When does camp start and finish?
Gates open 5pm Thursday 18 April with Easter Camp finishing up at 1.30pm Monday 22 April.
What does it cost to attend?
There’s an Earlybird price of $165 if you register before 11:59pm, Sunday February 24. The Standard price is $175 until 11.59pm March 24. From there, the late registration price is $190 with ALL camp registrations closing at 11:59pm on Wednesday April 10th. (All ticket prices are quoted per person.) Crew/volunteers, camp parents, and children/spouses of youth leaders have different ticket prices – contact your key leader for more information.
What does the cost include?
The Easter Camp fee includes most activities, all meals, programming, bands, seminars and parties. 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 college aged youth. That means if you are between 13-18 years old 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. However, we believe that Central Easter Camp is a “Kingdom resource” regardless of which church or denomination you are a part of. We love the diversity of all the different churches and youth groups that participate in and make up the Easter Camp family and we celebrate the unique flavour of each community.
So what's Easter Camp all about?
Hanging with your mates + getting stuck in on some unbelievably crazy style activities + encountering God through the powerful story of Easter = an absolutely lit Easter weekend!
How can I be part of Easter Camp?
Simple. Get yourself connected to a local youth group (you can only come along as part of a youth group that is attending camp). Then make sure you register!! 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.
Your youth leader will then sort you out with camp information, transport information and the lowdown on all you need to know. They’ll also be your first port of call at Camp for fun, help, questions and just general chilling out. Each Youth group camps together in their own tent town, which means you’ve got a place to call home within Easter Camp.
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! For security reasons, we do not allow day visits. Please don't ask your friends to pop over to see you because they won’t be allowed in. However, if you are unable to come for the whole time due to a valid reason (e.g. work commitments, attending a wedding, etc), 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. Without this, 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?
You can only turn up with your Youth group but your Youth Leader can arrange to have people come early to set up tents. The campsite will be open 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 the 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 / polyprops / jacket / hat / waterproof gear / sleeping bag / insulating sleeping mat / pillow / warm blanket / spare shoes / soap / deodorant / insect repellent / sunblock / essential medications (e.g. 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 / plate, bowl, cup, cutlery / tea towel.
Plus some spending money for the cafes and EC merchandise!
What CAN'T I bring?
Do you cater for special diets?
We cater for vegetarian or gluten free diets outside of the normal camp menu. If you have other dietary requirements, we can provide you with some (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