FAQs (Hopefully everything you need to know) 

When does camp start and finish?
The gates open 5pm Thursday March 29 with Easter Camp finishing up at 1.30pm Monday April 2nd.

How much is Easter Camp?
There is an Early Bird price of $155 for EC18 if you register before 11:59pm, Sunday February 25. After that through till 11.59pm March 11th the Standard Camp Fee is $165. From there. we have an 'Opps I've forgotten to register' price of $185 with all camp registrations closing for everyone at 11:59pm, Sunday March 25th so make sure you don't miss out!

Crew (volunteers), Camp Parents, children and spouses of Youth Leaders have different ticket prices.  Contact your key leader for more information.  

All ticket prices are quoted per person.

What does the cost include?
The Easter Camp fee includes most activities, all meals, programming, bands etc. Campers are responsible for their own tents (with your youth community) and your transport to and from camp.

Who is Easter Camp for?
Easter Camp is for High School aged youth. That means if you are between 13-18 at the start of camp or are in Year 9-13 at school in the current Easter Camp year then you’re good to go! Young people rock along with their Youth Groups from all over the Lower North Island.

Where is Easter Camp?
Easter Camp is held at Manfeild Park, Feilding, about 15mins from Palmerston North. Enter the campsite from the South Street gate.

Who runs Easter Camp?
Easter Camp is organised and run by the Wellington Baptist Association, and Baptist Youth Ministries which is the youth part of the NZ Baptist Churches. In saying that though, we firmly believe that Central Easter Camp is a Kingdom resource regardless of which church or Denomination you are a part of. As such, we love the diversity of all the different churches and youth groups that participate in and make up the Easter Camp family, and celebrating the unique flavour of each community.

So what's Easter Camp all about?
Hanging with your mates + getting stuck in on some unbelievable crazy style activities x finding out about how God fits in around this place through discovering the real meaning of Easter = One absolutely amazing Easter Camp!

How can I be part of Easter Camp?
Simple - get yourself connected to a local Youth Group. You can only come with a Youth Group that is coming to camp and of course, make sure you register!!

Your youth leader will then sort you out with camp information, transport info and lowdown on all you need to know but they’ll also be your first port of call all weekend for fun, amusements, questions and just general chilling out with. Each Youth Group camps together in their own little tent town, which means you’ve got a place to call home, even at camp.

If you are not connected to a Youth Group email us, tell us where you are and we can connect you to the nearest Youth Group that is coming. Email the admin team 

Can I go to Easter Camp alone?
No, you must register and go with a Youth Group. If you are not part of a Youth Group, email us so we can link you up with one near you. We do not accept individual registrations.

How do I register a church group?
Easy, the Key Leader or Youth Pastor needs to contact the admin team to let us know that you would like to register your church Youth Group. We'll ask them for some information and then your group will appear in the online registration form.

Can I visit for just a day?
NO! We do not allow day visits, for security reasons. Please don't ask your friends to come out to see you, they will not be allowed in. However, if you are unable to come for the whole time due to work commitments, or other valid reasons such as attending a wedding, you can miss up to one day of camp. To do this, you must apply in writing and it must be signed by a parent. Give this to your Youth Leader, and have them notify us of your details. Otherwise, you will not be allowed in or out of the campsite. 

We do NOT offer discounts for partial attendance of camp.

Can I come to Easter Camp early to set up tents?
Your Youth Leader knows how to make arrangements with us to have your group come early to set up tents. You can only come out with them as a group. The campsite will be available on Wednesday before camp between 1.30pm - 9pm and again on Thursday from 9am – 2.30pm.  At 2.30pm on Thursday you need to have cleared your site of all your cars. Due to contract obligations with Manfeild Park, no one can sleep onsite on the Wednesday night.

What do I need to bring?
Warm clothes / polyprop / jacket / hat / waterproof gear / sleeping bag / insulating sleeping mat / pillow / warm blanket / spare shoes / soap / deodorant / insect repellent / sunblock / essential medications (eg inhalers, allergy remedies, regular medications) / musical instruments for workshops and general jams / a tent or a place in one (talk to your youth leader if this is a problem) / towel / cutleries / plate, bowl, cup / teatowel.

Some spending money for the cafes and EC merchandise.

What DON'T I bring?

Do you cater for special diets?

We cater for Vegetarian and Gluten Free diets outside of the normal camp menu. If you have other dietary requirements, we will be providing limited chiller space, and a separate area for meals to be heated. You will need to bring your own named meals which can be stored in the allocated chiller space. There will be microwaves available. Unfortunately, no discount applies for ‘part eating’ of camp food.

It's vital that our medical team know all your dietary requirements in case of a medical emergency, so please let us know when you register for camp.  If you have questions about special diet catering, then please contact the EC Admin Team

Has this answered your questions?
Yes… We are hugely pleased about that!!
No… Ask your Youth leader