eCamp 2017 presents:

eCamp

Got to find the One!

 

 

 

eCamp17

If you are in year 7-9 at school and want to hang out with approximately 900 other crazy young people then eCamp 17 is where you need to be.

We will be busting out all the favorites like ski biscuits and rockets, animal survival, sling shot paint ball, gladiator, screen printing, the blob, water slides, eCamp’s Got Talent 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 favorite worship team, and plenty of “on stage” fun and craziness!

Our theme this year is “eCamp GO! – This is not just about Pokemon but is about all things gaming!

So find your favourite gaming character and get dressed up for our party night on Sunday, and get excited because eCamp 17 is going to be “one of the best!”

 

FAQ

Leaders

When do Leaders need to have Regos in by?

These are 2 important dates for registration forms and fees

19 March 2017 – Collect the registration forms and money before the closing date on the registration forms

22 March 2016 – 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, cabin spaces are limited and usually fill up weeks before the closing date. The only way to reserve cabin spaces is to email Naomi your completed spreadsheet while there are still spaces available!

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

Expectations of Leaders and Parents

To be discussed with helpers before camp:
▪ To Respect God
▪ To make the most of the weekend by spending as much time as possible with your young people.
▪ To look out for your young people and your own group of leaders. You are responsible for all those registered under your group’s name. This includes making sure they eat, drink and wear sunscreen!
▪ To aim to keep your young people on time to meetings and respectful during meetings.
▪ To help new members of your group to integrate and feel part of what is going on.
▪ To be available for one ­on ­one ministry to your own young people (be wise about where you meet with the camper).
▪ To ask for help from the eCamp Team if you get out of your depth in any situation.
▪ To respect and co­operate with requests made by the camp staff.
▪ To help the eCamp crew by encouraging your young people to be quiet during sleep time.
▪ To be willing to participate in any extra duties or supervising activities as needed. Especially helping to serve meals.
▪ To attend all leaders meetings. These are held first thing in the morning while your young people enjoy some supervised exercise to kick­start their day.
▪ To not be in cabins or tents alone with campers.
▪ To avoid excessive physical contact with campers (long hugs, dangerous play fighting).

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 2017

When is eCamp ?

From midday 14th April All 1pm Monday 17th April 2017. – Be at eCamp for the “Got to get the one” eCamp at Finlay Park Adventure Camp, Lake Karapiro.

The Goal of ecamp

eCamp 2017 “Got to find the one” is almost here! 

eCamp debuted in 2004 with 320 campers and leaders and this year, our 14th  eCamp, will host more than 950 people as we discover the who is the One that we have got to find young people!
How did eCamp come about?

Intermediate age is sometimes a “fall through the cracks” age in our churches, so we wanted to put together a camp that would compliment and enhance whatever is happening in your church with this age group. Our emphasis is on the local church bringing their local young people to a camp with age appropriate speakers, worship and ​FUN!!​

We also hope it is a camp that caters for all sorts –  big youth groups or groups with a couple of young people and some­ -one’s Mum or Dad who will bring them or your community young people. Whether you like a quiet gaming session or an Comicon convention this camp is for you.
For you, we hope it is a camp that you can sign up for, turn up to and then we pray it will have a real benefit for your church and your young people long after camp.

SO – put a big circle round Easter in your diary, get some leaders committed and then get your young guys and gals on board!

See you there!

FROM THE eCamp LEADERSHIP TEAM
● Josh van de Worp
● Wendy Potter
● Ian Fraser
● Jonathan Hall
● Hans Bouter
● Leighton Spurdle
● Hunter Scott
● Liam Janes
● Raewyn Moodie
● Naomi McKinnell
● Dan Mc Naughton
● Stefan van Woerden

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!

Campers

Expectations of Campers

  • To respect God
  • To respect camp equipment and abide by the few simple rules, which will be outlined by the Finlay staff at the start of camp.
  • To co­operate with the spirit of the camp and requests made by camp staff and your leaders.
  • To encourage campers to be respectful of other campers and leaders around camp.
  • To be on time to meetings and be respectful during meetings.
  • To enjoy the Camp!

What does a camper need to know

BRING– Warm sleeping bag, pillow, mattress if you’re tenting, toilet gear, $ for the canteen, cutlery, cup and PLATES, warm and rugged clothes, Sunday night Gaming Gears and get ready for a good night!

Screen Printng will be on offer again, so bring a plain Tshirt 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, spears and hunting equipment. Also leave your flash stuff at home: things like computers, gaming consoles, cell phones (there is no Vodafone coverage on the camp site). Believe it or not, life will go on without those devices!!!

When is eCamp ?

From midday 14th April All 1pm Monday 17th April 2017. – Be at eCamp for the “Got to get the one” eCamp at Finlay Park Adventure Camp, Lake Karapiro.

When do campers need to have regos in by?

19th March 2016

Give your registration forms and money to your leader before the closing date on the registration forms 19th March 2016. 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.