Summer Refresh 2022

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

At this stage we are unsure what restrictions will be placed upon us for this camp. To start with we will be working with the 2sq meter rule so we are limited to 50 guests per week. If restrictions change we will increase this number.

Registrations are open to everyone regardless of vaccination status.

We will continue to keep you informed as more information comes to hand in regards to restrictions and if you have any questions please contact the office.


Dates & Fees

Places limited

Cost: (prices are for 1 week only)

Full Residential:
Adult: $460
Concession(Pensioner & uni students): $368
High School: $420 (includes youth program)
Primary School: $345 (includes kids program)
Infants: $275 (includes kids program)
0-2 years: free
Family Package: (min. 2 adults & 2 children*): $1685

Non Residential: (full conference excluding accommodation & breakfast)
Adult: $220
Concession(Pensioner & uni students): $176
High School: $180 (includes youth program)
Primary School: $165 (includes kids program)
Infants: $130 (includes kids program)
o-2 years: free
Family Package: (min. 2 adults & 2 children*): $800

Individual Sessions: $10 

Children = up to year 12

Walkups are welcome until we reach capacity. Pay at the door

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 $7 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 with your registration please click HERE for instructions


Jason Perkins 

Through years of leadership, Jason has experienced some of the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. Jason and his wife Kristin started their life together as missionaries and they welcomed their three amazing kids into the world, Xavier, Olivia and Miles. They’ve always taken each new opportunity on mission, together, as a family.
Jason spent many years invested as a camp director for Word of Life in the summer, and then during the school year excelled in business marketing and sales. Jason’s whole life has been a call into ministry whether that was through a vocational job or a volunteer role. In 2015, Jason accepted a lead pastor position at a North Point Strategic partner church in Colorado Springs where after years of growth in attendance, engagement, and giving he came face to face with burn out. It was in this season that Jason realized the importance of soul care, and how it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your strategy or success.
Now Jason and his wife Kristin, along with their three kids, are living in Brisbane, Australia where Jason is the Network Director for the Australian Irresistible Churches
Network. Jason is passionate about helping leaders and teams reach their strategic goals without losing their souls and spends his time outside of the Irresistible Churches Network offering coaching and consulting services to ministry leaders and their staff.

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 has recently taken on the role of Director 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.

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 four children Lisa, Jonathan, Thomas, and Sonja. He loves camping and hiking with his tribe and serving the Lord together. Craig is a Baptist pastor, and presently pastoring a fluid network of house churches. Alongside pastoring, Craig is doing a Ph.D. 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”.

(Craig will be zooming is sessions live from South Australia)


Phil Giddings

Over the past 30 years or so at Summer Conference, or Refresh as it is now known, I haven’t missed too many sessions. It has always been a great encouragement to sit under the teaching of world class teachers who really are just normal, real people sharing what they have discovered to be Biblical truth about life. I’m ready for this year’s instalment.
I’m currently serving on the Board of Capernwray Australia, and have the Board Chairman’s duties. I also have the role of Missions Co-ordinator, and it has been a great experience to take some of our students to India. This has been very beneficial for the students to share what they have learned, to see the hunger for the Word of God in the people we meet, and to hear the testimonies about how the Lord has worked in their lives. I haven’t been able to go for 2 years due to covid restricions, but looking forward to 2022.
I’m still full time in work, but spend most of my time contracted to Southern Highlands Christian School, looking after whatever has to be plumbed, fixed, demolished or built – with the added joy of seeing the 10 grandchildren enjoying school.

  • Week 1

  • Jan 2 – 7

    A Holy God and His Holy People
    Presented by Craig Millowick

    Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
    Presented by Phil Giddings

  • Week 2

  • Jan 9 – 14

    He Will Give You Rest
    Presented by Jason Perkins

    Words Pertaining to the Christian Life
    Presented by Adam Ismail


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.