Our location is ideal for creating challenges!
Our goal is for Bethany Park to become a place where students are challenged, encouraged and inspired. We invite you to visit us or call if you would like to discuss any of these options further.
In 1966 the Strawbridge family donated the original piece of land, now ‘creatively’ known as Camp One to the Church of Christ for the benefit of youth and the community in the Nelson region. We have been welcoming schools and community groups ever since. The location is ideal for the challenge of the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park or kayaking on the high seas of the Abel Tasman National Park… or just enjoying our famous 60 metre water slide! We have bunkhouse accommodation and teacher cottages, with catering and non-catering options available.
One of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand
Our aim at Bethany Park is to offer quality of experience for school groups in one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand. There is something unique that takes place when we slow down and breathe in nature. Exploring the outdoors in an environment like Bethany Park has changed many lives over the past fifty six years and we are committed to offering schools a place that creates space for young people to explore, expand and be excited about life beyond their phone!
We work in partnership with local businesses and community groups to develop and inspire New Zealand children for the good of our nation and a strong and purposeful future. One local company excelling in providing a first-class outdoor cultural educational experience is Waka Abel Tasman, with their new school programme, https://wakaabeltasman.nz/school-groups/
If you choose to use Bethany Park as your camp, we will do our very best to make your stay and experience one not easily forgotten…for all the right reasons!