Christian Fellowship For Disabled Auckland Camp 2024

Encounters - many words in the shape of a Q

“Come see a man who told me everything I ever did.

Could this be the Messiah?”

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

Theme: Encounters

Where: Carey Park Christian Camp, 397 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson

When: 22nd to 24th March 2024.
6.00 pm Friday – 2.00 pm Sunday

Registrations close 8th March 2024

We cannot accept applications after this date.

Speaker: Joan Parker

If you are not registering online.

Please print this form and complete it. Click the button below to download the form.

Please return the form in person to ELEVATE Christian Disability Trust 173 Mt Smart Rd, Onehunga, Auckland.

Or via post to

Jean Griffiths
1/68A Mount Smart Road,
Onehunga
Auckland 1061

Please remember to allow additional time for the post (3 – 5 days).

We want to acknowledge and thank the Community Organisation Grant Scheme (COGS) for their support and sponsorship of this camp so the fees can be kept below the actual camp cost of $180.00 per person.

Helpers, we will contact you regarding the required police vetting form.

ENCOUNTERS

Our speaker this year is Joan Parker from CFFD Hawkes Bay. Last year, Joan celebrated 30 years as Chairperson and 40 years of CFFD ministry in Hawkes Bay.

Having Cerebral Palsy and other physical challenges, Joan has always been determined to navigate life with a mindset of independence.  She is also the Chairperson of the Country Woman's Association and is involved with the Amputee Society.

She is well known for her amazing Christmas cakes, which she makes as a fundraiser for CFFD Philippines each year.

However, Joan's biggest passion is to see other people with disabilities reach their potential and to be inclusive in society. Joan will be sharing her amazing testimony, giving a message and sharing many stories of her encounters with the Lord. She will inspire us to take up new challenges and not allow disability to hinder or limit us.

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

More Information

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 you will need to 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. If you are unable to provide a support person, lease register as a day visitor only.

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 need to update our records so will require that all 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 provide alternative activities 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 the 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

Camper Cost
Adults $130.00
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: If you are joining us coming for a meal
Lunch    $20.00 Dinner       $30.00
Both meals on Saturday $50.00

Special diets – Please be aware we are charged an additional fee of $16 per person per day for special diets, so there may be an additional cost to you if your request for a special diet is not a medical requirement, e.g. Vegetarian/Vegan, or Gluten-free if not medically required. 

Please read the Camp Information Sheet: