Camp Kedron

If Long Point Conference Centre isn't available on the dates required by your group, then Camp Kedron is one of several alternative venues which may be available.

Camp Kedron is located in Ingleside, about 40 km north of Sydney, New South Wales (not to be confused with Riverland Camp Kedron in Barmera, South Australia). It is close to the Northern Beaches of Sydney and adjacent to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Camp Kedron is a Christian Camp Retreat and Conference Centre and provides fully catered stays for groups of up to 130 people. It may be booked for stays of one day, a weekend, or up to a week. Groups that typically come to Camp Kedron include churches, university Christian groups, other youth groups and schools. Schools go to Camp Kedron for retreats and band camps.

In addition, during the school holidays, Camp Kedron runs holiday camps for primary and high school age children. These very popular camps run for about a week and include activities as well as a Christian component. The primary school camps are for children from the age of 9 years, and there are high school camps for those in year 7 and up, as well as leadership camps for those in year 10 and older. Camp Kedron also runs two camps per year for young people with an intellectual disability, one for young people aged 15 to 21 years and one for those over 21.

Below is some more detailed information about Camp Kedron that may help you decide whether this might be the ideal venue for your group event.


Accommodation Facilities

Accommodation at Camp Kedron consists of 4 lodges: Goanna Lodge, Possum Lodge, Bandicoot Lodge and Python Lodge. In total, these lodges can sleep up to 130 people. The minimum number for bookings is 30 (50 for exclusive use of the camp). The lodges mainly consist of 10-bed cabins, containing mostly bunk beds, but three of them have double beds available. The accommodation is suitable for both families and youth camps.

All the cabins have bathrooms with showers and toilets. There are also rooms suitable for leaders, camp parents or similar, which have adjoining bathrooms. Pillows are provided and linen is available for hire. The cabins all have heating, although they can still get cool at night during winter. 

Camp Kedron has one cabin specifically for guests requiring wheelchair access. This cabin also has an accessible bathroom. The camp is located on a hill and this can make wheelchair accessibility of some areas difficult. Camp Kedron requests groups with guests that require wheelchair access or have restricted mobility in some way to contact them prior to their event, to ensure that the venue is suitable for them and that their needs can be met.

map-of-camp-kedron

Accommodation Facilities

Accommodation at Camp Kedron consists of 4 lodges: Goanna Lodge, Possum Lodge, Bandicoot Lodge and Python Lodge. In total, these lodges can sleep up to 130 people. The minimum number for bookings is 30 (50 for exclusive use of the camp). The lodges mainly consist of 10-bed cabins, containing mostly bunk beds, but three of them have double beds available. The accommodation is suitable for both families and youth camps.

All the cabins have bathrooms with showers and toilets. There are also rooms suitable for leaders, camp parents or similar, which have adjoining bathrooms. Pillows are provided and linen is available for hire. The cabins all have heating, although they can still get cool at night during winter. 

Camp Kedron has one cabin specifically for guests requiring wheelchair access. This cabin also has an accessible bathroom. The camp is located on a hill and this can make wheelchair accessibility of some areas difficult. Camp Kedron requests groups with guests that require wheelchair access or have restricted mobility in some way to contact them prior to their event, to ensure that the venue is suitable for them and that their needs can be met.

map-of-camp-kedron
main-building

Conference and Meeting Facilities

Camp Kedron has two conference rooms. The main dining and conference centre includes the main conference room which seats up to 200 people. This building includes a leaders’ lounge which is set up with couches and a TV.

There is also a smaller conference centre seating up to 50 people. This building also has a kitchenette and an outdoor seating area. Both the conference rooms have a PA system, whiteboard, TV, video and data projector.

Unfortunately the main dining and conference centre does not have wheelchair access. However, the smaller conference centre is wheelchair accessible.

Conference and Meeting Facilities

Camp Kedron has two conference rooms. The main dining and conference centre includes the main conference room which seats up to 200 people. This building includes a leaders’ lounge which is set up with couches and a TV.

There is also a smaller conference centre seating up to 50 people. This building also has a kitchenette and an outdoor seating area. Both the conference rooms have a PA system, whiteboard, TV, video and data projector.

Unfortunately the main dining and conference centre does not have wheelchair access. However, the smaller conference centre is wheelchair accessible.

main-building

Sport and Recreation Facilities

Camp Kedron is set on scenic bushland and has facilities for both indoor and outdoor sport and recreation of many kinds. The camp provides a range of sporting and recreation equipment that its guests are free to use during their stay. There is an indoor sports centre which can be used for playing many sports including indoor soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball and indoor cricket. It also includes a climbing wall for indoor rock climbing.  There are also table tennis, air hockey and foosball tables, as well as a pool room. 

Outside there is a playing field as well as recreational areas. Picnic tables and other seating areas are dotted about the camp. Outdoor sport and activity options include trampolining (three trampolines), playground, volleyball, bush walking (on site and in the adjacent Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park), and archery. The bushland setting is used by groups for environmental studies as well as outdoor education and adventure activities.

If doing indoor rock climbing or archery, extra charges may apply since a qualified instructor may need to be present to supervise. Make sure that you clarify this at the time of booking.

table-tennis
pool-table
foosball-table

Sport and Recreation Facilities

Camp Kedron is set on scenic bushland and has facilities for both indoor and outdoor sport and recreation of many kinds. The camp provides a range of sporting and recreation equipment that its guests are free to use during their stay. There is an indoor sports centre which can be used for playing many sports including indoor soccer, volleyball, badminton, basketball and indoor cricket. It also includes a climbing wall for indoor rock climbing.  There are also table tennis, air hockey and foosball tables, as well as a pool room. 

Outside there is a playing field as well as recreational areas. Picnic tables and other seating areas are dotted about the camp. Outdoor sport and activity options include trampolining (three trampolines), playground, volleyball, bush walking (on site and in the adjacent Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park), and archery. The bushland setting is used by groups for environmental studies as well as outdoor education and adventure activities.

If doing indoor rock climbing or archery, extra charges may apply since a qualified instructor may need to be present to supervise. Make sure that you clarify this at the time of booking.

lounge-area

All Camps Fully Catered

Camp Kedron camps and events are all fully catered. Self-catering is not available. The home-cooked meals provided are breakfast, morning tea, lunch and dinner, and they are generally served in the dining room of the main dining and conference centre. 

At the time of publishing, the Camp Kedron website does not provide any information about menus. If you (or any members of your group) have any food allergies or other special dietary requirements, ensure that you contact the camp prior to booking your event, to enquire if they can be catered for.


Directions to Camp Kedron from Sydney

The easiest and most direct way to drive to Camp Kedron is by taking the M1 to Crows Nest. Take the Brook St exit towards Naremburn and turn right onto Brook St. Continue for about 1.5km and then turn right onto Edinburgh Rd. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto the Eastern Valley Way and continue for about 3km. Turn right on the A38/Warringah Rd which takes you over the Roseville Bridge. After about 5km turn left onto Forest Road and continue for about 6km. Turn right onto Mona Vale Rd and then left onto Tunburra St after about 5km. Turn left into Emmaus Rd and after about 280m the camp will be on your left.

Comparison between Camp Kedron and Long Point Conference Centre

 Camp KedronLong Point Conference Centre
AccommodationUp to 130 guestsUp to 150 guests
On-site Facilities200 seat and 50 seat conference room
Indoor sports centre
Playing field
Other sport and recreation facilities
Children's playground
Outdoor seating areas
200 seat auditorium
Swimming pool
Sauna
Sports field with flood lights
Other sport and recreation facilities
Children's playground
Cafe
Commercial kitchen
CateringFully catered onlyFully catered or self-catered
Distance from SydneyApproximately 40 minutesUp to 1 hour

Local Attractions

There are many attractions within a short drive of Camp Kedron that cater for a variety of interests and age groups. A few of these are listed below.

Camp Kedron sits on the edge of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This is a popular tourist destination, known for its connection with the Hawkesbury River. There are a range of walks, activities and attractions available all year round, regardless of the season. Fishing is very popular during summer at The Basin.
 
Picnic areas are scattered throughout the national park. Bobbin Head is a great waterfront picnic area with a children’s playground. It has barbeque facilities and is a great place to go bushwalking, canoeing and fishing.
Ku-rin-gai chase lookout
barrenjoey-lighthouse
Barrenjoey Lighthouse is located at Barrenjoey Head on Palm Beach, within the National Park. The lighthouse is about 22 kilometres or a 30 minute drive away. This is Sydney’s northern-most point. This iconic lighthouse was built in 1881 and is heritage listed, as well as being known as the lighthouse seen on the TV show “Home and Away”. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available.
 
The views from this point are amazing, and you will be able to look across the National Park, Broken Bay and the Central Coast. Whales can also be seen between May and September. 
Narrabeen Lakes (also known as Narrabeen Lagoon) is about 9 kilometres or about 15 minutes’ drive to the south-east. This is an excellent location for bushwalking, water sports and fishing. Boating and windsurfing are also permitted.
 
There is a walking and cycling trail around the entire lagoon, suitable for people of all ages and abilities, with benches for resting along the way. The area includes a number of picnic areas, barbecues and toilet facilities.
 
From Narrabeen Lakes you can also walk to Manly Lagoon (a 6 hour return walk). This is one of the most popular scenic walks along the Northern Beaches. 
narrabeen-lakes
mona-vale-beach
To the east of Camp Kedron is Mona Vale Beach, also only 9 kilometres or about 15 minutes’ drive away. This is a very clean and safe beach with lifeguards and flags. It has a beautiful rock pool that you can swim in, and walking south along the beach an easy flat beach walk. If you’re lucky you might spot whales or dolphins.
 
Behind the beach is a nice barbeque area with a children’s playground, and it’s not known to be crowded. There are good cafés close by and plenty of parking. There is also a shower block with change rooms. It is a great place to go all year round.

Local Attractions

There are many attractions within a short drive of Camp Kedron that cater for a variety of interests and age groups. A few of these are listed below.

Camp Kedron sits on the edge of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This is a popular tourist destination, known for its connection with the Hawkesbury River. There are a range of walks, activities and attractions available all year round, regardless of the season. Fishing is very popular during summer at The Basin.
 
Picnic areas are scattered throughout the national park. Bobbin Head is a great waterfront picnic area with a children’s playground. It has barbeque facilities and is a great place to go bushwalking, canoeing and fishing.
ku-ring-gai lookout
Barrenjoey Lighthouse is located at Barrenjoey Head on Palm Beach, within the National Park. The lighthouse is about 22 kilometres or a 30 minute drive away. This is Sydney’s northern-most point. This iconic lighthouse was built in 1881 and is heritage listed, as well as being known as the lighthouse seen on the TV show “Home and Away”. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available.
 
The views from this point are amazing, and you will be able to look across the National Park, Broken Bay and the Central Coast. Whales can also be seen between May and September. 
berrenjoey-lighthouse
Narrabeen Lakes (also known as Narrabeen Lagoon) is about 9 kilometres or about 15 minutes’ drive to the south-east. This is an excellent location for bushwalking, water sports and fishing. Boating and windsurfing are also permitted.
 
There is a walking and cycling trail around the entire lagoon, suitable for people of all ages and abilities, with benches for resting along the way. The area includes a number of picnic areas, barbecues and toilet facilities.
 
From Narrabeen Lakes you can also walk to Manly Lagoon (a 6 hour return walk). This is one of the most popular scenic walks along the Northern Beaches. 
narrabeen-lakes
To the east of Camp Kedron is Mona Vale Beach, also only 9 kilometres or about 15 minutes’ drive away. This is a very clean and safe beach with lifeguards and flags. It has a beautiful rock pool that you can swim in, and walking south along the beach an easy flat beach walk. If you’re lucky you might spot whales or dolphins.
 
Behind the beach is a nice barbeque area with a children’s playground, and it’s not known to be crowded. There are good cafés close by and plenty of parking. There is also a shower block with change rooms. It is a great place to go all year round.
mona-vale-beach

Note: The above is provided for information purposes only. Long Point Conference Centre does not formally endorse Camp Kedron, and we recommend you to make your own enquiries if you plan to book a stay at any venue not affiliated with us