2020 Discipleship Camp

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 

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 Adventure Camp

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.

2020 Horse Trek Camp

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 Junior Tramping Camp

About this tramp

This new tramping camp in 2019 is for those keen on giving real tramping a try in the New Zealand backcountry.

We will be casually tramping on average 9km each day to DOC huts along a reasonably good condition track down the Lower Hollyford river valley. This brief-taking track takes in views of Mt Tutoko (Fiordland's highest mountain), Hidden Falls (a stunning hidden waterfall) and Lake Albaster (a back-country gem of a lake only accessible by foot).

As beginner tramping you will need to have reasonable level of fitness (so start training now) and will need to carry all your own food and gear with you as you tramp.

Tramping Camp Features

Views of Mt Tutoko

Mt Tutoko is Fiordland's highest mountain and raises straight out of the Hollyford valley above Hidden Falls hut.

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 9km each day (no really big hills on this tramp however). 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. 

  • 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 Backcountry Tramping Camp

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 Horse Trek Camp

 

Photos from the Camp


Camp Details

Fresh air, Rolling hills, Lush green paddocks and the companionship of a horse…. what more could you want?
Enroll now at our CYC horse trek camp and share your passion of our large equine friends with others and make new friends who share your passion along the way.

Come and discover our spectacular scenery, set in the idyllic valley behind Waihola Township.

This ‘sweet as’ camp will have you trekking through the back country in serenity and quiet on the back of a horse to places that give you awesome views with some other pretty cool people. Get into God’s creation and explore it.

PLEASE NOTE: CYC Waihola has available approx 10. horses to campers however the enrolements that require a horse will be on a ‘experiential basis’ rather than ‘first in first served’ as not all our horses are suited for beginner riders.

I don’t need to say any more – Enrol online now

Dates: Wednesday 2nd January 2019 – Saturday 5th January 2019
Price: $280 – with CYC Horse [see camp fees page]
$220 – with own  horse
Camp Venue: Homestead @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Girls in School Years 9 – 13 in 2019

2019 Adventure Camp

Photos from the Camp


Camp Details

Adventure Camp… HANDS DOWN the most fun you will have this summer!

The CYC classic Adventure Camp is back for 2019. Spend the week soaking up the summer sun as you do all manner of “sweet as” adventure activities. In the past this camp has included: Paint-ball, Eeling, Kayaking, Raft Building, “Rodeoing”, Search and Rescue, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Fear Factor, Lake Biscuiting and much much more.

This camp is limited to 30 spaces so get in fast.

Enrol online now

Dates: Monday 31st December 2018  – Friday 4th January 2019
Price: $220 (or $200 with early bird discount) [see camp fees page for more information]
Camp Venue: Main Lodge @ CYC Waihola [see map]
Camp Age Group: Co-Ed Teenagers in School Years 9 – 12 in 2019

 

2018 Tramping Camp

Photos from this camp

Camp Details

The classic CYC tramping camp is back in 2018 – 4 days of getting away from txts, snapchat and social media is just the ticket to a relaxing time away.

Of course you will need to carry all your own clothes and sleeping gear – so don’t bring the kitchen sink with you!!!! Get into the outdoors – away from cellphones, tv and computers – learn about navigation in the bush, bush-craft and cooking your own meals in the great outdoors.

We are going to tramp up the amazing Hopkins and Huxley River valleys – mostly huts but maybe tents.

Day One:
– Tramp up the Hopkins past Monument Hut to the Huxley River valley. From here we tramp up the Huxley to the Huxley Forks.
– The first night we will stay at the Huxley Forks.
Day Two:
– Day Tramp up the north Huxley river branch to Broderick Hut and depending on the weather maybe up Broderick Pass
– Tramp back down to the Huxley Forks camp-site for the night.
Day Three:
– Tramp back down the Huxley River valley and up to Elcho Hut in the Hopkins Valley.
– Stay the night at the Elcho Hut.
Day Four:
– Back down the Hopkins River to the vehicles.Transport will be available from CYC Waihola and return for the tramp and all food (except snacks) will be provided.

Enrol online now

Dates: Friday 14th – Tuesday 18th December 2018
Price: $220 – includes all food and transport
Camp Venue: Huxley/Hopkins
Camp Age Group: Co Ed in School Years 9 – 13