Lakeview Retreat 2022

  • Event Date: February 7, 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM
  • Location: Lakeview Bible Camp
  • Address: 359 Hamurana Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Lakeview Retreat 2016

Do you need a break after enduring almost two years of travel restrictions? Are you looking for a holiday with good food, recreation, singing and ministry from the Word? If so, here is your answer – come to this year’s Retreat at Lakeview Bible Camp, Rotorua.

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Who is it for?
There is no age limit but it’s planned around older folk who love the Lord and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow believers. While there are camps each year at Lakeview which cater for families, the Retreat is for those who appreciate a quiet environment and a slower pace without the distractions and noise of children.

What about Traffic Light rules?
We are now having to conform to rules not encountered previously, and it looks like restrictions on gatherings will be with us for the long term. With Rotorua currently in the ORANGE setting we can run the Retreat as a gathering with an upper limit of 50 people. If you have a Vaccine Pass, that’s fine. If not, that’s fine too. But we require campers to disclose their vaccination status in case rules suddenly change before Camp. We live in uncertain times.

When is it?
We start with dinner and welcome 6pm on Mon 7 Feb 2022 and finish with morning tea and clean up about 11am Fri 11 February. If you have not yet registered, please send in your registration form as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. Note that Mon 7 Feb 2021 is a Public Holiday being a Mondayised Waitangi Day.

What is the accommodation?
All on-site accommodation is in The Lodge and cabins surrounding the main hall and kitchen/dining rooms. The camp is elevated and views are pastoral and impressive, overlooking Lake Rotorua and Mokoia Island.

Campervans and caravans are welcome. If you bring one, it’s a win-win – you get the privacy and comfort you’re used to, and we get an extra room for others. There are four weatherproof 15A power sockets in the car park for such vehicles.

What will it cost?

  • The full-time fee is $130 per person accommodated in camp or locally
  • For part-timers or day visitors, the fee is $35 per night or day
  • Fees will be refunded if a change in Traffic Light levels (or similar regulations) prevents your attendance, or forces cancellation of the Retreat.

How do I pay the fees?
Preferred payment is by direct credit to NZ Christian Assemblies Fund.
Westpac 03-0687-0302338-00, with your name as reference.
If you cannot do electronic banking, then pay Roger B. on arrival.

What do I bring?

  • Bedding. For North Islanders, bring your own bedding, including pillow slips. Bed linen and blankets are available for those travelling by air or Intercity bus.
  • Baking. This is optional, but your homemade treats will add much-loved variety to our morning and afternoon teas and suppers.
  • Photos. Also optional, for the dining room display wall. We suggest you bring one or two photos which will be of interest to campers. Give us some conversation starters for when we’re down that end of the room!
  • Sales Table. If you are able to make or donate saleable items these will be most welcome. Items of food are reliably popular. Last year we raised $500 in sales and donations which was given to the Whanganui Assembly to assist in meal costs. Our intention is to elicit support for the Lord’s work, rather than focus on the prices.
  • Thursday Banquet! Bring smart casual clothes to dignify the evening. Here is your opportunity to participate with an item or song. No compulsion to contribute, but it’s fun when we can relax and laugh.

Enquiries/Registrar:
Roger Bauckham
Villa 18, Summerset Village, 180 Ruapehu Drive, Summerhill, Palmerston North 4410
Ph. (06) 356 4995
Mob. 027 271 5993
Email: [email protected]

Over the past 40+ years these retreats have proved to be great times of encouragement as we have enjoyed ministry, singing, praying, and holidaying together. Do come!

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