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BERRY.

LUSH FARMLAND SETTING WITH HERITAGE CHARM.

Illawarra Shoalhaven

Just two hours south of Sydney, Berry Sport and Recreation Centre is set on 62 hectares of lush green pasturelands. Berry boasts a pristine rural setting with undulating hills and heritage, rustic farm buildings, while offering all the fun and activities of camp! A regenerated forest, resident chooks, a veggie patch and an outdoor woodfire pizza oven reflect the centre’s sustainable vision.

 

At Berry you can enjoy raft building and kayaking in the serene creek, a challenging ropes course, racing through the dark maze, braving the giant cable glide and much more. Berry also has a 17 metre swimming pool, tennis courts and five campfire sites overlooking green paddocks dotted with livestock of its neighbouring farms.

 

If you are looking for a cozy, full facility centre, in the surrounds of farmland and beach with accommodating and friendly camp experts then Berry is the camp for you!

*ACTIVITIES

*Please note: Some activities may not be available at the time of your booking due to COVID-19 Public Health Order restrictions or COVID Safety Plan practices. Please contact 13 13 02 for more information.

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  • Cable glide

  • Challenge ropes course

  • Giant swing

  • Leap of faith

  • Rock climbing

  • Bouldering

  • Vertical challenges

Aquatic

  • Canoeing

  • Kayaking

  • Pool games

  • Raft building

  • Slip and slide

  • Team raft

  • Water initiatives

Nature-based

  • Andy Goldsworthy nature art

  • Bivouac (an overnight bush camp)

  • Bush walking

  • Cookout

  • Damper making

  • Orienteering

Interpersonal and teamwork

  • Dark maze

  • Initiatives course

 

Recreation

  • Archery

  • Paint and water combat

  • Photo challenge

  • Rogaining (map reading and navigation)

  • Traditional Indigenous games

  • Mountain biking

FACILITIES

• 17 metre swimming pool
• Floodlit tennis court
• Multi-purpose hall
• Covered outdoor basketball court (multisport)

•Grassy oval
• Conference room
• Outdoor woodfire pizza oven
• Vegetable patch and chicken coop
• Nature-play area
• Campfire sites

ACCOMODATION AND MEALS

Berry has a capacity for 164 snoozy students and their teachers, with dorm style accommodation for students and private close by ensuite rooms for teachers.

Schools catered accommodation

All our school accommodation is fully catered, also offering wheelchair accessibility in multiple rooms. Our catered accommodation is also available for booking by sporting groups, community groups or families.

Our meals

The dining hall is the beating heart of our centre. The scene of healthy and nutritious daily meals, rowdy chatter and satisfied faces. We know your students will love our meals, but so will their parents. Our catering team understand what needs to be done with allergies and special diets, and prepare all our meals with care and to the highest standards. Students are encouraged to try new foods as part of the camp experience with the understanding there will be some fussy eaters. Our catering team work with you to meet these needs.

 

To contribute a positive camp community, students may be involved in helping with kitchen duties such as serving food, washing up and ensuring the dining area is clean at the end of meals.

 

Teachers will love our food too, with specially prepared meal options and our team organising and managing students during meal times. This provides an opportunity for teachers to have a well-deserved break and enjoy their meals separate from the group – if they prefer. 

“The camp staff here are topnotch and always have been. Berry are pretty exceptional – they know us and our kids and we have built up a good relationship. Their encouragement with the kids is probably the number one thing for us.”

– Michael, Teacher, Ulladulla High School

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT

660 Coolangatta Road Berry NSW 2535

Berry Sport and Recreation Centre is located in the town of Berry, 2 hours south of Sydney, 45 minutes south of Wollongong and 15 minutes north of Nowra.

 

Train

Berry train station (South Coast line) is located 2km from the centre. A local bus can be booked for a shuttle between the Berry Train Station and the Sport and Recreation Centre. 

Parking is available on site – including for buses

PRICING AND SEASONS

Please contact us on 13 13 02 or at bookings@sport.nsw.gov.au for our camp package pricing and seasons.

WHY NOT WINTER?

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Make the most of our low season prices when you book a winter camp with the Office of Sport. With NSW’s mild winters, enjoy the full activities at camp, with the added benefits of lower bookings and more space for your school. We also promise to make your winter camp even greater with cookout sessions and damper making.

MEET OUR TEAM.

Andrea van Eyssen 

Georgia MacSmith 

Manager Delivery and Outreach

Program Coordinator

Niklas Johansson 

Services Officer

Max Legge

Services Officer

Julie Romanelli

Catering Officer

Debbie Nolan

Admin Officer

Richard Dallow

Catering Officer

Monique Schreiber

Program Officer

Rachel Thompson

Program Officer

Katrina Venables

Program Officer

Rob Barrett

Program Officer

Chris Bryant

Program Officer

Shannon Gambrill

Program Officer

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