July 30, 2017
Find out about the program at CMS Summer School for adults, youth and children.

What happens at CMS Summer School?

CMS Summer School 2021 will be held at KCC, Cliff Drive, Katoomba, and online. The dates of CMS Summer School are 2–7 January.

The program and main talk outlines will be available to download in mid-December.

The Summer School planning team is working hard to ensure that Summer School 2021 can proceed in a safe and scalable way – in line with possible COVID-19 restrictions in January.

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Adult program

We have been holding CMS Summer School for over 100 years. And while some things have changed, the heart of Summer School is the same: faithful and challenging Bible teaching, inspiring first-hand insights into cross-cultural ministry, and plenty of time to catch up with friends.

This year, main sessions (with Bible talks and missionary sessions) will be available to view at two timeslots, 9–11:30am or 4–6:30pm. Mission sessions (with other speakers and missionaries) will also be available to view during Summer School.

Youth and Children’s program

Please note that our Youth and Children’s program is only available to those who have already registered for Summer School. In-person registration is currently closed.

Our Youth and Children’s programs have been updated for CMS Summer School 2021. Each year group will be placed in a separate program, to align with NSW government restrictions.

It is with sadness that due to COVID-19 limitations, we have had to cancel the Crèche and Pre-school programs.

The new timings for the 2021 Youth and Children’s programs are outlined below.

Kindy – Year 5 programs: Running in the mornings from 9–11:30am
Year 6 – 12 programs: Running in the afternoons from 4–6:30pm

At this stage, we are planning for all programs to be held at Katoomba Primary or High School. Please note that this year, you will not be able to bring children to the CMS Summer School main site.

How do I volunteer at CMS Summer School? 

There are plenty of ways to serve at CMS Summer School. If you can help, even if it is just for a few days, please indicate this as part of your Summer School application. Simply select the areas that you would be interested in helping and CMS will contact you. All helpers will be subject to selection criteria.