Capernwray NZ

An Awesome 6 Day Teaching Camp

JumpStart is

God’s Word + mandatory fun!

JUMPSTART is a 6 day dynamic and directional teaching camp aimed at Christian home-educated teens between 15-17 years. This camp is uniquely designed to provide solid foundational Bible teaching, contemporary apologetics, and to address some key life issues that Christian youth may be facing today.

JumpStart also offers a variety of planned recreational activities, meaningful worship, and the opportunity to develop wholesome and lasting friendships with peers who love Jesus.

Spiritual foundations will be reinforced, friendships will be strengthened, and most importantly, one’s relationship with Jesus Christ ‘as our LIFE’ will be taught, nurtured and encouraged.


Our theme this year at Jumpstart is “Sufficiency in Christ - a Study in Colossians”, and we’ll be taking our 3 categories of studies (Bible teaching, Apologetics, and ‘Life Issues’) from the book of Colossians.  Why?  Because it's one of the most clear letters Paul writes about the sufficiency of Jesus Christ as life!

Jumpstart is not only about equipping the next generation in the Word and ways of God, but even more importantly to help them discover who Jesus Christ really is, and all He wants to be and do in their life! 

“See to it that NO ONE takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to CHRIST”  (Colossians 2:8)

The Three Teaching Components

  • Foundational Bible teaching
  • Contemporary Apologetics
  • Current Life issues

The Speakers

  Scott Brown  Lew Meyer Werner Schreiber
  National Director
Celebrate Messiah
 National Director
OAC Ministries
Capernwray New Zealand
Principal and Bible Teacher
  Hamilton  Hanmer Springs Hamilton and Hanmer Springs

Speaker Bios

Click here to read about the speakers

Scott Brown

Scott Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been sharing the Good News of the Messiah with Jewish people since coming to faith in 1981. Raised in a traditional Jewish home in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Scott began his spiritual journey by moving into the woods and living a solitary life. It was there that a co-worker gave Scott a pocket New Testament. That little Bible launched a crisis of faith which eventuated in Scott’s salvation seven years later. Scott entered full time missionary service with Chosen People Ministries in 1988 and planted Son of David Congregation (SODC) in Maryland, which later birthed another Messianic congregation – Sar Shalom Fellowship – in Northern Virginia. Both congregations continue to flourish to this day, and have been used of God to make many disciples among Jewish people. After 19 fruitful years of pastoral leadership at SODC, Scott, along with his wife Marjorie and four of their seven children, moved to the south island of New Zealand where Scott is serving as National Director of Celebrate Messiah New Zealand. Scott is reaching out to thousands of Israeli and other international tourists whose physical journeys are often attended with spiritual quests. Through seminars, conferences and church meetings, Scott is also equipping Christians throughout New Zealand with a broader understanding of Israel’s role in God’s plan, and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

Werner Schreiber

Werner Schreiber lives in Cambridge, with wife Heidi and has two children - Joshua (23) and Danielle (21). He has recently taken up the Principal position at Capernwray Bible School and is responsible for the Heading for Him website.
Originally from South Africa, the family moved to New Zealand in 2007. Both educated at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Werner and Heidi have been married for 28 years and have travelled widely in Africa, Europe and the United States. Both admit that settling into a new country has been a tremendous challenge but at the same time a catalyst for spiritual growth. Heading for Him is the result of a growing awareness in both Heidi and Werner that mainline churches globally are progressively moving away from their actual purpose which is to present all believers mature in Christ. Instead, the emphasis is on turning the church into a community service club with a peppering of vague Christian vocabulary, devoid of the presence of God, leaving congregants very busy but spiritually bankrupt. The 'Telos' principle has played a big part in both Werner and Heidi's lives as a guiding rule which aligns all Christian activity to having God Himself and nothing else as the goal.

Lew Meyer

Lew (Lewis) Meyer is the current National Director of OAC Ministries.​He is married to Angela and they have three teenagers, Rebecca, Jonathan and Johanna. Lew has a background in science and has had training at Massey University (BSc) and Biblical Studies (New Zealand Assembly Bible School). Lew is an experienced communicator to all ages. His ministry experience includes 3 years as a youth worker in West Auckland, three years as a high school and camps worker with Scripture Union, and 27 years with OAC Ministries as an evangelist. His current activiites include children's programmes and camp speaking, open air preaching and personal evangelism, Bible  teaching, gospel missions, youth group leading, Bible in Schools Assemblies, training in evangelism. Lew is also a visiting lecturer at Capernwray Bible School in apologetics, cults and religions and evangelism. Lew is a debater with experience with agnostics and atheists. He frequently presents on evidence for design in creation. Lew is an elder / evangelist at New Lynn Bible Chapel. Lew has produced serveral dvd series including 'Life Quest', 'RAD' 'Handling Hot Hormones', and has written small books including 'Which Faith is True', 'Youth, Love and the Sex Explosion', 'When Life's a Mess', 'Evolution or Factor X', "What Killed Evolution', 'Great News for Roman Catholics', 'Great News for Hindus' and 'Great News for Buddhists'.


Arrive after 4pm on the Sunday, with official start time at 5:30pm with dinner.
Ending time is 1pm on the Friday after lunch, with departure by 2pm.

Pricing Details

The price represents incredible value for money and includes all accommodation, meals, teaching sessions and activities.

  • $295 / person
  • $275 - for each member of same family (if more than 1 attending)
  • $260 - for referring a friend who registers and attends

**Please note, the actual costs for these camps are nearly double the stated costs.  These camps could not be possible without the generous donations of individuals, Christian businesses, and Churches.  Not only this, but the youth leaders are also taking valuable time off school or work in order to volunteer for each week of camp - a real sacrifice on their part.  These leaders are either past students of Capernwray Bible school, or past JumpStarters who have experienced firsthand the rewards, blessings, and benefits of this camp.  THANK YOU for supporting this unique ministry and investing in the gospel to and for the next generation!

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.”   -  Colossians 1:28

Book & Register Here!

* Required

Narrows Park - Waikato
Hanmer Springs - Canterbury

Indiv. rate ($295)
Family rate (2 x $275)
Referral rate ($260)

Credit Card
bank transfer or cheque

Booking Terms & Conditions

Other Payment Options:

We are happy to accept payment by cheque or bank transfer if you are unable to pay by credit card. Your registration place will be confirmed by one of our staff on confirmation of payment.
Bank Account: Torchbearer Trust of NZ, 03-0303-0139800-03 and please add reference code: Jumpstart and surname

Medical & Personal Information Form

Attendees at JumpStart are required to complete the following Medical & Personal Information Form. This form assists us in managing any areas of risk and to provide reasonable care during the event. 

Our online medical & personal information form can be completed by clicking on the relevant link below:

Narrows Park, Hamilton

You may choose to print and fill out a hardcopy of the form: 

Camp Medical Form Camp Medical Form (159 KB)

The hardcopy form should be completed then scanned & emailed, posted or faxed to us prior to the start of the JumpStart event:

> Scan&Email:

> Fax:   07 823 1809
> Post:  P.O. Box 702, Cambridge 3450


These JumpStart events are being offered to participants at half the actual cost because of the generosity of wonderful supporters like you. We welcome your gifts, which will allow us to continue offering these events. You can make credit card donations via this link, or contact for other ways you can donate.

If you require any further information or have any questions or queries please call Dale on 027 398 7099 or email