Big Camp – Vision 2020
North New Zealand Conference
3 – 11 January 2020 | Tui Ridge Park
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT)
Our theme for our upcoming BigCamp is Vision 2020 with a focus on seeing Jesus and His call to be His disciples, with perfect vision.
Download program book and timetable at adventist.org.nz/resources/nnzc-big-camp
Adult Guest Speakers
Pr Ty Gibson (Evening Program)
A passionate communicator with a message that opens minds and moves hearts, Ty Gibson is lead pastor of Storyline Church (storylineadventist.org), Co-director of Light Bearers (lightbearers.org) and the ARISE Discipleship School (arise.online). As the founder of The Solidarity Wall, he is committed to the fight against sexual assault. Ty has authored eleven books, as well as the wildly popular TruthLink Bible Study Guides (truthlink.org). His most recent video work can be viewed at digma.com and tabletalk.online.
Pr Chris Oberg (Morning Program)
Chris is a highly sought-after and gifted preacher. For 10 years, she has been Lead pastor of one of the largest SDA churches church in the United States.
La Sierra University Church is a 3,000-member community between two campuses trying to honour all the generations and the complexities of faith and life in our contemporary world.
Chris cares about authentic community, learning to make safer churches willing to name our struggles and grow together through Spirit power. When the easier solutions involve walking away or finding secular community, Chris insists the Body of Christ is the source of healing and hope.
In addition to leading La sierra university church and a team of 9 pastors with 3 Sabbath services, Chris also lectures at La Sierra University in pastoral ministries, teaching the next generations of leaders to develop their skills for service in the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She lives with her scientist husband, who keeps discussions lively and they have two young adult daughters.
Chris brings fresh eyes to ancient texts, making the bible relevant to the world we live in. Hearing a Word on target for lives today is what she hopes for every time she steps up to preach God’s Word.
Youth / Young Adult Speaker
Pr Orlando Pule
Orlando was born and raised in New Zealand, and proud of his Samoan and Tongan heritage. He is married to Pastor Liz, and they both serve as co-Directors for family, singles, women’s & men’s ministry in the Ontario Conference. He is a father to Gabriel, Isaiah, and Samuel and they all currently live in Toronto, Canada. Orlando is excited to share the love of Jesus and intentional about building the kingdom in the urban context.
High School (13-17 years) Guest Speaker
Pr Ray Moaga
Ray Moaga is married to Chantal. He is the father of three daughters Lola-Jane (5 yrs), Manaia (3 yrs) and Genesis (1 yr).
Commonly known as ‘RayRay’, he is a church pastor, high school teacher, business owner (USO gear) and qualified fitness coach who loves fitness and practicing good heath and sports of all kinds.
Ray is passionate about communicating the good news of Jesus Christ in a modern context.
Juniors (10 – 12 years)
Pr John Smolka
John is married to Heather and has 5 children. 3 of whom live and work in Australia and 1 who is studying at Avondale. The youngest of the 5 currently attends Longburn Adventist college. Heather and I currently reside in one of the sunniest places in all New Zealand, Gisborne, and love spending time in the great outdoors.
John is currently the Pastor of to the Gisborne Adventist church, Shiloh community church and is support to a small company in the Te Araroa area on the East Coast. John’s great passion is to co-operate with the great change agent the Holy Spirit to care for people the way Jesus did, share what Jesus taught and prepare for Jesus return.
Primary (7 – 9 years)
Mrs Sarai Stephens
Born in Samoa and raised in New Zealand, Sarai is married to a wonderful man from Vanuatu and is currently living in Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit) Island in Vanuatu. Sarai loves serving God in whatever capacity or ministry He calls her to. Sarai’s talents are utilised in many areas and in particular, writing worship booklets for Children in the Discipleship Ministry Team at the South Pacific Division.
Sarai is currently serving in leadership positions at her local church in Sarakata, Santo as well as utilising her gifts for praise and worship events in the Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) and Vanuatu Mission.
Sarai is passionate about sharing Jesus with the Primary tent and looks forward to the adventure they will have together.
Fees & Pricing
- Attendance Fee for Adults/Teen (13 + years): $70
- Attendance Fee for Child (0-12 years): $40
- Cabins: $810
- Dorm + Meals: $620. A surcharge of $100 will apply for a private dorm room.
- Powered Sites: $315
- Unpowered Sites: $195
- Beginners (0-2 years): No activity fees
- Kindy (3-6 years): No activity fees
- Primary (7-9 years): $60
- Juniors (10-12 years): $80
- High School (13-17 years): $125
- Youth (18+ years): Pay as You Go
- Adults per day: $39
- Children (3-12 yrs) per day: $33
Big Camp – Important Notices
Close of Registration for Big Camp
Please note that registrations for Big Camp close mid-day Thursday 19 December 2019. All payments for All Camp Registrations must also be received by this date. If you have any queries about your registrations and Big Camp, in general, please email Tui Ridge at [email protected].
Day Visitor and Weekend Registrations
If you are wanting to attend Big Camp as a one-off Day Visitor or just on weekends, you will still need to register. You can pre-purchase your Day Visitor and Weekend passes. Please note that to align with Health and Safety and Adsafe regulations Big Camp 2020 is an attendance by registration only event. So if you want to attend Big Camp on particular days as a day visitor, or just on the weekend, you must register ahead by going to the Link at the bottom of the Big Camp Page.
Sabbaths are FREE
Sabbath’s are free to attend but you still need to register.
Measles and General Health
Due to the challenges posed by ‘infectious disease control’ when large groups gather, and specifically in reference to the ongoing measles epidemic currently in New Zealand, we advise that the ‘unimmunised’ consider carefully, all of the risks to them and to others, should they wish to attend Big Camp.
We also ask that if you or your child is unwell that you seek medical advice before attending camp. Please think of others and keep all illnesses contained off-site where practical.
Please don’t bring your drones to Big Camp.
Welcome to Big Camp 2020 Registration!
Plans for Big Camp are progressing well and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again in early January 2020 for a spirit-led week of fellowship and engaging speakers and presentations. We look forward to unpacking 1 Corinthians 13:12 across all the age groups so we can understand better what it means to behold Jesus clearly.
Please read the following instructions carefully before registering for Big Camp:
Tip: If you require powered or non-powered campsite/s, check this SITE MAP and make a note of your preferences before proceeding to the online registration form. Under ‘Additional Information’ you will be asked to list up to 3 choices.
- Step 1. When you click on the ‘Sign Up’ button you will be asked for a login or to set up a new account.
- Step 2. Once you have created an account and are able to login, click on ‘add attendee’ and on the next page click on the button showing your name e.g. My Name (Me) to register as the Primary Contact.
- Step 3. Select accommodation for yourself or your group. Note that accommodation must be booked through the Primary Contact only. See earlier tip to view SITE MAP to select choices of powered or non-powered campsite/s before proceeding to online registration.
- Step 4. Check if you require full camp meals. Please contact Tui Ridge Park on 07 3323510 if you wish to order individual meals.
- Step 5. Complete the ‘additional information’ section.
- Step 6. Surpass the ‘parental consent and risk’ section and click ‘continue’.
- Step 7. Click ‘add an attendee’ to add each attendee that will be coming with you to Big Camp either as an onsite camper or day visitor.
Additional attendees are to be registered against one of the following categories:
– Camper – Adults/Teens (13+ years)
– Camper – Child (0-12 years)
– Day Visitor – Adults/Teens (13+ years)
– Day Visitor – Child (0-12 years)
The Parental Consent and Risk section has been included at the end of the registration form. Note that this section MUST be completed for each child up to the age of 17 years, otherwise your registration will be incomplete. If the attendee is over 18 years of age simply ignore this section and click ‘continue’ to register another attendee or to complete your registration.
- Step 8. Once all attendees have been added, click ‘proceed to checkout’.
- Step 9. Enter further contact details and agree to terms and conditions.
- Step 10. Finally, click ‘Save and Finish’
You will receive an email confirming details from your online registration along with camp account statement, payment terms and bank account details.
Children and Youth Age Groups:
Beginners (0-2), Kindergarten (3-6), Primary (7-9), Junior (10-12), High School (13-17), Youth (18-30)
Allocation of cabins
Cabins will be made available after a process of selection for campers over 70 years of age and for those who have medical conditions. Please remember that for anyone applying for cabin accommodation, you MUST send proof of age and medical documentation to [email protected] for consideration.
If you are have any queries about your online registration, please contact booking staff at Tui Ridge Park for assistance. Email: [email protected] | Phone: 07 332 3510