75th Celebration

From humble beginnings in 1944 when the Mataura Bible Class District Committee held its first Easter Camp in some tents at Wyndham, to the modern campsite of Camp Columba today, Easter Camp has been an annual fixture in the lives of young people from Otago/Southland and beyond.  Our camps have seen thousands of lives changed and have a legacy spanning the generations.  

We would love for you to come and celebrate the amazing heritage of our camps and the vision of those pioneers who made it all possible.

SATURDAY 27th April

• From 1pm at Camp Columba (89a Kaiwera Road, Pukerau) come and see the new and exciting developments out at Camp Columba, the Camp Columba team will be on site to show you around and will also be running some activities for those willing to have a go!
There will be photos and memories of the last 75 years of Easter Camp on display, with plenty of room for you to add your own photos and stories.
Afternoon tea will be available from 2-4pm, for those wanting to catch up over a cuppa.
Group photos will take place around 3pm and a plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the milestone of 75 years.

• Join us for a buffet meal 6pm at Calvin Community Church (25 Robertson Street, Gore). An evening of reminiscing, speakers covering some of the antics of the last 75 years and hearing stories of how Easter Camps have impacted people’s lives and shaped their faith journey.

(Accommodation is available at Camp Columba for Saturday night, $10/person and BYO breakfast.  Please get in touch with Camp Columba to book your spot! https://www.campcolumba.org.nz/page/contact/ )

SUNDAY 28th April

• Thanksgiving service 10am at Camp Columba. Our celebrations conclude with a church service giving thanks for the faithfulness of God and the people who have contributed to Easter camps over the years. Lunch will follow the service.


**Please indicate which parts of the celebration you plan to attend using the registration form below

For any enquiries please contact:
Jess Hall 027 425 6972

Registration Form

Please choose one of the options below:


The whole weekend of celebrations: $50/adult, $25/child

Saturday from 1pm at Camp Columba (Afternoon Tea): $15/adult, $15/child

Saturday 6pm meal at Calvin Church, Gore: $45/adult, $20/child

Sunday 10am Church service at Camp Columba (Lunch): $20/adult, $15/child


Total due:

Please pay the full amount via internet banking upon sending this registration form.

Christian Youth Events Committee
Westpac 03 0915 0250606 00

Please put your SURNAME and INTIAL in particulars and 75 YEARS in reference.

We are gathering information, stories and photos to display at the celebrations and would love you to share your memories with us, either below or please email pukeraucamps75@gmail.com.

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