enroll online here

Dates: Monday 15th April  – Friday 19th April 2019
Price: $280 ($220 if bring own suitable horse)
Camp Venue: Homestead @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 8 – 11 during 2019