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SYDNEY ACADEMY.

SURROUND YOURSELF IN NATURE’S PLAYGROUND.

If you want an action-packed camp in natural bush paradise sitting aside the stunning Narrabeen Lake, then look no further than Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation for your next camp. Sydney Academy manages to pack in the sheer awesomeness of world class sports facilities with dozens of adventure-filled activities and programs ranging from high ropes and leap of faith, to specialty PDHPE and PASS programs and the choice of eight different water activities.

With a capacity of 457 with multiple quality accommodation options and set a handy 45 minutes north east of Sydney CBD, Sydney Academy is always buzzing with excited students and groups looking to build meaningful relationships, partake in many exciting activities and learn more about the amazing natural surrounds Narrabeen has to offer.

*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.

​At height​

  • Abseiling

  • Challenge ropes

  • Flying fox

  • Leap of faith

  • Rock climbing​

Aquatic

  • Canoeing

  • Dark water

  • Kayaking

  • Pool games

  • Raft building

  • Regatta

  • Sailing

  • Stand up paddle boarding

Nature-based

  • Bivouac

  • Bushwalk

  • Cookout

  • Damper

  • Environmental education

  • Orienteering

Interpersonal and movement

  • Initiatives

  • Low ropes

  • Team challenge

 

Recreation

  • Archery

  • Beach day trip (SAS only)

  • Beach games

  • Boomerang throwing

  • Puzzle room

  • I spy

  • Scavenger hunt

  • Traditional Indigenous games

  • PASS and PDHPE programs​

FACILITIES

  • 400-metre athletics track​

  • 25-metre, six-lane heated indoor pool​

  • Sports recovery centre with hot and cold plunge pools​

  • Multi-purpose indoor sports gymnasium​

  • Aquatic centre – canoeing, kayaking​

  • Five multi-purpose ovals with lighting​

  • Cricket nets with synthetic pitches​

  • Weights room – for elite sports strength and conditioning​

  • 2 tennis courts with lighting​

  • Synthetic outdoor multi-sports courts with lighting for netball, futsal and cross training​

  • Sports science​

  • Beach volleyball​

  • Kiosk and picnic areas​

ACCOMODATION AND MEALS

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Sydney Academy has high quality and clean catered accommodation for up to 457 people, with a variety of accommodation types including motel and dormitory style. Our diverse accommodation types provide the perfect place for schools, sports teams, community groups or families to stay and enjoy all the area and its surrounds have to offer.

Schools catered accommodation

For schools, Sydney Academy of Sport offers catered accommodation for up to 457 people. Our dormitory-style lodge and cabin accommodation sit amongst the trees of our beautiful bush site and sleep between four to ten people per room with shared ensuite bathrooms and common rooms. Our motel accommodation sleep between two and six people with ensuites and a patio. Separate ensuite rooms connected to student lodges with complimentary linen are available to teachers. There is a common dining hall for meals and all of our motel rooms have wheelchair accessibility.

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.

“Our school chooses Office of Sport camps because of the great facilities, activities and staff. The staff at Sydney Academy are really helpful, accommodating and great with keeping the kids engaged. Even in the downtime there are things for the kids to do, they can do things like play basketball or beach volleyball, so they’re not just sitting in their cabins. The camp instructors always come up with ideas of things for them to do. And having older students in smaller group rooms with air conditioning and ensuites is really nice for them.”

– Carissa, teacher, Seven Hills High School

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT

Sydney

Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen NSW 2101

The centre is located in Narrabeen, on the picturesque Northern Beaches area of Sydney, approximately 45 minutes north of Sydney CBD and only 3.5 km from Narrabeen centre.

The closest transport to Sydney Academy is a bus stop 3.5km from the centre. This is the B Line bus from Wynyard to Narrabeen.

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?

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.

Brendan Barrett

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Centre Manager

Preston Cruickshank

Program Coordinator

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

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