What are the dates of CMS Summer School? How do I apply?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Find out what happens at CMS Summer School here.
What are the dates of CMS Summer School 2024?
CMS Summer School 2024 will run from 6–12 January 2024. The opening session begins at 7:15pm on Saturday 6 January 2024.
How will Summer School run in 2024?
CMS Summer School 2024 is being planned as an in-person conference. There will be the option of watching an online livestream from the Auditorium only, during the morning and evening sessions. All Youth and Children’s programs will run in person only.
Where is Summer School held?
CMS Summer School is held at Katoomba Christian Convention, 119 Cliff Dr, Katoomba.
How do I register for CMS Summer School 2024?
Registration for Summer School is now open!
Online registrations this year will be made through the new My CMS online portal.
This exciting new online platform will keep your essential details in one place and allow easier registration for all CMS events, including Summer School. Register via the My CMS portal and find more information on the Summer School registration page.
Registration for Youth & Children’s programs at Summer School is limited, so families are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Where programs fill, applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All registration for Youth and Children’s programs will close after 30 November, or earlier if programs become full. Please note, there will not be an allocation process as in previous years.
Early Bird registration – Available online until 30 November 2023.
Standard registration (for the adult program only) – Available online after 30 November 2023 until Summer School, however attendees will not receive printed name tags and will incur the standard registration fee.
On-site registration (for the adult program only) – Available during Summer School until 11 January 2024.
Please note: We will only be taking registrations via online booking for Summer School 2024 prior to the conference start date. Please contact the CMS office on (02) 9267 3711 if you would like assistance with registering online.
Will CMS provide accommodation?
There will be no Summer School attendee accommodation at the CMS Conference Centre for Summer School 2024.
There will be limited KCC Campsite accommodation for Summer School attendees.
For enquiries regarding camping and accommodation please contact the CMS Summer School team at [email protected].
Please note the following:
- Campsite bookings are only available for the entire week.
- Places will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis.
- Once a site has been allocated to you, CMS will send you an invoice for payment. Your site will not be confirmed until full payment has been made.
What is the cost of Summer School?
Early Bird prices for CMS Summer School will cost $205 per person ($145 for concession). Day attendance at CMS Summer School will cost $60 per person ($40 for concession). Families with multiple children will not be charged more than $580 for the week.
Early Bird prices will end after 30 November 2023.
Standard prices for CMS Summer School will cost $250 per person ($170 for concession). Day attendance at CMS Summer School will cost $65 per person ($45 for concession).
Youth and Children’s programs for CMS Summer School will cost $95 per child for the week. Day attendance in the Youth and Children’s program will cost $30 per child.
Registration for the online livestream option will cost $100 per person ($50 for concession). Online registration entitles a person to access video livestreams and recorded video sessions during January 2024. Please note that there will be no online Youth and Children’s program.
Can I watch the sessions after livestream times?
Yes, the session recordings will be made available to watch after the livestream times via an online showcase. They will be posted as soon as possible but please allow up to one day for the content to become available.
Can I access the program and session lineup ahead of CMS Summer School?
Yes, a digital copy of the program for the week is available here.
Can I access the talk outlines for CMS Summer School?
Yes, a digital booklet with talk outlines is available to download on the Summer School Landing Page. Once registered, the delegate info pack email contains a link to this page.
Is there an info pack?
Detailed information about CMS Summer School 2024 will be sent to you via email upon registration.
What happens when I arrive at Summer School?
When you first arrive at Summer School, please head to the Check-In locations at the times listed below to pick up your conference material. You only need to check in once for adult registration.
Katoomba High School (changed location due to wet weather)
Please park on Martin Street and enter the High School
Saturday, 2pm – 4:30pm
Overflow Tent (outside the Auditorium)
Saturday, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Sunday – Monday, 8:15am – 9:15am & 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Tuesday, 8:15am – 9:15am
Inside the Auditorium
Tuesday, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Wednesday – Thursday, 8:15am – 9:15am & 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Friday, 8:30 – 9:15am
Where can I buy a T-shirt?
T-shirts for Summer School 2024 can be purchased here.
What should I do if I am sick?
If you are unwell on any day of Summer School, for the safety of all attendees we ask that you please consider others and stay at home for that day.
Please do not attend the site if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
Are refunds available if I am no longer able to attend Summer School?
CMS understands that, for reasons beyond your control, you may be unable to attend some or all of Summer School. Requests for refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the CMS office via email ([email protected]) or phone (02 9284 6711) if you wish to request a refund.