The camp is open to Scout and Guide groups, and community non-profit organisations.

It is not accessible directly by car as there is no road access to the actual camp ground.  Access is by boat from the private property parking area on the western side of Still Creek.

Where is it? About midway between Galston Gorge and Berowra Waters on Berowra Creek, 12 hectares of land bordered by Berowra Creek on the east,  Still Creek on the south and west and steep hills on the north.

How do I get there?  

First you have to book. See contact details below.

The best approach is by road from the south-west – Dural and Galston – that allows safe parking closest to the camp.  Follow Crooslands Road east of Galston shops, then 8km to the end at the Crosslands Youth and Convention Centre, (100 Crosslands Rd for a GPS reference) run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Take care as it is a narrow road and there are six hair-pin bends on the last 2km of private road. Using the boom-gate  code provided when you book,  enter the S.D.A. centre and turn left at the bottom of the hill. Follow the “Scout Parking” signs to the S.D.A. tennis courts.  The Scout warden’s alarm is here, next to the gate at the edge of Still Creek.  Access is by punt about 20 metres across the creek to the camp. Alternatively, approaching via Somerville Road and ending at the Hornsby Council park on the Eastern side of Berowra Creek appears easy on the map , but getting to Camp Windeyer will be difficult because of sand banks at low tide and no easy way of alerting the warden. Overnight parking is available, but there is no entry or exit via Somerville Road after dark.  

The camp is ideal for Patrol, Troop, and Group camps and a safe overnight stop if Patrols using the Great North Walk give advance notice.

Facilities:

Camping areas for up to 90, well-grassed area with dining tables and benches, as well as covered cooking shelters. Firewood provided (reasonable use policy).  Town water with three distribution points throughout the camp. Flush toilets.  One bush shower.

Indoor accommodation: 

Hut with mattresses for 24 Cubs on the floor. Bunk beds for up to 16 leaders and helpers, eight in each of two rooms.  Solar-powered lighting.  Dining area for Cubs (32 at a squeeze on four tables), separate dining area for 8-10 adults in kitchen.   Two solar-powered electric refrigerator-freezers and a commercial-style gas stove.  Outdoor covered cooking and eating area adjacent with BBQ (bring own gas bottle).  Bush shower with provision for hot water from wood-fired boiler. Resident warden at weekends.

Activities

Campfire circle and outdoor chapel. Challenge course including mud and water, fitness course, compass courses. Swimming, water activities, canoeing (bring your own) and (across Berowra Creek) hiking on part of the Great North Walk. Parade ground and area for games. 

Need to Know: 

  • No AC power.
  • Take out your own garbage
  • Torches needed at night
  • Resident possums and goannas, some sandflies and mosquitoes, elusive fish and a very timid swamp wallaby. 
  • Nearest doctor, religious and shopping services are at Galston (10km)
  • Nearest hospital – Hornsby.
  • No Scout activity on the S.D.A side of Still Creek, unless previously organised with their management.

Interested?   

Contact our booking officer for charges and answers to any questions  – Camp_Windeyer@sydneynorthscouts.com  or 0418 200 508.

Please check with booking officer for current COVID-19 accommodation restrictions.

Feedback: 

We would appreciate any opinions/suggestions on this bush camp with refinements. Please email Camp_Windeyer@sydneynorthscouts.com 

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