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Nature-based play helps young minds grow

Have you spied a pademelon, bandicoot or possum outside your bedroom window lately? Camp Banksia is home to native wildlife as well as resident ducks, swamp hens and a host of other birdlife. Frogs and tadpoles enjoy our pond (you can kayak there too) and there are lizards and bees and butterflies – all kinds…

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Hot deals on 2019 Winter group camps!

Cabin camping can be a lot of fun in winter. There are plenty of indoor activities, games and all-weather spaces at Camp Banksia including our stadium, heated dining hall, performing arts room and a couple of cosy, carpeted meeting rooms. With delicious, hearty catering your campers will be ready for winter rambling, learning and adventures…

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Want to try a fun new kind of family holiday?

Whether it’s sharing a group vacation with your favourite family-friends or you want a beautiful setting for a family reunion, the Camp Banksia cabins are a great blend of camping fun and creature comforts. Book a six-cabin cluster and enjoy 36 beds (6 beds per cabin) with five exclusive-use bathrooms and toilets; all in the…

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History of Camp Banksia – now 60 years old!

History of Camp Banksia Wow….How time flies! National fitness Regional Supervisor, George Russell was the founder of Camp Banksia and it was opened in July 1958. George worked within the camp until he resigned in 1967. Some time after George left the scene the National Fitness Council was wound up and the site was taken…

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Enjoy Winter Camping at Camp Banksia

As the temperature drops, thoughts turn to…. Camping? A warm fireplace, cosy rooms, steamy hot showers, hot cooked meals, movies and mugs of hot Milo… this is what winter camping looks like at Camp Banksia! The definition of camping has certainly changed over the years. Now you can enjoy Camp Banksia’s natural bush setting and…

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Sporting Clubs at Camp Banksia

Building team spirit and skills You may have heard that it’s not the team with the best players that wins, it’s the players with the best team that wins. Whether you play football or basketball, badminton or netball, to be a great sporting team it is imperative that everyone – whether on the field or…

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A student’s camp experience can enrich their lives

For children, camp is wrapped up with the excitement of being away from home, often for the first time, and the thrill of new adventures. One of the most exciting aspects of a school camp is how it can bring the school curriculum alive, taking students on a journey of self discovery. It also facilitates…

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Camp Banksia gets a new website!!

After lots of hard work, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. In todays tech age is was imperative that we keep up-to-date with all the internet has to offer. We employed the skills of Kay Shanley from Breakaway Creative and created a unique site, focusing on individual groups and their…

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