Customise your Sports Camp to utilise our indoor stadium and vast grounds! We offer quality equipment and facilities at a venue with room to move.
Whether your camp objective is to coach, build teams, assess or compete, Camp Banksia offers indoor and outdoor spaces for all sporting groups or clubs activities.
We offer a full sized basketball stadium with markings that can cater for numerous sports and activities plus 6ha of grounds adjacent to the beach. Plus, choose from a range of accommodation and nutritious catering options.
Our experienced team is ready to discuss your requirements and deliver a camp that suits your needs!
The Banksia centre on the Camp Banksia grounds is a fantastic facility for any sporting Activity! No matter what your Association or club goals are the Banksia Centre offers a space for you.
- The Stadium - With beautiful timber floors and consisting of a full sized indoor basketball court the stadium is a great space for any group to enjoy. The stadium can be transformed from basketball to netball, badminton or volleyball and all equipment is supplied. The floor space is also ideal for Martial Arts, Carpet Bowls or indoor soccer! Two large change rooms and disabled change room/bathroom top off this great space.
- Meeting Rooms - There are 2 carpeted meeting rooms with ducted heating and air-conditioning. The rooms can be utilised for registration areas, team strategising or a presentation area. The two meeting rooms can be opened up into one large room if required. The rooms are supplied with table, chairs, whiteboards, a smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player and Wi-Fi.
- Performing Arts Room – More indoor space! This once half sized court retains its original parquetry flooring. The room is ideal for a warm up area or for the smaller group who don’t require the full stadium area. Panel ceiling heaters allow this room to be utilised all year round.
There is no shortage of suitable areas within this complex to train, meet and compete! Please enquire on availability when booking your stay at Camp Banksia.
Camp Banksia has the luxury of sitting on 6hectares and can offer plenty of space for a game of football, cricket or whatever your group desires. The camp is also less than 100metres from Freers Beach and the bicycle path which can also be utilised within a training program.
Main Dining Hall
The sunny Main Hall is offered to groups free of charge with any fully catered camp. Depending on your group size the hall can be utilised not only for dining but as an added space for activity rotations or to just relax after a strenuous day and watch a movie. The large bright room with timber floors and wood heating can seat up to 155 people for dining or 180 in a conference style layout. Table and chairs are provided and are left for organisers to arrange to meet their own requirements.
Other additions in the main hall are two kitchenettes both with zip hot water units, three small fridges, whiteboard, a large smart TV, DVD player and amplifier. Three bathrooms including disabled are accessible off the main hall deck.
If your sporting group would prefer to self-cater we can offer a separate kitchen facility for all your cooking needs. The kitchen consists of 2 ovens with hotplates, a large indoor BBQ plate, a microwave, 2 standard fridges, cooking equipment, a small TV and Instant zip hot water for hot drinks and washing up. The self-catering kitchen area has a large covered outdoor area a seating for groups to gather and dine. Groups can BYO Crockery and Cutlery or for an extra $1 per person per stay why not hire ours!
Camp Banksia is designed to accommodate all disabled bodied people. The camp has ramps for easy access to the raised main hall and dedicated bathrooms and showers in every area. Flat footpaths lead to every area for ease of access. The Banksia Centre too allows for any disability with a dedicated change room and bathroom. No matter what the disability Camp Banksia can accommodate.
Should your Sporting Group choose to “Stay & Play” at Camp Banksia, we offer the following range of accommodation options;
22 bunk style cabins which are designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible with easy access to facilities. Each cabin has 6 timber bunk beds with mattresses and electric panel heating. Clusters of 5 & 6 cabins have their own unisex and universal access bathrooms along with a dedicated disabled toilet and shower.
Groups need only bring bedding and towels to make our cabins feel like home. Or if you’d prefer, bedding and towels are available for hire.
In addition to the bunk style accommodation Camp Banksia has 2 complexes of self-contained units (Banksia Beach Cabins) which can cater up to 18 people. These complexes can be incorporated into your group camp and are fitted out with all linen.
Leaders, coaches or bus drivers
If your group has leaders, coaches or bus drivers that you would like to offer separate lodgings to, we have the space for you!
In an upstairs area of our community centre we can offer 2 bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with 2 single beds and a single trundle bed), a lounge area with TV and a small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, toaster oven, kettle as well as crockery & cutlery. Mattresses are fitted with a sheet only.
Sports Groups – Meal and Dining
Camp Banksia offers a variety of delicious and nutritious home cooked meals. We provide great food to keep your energy levels up and running!
Three meals a day are served in the main dining hall. Takeaway options are available for groups who have commitments away from the camp for the day. Groups also have access to fresh fruit, cordial and water throughout their stay. Tea and coffee facilities are also available 24 hours.
Meals consist of the following:
Breakfast: Cereals, yoghurt, toast and juices.
Morning tea: Biscuit, cake, slice or savoury.
Lunch: Salad bar with a hot or cold option.
Afternoon tea: Biscuit, cake, slice or savoury.
Dinner: Two course meal consisting of main and dessert.
Supper: Prepacked biscuit
*Menus are bases on a standard Camp Banksia selection. Upgrade meal options are available on request
Crockery & Cutlery
Schools can opt for students and teachers bring their own crockery and cutlery which can be washed in the outdoor sinks provided at each end of the dining hall. Camp Banksia supplies all dishwashing equipment and detergent. *Alternatively Camp Banksia can supply crockery and cutlery and wash them for you. *Fees apply
Special dietary requirements
The Kitchen is able to cater for a range of dietary requirements. Catering staff will cater for vegetarians, vegans, coeliac/gluten free, dairy intolerance and some allergies. By arrangement with camp management meals can be brought in for special dietary reasons.
Camp Banksia is a nut free environment and we do ask that no nuts be brought onto the site.
Birthdays at Camp
If anyone in your group is celebrating a birthday, the catering staff would be more than happy to bake a cake for the occasion. Camp Organisers are asked to notify Camp Banksia before their camp arrival date.
A self-catering kitchen is available to hire along with BBQ’s for groups who wish to cater for themselves. The kitchen is suitable for group of 50 to 60 max.
Some extra options that are available at Camp Banksia; should your group want to take a break from your programmed activities we offer the following items for you to take a relaxing break.
The camps 12 sit on top kayaks are perfect to utilise on our onsite pond or can be taken offsite to nearby Freers Beach. Paddles and PFD’s are provided. Kayak usage is the responsibility of the organiser and it is a provision that a competent leader or responsible adult oversee the activity.
The camps12+ bicycles are available to any group and can be ridden around the camp or (with permission) taken on a longer trip down the nearby bike track along the beachfront. Helmets are provided.
All groups are welcome to use the 2 onsite tennis courts free of charge. Tennis rackets and tennis balls are available from the camp office.
Sporting equipment and games
At camp Banksia we offer a range of balls and games to utilise throughout their stay. A few of the options we can supply are; totem tennis kits, outdoor chess and draughts, bocce sets, skipping ropes, Frisbee’s, cricket sets, beach volleyball sets, table tennis, giant connect four, footballs, basketballs, netballs, soccer balls and much more. All equipment is lent out free of charge.
The Camp offers a stimulating, educational and interactive range of activities suitable for all types of weather and curriculum learning requirements.
From wildlife discovery tours and educational shows to rock pool rambles, Camp Banksia activities offer a world of exploration and fun within the site’s six hectares of parklands and adjacent Freers Beach.
*Please download our Activities Booklet here