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

2018 CYC Family Camp

 

 

 

Please find the talks from 2018 Family Camp here

2017 Family Camp Talks

Here are the talks from  the 2017 Family Camp:

Speaking with the enemy: Lessons from Jesus’ conversations with those who opposed Him

Speaker: Geoff Lloyd
Description: As we try and live like our saviour, we inevitably encounter resistance and questions just like He did. This week we’ll look at several occasions in Mark’s Gospel when Jesus responded to his enemies’ questions and traps. My prayer is that as we see the Master at work, our love and awe of Him will grow and we will be better equipped to face the challenges of our friends and neighbours.

Talks:

Grace in Affliction: The Story of Joseph

Speaker: Erik Stolte
Description: It’s a well known story full deception, a murder plot, betrayal, injustice and eventual rise to power. The story of Joseph has held readers spellbound for centuries. But what is it really about? Well, its not so much about Jacob, Joseph, or even the brothers. It’s really the great story of how the sovereign God of all grace deals with weak, afflicted, sinful characters … like us.

Talks:

Martin Luther – his life and times

Speaker: David Bayne
Description: This year is the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg so David will be speaking on Martin Luther – his life and times and the flowering of the Reformation.

Talks:

2017 CYC Family Camp

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4th April 2017: All registrations for Family Camp are now closed as we have reached capacity

Come away to our annual church families camp for a refreshing break – let us do the cooking for you!!!

With refreshing speakers, good food and activities for the kids – family camp is an ideal holiday for those wanting a break

Dates:  Monday 24th – Friday 28th April 2017
Price:  Donation to cover costs
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.

 

About Family Camp

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

The camp is for all families, couples and individuals that desire a deeper grasp of 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 CYC Council expects campers 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

Accommodation at Camp

There is limited accommodation that is available to those who attend as a family in our chalets and bunk-rooms – our on-site accommodation is allocated after registrations close, according to most need.
CYC also has caravan points or you may choose to stay off site in local motels, camping grounds or B&B’s.

Activities at Camp

  • Childrens program for Primary school aged children will be looked after Family Worship during the morning speaking sessions in the downstairs area under the kitchen.
  • Teenagers will be expected to attend the first of the speaking session in the morning. After the evening session there will be a teenage program for them to attend with parental permission.
  • Family Activities each afternoon at camp there will be organised activities for families – these may include geocaching, paint-ball, adventure-based activities, treasure hunts, family tabloid sports competition.

Camp Speakers

  • Geoff Lloyd – Pastor at Wyndham Evangelical Church in Southland
  • Eric Stolte – Minister at Reformed Church of Dunedin
  • David Bayne – Minister at Grace Presbyterian Church of Ashburton

Cost of Camp

There is no fixed charge for the camp however it does cost CYC to run this camp so it is expect that those attending will contribute what they can. Click here for donation information.

Arrival and Departure Details

You can arrive at camp from 4.30pm to start unpacking and setting up but the official Family Camp program starts with tea in the Main Lodge at CYC Waihola at 5.30pm on Monday evening (24th April) and finishes on Friday (28th April) after lunch and clean-up about 2pm.
You will find CYC Waihola on Finlayson Road, about one kilometre from State Highway One in Waihola. In Waihola turn left away from the lake at the Challenge Service Station. You will find the Main Lodge on the left at the camp in the end of the gravel drive.

Register for Camp

It is important that you register for Family Camp as we have limited accommodation available and we can only cater for a certain number of people for the week.

Registrations are now closed for Family Camp for accommodation and those wishing to have meals at camp as we have reached capacity – please email info@cycwaihola.org.nz if you plan to attend just the teaching sessions. Thanks

2016 CYC Family Camp

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Come away to our annual church families camp for a refreshing break – let us do the cooking for you!!!

With refreshing speakers, good food and activities for the kids – family camp is an ideal holiday for those wanting a break

Dates:  Monday 25th – Friday 29th April 2016
Price:  Donation to cover costs
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.

 

About Family Camp

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

The camp is for all families, couples and individuals that desire a deeper grasp of 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 CYC Council expects campers 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

Accommodation at Camp

There is limited accommodation that is available to those who attend as a family in our chalets and bunk-rooms – our on-site accommodation is allocated after registrations close, according to most need.
CYC also has caravan points or you may choose to stay off site in local motels, camping grounds or B&B’s.

Activities at Camp

  • Childrens program for Primary school aged children will be looked after Family Worship during the morning speaking sessions in the downstairs area under the kitchen.
  • Teenagers will be expected to attend the first of the speaking session in the morning. After the evening session there will be a teenage program for them to attend with parental permission.
  • Family Activities each afternoon at camp there will be organised activities for families – these may include geocaching, paint-ball, adventure-based activities, treasure hunts, family tabloid sports competition.

Camp Speakers

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Cost of Camp

There is no fixed charge for the camp however it does cost CYC to run this camp so it is expect that those attending will contribute what they can. Click here for donation information.

Arrival and Departure Details

You can arrive at camp from 4.30pm to start unpacking and setting up but the official Family Camp program starts with tea in the Main Lodge at CYC Waihola at 5.30pm on Monday evening (25th April) and finishes on Friday (29th April) after lunch and clean-up about 2pm.
You will find CYC Waihola on Finlayson Road, about one kilometre from State Highway One in Waihola. In Waihola turn left away from the lake at the Challenge Service Station. You will find the Main Lodge on the left at the camp in the end of the gravel drive.

Register for Camp

It is important that you register for Family Camp as we have limited accommodation available and we can only cater for a certain number of people for the weekend.

Registrations close on 15th April or earlier if we have reached capacity.

2015 CYC Family Camp

Come away to our annual church families camp for a refreshing break – let us do the cooking for you!!!

With refreshing speakers, good food and activities for the kids – family camp is an ideal holiday for those wanting a break

 

Listen to the 2015 Family Camp talks here.

View photos from the 2015 Family Camp here.

Dates:  Monday 13th April 2015 – Friday 17th April 2015
Price:  Donation to cover costs
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.

About Family Camp

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

The camp is for all families, couples and individuals that desire a deeper grasp of 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 CYC Council expects campers 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

Accommodation at Camp

There is limited accommodation that is available to those who attend as a family in our chalets and bunk-rooms – our on-site accommodation is allocated after registrations close, according to most need.
CYC also has caravan points or you may choose to stay off site in local motels, camping grounds or B&B’s.

Activities at Camp

  • Childrens program for Primary school aged children will be looked after Family Worship during the morning speaking sessions in the downstairs area under the kitchen.
  • Teenagers will be expected to attend the first of the speaking session in the morning. After the evening session there will be a teenage program for them to attend with parental permission.
  • Family Activities Each afternoon at camp there will be organised activities for families – these may include geocaching, paint-ball, adventure-based activities, treasure hunts, family tabloid sports competition.

Camp Speakers

  • Dr. Bob Smart is coming all the way from the USA to be out main speaker. Bob has served at Christ Church, Illinois since 1993. In 2008 Bob completed hisdoctorate on Jonathan Edwards from the University of Wales. Bob often speaks at conferences, on mission trips, and has authored two books on revival. Bob and Karen love their children and their eight grandchildren. Bob, Karen (wife), Lizzy (daughter) are looking forward to their fellowship together with hope in the Lord. Bob plans to talk on the Psalms in the Morning and Genesis 1-3 in the Evening.
  • Dr. Stuart Johnson lives in Dunedin with his wife Gail. They have three daughters, one at university and two at school. Stuart is an historian of nineteenth-century Evangelical Christianity and is Associate-Principal of Grace Theological College. He preaches regularly, and has had a hand in campus ministry since 1990. Stuart will be speaking on four big Bible themes: the Fall, Exodus, Land, and Exile. He thinks Family Camp is great and that you should come.
  • Rev. David Bayne was born in Ashburton and grew up on a farm nearby. He is married to Lynda and they have seven adult children and three grand-children. He has studied at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and has served as a minister in the RCNZ for a number of years before being involved in the process of establishing GPNZ.  He is currently Stated Clerk for them and serves as minister of the Ashburton / Fairlie congregations. David will be speaking on “Christianity comes to the south” – this will be a follow on from last year’s talks about the Gospel coming to New Zealand, he will focus on the Free Church Settlement and consequent developments.

 

Cost of Camp

There is no fixed charge for the camp however it does cost CYC to run this camp so it is expect that those attending will contribute what they can. Click here for donation information.

 

Arrival and Departure Details

You can arrive at camp from 4.30pm to start unpacking and setting up but the official Family Camp program starts with tea in the Main Lodge at CYC Waihola at 5.30pm on Monday evening (13th April) and finishes on Friday (17th April) after lunch and clean-up about 2pm.
You will find CYC Waihola on Finlayson Road, about one kilometre from State Highway One in Waihola. In Waihola turn left away from the lake at the Challenge Service Station. You will find the Main Lodge on the left at the camp in the end of the gravel drive.

 

Register for Camp

It is important that you register for Family Camp as we have limited accommodation available and we can only cater for a certain number of people for the weekend.
Registrations close on 6th April 2014 or earlier if we have reached capacity.

Please register online here or by filling in the form and sending it to us in the mail or email it to us at info@cycwaihola.org.nz

Registrations close on 1st April or earlier if we have reached capacity.

=2015 Family Camp Talks

You can find all the talks for the 2015 Family Camp on this page.

All these talks are in MP3 format and can be listened to on most modern cellphones and media devices.

Stuart Johnson – The Fall, Exodus, Land, and Exile

Bob Smart – Genesis 1-3

David Bayne – Christianity comes to the South

2014 Work & Fellowship Camp

 

Our annual Work & Fellowship Camp is where we get all those major projects underway and odd jobs completed around CYC. It is also a time to share the vision of CYC Waihola with each through fellowship, discussion and great food.

There is no cost for the weekend – however we need to know if you are planning to attend for catering purposes. Donations to cover costs are also welcomed.

 

RSVP

Those interested in helping need to RSVP to us by emailing info@cycwaihola.org.nz by Tuesday 21th October if they wish to attend, indicating if they require accommodation and what meals they will be around for to ensure we have sufficient catering supplies on hand.

Camp Timetable

Camp commences Saturday morning but accommodation will be available from Friday and concludes with afternoon tea on Monday

Friday
7.00 pm Work Planning & Set-up9.00pm SupperSaturday
7.00 am Rise and Shine7.30 am Breakfast and Devotion

8.30 am Work Parties

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties

4.00 pm Afternoon Tea

4.20 pm Work Parties

7.00 pm Tea

8.00 pm DVD

9.30 pm Supper

 

Sunday
8.00 am Rise and Shine8.30 am BreakfastMorning Worship Services1.00 pm Dinner

Afternoon Free time

6.00 pm Tea

7.00 pm Topical Discussion

9.00 pm Supper

Monday
7.00 am Rise and Shine

7.45 am Breakfast and Devotion

8.30 am Work Parties

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties

4.30 pm Afternoon Tea

5.00pm Clean Up and Farewells

Work Parties

The following work parties have been formed and everyone should join one of these groups.

  • Gardening
  • Concreting
  • Main Lodge Shower Rebuild
  • General Building
  • Farm Fencing
  • General Work Party – for all the odds and ends

2014 Family Camp Talks


Talks from 2014 Family Camp

All these talks are in MP3 format and can be listened to on most modern cellphones and media devices.

Jay Behan – Lessons from the Past, Encouragement from Jacob the Deceiver

Stuart Johnson – Finding Jesus in Unexpected Places
David Bayne – Christianity came to New Zealand: the arrival and establishment of the Gospel in New Zealand’s formative years
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