FAQ

GENERAL

Is camp on rain or shine?
Yes – assume camp is on no matter what. If there are any changes to this we’ll send out an email to you and post updates on the church website/App/Facebook page.

When can we arrive?
From 2pm on Thursday February 5.

When does camp finish?
After lunch on Sunday February 8, or when we’ve cleaned up (whichever comes last!)

Are day visitors allowed?
Church camp is totally about us all being there for the whole weekend.
However if you just absolutely can’t make the whole weekend, then day passes are available.

If you are coming out for just the Friday or Saturday, you must still register before camp registrations close and pay the appropriate fees.

Our Sunday morning services will be held at camp on Sunday 8th at 10am too, followed by a picnic. You do not need to register or pay if you are just coming out for the Sunday service/combined picnic.

Is sponsorship available?
Yes. We don’t want anyone to miss out on camp because they can’t afford it. Tick the sponsorship request box when you register and we’ll be in touch with how we can help.

If you can afford to donate to the sponsorship fund then you can do so when you register, or as an extra payment to the church bank a/c with reference ‘Camp Sponsor’.

What will we be doing?
Camp is always a great place to relax, connect with others in our South West community, make new friends, learn more about God and have heaps of fun in the process. This year will be no different…
With the beach on our doorstep plus a carnival, pop-up coffee carts, water-fun, outdoor meetings, movies, sports, big games, line dancing, SWBC Idol, the Banquet, and World Vision NZ CEO Chris Clarke as our speaker … there is something to inspire everyone and plenty on offer for the kids too.

Where can I find a camp programme?
We’ll have a camp programme up at camp. This will include more details on the events, gatherings, etc.

Who can come?
Anyone! Invite your friends and neighbours too. But you have to register – one registration per person. Early bird price ends November 30 2014!

Can I help?
Yes! We’ll need help setting up, during camp and packing down. Get in touch with us on summercamp@swbc.org.nz and we’ll let you know how.

CAMPING

Can I bring a caravan / campervan?
Yes. If you are requesting power, see the question about power below.

Can I have access to a power outlet?
There is an option to request power when you register. A few things to note:

1. Please ensure that only one person in your caravan / tent requests power
2. As we’re sure you’ll understand, there are limited power outlets available on the site so not all requests can be granted.
3. You MUST use and supply your own caravan plug adaptor and RCD shock protection.
4. We’ll let you know if you have power a couple of weeks out from camp, once all requests have been processed.

Will there be communal marquees?
Yes, there will be several marquees setup for communal use.

How do I get a cabin?
Cabins are allocated on a first in/needs basis. Where possible, cabins will be shared too – so you might have a bed/bunk in a cabin with a bunch of other people.

If you have a medical condition/family situation (eg. newborn child) that requires a cabin let us know when you register.

Is glamping allowed?
Yes, you are welcome to bring everything including the kitchen sink.

FOOD

What about food?
Camp is self-catered (apart from the shared banquet – see question below). So get together with your neighbours and friends and plan a feast for the weekend. The camp shop will be open for milk and other supplies.

Are there cooking facilities available?
Limited campground cooking facilities are available. There are several ovens, stovetops and BBQ’s available. However, given the demand on facilities we encourage you to minimize your heating requirements to ease the load. Bringing a BBQ would be a very good idea too. There is very limited shared fridge space available, so bring your chilly bin/esky/cool box.

The banquet sounds tasty. Tell me more!
We’ve done this once before, so you could say a tradition has formed! We’ll be having a big all-in banquet on Sat at 5.30pm. You’ll need to supply salad, drink and bread for this, we’ll sort the rest.