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Alexandra Park Family Camp 2018

Monday January 1st to Sunday January 7th 2018

The 2018 family camp will be held at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre at their Banksia and Acacia Sites.

Alexandra Park Conference Centre is located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in the heart of picturesque Alexandra Headland, about 300 metres from the beach. Alexandra Headland is about one and a half hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the closest airport being the Sunshine Coast airport (otherwise known as Maroochydore airport).

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


The cost of camp includes the full weeks accommodation and full catering. Rooms are either en-suite rooms or shared facilities and will be allocated dependent upon bookings. The Twin Room price below is for a guaranteed twin share room with en-suite:

Adult (18+) …………………. $615
Twin Room (with Ensuite) … $740 (per person)
Student (14-17) ……………. $540
Young People (9-13) ………. $460
Children (3-8) ………………. $307.50
Pre-School (0-2) ……………. Free

A pensioner providing a copy of a current Australian Government issued Pensioner Concession Card will be eligible for $50 off the adult or twin share rate per pensioner.

Note that the camp doesn’t provide pillows or blankets except as part of a hired linen set.

Extras and other costs are as follows:
Linen Hire (includes sheets, a towel, a blanket and a pillow) .. $29.40
Day Visitors (with no meals) ….. $25
Day Visitors (with 1 meal) ……. $40
Day Visitors (with 2 meals) …… $60
Day Visitors (with 3 meals) …… $80

The deposit required to secure a booking for the Camp is:

$100 per person
$300 for a family group

The booking form can be found here.

The day visitor booking form can be found here.

An expression of interest form is here.

Each camper with a specific dietary requirement will need to complete a Dietary Requirements Form, which can be found here.

If any of the campers on your booking suffer from anaphylaxis you need to email through their action plan to Chris Kendrick at kendrickau@hotmail.com in addition to completing the dietary requirements form.

To confirm your booking a deposit should be sent either by cheque made payable to THE NEW CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA or by Bank Transfer to:

ANZ Bank
Chifley Square

BSB: 012-019
Account no: 2264 17589
Please note our branch and BSB number have changed.

*** If electronically sending the deposit you need to fill in SURNAME and CAMP DEPOSIT in the reference.***

Deposit and final numbers are required by 1st September 2017.

Final payment will be required by 1st December 2017 and can be paid by the same method as the deposit.

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 by 1st September 2017 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 camp after 3.00pm, if you are before that time the site may not be open or ready for us.

Camp will conclude with a closing service, possibly on the beach, on Sunday 7th January, lunch is not provided on the last day.

If you are arriving by car, directions will be included within the camp booklet.

If you are traveling by public transport travel then there are some alternative suggestions by clicking on this page: travel & activity suggestions


The Alexandra Park Conference Centre is a nut free site and so campers need to be aware that any supplementary foods they decide to bring to camp must not contain nuts.

If you have any other queries about camp please contact:



There is a list of suggested afternoon and outing day activities on this page: travel & activity suggestions


If you have been at a camp before you will know the general run of the program of our camps.

We gather in the mornings and divide into age groups after morning tea.

Our camp sessions are generally led by the ministers at the camp.

In the late afternoons, there are optional sessions which anyone can offer and lead.

We usually have the middle day – Thursday – of camp as the outing day and offer a choice of things to do.

Onsite or offsite activities are available in the afternoons and we offer a range of activities in the evenings.

Each day begins and ends with a time of devotion.

There is free time to mix and mingle with each other.

A Camp Book is sent out to people who are coming, about a month before the start of the camp. All the essential information is given in the Camp Booklet, but we can also answer your questions if you contact us.

The Many Children of the Manse

This article grew out of a remark that we now have two daughters of the Manse heading up major European powers. The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel’s father was a Lutheran Minister and the newly elected British PM, Theresa May’s father was a vicar. Incidentally it is reported that they both attend Church regularly.

The full article can be read in the September 2016 edition of The New Age, click here.

Fresh Perspective CD

“Fresh Perspective” is a new CD featuring three of our most popular talks from 2015. They have been recorded at The New Church in Canberra, at Corroboree Park, Ainslie. They are:

Why I am not “born again”
Why I believe: why I’m not an atheist
Everything you think about love is wrong

Call or email David Moffat (0402 944 889, d_a_moffat@yahoo.com.au) if you would like your own copy on CD. Alternatively, they are also available for listening online or download from: soundcloud.com/lovelearnserve