Staff

Director

Steven Miers
Steven is our awesome director and loves camping. He brings a wealth of practical knowledge from his farming background and loves having a good chat with people.

Operations Coordinator

Ben Cochrane
Ben and his family think camp is the best place! He loves hosting, holiday camps and making the place look good!

Ministry Coordinator

Zoe Finlay
Zoe is our Ministry Coordinator and also one of our Holiday camp program directors.  Zoe is heavily involved with holiday camps and she is the go to person when it comes to our leaders here at camp. 

Office Manager

Rebecca Shepherd
Rebecca's been with us for over two years and has been involved in a variety of areas around camp but has now taken on our office manager role. She has a range of skills that makes camp better because she's part of the team!

Head Maintenance

Les Irvine
Les is our grounds and maintenance man. He has a wide range of skills and can fix almost anything! He has a huge job and a very long "to do" list that never seems to get shorter.

Maintenance/Host

Nick Dodds
The majority of Nick's time is spent working on grounds and maintenance during the week. In the weekends he is your "go to guy" as he does the majority of the hosting.

Maintenance/Host

Brett Falconer
Brett is a massive asset around camp and helps out with a variety of stuff, whether it be hosting, maintenance or programme directing.

Instructor/ Host

Cameron Bruce
Cameron does many things around camp but his main job is to host, instruct on the climbing wall, and to help carry out the maintenance work around camp.

Head Chef

James Doyle
James has been with us for 6 years now. He and his family moved here from Scotland and James loves to create delicious meals. He is enthusiastic and always has a joke or two on the tip of his tongue.

Second Chef

Nat Feldon
Nat is our 2nd chef. He not only cooks but is an essential member of our maintenance team.

General Camp Staff

Shoshanah Miers

Shoshanah is one of Steven's daughters and has a heart to serve! She is here lending a helping hand where needed during this busy season!

Office Assistant

Mandeep Kaur


Mandeep is originally from India but has studied and lived in New Zealand before joining us here at CYC. Mandeep is generally in the office helping Rebecca and Steven with extra jobs that need doing

Part Time Staff

Alex Miers

Alex interned with us in 2018 and was such a massive help we had to keep her around! Alex is only part time now as she is also busy studying

Grace Bruce

Grace has stepped back from full time to part time still helping out with her awesome culinary skills in the kitchen

Interns

Katarina Hadley

Kat was one of our leaders for many years and has decided to do our internship through Pathways. Kat is enthusiastic about activities and holiday camps!

Toni Goncalves

Toni was one of our leaders for years before deciding to do the internship through Pathways. Toni loves holidays camps and serving the Lord through all things

Reuben Zegwaard

Reuben was a leader at Karakariki Christian Camp for years before joining CYC as an intern. Reuben is doing our new activities internship and is studying climbing qualifications and more through Skills active 

Our interns are placement through Pathways College. This internship is unique as it is balanced between 50% ministry and 50% study. Their ministry is 15 hours paid work and 15 hours volunteered. Their study is towards a diploma in Christian Ministries and is made up of six week long block courses throughout the year and online assignments. Contact leaders@cyc.org.nz if you are interested in this internship or head onto our intern page

Volunteers

We currently have no volunteers at CYC. Please get in contact if you would like to volunteer for a period of time here at camp!