Christian Fellowship For Disabled Auckland Camp 2021

For everyone with a physical disability, and those who care and wish to help.

Theme: “The plans I have for you”

Where: Carey Park Christian Camp

397 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

When: 26th to 28th March

6.00 pm Friday – 2.00 pm Sunday

Registrations close 10th March 2021

We cannot accept applications after this date

Speaker: Mitchell Aiken


We would like to acknowledge and thank Community Organisation Grant Scheme (COGS) for their support and sponsorship of this camp, so the fees can be kept at below the actual camp cost of $160.00 per person.

Our theme this year for camp is “The plans I have for you”.

Our speaker Mitchell Aiken will be leading us through this topic.

Mitchell Aiken became involved with disability ministry while he was suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a condition that he had for more than sixteen years. Upon recovery, he trained for ministry and is currently serving as an Associate Pastor at Mount Wellington Community Church in Auckland. Come and hear about how he has seen the plan for his life come together, and how we can all find a greater plan for our lives.

We will have our usual fun Saturday afternoon activities, as well as a chance to simply rest and relax.

Campers with a disability: This camp is for you!

We will pair you up with a buddy to provide friendship, care and support for camp.

Personal Care: Some campers require a high level of personal care and if possible, please bring your own support person. This ensures your care continues at the high level you are familiar with. We will try to provide an additional buddy/carer to assist over the weekend.

Helpers: For those who are coming as helpers, we welcome you with open arms! There will be time set aside on Friday evening to train you how to help your buddies. You will be fully supported all weekend by your cabin leader, the camp committee and an on-site nurse. We cannot stress enough how much we value and need our helpers.

We cannot hold our camp without you.

We do ask that first-time helpers complete a police check form to protect our more vulnerable campers.

Children and Teenagers: This camp is for people of ALL ages, and therefore children with physical disabilities are more than welcome! We will be running a children’s programme during the weekend if required. Please note that we will carefully select buddies who will work with children. There will be late nights, with an afternoon sleep on Saturday. You are welcome to come as a family, and we ask that you please call or text Viv Riddell on (021) 294 0320 to discuss this.

Camp Costs

  • Adults $100.00
  • Helper $80.00
  • Caregivers attending with a camper $80.00
  • Children 5 – 12 years $80.00
  • Children under 5  Please enquire

Day Visitors: Please complete a registration form noting which meals you will be at camp, so we get catering numbers correct.

Day Visitors Costs

  • Lunch: $18.00
  • Dinner: $25.00

Special diets –Please be aware we are charged an additional fee for special diets, so there may be an additional cost to you if your request for a special diet is not a medical requirement. Eg Vegetarian/Vegan or Gluten-free if not medically required.

Deposit: A deposit of $30.00 is required with each person’s camp registration. If possible, please pay camp fees in full when sending in the Registration form. The deposit is non-refundable if cancellation is received after the closing date of 15th March 2020. Full payment in cash is expected on arrival. There are no Eftpos or credit card facilities. You may pay in full prior to camp via internet banking to C.F.F.D. – Auckland Branch. ANZ Account number: 010142 0029685 02

Please put your name and CFFD Camp as the reference.

Registration forms can be sent to:

Viv Riddell,

13 Kikorangi Lane
Mount Wellington
Auckland 1062

Please do not post cash.


Sleeping bag and/or blankets, pillow(s), Hot water bottle, Toilet Gear, Towels, Torch, Bible, warm clothing and wet weather gear.

If you play an instrument and would be prepared to play it at camp, please feel free to bring it with you.

Please bring enough medication for 3 days.

Note: You do not need eating utensils.

All gear and equipment must be named.

Bring your own commode if possible

Do not bring MP3 players, Ipods, video games etc.


  1. There is no evening meal on Friday night.
  2. Travel arrangements will not be given to you until 4 days before the start of camp.
  3. We will really appreciate if your caregiver can write a note about your specific needs for the weekend, so the person looking after you will understand and care for your best. Include a little about your daily routines, and any helpful comments such as things you are interested in, and what you enjoy doing. This is particularly important for Non-verbals who write by computer. Please include it with your registration form. If you have a Health Passport, please bring it with you.
  4. If your arrangements change you must call or text Viv Riddell 021 294 0320.

This camp is run by Christian Fellowship for Disabled (CFFD) and is one of five ministries under the umbrella of Elevate Christian Disability Trust. Our aim as a ministry is Equip, Educate and Evangelise. We do this through our camp, regular meetings (picnics, dinners etc.) and seminars with Churches. Elevate publishes a magazine called ‘The Encourager’ quarterly and runs a free drop in centre in Onehunga for three days a week during the school term. For more information please call the office on (09) 636 4763 or see

Emergency Contact: 021 2940320 (Viv)

Map of camp location
Take Henderson Valley Road from Henderson shops. Proceed approx. 4 kms to “T” intersection. Turn right. Proceed approx. 2 kms. Carey Park is on the right, well sign-posted.

Safe travels and see you there!


For the latest events information please visit our facebook page:

February 2019 Newsletter

Our purpose is to encourage everyone through friendship to know Jesus Christ and to help each other develop our God-given talents for His Glory.

February 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year  – Welcome to 2019

We hope you had safe and happy holidays with friends and family and a chance to relax and enjoy this great weather.

The Committee and Area groups have been planning with lots of enthusiasm and great ideas, a variety of events for 2019.  We hope you will share our enthusiasm for all the activities being arranged.
We would also like to encourage you to become involved in the Area groups. These are intended to link you more closely with people in your local area, to build friendships, encourage and support people close to where you live.

Already this year Blair and his team have had a very busy and fun BBQ at Bunnings New Lynn with another one planned for Mt Roskill Bunnings on the 23rd February.

Jason Fraser

In mid January it was with sadness we farewelled Jason Fraser.
While sad, we also rejoiced and reflected on Jason’s enthusiasm for God, and for meeting people. Jason was an enthusiastic supporter of  Elevate and CFFD activities,
We celebrate, knowing that Jason is living freely now with our Lord in Heaven.

Jason Fraser

Jason Fraser

What’s Coming Up

  • 16 February Picnic at Cornwall Park.
  • 23 February Fundraising BBQ  on.
  • 15 – 17 March: Annual camp at Carey Park, Henderson.
    Please please please make sure you register early as the cut off date for registrations is the 2nd March.
  • 18 May Ten Pin Bowling  – 10am – 1pm  Henderson
  • 6 July  “CFFD’s Got Talent”
  • 24 August AGM  10am -1pm   Prayer & Praise and lunch
  • 25-27 October National Camp
  • November or December Christmas  event

West Auckland Area

  • 1 March 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • St Johns Presbyterian Church, 422 Mt Albert Road, Mt Roskill
  • Food, fun and sharing

Central Auckland Area

  • 2 March 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Chelsea Cafe, 100 Colonial Road, Chatswood
  • Afternoon tea and fun.

North Shore Area

  • Early April
  • Details coming soon


Picnic at Cornwall Park

16 February Saturday 2019

Come and join us at Cornwall Park to start the year with a catchup.

We will be meeting near the Rotunda.

The best entrance is to come from Greenlane West Road.
At the roundabout, turn left into the carpark.
The rotunda is on the left and the picnic area will be to the right amongst the trees.

Make sure to bring your lunch, a drink, a hat, and maybe a ball to kick around or a frisbee to throw.
Don’t forget to invite your friends.
See you there.
Time: 11am – 2pm
For any other information contact Viv 0212940320

BBQ Fundraiser Sausage Sizzle

23rd February 2019

Mt Roskill Bunnings

Here is another opportunity to join in this fun fundraiser.
These are a valuable and fun way to fundraise for CFFD Auckland.
Even if you are not confident to help, it will be lovely to see you, so come and say hello, and be an encourager.

If you can help please contact Blair Woolley,
Phone: 021 479 337.


“Where to from here?”

Come and join us at
Carey Park Christian Camp
397 Henderson Valley Road,

15th to 17th March 2019
6.00pm Friday – 2.00pm Sunday

We are excited to announce that we will have Bruce McDonald as our camp speaker.  Bruce is well known to many of you and carries a vibrant passion to see people using their God given giftings.

Registrations close 2nd March 2019

We cannot accept registrations after the close date. 

Register online now:


2018 Camp recap

Our 2018 camp has now finished. We had a great weekend. Vanessa Creamer (former Chairman of Auckland committee) was our speaker. We also had some great Saturday night entertainment. Thank you to all our volunteers who made this weekend possible.

Here are a few photos from the weekend.



Prayer and Praise (including AGM – About God’s Ministry)

10:30am to 12:30pm

St Johns Presbyterian Church, 422 Mt Albert Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland

Guest Speaker: Tessa Chaffey from Mercy Ships
Please also bring some food to share for a shared lunch.

An offering for our World Vision sponsored child will also be taken.