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LAKE 

KEEPIT.

AUSSIE OUTBACK WITH THE CREATURE COMFORTS OF HOME.

Picking a camp can be stressful – making the right decision is important to teachers, kids and their parents. But it needn’t be. Place yourself in the hands of NSW’s longest running, most trusted outdoor education provider and rest easy with a wealth of options at your fingertips.

 

One of them is our Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Centre, located six hours north of Sydney and set among a landscape that encapsulates the Australian outback with all the creature comforts of home.

 

From arrival, you’ll be able to look out from your accommodation and get a taste of the activities on offer – sighting our pool, basketball and tennis courts – not to mention all that’s out of immediate view. Hit our obstacle course/mud run for an experience not offered by any other camp provider in the state. There is also the opportunity to camp out by the serene Lake Keepit, taking in the stars under the guidance of our camp experts.

 

With all this and more, let us help you plan an experience of a lifetime at Lake Keepit.

*ACTIVITIES

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*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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  • Abseiling

  • Giant swing

  • Rock climbing

  • Bouldering

Aquatic

  • Canoeing

  • Dark water

  • Kayaking

  • Pool games

  • Raft building

  • Regatta

  • Sailing

  • Slip and slide

Nature-based

  • Bivouac (an overnight bush camp)

  • Cookout

  • Damper making

  • Environmental education

  • Orienteering

Interpersonal and movement

  • Amazing race

  • BMX bike riding

  • Initiatives

  • Low ropes

  • Mountain bikes

  • Obstacle course/mud run

Recreation

  • Archery

  • Boomerang throwing

  • Fishing

  • Rogaining (map reading and navigation)

  • Scavenger hunt

FACILITIES

  • 25-metre swimming pool​

  • Floodlit and multi-purpose tennis courts​

  • Sports ovals​

  • Playing fields​

  • Basketball court​

  • Netball court​

  • Floodlit archery range​

  • BBQ area​

  • Multi-purpose hall​

  • Conference room​

  • Dining hall ​

  • Campfire site

ACCOMODATION AND MEALS

Rest easy at Lake Keepit where, regardless of your needs, we’ve got the room for you. With fully catered options for up 168 people including schools or community sporting groups, you’ve also the option of booking self-catered accommodation for up to 101 individuals. 

Schools catered accommodation

Our easily accessed dormitory-style accommodation can cater for up to 168 students, with private rooms for teachers placed conveniently for keeping a close eye while getting some shut eye. Teachers can enjoy their own private ensuite with linen provided.

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 lovingly prepare all our meals 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 camp experts 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 camp experts organising and managing students during meal times. This provides an opportunity for teachers to have a well-deserved break and enjoy their meals as a group with teachers sat separately.

“Its my first time at Lake Keepit – its very fun, my favourite was rock climbing. I've also done archery, played at the tennis course and done heaps of fun stuff. I'm looking forward to mountain biking and my room is really big and comfortable with all my friends. The instructors are really nice and fun and encourage me.”

– Aidan, Year 6 student, Belligen Public School

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT

National Fitness Camp Road

Tamworth NSW 2340

Lake Keepit is six hours north of Sydney, 45 minutes north-west of Tamworth and 30 minutes north-east of Gunnedah. Complimentary parking is available at the centre and staff are available to assist you with making your journey as smooth as possible.

Free parking is available on site.

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.

Heath Roods

Centre Manager

George Gardner 

Service Coordinator

Heath Dowling 

Program Officer

Peter Chapman

Program Coordinator

Stuart Gillings 

Program Officer

Scott Henry 

Program Officer

Think outside for your next school camp with the Office of Sport.

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