Info for Parents

We think it’s really important that our parents/caregivers have sufficient information, so they know their young person is taken care of while at camp. Below are some of the questions we think you’d like answered. If you have any other questions, please contact us.

What if I need to contact my camper during camp?

You have three options by which to contact us or your camper during camp:

Ring Bridge Valley Adventure Centre on 03 541 8465

Ring our emergency cellphone on 021 071 1490 – Please only use this in a real emergency.

For less urgent matters please use our contact form.


Who runs this show?

The central organising team for TOPS Easter Camp are from Grace Church, Hope Community Church and Tasman Church.  In combination, our aim is to provide an awesome environment where your young person can spend their Easter Weekend.


What’s this camp about?

Our aim at our Top of the South Easter Camp is to provide a safe and fun environment where our young people can spend time getting to know themselves, their peers and the message of Easter.  We want to open their eyes and their minds to the reality of the Gospel within the world they live in.


Who’s watching over your young people?

Your young person had to register with a specific youth group for the camp.  This means that each youth group is primarily responsible for your young person.  Outside of our main session times and camp activities, your young person will be overseen by their youth group.  Make sure you get the contact details for the key leader prior to camp.

The requirement for each youth group is that they provide at least one mature leader per 10 youth and a pair of camp parents that are there to assist.


What if something happens to them?

We have spent a lot of time thinking through the various scenarios that could occur at camp and we think we’ve covered most of them.  We have an emergency room for medical situations, which is run by trained emergency responders.  They will be on site 24/7 throughout camp. 

We have a security team that will be working around camp throughout the weekend to keep our young people safe.