Curriculum associated School Camps NSW 

The Retreat Port Stephens is Number 1  School Group accommodation venue in Port Stephens offering a variety of accommodation options to suit all group numbers. The Retreat offers a private, safe and friendly environment with lots of onsite facilities to keep all students entertained.

NSW School camps are a great way to get out of the class room and explore our wonderful area of Port Stephens and surrounds. We are here to make planning a school camp easy and stress free. Simply tell us what you  want to do and we will make all the calls and arrangements for you. Our schools welcome pack includes all your need to know about the venue, accommodation, checklists for planning a camp, checklists for students on what to bring and much more.



Delicious healthy meal options available with our great range of menu options provided by our brilliant Caterer Amanda Douglas plus an extensive range of Curriculum based Tours and activities to entertain and educate students of all ages. Onsite activities are also available with a range of options including Team building, Sports games, trivia and night activities.


Working with National Parks and Wildlife service, Irukandji Shark & Ray encounters, Cook-a-barra, Tailor made fish farms, Oakvale farm, Tamboi Queen Cruises, Moonshadow cruises, Port Stephens 4WD, 4WD r us, Murrook Cultural Centre

Primary Education Camps:

The Retreat Port Stephens - school camps and group holidays

Stage 1 & 2

  • Wet & Dry
  • The Need for Shelter
  • Then, Now and tomorrow
  • State & National Parks
  • Living things – Shark & Ray
  • Under the Sea – Port Stephens unique Marine wildlife

Stage 3

  • Global Environments – Rainforests
  • It’s Gold
  • Living systems – Shark & Ray

    boat hire
    Marine Studies in Port Stephens marine park
  • Cruising Port Stephens – Marine Park and Maritime
  • Indigenous Culture, Heritage and Education


High School Education Camps:

Stage 4

  • Global Environments – Rainforests, Coasts
  • Ecosystems – Rainforests
  • Food Technology – Cook-a-barra
  • Science

Stages 4 & 5

  • Global environments and Issues in Australian environments – Coasts
  • Ecosystems – Coasts, land forms and Geographical history

    camel rides
    The ecosystem of the sand dunes on Worimi Conservation lands
  • Agriculture
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Indigenous Culture, Heritage and Education

Stage 5

  • WWII
  • Marine Studies

Stage 6

  • Ecosystems at risk – Rainforests
  • Ecosystems at risk – Coastal dunes


To book your educational NSW school camps at The Retreat Port Stephens simply call us on (02) 4982 1244 or email