2020 Family Camp

Cancellation (20th March 2020):

It is with much regret that the CYC Waihola Council of Management have decided to cancel this year’s family camp. 
 
Given the increasing spread of Covid-19 and the Government’s announcement yesterday that mass gatherings of more than 100 people inside are banned, our Council of Management believed it prudent and wise to cancel rather than modify the camp format.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 

Please note:

  • All attendees at our Family Camp must register online for catering and health/safety purposes.
  • Unfortunately our on-site accommodation is now full – however you can register for the waiting list.

About this Camp

  • 4.30pm Monday 20th April - 1:30pm Friday 24th April 2020
  • All ages families and adults (teenagers and children must be registered with a family during the week under supervision of an adult)
  • Attendance by donation

CYC Waihola Family Camp is a camp of fellowship, teaching, discussion, great fun, good food and above all getting closer to God through His Holy Scriptures.

The camp is for all families, couples and individuals that desire to dig deeper into 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 Family Camp committee expects all those at camp 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 where possible.

Camp Speakers

Here are some of the speakers we have lined up to speak this year….

Alfie Orr

Bio:
Alfie Orr was born in Northern Ireland and came to NZ when he was 21. After marrying his wife Elsie, they went to live in Ireland. At present he is the pastor of South City Reformed Baptist Church in South Auckland. The church started as a church plant about five and a half years ago. He has also pastored churches in both New Zealand and Northern Ireland for over forty years. They have four children and now have eight grandchildren.

Topic:
‘Christ and His Care for His Church.’  Studies in the book of Revelation; chapters 1 to 5.

John Van Rij

Bio:
John and his wife Alex have lived in Invercargill since 2016 serving at the Grace Presbyterian Church there. John and Alex were married in Auckland, and soon after went to the States to study at Covenant theological Seminary in St Louis. 

Topic:
Kept for Judgement or Kept for Christ?
Very often we can imagine that the the greatest hinderances to the Gospel in our Country come from outside the church. When we read our bibles however, it appears that internal faithlessness of God’s people is as often as much of a problem as any external attacks. The book of Jude addresses these problems with a description of faithlessness within the church that we are prone to today as much as ever. We will be studying this short letter together, and thinking about how we might contend for the faith in our current time.

Trevor Webb

Bio:
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.

Topic:
How God kept the Jews through Captivity to Messiah. The 400-year period between the Testaments are often called ‘The Silent Years’. That is because there is no record of this period in Bible history. However, this does not mean that God was not at work! The talks will consider how God preserved his people in Babylon, Egypt and Judea. As in the Old Testament, there were times when God’s people flourished and times where they degenerated. There were heroes of the faith and corrupters of godliness. We will see how prophecy was being fulfilled and how the world was being prepared for the Gospel.

Jason Pickard

Bio:
Jason and Sarah have been married from twelve, almost thirteen, years and are the proud parents of Natalie, John, and Annabelle. 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.

Topic:
Athanasius and the Arian Controversy/Council of Nicaea

Mervyn Marshall

Bio:
Mervyn Marshall is a long-serving member of the CYC Waihola Council of Management and an elder of the Grace Presbyterian Church in Gore. 

Topic:
Two talks with one on the Scottish Covenanters Donald Cargill and James Renwick and the other talk on John G. Paton – a missionary to the New Herbides

Other Features of Family Camp 2020

Here are the other features of Family Camp this year.

Good Food

Amazing food is a well known feature of our family camps each year.

Children's Program

This year Hamish Smith is running our children's programme. It is for age 5 to School Year 6.

Teenage Program

This year Heidi Aarsen is running our teenager's programme. It is for School Year 7-11 only.

Afternoon Activities

Flying Fox, ArcheryTag and a Treasure Hunt will all feature this year at Family Camp.

2 Awesome movies

This year we also be screening in the afternoon 2 incredible Christian films:









Online Registration

All those attending Family Camp (even as day visitors or just for meals) must register online here:

2020 Mid Winter Tramping Camp

  • 4pm Friday 29th May - 4pm Monday 1st June 2020 (Queen's Birthday Weekend)
  • Co-Ed School Years 9 - 13 (must have reasonable fitness)
  • $180 (includes transport to and from location and main meals)

About this tramp

This new tramping camp for 2020 opens up our regular leaders winter tramp for campers to attend as well. It's great to get away into the hills in the winter. The air is crisper and the crowds are few.

This is the camp for those with good physical fitness and want to give back-country tramping a go in the winter..

This tramp will involve tramping on established tramping tracks to stay in huts.

Location / Itinerary​

We'll be heading in the mighty Greenstone Valley on the boundary of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park near Queenstown.

We'll be tramping about 18km each day and staying in the Mid Greenstone Hut (which is a private hut we've booked for ourselves).

The plan is as follows:

  • Friday: Travel to Queenstown and stay the night
  • Saturday: Tramp into Mid Greenstone Hut from the Kinloch end
  • Sunday: Day walk to McKellar Hut near Lake McKellar and possibly a side trip up Steele Creek
  • Monday: Walk back to the cars at Kinloch

Tramping Camp Features

Backcountry Huts

We will be staying in huts in the winter - this means warm clothing is a must. But the scenery is oh....so amazing!

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 12km 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 group tramping camp we will also be carrying shared equipment which you will need to carry your share of.
  • There are some essential gear requirements for tramping (especially in the winter). 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”) – ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IT IS RATED TO -10oC or greater 
    • Waterproof rain jacket (not a “nylon parka”)
    • Good thermal layers (base, mid and top)
    • Waterproof dry bags or pack liner
  •  Our leadership consists of leaders with a combined total of over 100 years tramping experience in the wilderness.

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…

ArcheryTag

Bubble Soccer

Disc Golf

Zipline

Archery

Air Rifles

Mountain Boards

2020 Teen Girls Camp

  • 10:30am 13th July 2020 - 2:30pm 17th July 2020
  • Girls School Years 9 to 12
  • $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 what defines us, how are we defined by God and how we can have a personal and meaningful relationship with Him.

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.

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…

ArcheryTag

Bubble Soccer

Disc Golf

Zipline

Archery

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

Cancellation (23rd March 2020):

We regret to inform you that our 2020 Hunting Camp that was to be held in a few weeks time has now been cancelled. 
 
As a camp we have been closely monitoring the Ministry of Health guidelines and the quickly evolving situation. Events like camps were fairly uncertain with the nationwide upgrade of the Government’s Alert Level nationwide to Level 2 on Saturday. And now with the alert level moving to Level 4 this coming Wednesday we can no longer run any events at CYC Waihola for the foreseeable future. 
 
We can only hope and pray that the situation around the globe and in NZ improves soon.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 

  • 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!!!

ESSENTIALS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ENROL

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

Cancellation (23rd March 2020):

We regret to inform you that our 2020 Pony Camp that was to be held in a few weeks time has now been cancelled. 
 
As a camp we have been closely monitoring the Ministry of Health guidelines and the quickly evolving situation. Events like camps were fairly uncertain with the nationwide upgrade of the Government’s Alert Level nationwide to Level 2 on Saturday. And now with the alert level moving to Level 4 this coming Wednesday we can no longer run any events at CYC Waihola for the foreseeable future. 
 
We can only hope and pray that the situation around the globe and in NZ improves soon.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39 

  • 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.

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

ESSENTIALS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ENROL

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.