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 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 Horse Trek Camp

  • 10:30am Monday 6th January - 4pm Thursday 9th January 2019
  • Girls in school years 10 to 13 during 2020
  • $280 with a CYC horse OR $220 if you bring your own horse

About this Camp

Lush green hills…

       Cool fresh forests…

               Rolling sand dunes and crisp salt air….

                         What’s the one thing that could make these beautiful vistas better?

       Taking them in from the back our your favourite four legged friend of course!

Important to know before enrolling

  • This very popular camp is limited to 12 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.

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