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Christian Youth Camps INC and camping with COVID-19

So yes, we are still here and yes we will be still here going forward!  We are really excited about what the future will bring when we have the privilege of guests back on site!

These are such challenging times and CYC, like everyone else, is under enormous pressure with having to close to guests over the lock down period.  But we have achieved a huge amount of maintenance and painting due to most of the staff living onsite and being in the same bubble!

Camp looks all fresh and new with all the new paint and stain, so we can’t wait for guests to be able to enjoy it all sooner rather than later!!

Going forward, apart from enhanced cleaning 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 guests stop at the main office and provide contact tracing details before entering the rest of the site.

For large groups, we ask that you prepare this information in advance so that just one representative can pass on all the information.  We will be providing a simple excel spread sheet to help facilitate this process 10 days prior to your arrival.

For Kids’ Camps, the information that you have normally provided in the past when booking your child in is all you need to continue doing going forward to provide contact tracing.

We are rearing to go and are still planning to be running our traditional Kids’ Camp in the July 2020 School Holidays and maybe even our Leaders’ Training Camps in June, if Level Two is fully implemented before then.  We are watching each release with baited breath to find out for sure when this might be!

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 from August 2020 onward.  Please contact info@cyc.org.nz or call 07 824 84 95 to secure your dates now.

We are praying it won’t be long before we can welcome you all back on site to see all the improvements we have made and so once again you can enjoy the great community experience that comes from spending time living together and enjoying all that CYC has to offer!

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)

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.

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

How being involved at CYC changes lives

Celebrating 62 years of CYC & God changing lives... Find out more on our holiday camp page