Church Retreats and Youth Camps

At the heart of Uniting Venues SA is our clear desire to act as a serving ‘church’ to other churches and para-ministry organisations. We take the time to understand the needs of church groups and leaders in planning and running church retreats and conferences - we know that the temporary community experience can be a powerful experience in building and growing churches.

We have a variety of accommodation options and one of our five locations is sure to suit. We also offer a mix of catering and self-catering options. If your group is meeting to learn new skills and requires a little extra space we may be able to offer a larger meeting room, or a breakout room for a smaller teaching space. Our guest-focussed attitude from our caring and attentive staff will help create an environment for church groups that helps people connect, engage and grow.

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Located in Victor Harbor, Adare is built on spacious grounds and only a short stroll to the beach and local attractions. The ‘castle by the sea’ is more than an icon of the Victor Harbor landscape, it’s a fully functional and modern-fitted camp and conference centre.

The centre hosts a variety of school camps throughout the year and has a variety of accommodation styles including spacious tent sites, dormitories and ensuite style rooms. Adare is fully catered and boasts a number of well appointed and cosy meeting areas.

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Nestled in native scrubland near the Clare Valley, Emmaus is a relaxing, hassle-free facility well-suited for low-cost schools camps and leadership retreats. The camp is available throughout the year from 1 March to 30 November to schools, churches and community groups requiring a convenient and low cost campsite.

Emmaus is self catered and local attractions include the Balaklava National Trust Museum, Courthouse Gallery and sporting facilities.

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Nunyara is situated in the Adelaide Hills on spacious grounds and only 20 minutes from the city. The centre can host up to 130 guests in two distinct accommodation styles - bunk bed, camp style or single bed, retreat style.

With the arguably the best meals in the industry, Nunyara offers convenient accommodation for rural schools needing to be close to Adelaide, relaxing conference facilities for corporate planning days and unforgettable urban camping experiences.

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Close to the South Australian surf coast and nestled between Guichen Bay and Lake Fellmongery, Tarooki offers an idyllic seaside location for school, youth and community groups. This well-equipped venue was significantly upgraded in 2010 to create a more flexible and memorable conference experience.

Located close to the town centre of Robe, Tarooki can accommodate up to 74 people - self catered and catered options are available.

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Located near much-loved Tumby Bay, Thuruna Campsite offers a unique opportunity to live on the shores of the spectacular and beautiful landscape of Spencer Gulf. ‘Thuruna’, an Aboriginal word meaning ‘together by the sea’, offers groups a memorable seaside getaway – without breaking the bank.

The camp boasts clean and comfortable facilities including Hamilton Cottage which provides up to 12 people an unrestricted view of the Spencer Gulf – perfect for large families.

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