Camp Kedron

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

Wedderburn Christian Campsite is located south-west of Sydney, in the rural area of Wedderburn, New South Wales. It is not far from the town of Campbelltown and is also close to Dharawal National Park.

Wedderburn Christian Campsite hosts a number of types of camps and retreats, including school camps, corporate events, school holiday camps and group retreats.

 Wedderburn has a focus on school camps, and provides fully programmed camps of different kinds. The staff design programs to suit the needs of the school group. Types of camps include outdoor education, visual arts, study camps, leadership camps and bush campouts, and they are suitable for various age groups and year levels from year 3 up to year 12.

Another type of event provided at Wedderburn is the corporate development program. These programs are one day events for purposes like accredited first aid, team building and leadership and corporate escape. The venue has standard packages including a program and catering, and will also provide customised events. These corporate events run during business hours.

Wedderburn runs Christian school holiday adventure camps for children from year 3 to 6 during the school holidays, and weekend camps for high school students in February and October.

The campsite is also used for retreats by church groups, youth groups, sporting associations and community groups.

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


Accommodation Facilities

Wedderburn Camp sleeps up to 120 guests, and the minimum number for bookings for accommodation is 40. The accommodation units consist of three buildings: The Black Cockatoo, The Rosella and The Homestead. The renovated Homestead was originally built in 1889.

The Black Cockatoo building consists of 4 rooms, which are fitted with 5 bunk beds (10 beds), sleeping a total of 40. All the rooms in this building have their own en suite.

The Rosella building also has 4 rooms that sleep 10 people in each, in bunk beds. However, this building does not have en suites – instead, guests staying here use an amenities block located nearby.

The Homestead has 7 en suited rooms sleeping 7 or 8 people, and has a mix of double beds and bunk beds. Four of the bedrooms in the Homestead are suitable for families.

All the rooms include fans in summer and heaters in winter. Pillows are provided but guests need to bring their own linen. Camping in tents is also an option at Wedderburn, if your group is larger than 120 people. Ensure you contact the venue in advance to discuss this. 

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Accommodation Facilities

Wedderburn Camp sleeps up to 120 guests, and the minimum number for bookings for accommodation is 40. The accommodation units consist of three buildings: The Black Cockatoo, The Rosella and The Homestead. The renovated Homestead was originally built in 1889.

The Black Cockatoo building consists of 4 rooms, which are fitted with 5 bunk beds (10 beds), sleeping a total of 40. All the rooms in this building have their own en suite.

The Rosella building also has 4 rooms that sleep 10 people in each, in bunk beds. However, this building does not have en suites – instead, guests staying here use an amenities block located nearby.

The Homestead has 7 en suited rooms sleeping 7 or 8 people, and has a mix of double beds and bunk beds. Four of the bedrooms in the Homestead are suitable for families.

All the rooms include fans in summer and heaters in winter. Pillows are provided but guests need to bring their own linen. Camping in tents is also an option at Wedderburn, if your group is larger than 120 people. Ensure you contact the venue in advance to discuss this. 

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Conference and Meeting Facilities

The main hall building at Wedderburn serves as a recreation hall and large meeting room, and is also used as a dining room. It comfortably seats up to 200 people. The main hall has a stage, whiteboard, data projector and large screen and PA system. These are available for use on request.

There are two separate smaller meeting rooms located in the Homestead building. The larger one is known as the Studio Room and seats around 40 people. The smaller Leaders’ Retreat seats about 15 people and has a pot-belly stove.  In addition, an outdoor alfresco area is able to fit about 10 people.

There is also an outdoor stage with a power supply.

Conference and Meeting Facilities

The main hall building at Wedderburn serves as a recreation hall and large meeting room, and is also used as a dining room. It comfortably seats up to 200 people. The main hall has a stage, whiteboard, data projector and large screen and PA system. These are available for use on request.

There are two separate smaller meeting rooms located in the Homestead building. The larger one is known as the Studio Room and seats around 40 people. The smaller Leaders’ Retreat seats about 15 people and has a pot-belly stove.  In addition, an outdoor alfresco area is able to fit about 10 people.

There is also an outdoor stage with a power supply.

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Education, Adventure, Sport and Recreation Facilities

Wedderburn Christian Campsite is set on 136 acres of bushland and a wide range of activities are available for guests. A number of these can be organised and run by staff as part of a program. The activities available range from recreational and relaxation to instructor led educational, team building and adventure activities, for all types of groups.

There is plenty of space at Wedderburn Christian Campsite for sport and recreational activities, from the energetic to the relaxing. Facilities include a soccer field, basketball half court, table tennis and beach volleyball court. A limited supply of sports equipment such as soccer balls, footballs and cricket equipment is also available for guests to use. The 16 metre swimming pool is available at no additional charge and has a wrestling pole over the deep end. There is a children’s playground with swing set, and guests can also go for walks in the bushland on site.

In addition to these facilities, adventure, recreational, educational and team building activities can be booked for your event. These come at an additional cost and have minimum group sizes for bookings. All these activities are run by the trained staff at Wedderburn.

Recreation and educational activities in this category include 2 and 5 hour guided bushwalks, bush craft and bush furniture making, and “Enviro” educational adventures. Other higher energy options include mountain and BMX biking, rock climbing on the 6 metre rock wall, abseiling, a 50 metre flying fox, a giant swing and an archery shed which includes modern bows, large targets and a shaded shooting range. Games like “capture the flag” can be played using either laser skirmish or H2O skirmish.

“Initiative Games” is a series of fun but challenging activities for participants to learn teamwork, problem solving, communication and leadership.

The staff can also provide evening or night activities such as night walks, bonfire including damper making or roasting marshmallows, Giant Pictionary or Movie Night.

More information and current prices of instructor led activities can be found here on Wedderburn’s website. 

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Education, Adventure, Sport and Recreation Facilities

Wedderburn Christian Campsite is set on 136 acres of bushland and a wide range of activities are available for guests. A number of these can be organised and run by staff as part of a program. The activities available range from recreational and relaxation to instructor led educational, team building and adventure activities, for all types of groups.

There is plenty of space at Wedderburn Christian Campsite for sport and recreational activities, from the energetic to the relaxing. Facilities include a soccer field, basketball half court, table tennis and beach volleyball court. A limited supply of sports equipment such as soccer balls, footballs and cricket equipment is also available for guests to use. The 16 metre swimming pool is available at no additional charge and has a wrestling pole over the deep end. There is a children’s playground with swing set, and guests can also go for walks in the bushland on site.

In addition to these facilities, adventure, recreational, educational and team building activities can be booked for your event. These come at an additional cost and have minimum group sizes for bookings. All these activities are run by the trained staff at Wedderburn.

Recreation and educational activities in this category include 2 and 5 hour guided bushwalks, bush craft and bush furniture making, and “Enviro” educational adventures. Other higher energy options include mountain and BMX biking, rock climbing on the 6 metre rock wall, abseiling, a 50 metre flying fox, a giant swing and an archery shed which includes modern bows, large targets and a shaded shooting range. Games like “capture the flag” can be played using either laser skirmish or H2O skirmish.

“Initiative Games” is a series of fun but challenging activities for participants to learn teamwork, problem solving, communication and leadership.

The staff can also provide evening or night activities such as night walks, bonfire including damper making or roasting marshmallows, Giant Pictionary or Movie Night.

More information and current prices of instructor led activities can be found here on Wedderburn’s website. 

table-tennis
pool-table
foosball-table

Catering Possibilities

If your event is fully catered, the meals included are breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. The meals are served in the main meeting/dining hall. The venue advertises good quality meals and large portions, which are prepared in and served from the commercial kitchen in the main building.

At the time of publishing, the Wedderburn website does not provide any specific 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.

You also have the option of hiring the kitchen facilities if you want to organise your own meals during your stay. Note that a fee applies for the use of kitchen equipment if self-catering.


Distance from Sydney

Wedderburn Christian Campsite is located about 70km south-west of Sydney. It is approximately 90 minutes’ drive from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes south of Campbelltown. 

To get there follow the M1, M5 and Hume Motorway/M31 to Narellan Road in Campbelltown. Take the Narellan Rd exit and continue on Narellan Rd for 2.4km. Turn right onto Appin Rd and continue for 2.3km. Turn left onto Woodland Rd and after 1.4km turn right onto Karrabul Rd, which turns into Wedderburn Rd. Turn right onto Minerva Rd and continue for 2.2km until you arrive at Wedderburn Christian Campsite. 

Comparison between Camp Kedron and Long Point Conference Centre

 Wedderburn Christian CampsiteLong Point Conference Centre
AccommodationUp to 575 guestsUp to 150 guests
On-site Facilities200 seat meeting/dining room
Swimming pool with wrestling pole
Sports field
Other sport and recreation facilities
Instructor led activities
200 seat auditorium
160 seat dining area
Café
Swimming pool
Sauna
Sports field with flood lights
Other sport and recreation facilities
CateringFully catered or self-cateredFully catered or self-catered
Distance from SydneyApproximately 1½ hoursUp to 1 hour

Local Attractions

The main attraction close to Wedderburn Christian Campsite is Dharawal National Park. The Victoria Road or Wedderburn entrance to the National Park is only 2 minutes’ drive away, or about 1.5 kilometres. There are three walking trails from this entrance, with varying degrees of difficulty. The O’Hare’s Creek Walking Track and Lookout is an easy 2.8 km return walk on a flat, sealed surface. It leads to a lookout with a view of the gorge and some rockpools. The 10T Management Trail is a medium 2.4 km return walk, which includes some steep sections and loose surfaces. This walk leads to Minerva Pool, which is a large pool with a rock island in the middle. The Jinnga Walking Track is a hard 2.8 km return walk, which includes some steep hills and loose surfaces, leading to a waterhole along O’Hare’s Creek. The National Park does not have any facilities apart from toilets.

Beaches are located within approximately a 40 minute drive or about 30 kilometres to the south-east. One of these is Bulli Beach, a stunning 900 metre long surf beach with a sea water swimming pool (Bulli Rockpool) and parkland with picnic areas.

In addition, the centre of Campbelltown is about 12 kilometres or 15 minutes’ drive north of Wedderburn. Any services you may require can be found there. 

Local Attractions

The main attraction close to Wedderburn Christian Campsite is Dharawal National Park. The Victoria Road or Wedderburn entrance to the National Park is only 2 minutes’ drive away, or about 1.5 kilometres. There are three walking trails from this entrance, with varying degrees of difficulty. The O’Hare’s Creek Walking Track and Lookout is an easy 2.8 km return walk on a flat, sealed surface. It leads to a lookout with a view of the gorge and some rockpools. The 10T Management Trail is a medium 2.4 km return walk, which includes some steep sections and loose surfaces. This walk leads to Minerva Pool, which is a large pool with a rock island in the middle. The Jinnga Walking Track is a hard 2.8 km return walk, which includes some steep hills and loose surfaces, leading to a waterhole along O’Hare’s Creek. The National Park does not have any facilities apart from toilets.

Beaches are located within approximately a 40 minute drive or about 30 kilometres to the south-east. One of these is Bulli Beach, a stunning 900 metre long surf beach with a sea water swimming pool (Bulli Rockpool) and parkland with picnic areas.

In addition, the centre of Campbelltown is about 12 kilometres or 15 minutes’ drive north of Wedderburn. Any services you may require can be found there. 

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