Carols by Candlelight

Capernwray Australia invites you to our first ever Carols by Candlelight evening. Join us as we celebrate with Christmas Carols, Puppet Play, and a skit presented by our staff and students.

Bring a blanket, candle and your singing voice.

This is a COVID safe event and all necessary restrictions will be adhered to.

  • Numbers will be limited so you will need to RSVP

  • People from the same household will need to sit together

  • Households will be separated by the 1.5m

  • As per the new restrictions released 23rd Nov. The audience is allowed to sing as long as all those above the age of 12 are wearing a mask while singing. We ask that you please bring a mask with you.

🎄 Saturday 28th Nov


🎄 7:30pm


🎄Gold Coin Donation


🎄 RSVP  Wed 26th Nov

Summer Refresh 2021

The best ‘kickstart’ for your heart as you walk into the New Year.

We all know how it feels to “just survive” the crazyness of the Christmas season only to realise that the new year is upon you. We have found for us the best way to jump into the New Year is by jumping into God’s word. Summer refresh is a family camp with a kids program and afternoon activities. Let you spirit be refreshed and your heart re-aligned by solid teaching, friendly community and beautiful surroundings. We are committed to bringing in speakers from around Australia who through the Lord will deepen your understanding of God’s word and your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Don’t miss out on the chance to be refreshed in Christ as a family.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to the coronavirus we are limited to the number of guest we can have for our summer conference in 2021. Right now we are restricted under the 4 square meter rule which only allows us to welcome 27 guests each week. If this restriction changes before the end of the year we will look at increasing our numbers if we have the capacity to do so.

Social distancing will be observed in all areas around campus. Families will need to be accommodated together and will also need to dine together at the same table.


Keith Adams is currently working as a consultant in Asset Management for local government. He is married to Heather and they have two kids, John and Mae. Keith and Heather fellowship with Nowra Church of Christ where he speaks as a part of the preaching team. Keith worked at Wongabri for three years as the Dean of Students and has returned a number of times to speak. He has a passion to see the life of Christ become a reality in the people of God and their fellowship to be much more than just a ritual.

Adam Ismail

Adam Ismail

Not growing up in a Christian home, Adam came to faith as a teenager at a Christian camping ministry. Although this may have been the occasion where Adam received Jesus as his Saviour it wasn’t until many year later that he came to a “much more” fuller understanding of what this actually meant. Adam has been involved in a variety of ministries including Youth groups, Prison Ministry, Church leadership and serves a one of the directors of the board here at Capernwray Australia. Whether it’s at his home church, amongst his family and friends or at his workplace, he loves sharing in word and deed The Life that Jesus came to give and for all His creation to enjoy.

Stuart Batterham

Stuart Batterham has had a long history with Capernwray Australia – student 1999 – staff member 2000 til 2005 – current board member and lecturer. In the years since being on staff Stuart completed his Bachelor of Ministry in Brisbane and went on to pastor in Mount Isa for 4 years. He is married to Rachel and they have 4 children – Asher, Alyssa, Lilla and Elena. They are currently living in Tinonee in the Manning Valley NSW where Stuart works for a 4WD and camping supplies business.  Stuart is passionate about sharing on the life that we have in Christ and our new identity found in Him. 

Craig Millowick

Craig Millowick is incredibly blessed to be a husband to Brita (who he met at Capernwray in 1991) and a father to their adult children, Lisa, Jonathan, Thomas and Sonja. He loves being a grandpa, and camping and hiking with his tribe, and serving the Lord together. Craig is a Baptist pastor, and presently pastoring a network of house churches. Alongside pastoring, Craig is doing a PhD on the significance of the Ascension of Jesus Christ for the church today in an age of chaos. “When I was young, I struggled to think my life could be good or I would live long. Walking in the way of the cross of Christ I really have found life. Who I am and where I am is because of God’s transforming grace given to me through the death, resurrection and ongoing ministry of my Lord Jesus Christ. Motivated by God’s holy love I spend my life as one beggar telling another beggar where the bread is”.

Dates & Fees

Places limited

Cost: (prices are for 1 week only)

Full Residential:
Adult: $440
Concession(Pensioner & uni students): $352
High School: $395 (includes youth program)
Primary School: $325 (includes kids program)
Infants: $260 (includes kids program)
0-2 years: free
Family Package: (min. 2 adults & 2 children*): $1400

Non Residential: (full conference excluding accommodation & breakfast)
Adult: $210
Concession(Pensioner & uni students): $168
High School: $165 (includes youth program)
Primary School: $150 (includes kids program)
Infants: $125 (includes kids program)
o-2 years: free
Family Package: (min. 2 adults & 2 children*): $700


Children = up to year 12

Kids Program

Kids aged 3 – 16yrs can sign up for our kids program. This will be a structured program that will run during our day sessions. The cost is $5 a day (this cost is included in the full residential and non residential prices)

A creche will also be available for 0-3 years


If you need help registering please click HERE for instructions

  • Week 1

  • Jan 3 – 8

    Leaving Fear Behind
    Presented by Keith Adams

    Life as God intended it to be – Philippians
    Presented by Adam Ismail

  • Week 2

  • Jan 10 – 15

    Breaking Free – New Life in Christ
    Presented by Stuart Batterham

    Walking in the Wisdom of God
    Presented by Craig Millowick


We have 3 different types of accommodation;

1. Dorm style rooms that sleep up to three or four people. Each room shares a communal bathroom

2. Dorm style rooms that sleep up to three or four people with each room having its own en-suite

3. We have a small number of units for larger families. These sleep up to five or seven people and have their own bathroom.

Afternoon Activities

Each afternoon we will provide optional activities for you and your family. (some at cost other free)

Activities will be confirmed closer to event but may include:

  • Family and team games (onsite)
  • Illawarra Fly
  • Craft – Tie Dye Camp Shirts
  • Canoe Expedition
  • And much more….


Our dining room is fully catered for by our own cook and wonderful serving staff, so you can sit back and relax.


We will have a bookshop available selling some of Major Thomas’s books along with a selection of books from Koorong.


All sessions are recorded and are available on DVD, or MP3 on a USB drive. These can be purchased during the event.

If you live locally, you can register for the full ‘non-residential’ rate or register for induvial day sessions. You are all so welcome to stay with us for the week.

Base Camp

For the first time Capernwray Australia will be running ‘Base Camp’. The purpose of the camp is to help young people transition well from high school into university, work, travel and life generally. This is one of the biggest challenges a person has in their life. We know from many sources and analysis and our own experience that many ‘ sound’ Christian young people find their faith attacked or undermined in the secular environment.

We know there is no simple solution but believe we can offer some input into young people which will help prepare them for the new world views they will face and to affirm the validity and vitality of Biblical truth and their personal faith.

Dates & Fees

Date: 22 – 24 January

Times: 4pm Friday – 2:30pm Sunday

Cost:    $150

Ages: 16 – 20


4 Main Components of Camp

Biblical Foundations

This will come from quality relevant Bible teaching which will give the participants a deeper confidence in the Word of God and its authority and quality – we will also teach how it is more than a religious text but is fundamentally about the Person and Life of Christ and how that same Jesus becomes our life – a life that really makes sense and we can be proud of living.


It is important for young Christians to have intellectual confidence in their faith and be able to respond to scepticism and cynicism with grace and truth. We will deal with all the basics (God’s existence?; is Bible true?; why is Christianity the only way?; why does God allow suffering/heal sometimes not others? Other religions).

Life Skills

We want to help young people deal with the challenges they may face moving forward. We will provide practical skills through workshops and interactive sessions

Fun / Fellowship

We plan for camp to be a ‘fun’ weekend too and so will include fun activities. There will also be praise and worship times and the encouragement that comes from meeting with other young people who are walking with the Lord.