Christian Youth Camps is a great place to have your next camp

Welcome to Christian Youth Camps INC or better known as CYC

It's hard to find a better place to be than Christian Youth Camps (CYC) when the sun is shinning and Camp looks all fresh and new with all the new paint, stain and freshly planted gardens!

Back to kind of normal feels great watching our guests enjoy everything that CYC has to offer as they have the fun that kids should be having despite the struggles that some of the world is going through.

Don't forget going forward, apart from enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of the site, for the foreseeable future contact tracing will be an important part of arriving at CYC. All guests will need to provide contact tracing details including the details of drivers of vehicles not overnighting at CYC.  To achieve this, we ask that all groups have their contact tracing details to our office before or immediately on arrival at CYC.

If you haven’t booked for a group camp, but are hoping to come between now and March 2021 then please don’t leave booking your slot a minute longer as we are running out of gaps in our program.

If you are looking for a booking through winter and early spring we still have some place to enjoy the fire places and heat pumps in the main buildings and our intimate hot pool.  Please contact info@cyc.org.nz or call 07 824 84 95 to secure your dates now.

Don't forget to check out our new small new boating lake in the front field as you drive into camp. We have also started on the new flying fox across the new lake. These two additions will help immensely when we have two groups onsite that would like to use the same activities at the same time, well now we have two boating lakes and soon we will have two proper flying foxes plus the small one in the playground!  We are also in the process of changing our logo and are slowly putting large logos up around the site. See the phot below with one of them lit up at night.

So don't miss out on the great activities, amazing food and the best thing, taking time having fun with friends and family that make up part of the CYC experience!  We hope to see you all again soon!!

The new lake under construction

And now it looks like this!

The pole for one end of the new flying fox

Our new logo lit up at night on the wall at Waikato, Camp Two

Whether you want to be busy and active or quiet and relaxing...

...if you want to cook for yourself or enjoy the delicious meals prepared by our chefs, we can help you make great memories! We offer a wide range of activities, accommodation and rooms for meetings and seminars. If your group is anywhere between 30 to 460 people, we would love to host you at our place.


"I was very impressed with the way the staff were so accommodating during our stay, particularly at the beginning, as we were settling in, and we were needing to respond to urgent requests for things like linen and  kitchen equipment that had not previously been asked for.  Your team were also very flexible when we were trying to organise events at a moments’ notice." (Wichman Family Reunion 2019)

"Our Community spent an unforgettable weekend and I hope we will be able to keep on enjoying Ngaruawahia CYC in the future" (ALAC 2017)

Located in the heart of the Waikato

Just one hour south of Manukau City, and 20 minutes north of Hamilton. Nestled between the Waipa River and the stunning Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, the camp consists of 38 hectares of native bush, pastures and the camp facilities. On clear days, magnificent views of the Waikato and as far south as National Park can be seen.

How being involved at CYC changes lives

Celebrating 63 years of CYC & God changing lives... Find out more on our holiday camp page