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Gliding, Air Activities Centre, Camden Airport NSW
Photograph by Ron Hamel
Gliding, Air Activities Centre
Camden Airport NSW

Camp Sites & Activity Centres



For a complete listing of every campsite, visit the NSW Camp Sites Directory on the NSW Branch Web site.


Air Activities Centre

The Air Activities Centre at Camden Airport, south-west of Sydney, caters to all sections of the movement, from Joeys up to Rovers and Leaders. The Centre owns and operates a fleet of Cessna aircraft and one glider. As a licensed flight training school, the Centre provides the opportunity of learning to fly to all Leaders, Rovers, and Venturers aged 16 years or over. Activities for Cubs and Scouts include familiarisation days and weekend camps. Most years, in January, the Centre runs a 2-week long live-in camp for Venturers who would like to learn to fly.
Location Camden Airport
Bookings Mark Rotenstein  flyscouts@nsw.scouts.com.au
Email flyscouts@nsw.scouts.com.au
Postal address PO Box 922, Narellan  NSW  2567
   
   

Alpine Activities Centre

Perfect for a winter or summer holiday for your Pack, Troop, Unit or Crew. The centre has accommodation for 116 in bunks. Outdoor camping is available for up to 25 people. Two self contained lodges can accommodate up to 9 people each lodge. Facilities include a commercial kitchen (catering during July & August) and dining seating for 120 people, Drying room with professional boot dryers. Discounts available on Ski Hire & Lift Passes. The Centre is also open in Summer where you can experience some of the High Country extreme sports like whitewater rafting, Mountain Bike riding or just enjoy swimming or canoeing on Lake Jindabyne. All NSW ski resorts are within easy driving distance.
Location Barry Way, Jindabyne
Bookings Kirrily  Olejniczak ((02) 6456 2433  Mobile: 0423 802 955
PO Box 41, JINDABYNE  NSW  2627
Email alpine.centre@nsw.scouts.com.au

Baden-Powell Scout Centre

The Baden-Powell Scout Centre in Pennant Hills can accommodate up to 110 indoors and 50 for outdoor camping. A variety of activities are available, and the Centre backs onto bushland. Facilities include dining for 110, BBQ, campfire circle, outdoor chapel, and swimming pool (maximum 24 people).
Location Pomona Street, Pennant Hills
Bookings Michael New (02) 9484 2278 weekdays
Facsimile (02) 9980 6709

Barra Brui Activities Hall

Centre for Sydney North Region activities and training courses.
Location Hunter Ave, St Ives. Once on Hunter Ave, look for the red post box on the right, followed by a telegraph pole in the middle of a drive-way. Turn into this drive-way. The Activities Hall is the second hall, at the end of the drive-way.
Enquiries Sydney North Region Office Phone (02) 9411 4088
 

Camp Ku-ring-gai

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Camp Windeyer

Access is by boat across Still Creek from Seventh Day Adventist Centre. Indoor accommodation, with 16 bunks, 24 on floor. Outdoor camping for 250. Solar lighting in Cub hut. Fireplaces and tables about campsite.
Location Crosslands, via Galston
Bookings Judy Harris (02) 9808 1016 between 7pm and 10pm
Carl Spinks (02) 9817 1429

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Glenrock Scout Centre

A picturesque activity centre with ample camping for over 500 and indoor accommodation for 100. Stillwater lagoon is perfect for swimming and canoeing. Beach swimming not recommended. Facilities include 2 kitchens, dining seating for 100, town water, mains power, outdoor chapel.
Location Off Burwood Road, Kahibah, Newcastle
Bookings Hunter and Coastal Region Office
Phone (02) 4929 1760. Fax (02) 4929 1753.

Ingleside Scout Camp

Ingleside Scout Camp is located off Mona Vale Road, in Bloodwood Road Ingleside, 30 kms north of Sydney City. The Camp borders Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Indoor Accommodation is available in two separate facilities, the Kinnersley Centre and the John Dyer Hut.
Location Bloodwood Road Via Tumburra Street off Mona Vale Road, Ingleside.
Bookings Louise Shires (02) 9970 8581
Camp Phone (02) 9979 6821.
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North Harbour Water Base

Sydney North Region's centre for canoeing and sailing courses. The Base was initially formed to oversee water activities and boat inspection in the Manly Warringah District as well as the maintenance and use of the former 1st Manly Scout Hall.
Location Gourlay Ave, North Balgowlah
Bookings Paul Soltau (02) 9982 1097
Web Site http://nhswb.webs. com

Sugee Bag Creek Camp

Bush camping, not suitable for large camping activities or events. Adjoins Dharug National Park. Water from a small perennial spring which feeds into a tank. Pit toilet.
Location Mangrove Creek, Mangrove Mountain
Bookings Neil or Diane Mattes (02) 9489 5507 evenings

Sydney Scout Park (Cataract)

Host to three Jamborees to date, Cataract Scout Park, is an expanse of grassy parkland and bush. Outdoor camping for up to 10,000, indoor accommodation for 320. Activities include the Challenge Valley mud course, BMX track, water slide, caving, low ropes course and more. Dining rooms and kitchens available in conjunction with bunk rooms, suitable for Cub Pack holidays.
Within the Park is the NSW Scout Memorabilia Centre, a valuable resource as well as a safe and permanent home for Scouting history. The Centre collects, collates and catalogues all forms of Scouting memorabilia. The Centre also has a mobile display unit which can be booked for Scouting events.
Location Baden-Powell Drive,APPIN (off the Appin/Bulli Road)
Bookings Justeeen Davenport  02 4631 6697 weekdays justeen.davenport@nsw.scouts.com.au
Facsimile (02) 4631 6689 
Memorabilia Centre Joseph Attard  0414 555 506  jjattard@live.com.au

Water Activities Centre

NSW Branch activities centre. Specialised training in canoeing, sailing, rowing, power boating. Limited kitchen facilities.
Location The Point Road, Woolwich
Bookings The Booking Officer (02) 9817 1874.
Other Enquiries Lawrie Hitchens (02) 4774 1135

 

  PO Box 922, Narellan  NSW  2567