'Breathe' PRAYER RETREAT
(A weekend of prayer & refreshment.)
"The Spirit of God has made me;
the breath of the Almighty gives me life." - Job 33.4
All of us need times of respite - places of sanctuary. We need space to step back from the intensity, and perhaps monotony of our daily routine, and breathe something different. These times offer us a chance for perspective, fresh thinking, and peace.
Come and breathe in the goodness of God at Parua Bay's Christian Haven. Be among his people, the Jesus Movement, as we pause from the busyness of life, and take time to refresh ourselves together.
Featuring: Friends... art... great food... silence... worship... scripture... reflection... deep conversations... creative exploration of prayer... fun on the field... games... rest... we hope this weekend will be a deep breath, a pause, a true soaking in the love of God. If you're on the fence about being out there, we don't believe you will regret making space...
Get in quick as spaces are limited... Hope to see you there!!
- If you feel the cost of camp is a barrier to your attendance, contact our team... chat with us - we'd love to see you there.
For: 18+ years
Cost: $60 per person
(or talk to us about a donation you are comfortable with)
Arrival: 6pm, Friday 26th August
Departure: 2pm, Sunday 28th August
Please note that our camp is smoke/drug/weapon/alcohol free.
What should you bring to camp?
Old & comfortable clothes, including something warm
Sleeping bag or blankets, sheet, pillow
Sun hat, togs and towel (for those keen) – Note on appropriate Togs: guys please bring a rash shirt or top you can swim in and girls please bring shorts, a one piece or a t-shirt and to swim in
Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, any required medication, etc)
Bible (if you have one)
Notebook and pens
Baking for the kitchen
We need your help to make our camp a friendly and safe ‘haven’ that’s fun for all of us!!! At camp we aim to create a space that is life giving and loving. Please leave bad attitudes, as well as substances/items that are harmful to yourself and others at home.
Also leave expensive or electronic equipment (ipads, electronic games, cameras), money, junk food all at home. We can’t take responsibility for them if they go missing. You will survive without them for a few days.
We endeavor to make the retreat weekend a device free time for refreshment and headspace. while you might choose to have a phone in your bag, please honour this kaupapa. Give others, and yourself, a space to disengage from a screen & media, and reconnect with creation, your soul and one another without tech.
Please speak with a leader if you have any worries during camp. Please be aware that people who are impacting negatively on others’ experience may be asked to return home.
Limited rides to camp with our volunteers may be available from within Whangarei city.
Registrations must be received by Wednesday 24th August. Spaces are limited!
To register, simply fill out the website form on this page.
Confirmation will be given to the contact provided. We will let you know if the camp is full and you are on the waiting list or we have any questions about your registration :-)