"The Camp Kianinny team was knowledgeable, organised and engaging. As a teaching team, we felt really welcomed and supported. Our students had an absolute ball and are already asking when they can go back! The activities were highly engaging and I could see how much our students learned within the camp experience."
Jamie | Teacher
"Hands down, it was the BEST camp I have ever been part of and I know my team agreed. The kids had the time of their lives and are still talking about the fun they had everyday!"
Lili | Assistant Principal
"Thank you for such a wonderful camp! You all demonstrated outstanding inclusive practices. I really appreciated that you have created an environment that is accepting and inclusive for all and for being so understanding of students' diverse needs. You have truly created a camp that allowed everyone to be successful and feel a sense of accomplishment."
Teacher | Wanniassa School
"My favourite activity on camp was the flying fox & monster sup-ing. We learnt teamwork & to never give up when trying new things."
Yr 4 Student | Charles Conder School
"Thankyou for letting us come to Kianinny. I enjoyed archery because it was challenging & really fun. It taught me new skills & I also enjoyed the Sensory Course. It taught us communication, teamwork & to trust our friends when we were blindfolded."
Yr 3 Student | Narooma Public School
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Tell us about Camp Kianinny
Location - Camp Kianinny is situated at Kianinny Bush Cottages, in Tathra, NSW.
Camp Kianinny is located in close proximity to some of the NSW Sapphire Coast’s most stunning National Parks & only 3 km from Tathra Beach, making us the perfect choice for a school camp on the coast! We have 100 acres on the property, & our very own private dam. We are situated only a 3 hour drive from the ACT and situated in the middle of Sydney and Melbourne along the coast.
Why Choose Us? - At Camp Kianinny, we foster student growth through the development of positive and dynamic relationships, utilising a blend of exciting challenges, thrilling adventures, enjoyable activities, and moments of reflection. Our unwavering commitment is to empower students to build self-confidence while instilling a deep respect for the natural environment and their peers. We curate experiences that provide a multitude of physical, social, emotional, and intellectual challenges, fostering personal growth and maturity in every individual.
Groups will engage in activities that promote teamwork, problem-solving, and effective communication. Our experienced instructors carefully design a series of engaging activities to foster a deep understanding of specific topics, with a strong focus on educational outcomes. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss the wide range of on-site and off-site activities available, allowing us to create tailored programs that align with your school's values and desired outcomes.
Our Team - We have an awesome team with a huge background in outdoor education. With a real mix of experience, knowledge, and time with kids, we have the perfect group of people ready to host your next school camp. We love all things nature, water and climbing high up in the trees! Let us guide your students through their journey at camp and support them with facing new challenges and working together with their peers.
We have a versatile group of staff who collaboratively work together to deliver high quality programs! We have a host who is designated to your group, to ensure that all needs are being met and your group is comfortable, and enjoying your stay.
Sustainability at Camp Kianinny
Solar Energy - At Kianinny we do our best to have a low carbon footprint. In September 2019 we had 110 solar panels installed to provide clean electricity to all the cottages. We had an additional 220 panels installed in 2022 and we plan to continue installing more to power your accommodation with clean, natural energy generated from the sun.
Incredible Composting System - We love living in the Bega Valley & enjoy the beautiful & pristine environment that the Far South Coast has to offer. Join us by helping with our FOGO System we have in place, here at camp.
What is FOGO? It is Food Organics Garden Organics. It is a new, innovative way to manage food waste to reduce the environmental impact of sending it to landfill. With FOGO, you can put food waste including raw and cooked food and eggshells into bins with organic waste (please no meat products or bones). We then turn what goes into the bins into high quality compost at our compost area. FOGO saves on landfill and gives us all the opportunity to be smarter with waste! This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. We love that our campers help us with this system here at camp! www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/waste.
Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper - At Camp Kianinny we use 100% recycled toilet paper from ‘Who Gives a Crap’. Who Gives a Crap donates 50% of profits to build toilets in the developing world. Good for your bum, Great for the world! We love that the thousands of children that we have go through our camps each year help to contribute to this wonderful cause! Who Gives a Crap.
Job Opportunities that we offer
Join the Activity Staff Team
We have a team of staff that deliver high quality programs to School Groups large and small all throughout the year! With only a small amount of time off each year to give our staff and our facilities a break, we have the opportunity to work with groups from all over throughout the seasons!
If you have a background in outdoor education, are hugely passionate about making a lasting impression in children's experiences, or want to try something new and think that you would like to join the team, please send through a cover letter and your resume today to - Natalie@kianinny.com.au
Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation - Opportunities with Camp Kianinny.
Have you just finished school? Want to work at camp? Looking to begin your career in outdoor education? Get in touch, to find out more about our Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation that we offer!