Camp Elim

On the Lake, By the Sea


For more than 60 years Camp Elim has accommodated group bookings for school camps, church camps, family camps and interest groups camps. We can provide catering for up to 120 people, run adventure activities and create a custom camp program to suit your group’s needs.

Facilities include:

Two halls capable of fitting over 100 each

Accommodation to sleep over 120 in 6 bunk rooms, 4 family units and 4 lakeside cabins

Activities include Giant Swing, Adventure Tower (rock climbing), Archery, Canoeing, Stand-up paddleboarding

Sole occupancy is available for groups of 50+

Please contact our office on (02) 6554 0277 or fill out this form to make a booking.

Enquire about your next group booking

Holiday Makers

For over 60 years families and individuals have enjoyed holidaying at Camp Elim. Alcohol, smoking and pets are not permitted, making Camp Elim the perfect location for families wanting a quiet break.  When larger groups have not booked the entire site, Camp Elim operates like a caravan park. Holidaymakers can make bookings up to 4 weeks in advance over school terms and 10 months in advance when booking a week over the Christmas Holidays, and make use of our powered sites, units, cabins and bunk rooms.

Facilities include:

Coin operated BBQs

Washing up area, communal fridges and microwaves

Two amenity blocks

Free washing machines, coin operated driers

Table tennis area (subject to availability)

Lake volley ball

Half-court basketball

Bookings can be made over the phone or online. Online bookings may use the voucher “jesussaves” in the payment section for a 10% discount.

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Camp Elim

Camp Elim is tucked away in the Booti Booti National Park on a narrow strip of land between Green Point and Tiona. We are a Christian campsite and caravan park accommodating both holidaymakers and group camps. We run school, church, family and adventure camps or activity day visits.

Camp Elim is owned and operated by members of Taree, Gloucester, Stroud, Tea-Gardens, Wingham, Forster, and Dungog Baptist Church.

No Alcohol | No Smoking | No pets

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Our cabin had an amazing view of the lake, it was also very peaceful. The kayaks and paddle boards for rent were a great touch. Kids enjoyed the table tennis and basketball court. Cabin was well-equipped and deck was a good size. Staff super friendly and helpful.


I recently ran a kids camp at Camp Elim for a Not for profit organisation and all I can say is wow ! What an amazing weekend we had. The staff Deb, Brayden, Bailey and Rodney went out of their way to ensure that we all enjoyed our weekend.

The meals were the best I’ve ever had on a camp (not one complaint from any of the kids – which I’ve never seen before). The accommodation was great and allowed the perfect number of kids and leaders in each cabin. The activities on offer were perfect and suitable for a mix of age groups. The water front was suitable for the younger kids too, with the depth being around waist height for little kids (no sudden drop-offs).

Deb and Brayden were very helpful and accommodating in the kitchen, preparing and cooking us amazing meals on time, ensuring that we kept on schedule with our program.
Bailey and Rodney ran the activities which were the high tower, giant swing and water activities. They were both very friendly to the kids and gave clear and concise safety briefs on each activity, which made it easy for the kids to understand and follow. All the equipment was safe and helmets and harnesses were easily adjustable to fit all shapes and sizes.

We were also able to use their hall to set up arts and crafts, run a movie night and end of camp presentation using their installed projector which was easy to set up and practical.

Honestly, I cannot speak highly enough of this place. I will definitely take my family here. The no alcohol policy is an extra bonus, allowing families to spend time together without any hassles.
Thank-you Camp Elim, see you soon.


It was encouraging to see how many students were in awe of nature, some were in disbelief that the lake could be so beautiful and also real. They could not get enough of the lake. Even our less confident students had no problems standing up on the paddle boards.

Mat English

Taree Christian School

Our Team

Our team is here to work in partnership with your next group camp and are always willing to help out where they can.

Ben English


Ben grew up on a farm near Gloucester, and has fond memories of coming to Camp Elim on numerous school, youth and church camps.

Ben has experience as a school teacher and pastoring a church, and occasionally still teaches casually.

He has a blog at to try and increase interest in running a coding camp at Camp Elim.

Ben will finish up on the 31st of December 2023 to go back to Teaching in Canberra.

Deb Sweeney

Bookings Officer

Deb grew up in Forster, and has worked in various accommodation sites and in Insurance. She started working at Elim in 2023

Deb is no stranger to Camp Elim. Her dad was once the pastor of Forster Baptist Church at a time when Forster Baptist Church was heavily involved in the ministries of Camp Elim.

Deb does lots of work in the background to ensure your booking run smoothly. 


Activities / Maintenance / Kitchen

Rodney has been in the local area for the last 15 years. He is our longest standing employee, working at Elim for 13 years. Rodney loves riding his motorbike, playing with engines, and the outdoors. Rodney has a background in outdoor maintenance and delivery driving.

You can thank Rodney for keeping the lawns, gardens and buildings at Elim looking great!



Brayden left working as a mechanic to ensure you have a good feed on your next catered group.



Alison moved to Forster from Canberra 10 years ago. When Alison isn’t spending time with her children she loves crafting. Alison started working at Camp Elim in 2018. Alison is excited to serve here at Elim, and works hard to ensure your accommodation is clean when you come and visit.


Activities / Maintenance / Kitchen

Bailey moved to the Forster area in 2018, and having completed his training in Outdoor Education, he started working at Camp Elim in 2019. Bailey loves the outdoors and is good at heights, and provides much needed help in the kitchen.


Office Administrator

Ali can be found in the office on the weekends. She and her husband moved to Forster from Sydney in 2009 to help start a local church. She has a degree in Health Science and a background in outdoor recreation. These days she spends most of her time homeschooling her 4 children and enjoying time with them exploring the natural treasures of the Barrington Coast.


Office Administrator

Jaz grew up in the local area and loves 4WDing, camping and the bush. She has worked numerous jobs in retail and in the health sector. Jaz joined the team here in 2019. She is putting her accounting qualifications to work in the office.

Partner Churches

Camp Elim Association Inc. consists of members belonging to partner churches

Taree Baptist Church

Gloucester Baptist Church

Dungog Baptist Church

Tea Gardens Baptist Church

Wingham Baptist Church

Stroud Baptist Church