Jindabyne New Church Retreat 2019

(The New Church Retreat is a new name for the previously named yearly camp, sometimes referred to as a summer camp or family camp. There will be no difference in content or the fun level, just a different name.)

The 2019 New Church Retreat will be held from Monday January 21st to Sunday January 27th 2019 at the Jindabyne Alpine Village in their lodge.

Jindabyne Alpine Village is a peaceful, safe haven, set in natural bushland and located close to Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains. The New South Wales snowfields and surrounding areas are great places to visit during the warmer months. There is plenty of adventure to experience and places to explore.

More information on the location can be found at: www.alpinevillage.com.au

Bus transport to get to Jindabyne Alpine Village will be available from Canberra airport.


The cost of the retreat includes the full weeks accommodation and full catering. Rooms are either twin rooms or shared and will be allocated dependent upon bookings. The Twin Room price below is for a guaranteed twin share room. Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer single rooms. All rooms have en-suite facities and bunk beds are equipped with a pillow, comforter and a blanket:

Adult (18+) …………………. $560
Twin Room (with Ensuite) … $615 (per person)
Student (14-17) ……………. $490
Young People (9-13) ………. $420
Children (3-8) ………………. $280
Pre-School (0-2) ……………. Free

A pensioner providing a copy of a current Australian Government issued Pensioner Concession Card will be eligible for $45 off the adult or twin share rate per pensioner.

Extras and other costs are as follows:
Linen Hire (includes sheets, a pillow case and a towel) .. $15.00
Day Visitors (with no meals) ….. $0
Day Visitors (with 1 meal) ……. $30
Day Visitors (with 2 meals) …… $35
Day Visitors (with 3 meals) …… $45

The following non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking for the Retreat:

$100 per person
$300 for a family group

Deposit and final numbers are required by 1st September 2018.

Final payment will be required by 1st December 2018 and can be paid by the same method as the deposit.

To confirm your booking a deposit should be made either by Bank Transfer to the following account or by cheque made payable to THE NEW CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA and preferably deposited in the bank account below or posted to Chris Kendrick at the address below:

ANZ Bank
Chifley Square

BSB: 012-019
Account no: 2264 17589

*** If electronically sending the deposit you need to fill in SURNAME and RETREAT DEPOSIT in the reference. If depositing a cheque please advise Chris Kendrick by email kendrickau@hotmail.com of the amount and date deposited.***

The booking form can be found here.

The day visitor booking form can be found here.

An expression of interest form is here.

If you have any booking queries please contact Chris Kendrick at:

Chris Kendrick
PO Box 3074
Alice Springs NT 0871
Email: kendrickau@hotmail.com
Phone: 0427 397 701


Some are available and the amount will be offset against the total cost. To get a subsidy you need to apply in writing by 1st September 2019 to either:

NCIA Board
c/o Chris Kendrick
PO Box 3074, ALICE SPRINGS, NT, 0871
Email: kendrickau@hotmail.com
Phone: 0427 397 701

Mr Murray Heldon
35 O’Brien’s Rd, HURSTVILLE, NSW, 2220
Email: murrayheldon@optusnet.com.au
Phone: (02) 9579 5428


You should aim to arrive at the Jindabyne Alpine Village after 4.00pm, if you are before that time the site may not be open or ready for us.

The retreat will conclude with a closing service on Sunday 27th January, lunch is not provided on the last day.

If you are arriving by car, directions will be included within the Retreat Booklet.

If you are traveling by public transport there will be bus transport arranged from Canberra Airport, leaving at 1.30pm sharp on Monday 21st January 2019, returning to Canberra Airport at 3pm on Sunday 27th January 2019. It will be each attendee’s responsibility to ensure their flights arrive and depart at a time suitable to fit this schedule. If you need a seat on the bus we will need to know by 1st September 2018, the cost is included in the cost of the retreat.


The New Church Retreat is a nut free event and so attendees need to be aware that any supplementary foods they decide to bring to the Retreat must not contain nuts.

If you have any other queries about the Retreat please contact:



An optional joint outing will be organised for the mid week free day. This will be a visit to Mt Kosciusko and there will be a bus available. We ask on the booking form for you to advise if you would like a seat on the bus as we will need numbers for the bus by 1st September 2018.

Welcoming all people to be part of a living community serving the Lord and encouraging personal development