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If you are in year 7-9 at school and want to hang out with approximately 900 crazy young people then eCamp 2015 is where you need to be.

We will be busting out all the favourites like ski biscuits, rockets, animal survival, sling shot paint ball, screen printing, the blob, water slides, go karts, inflatable soccer and the legendary competitive soccer tournament. Not only do we have all the hardout activities, but the fun-filled daily meetings featuring a fabulous NZ speaker, our favourite worship team, and plenty of “on stage” opportunities and craziness!

This year’s speaker is Craig Burrow. He was our guest speaker a few years back, loves communicating with this age group and has some great things to share with us all.

Our theme this year is “The Justice League of eC!” So bring your superheroes costumes (bust out that onesie!) for our SUPERHERO Themed party night on Sunday, and get excited because e-Camp 2015 is going to be fantastic!

 

FAQ

Campers

What does a camper need to know

Bring: Warm sleeping bag, pillow,  mattress if your tenting, toilet gear, $$  for the canteen, cutlery, cup and plates,  warm and rugged clothes, Sunday night  will be our big Birthday Fiesta, so find  those party outfits and get ready for a  good night! Screen Printing will be on  offer again, so bring a t-shirt or pillow  case to print on.

Tent Towners you will need to organise  your own tents and sleeping equipment.

Forget: Forget the drugs and Alcohol.  Also, leave your flash stuff at home,  things like Computers, gaming consoles,  cell phones. Believe it or not, life will go  on without those devices! (You might  want to let your parents know that there  is limited cell phone reception)

When is eCamp ?

From mid-day Friday 3rd April – 6th April 2014 – Be at eCamp for the Justice League of EC eCamp at Finlay Park Adventure Camp, Lake Karapiro.

When do campers need to have regos in by?

15th March 2015

Give your registration forms and money to your leader before the closing date on the registration forms 15th March 2014. Don’t be late. Don’t forget to include the camp fees.

There is a $10 penalty per camper if your groups fees are late, you’ve got better things to spend that $10 on… like the canteen!

Do I have to come along with a Youth Group?

Yes, as there are a number of activities and small group times you will need to come along with a youth group. If you really want to come but don’t have a youth group then call your local baptist church and see if they are going and can include you.

Leaders

When do Leaders need to have Regos in by?

These are 3 important dates for registration forms and fees

15 March 2015 – Collect the registration forms and money before the closing date on the registration forms

30 March 2015 – Email the spreadsheet (this will be available at ecamp.co.nz in soon) to Naomi at regos@ecamp.co.nz.  Don’t worry if the boxes on the forms aren’t big enough for the information, we  download them into a database, this is just the easiest way for you to send us the  information

Please note there is a $10 fee added to each camper who pays after the registration  date. NO EXCEPTIONS

What do I do when I arrive at eCamp?

Congratulations that means that you survived the trip with your campers in the bus or car! Well done! Now you have a couple of things to do…..

  1. You will be allowed into the camp area with your vehicle but you will be expected to leave as soon as you have unloaded so drive on in and park where you are directed to. Don’t let your campers wander off. Heard them into a flock or gaggle and get them to wait.
  2. Register your group. If you have a big group it may pay to send a male and female leader. Go to the main dining hall and there will be the registration point. Let them know what group you are from, and of course you will have paid all your regos before you get to camp. You will be given an information pack with all you and your leaders will need for camp including where your group is staying, duties and small group studies. If you are in cabins you will be given the cabin number where you are staying. If you are in tents you will be given “streets” to pitch you tents on, one side for guys one for girls.
  3. Now come the fun part… If you are in cabins, grab your campers and all the gear and go and find your cabin. For tents grab the tents and find your streets, it is really important that we fill the streets as much as possible, please set your tents up as close as possible to the tents already there. Don’t leave gaps as we will have less space for games later on in the camp. Please keep off the marked roads. Pitch the tents and organize the beds and then you are good to go.
  4. As soon as you have unpacked the vehicles please follow the directions and move them to the carpark. They will be locked in the paddock and access will be restricted to them so make sure you have everything that you need for camp out of the car. Please move them as soon as you can as this time can be a bit chaotic and we really need to move the vehicles as soon as possible.
  5. Hang out with your group until everybody else arrives and the fun begins…. And thanks for coming to ecamp 2015

When is eCamp ?

From mid-day Friday 3rd April – 6th April 2014 – Be at eCamp for the Justice League of EC eCamp at Finlay Park Adventure Camp, Lake Karapiro.

The Goal of ecamp

The tradition of Easter Camps started a long time ago at Finlay Park and in fact Easter Camps are the reason that Finlay Park was started. eCamp begun 10 years ago when Easter Camp for high school age outgrew the Finaly Park facilities. And so ecamp begun. From humble beginnings of 320 campers to the current number of approx 800 it has been a truly wonderful experience for all those involved. The leadership team are always excited to give so many young people the opportunity to hear a gospel message that is specifically designed for them and it is amazing to see God working in these young people. Oh and of course it is a whole heap of fun!

Here is the leadership team for 2015 (thanks to them all) And to all the other people who give time and resources to make ecamp a success a big thanks!

  • Josh Van de Worp – Camp Director
  • Wendy Potter – Programming
  • Ian Fraser – Onsite direction
  • Jonathan Hall – Website & tech support
  • Hans Bouter – Tech & production
  • Leighton Spurdle – Staging
  • Hunter Scott – Worship band
  • Liam Janes – Worship band
  • Raewyn Moodie – Mailout and followup
  • Naomi McKinnell – Registration

Our Mission Statement
The overall purpose of the camp is to bring praise and honour our amazing God and to bless your local church and young  people by providing a camp that encourages young people to follow Jesus with all their heart!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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