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Church Camp

2018 Church Camp

Theme: Rescued by Jesus into God’s Family
Venue: Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Johor, Malaysia
Speaker: Bishop Emeritus Robert M. Solomon
Dates: 13 - 16 June 2018
More Information: Please read the FAQ below or
talk to somebody at the registration booth after service or
contact us by filling this form

Registration

Church camp registration starts on 4 March 2018! Please register at the registration booth (with payment) after Sunday services. Registration form can be downloaded or obtained from the registration booth. If you download the form:

  • You may need to use Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro to fill in the form. If you fill in the form using the browser - you may not be able to save it
  • After filling in the form, you will print it and submit it with payment at the registration booth

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About 2018 Church Camp

Registration

Why should I participate in church camp?

We are not rescued by Jesus to be Christians on our own, but to be part of a community of His disciples, growing together towards Christ-likeness. Church camp is an opportunity for us to come together as a family, to feast on God’s Word and to know our heavenly Father more deeply so that we may together grow in spiritual maturity and follow Christ more closely.

Where and when is it held?

It will be held at Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort in Pasir Gudang, Johor from 13 June (Wed) to 16 June (Sat) 2018.

What is the camp theme?

The theme is “Rescued by Jesus into God’s Family”. It focuses on believers' common identity, privileges, and responsibilities as children of God. What does a community which has been rescued from sin and death look like? What does it mean for us to be part of God’s family? Join us as Bishop Solomon brings us on a study through the book of Acts for the answers.

Who is the camp speaker?

The speaker is Bishop Emeritus Robert M. Solomon. He was Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000–2012 and had served previously as a medical doctor, church pastor, principal of Trinity Theological College and president of the National Council of Churches of Singapore. Dr Solomon has degrees in medicine, theology, intercultural studies, and a PhD in pastoral theology. He has an active speaking and teaching ministry in many countries and is the author of many books.

What else can I look forward to at the camp?

Besides the messages and group discussions, there will be workshops on Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship and an opportunity to buy Bishop Solomon’s books at reduced cost. There will be activities for all ages, community bonding time, time for rest and relaxation, and a Theme Night with good food and even better company.

What are the accommodations like?

Campers will stay in comfortable two-storey, 4-room villas that are located 250-600 meters from the main clubhouse where the main function room and meals venue are located. There are 4 bathrooms (3 are en suite) in each villa. There are also 2 living areas with TVs, 1 dining area, and 1 kitchen. Shuttle buses to and from the main clubhouse are available on demand. Pictures of the accommodations and facilities can be viewed here.

Can special rooming arrangements be made for campers who may have mobility problems?

Yes. Please indicate such requests on the registration form.

When can I register?

Early bird registration starts on 4 March (Sunday) and will go on till 25 March (Sunday). Regular registration rates will apply after 25 March. Registrations will officially close on 13 May (Sunday). As there are limited rooms available, registrations will close once all places have been taken up.

How do I register?

You can fill in the registration form (either soft-copy or hard-copy) and submit the hard-copy/printed form together with cheques/cash payment to the registration team at the registration booth in Dunman Hall. Your place at church camp is secured only when full payment has
been made. The registration booth will be set up every Sunday (except 1 April – Easter Sunday) from 4 March to 13 May 2018.

How much does it cost?

The registration fees are listed on the registration form.

What does the registration fee cover?

It covers 1 person’s twin-sharing accommodation for 3 nights, all meals (including a special theme night dinner), basic insurance coverage (13-16 June), a specially-designed camp T-shirt, and bus transportation between ORPC and the camp venue (if “including transport” option is chosen).

Is there a limited number of early bird discounts?

There is no limit to the number of “early birds”. Everyone who registers by 25 March will receive an early bird discount.

Do I qualify as a “first-timer”?

Any adult (19 years and above) who has not participated in any ORPC camp before, and not qualifying for subsidy as non-working young adult, is eligible for first-timer rates.

Why don’t children and youths who are first-timers at camp enjoy “first-timer” rates?

This is because children and youths already enjoy lower registration fees and subsidies.

Can I still register if I can’t form a group of 8?

Yes. You can still register in groups of 2, 4, or 6. The camp committee will then allocate groups to villas.

Can children share rooms with their parents?

Yes. The children’s rate includes a mattress for a child sharing a room with 2 adults. All rooms can take an additional mattress while only one master bedroom in each villa can take an additional 2 mattresses. The youth rate will apply if the child requires a bed (twin-sharing) (updated 12 Mar 2018). The resort does not provide baby cots. 

Can I get a refund if I am unable to go to church camp due to unforeseen circumstances after I have registered?

The camp committee will give refunds to individuals who
cannot attend church camp for valid reasons if cancellation is made before 13 May. After that, refunds for cancellation will depend on the resort’s cancellation policy. The will be no refund for transportation cost ($20 per person) after 13 May.

Can I choose to self-drive to the camp venue after I have
paid the registration fee with transport included?

Yes. Please inform the camp committee if you decide to
self-drive after registration so that the appropriate transport arrangements can be made. A refund of the transportation cost ($20 per person) can be arranged up till 13 May.

Why can’t I register for a single room before 25 March?

There are limited rooms available, so priority is given to
twin-sharing registrations so as to maximize the number of campers who can go to church camp.

Can my group of 8 persons who want to occupy a villa submit our details in separate forms and make payment separately?

Yes, but please submit these forms and cash/cheques at the same time to the registration team for ease of tracking. If your group did not register together (e.g., registered as 2 groups of 4 on different days) but later wish to occupy one villa, inform the registration team as soon as possible and provide registration reference numbers. The camp committee will try to accommodate your requests but cannot guarantee that you will get your desired arrangements.

Can I register if my passport is expiring soon?

You should renew your passport as soon as possible so that it is valid for at least 6 months from the church camp dates. If you are planning to renew your passport after registration, please indicate this in the “Requests” section of the registration form. You must provide your new passport number and date of expiry to the registration team by 13 May.

How can I get financial assistance to go to church camp?

If you are a church member and have difficulty paying for the camp fees, you are encouraged to approach the registration team to apply for church camp subsidy. Subsidy applications are confidential and have to be approved by the congregational care committee.

Past Church Camps

2017 Church Camp

Church camps are held every years. The messages for the past few year can be found  here.

Photo from past camps can be found in ORPC Photo site.