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 August Work & Fellowship Day


The Facility Committee is starting to run the Work & Fellowship Days again starting with the August 2017 day. Our plan is to help knock off some of the bigger maintenance and cleaning jobs around the camp-site.

Unfortunately our Labour Weekend Work Camp is not happening this year as we have a large prior booking over Labour Weekend.

Details

Date: Saturday 26th August 2017

Time: 9am through to 4pm

Location: Meet at the Main Lodge hall

Please bring:

  • Bring any tools you have that might help with your choosen work team.
  • Something to share with everyone for lunch

Job List

We have jobs for everyone so everyone is welcome.

Fencing Crew:
Work List
 1. Fix boundary fences near Flying Fox slip (if area is ready)
 2. Install new fence / gates at Horse Arena pathway
 3. Install new fence / gate around sewerage shed area far enough out not to damage underground tanks
 4. Install new “pig containment fence” around old turkey enclosure
Heavy Rain Damage Clean-up Team:
Work List
 1. Help pick up all the debri from the “big slip lahar” that came through the camp in July

  • Sticks and burnables go on burning heap.
  • Silt and debri into piles for Kevin to remove with digger
 2. Clean out all water tables, drains and sumps
3.

Plant Natives

  • Under Kevin’s guidance use the tree protectors to plant natives along the Homestead creek.
  • Under Kevin’s guidance use the tree protectors to plant natives around the sewer shed if area is ready for planting.
Ruthless Spring Cleaning:
Work List
 1. Chalets

  • Clean out all cupboards in Chalets removing old or un-required items (including all linen, rubbish, crockery that doesn’t match)
  • Defrost and clean out fridges in Chalets
  • Fix broken curtains with replacement curtain hooks, etc.
  • Clean windows – inside and out
  • Dust for cobwebs, dead flys, etc.
  • Good spray and wipe wipe down of all surfaces in bathrooms
  • Vacuum floors and window sills
 2. Bunk-rooms

  • Replace all dirty mattress protectors with clean ones
  • Clean windows – inside and out
  • Fix broken curtains with replacement curtain hooks, etc.
  • Dust for cobwebs, dead flys and dust
  • Good spray and wipe wipe down of all surfaces in bathrooms
  • Wet wipe with spray and wipe window sills
  • Wet mop floors and window sills
 3. Main lodge

  • Clean the ceiling in the Main Hall kitchen
  • Dust and clean all window sills
  • Clean windows – inside and out
  • Dust for cobwebs, dead flys and dust
  • Good spray and wipe wipe down of all surfaces in bathrooms
 4. Camp Freezers

  • Defrost and clean out freezers in Main Hall
  • Defrost and clean out fridge and freezer in Homestead
 5. Chuck out (into the skip) or take home anything that is surplus to the camp’s requirements – check with Tim if you are unsure!

 

 

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.

2016 June Volunteer Work Day

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We are planning a Work Day for Saturday 25th June.

We are meeting at 12.30pm for a shared lunch at 12.30pm (bring a plate), then we will conclude with smoko at 4.00pm.

Please pass the word around or forward this on to those who may be able to help and let us know if you plan to attend.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

2016 Leaders Tramp

The winter leaders tramp is now an annual classic and we are inviting you to come and join the fun!!!

This is a great oppourtunity to meet or catch up with other leaders in a relaxed low key environment.

If you are interested in attending you NEED TO CONTACT Tim Wiel at the CYC office to talk about the tramp.

In the past we have had a quiet weekend jaunt up the Routeburn valley to the Routeburn Falls Hut for the night.

Anyone really keen for some weekend of fellowship with some ‘neat people’ are also welcome to attend this tramp.

It is a winter tramp so expect the following from the weekend:
– easy going track
– minus 0 degrees temperatures and maybe snow
– warm fellowship and good food

Some limited transport may be available from Waihola to the tramp and home again.

Your gear will need to include:
– Good boots with ankle support
– Very warm clothing (including two sets of thermals)(last time we did this tramp there was a -5 degree night in the hut)
– Very warm sleeping bag (again it is very cold)
– Wet weather gear (last time it snowed)
– Your own food (although dehydrated food is available for purchase from CYC at our cost price)

To see photos from the 2012 Winter Routeburn (CYC Leaders Tramp) follow this link:
To https://www.facebook.com/timwiel/media_set?set=a.10151163981407673.492225.599532672&type=3

More details will be sent to those that have signed up to go.

2016 August Volunteer Work Day

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We are planning a Work Day for Saturday 27th August.

We are meeting at 9.00am at the Main Hall, there is a shared lunch at 12.30pm (bring a plate), devotion at 1.00pm, then we will conclude with smoko at 4.00pm.

Please pass the word around or forward this on to those who may be able to help and let us know if you plan to attend.

Please let us know if you plan to attend.

2016 Work & Fellowship Camp

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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 18th 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

Saturday

 

8.30 am Work Parties begin

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties continue

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties continue

4.00 pm Afternoon Tea

4.20 pm Work Parties continue

7.00 pm Tea

8.00 pm [Optional] Evening Entertainment

9.30 pm Supper

 

Sunday

8.00 am Rise and Shine

8.30 am Breakfast

Morning Worship Services

1.00 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

7.30 am Breakfast and Devotion

8.30 am Work Parties continue

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.45 am Work Parties continue

1.00 pm Dinner

2.00 pm Work Parties continue

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
  • General Building
  • Farm Fencing
  • Forestry & Pruning
  • General Work Party – for all the odds and ends