$3.2M Upgrade for Mylor Adventure Camp
We are pleased to announce that the facilities at Mylor are about to undergo a $3.2 million upgrade – the biggest in its 60-year history – to significantly modernise facilities for use by church, school, community and corporate groups.
The Mylor Adventure Camp in the Adelaide Hills is a place of deep spiritual and relational significance for many SA Baptists.
Thousands of young people have come alive as they walked along the banks of the living waters of the Onkaparinga River and encountered the Living God; have been challenged at Easter Camps and Church Family Camps; have worshipped and have found or deepened their faith.
This unique site continues to provide life-giving experiences that enrich relationships and help young people to face and overcome challenges, which in turn flows into increased confidence for life.
The major upgrade will include an overhaul of the site’s kitchen, dining and accommodation facilities and help underpin its long-standing reputation as one of South Australia’s favourite adventure retreats.
Last year, the picturesque 10ha campground on a horseshoe bend of the Onkaparinga River welcomed 9,000 visitors and hosted over 16,000 accommodation nights.
Site works have already commenced and construction will commence in March, with the new facilities to be completed by August 2019. Temporary accommodation units will be utilised whilst the old ‘Boys Dorm’ is demolished and replaced by modern accommodation (to be known as “Redgum”) so that the camp continues to operate as normal throughout the construction period.
Established in 1957, the Mylor Adventure Camp in the Adelaide Hills is a 30-minute drive from the city and caters for groups between 6-180 people. It’s a great place for Churches and fellowship groups to retreat from the business of daily life and to ‘be still’, reflect and to reconnect and build stronger connections whilst participating in a multitude of adventure activities, including river racing, high ropes courses, giant swing, scavenger hunts, mountain biking, canoeing, orienteering and bushwalking.
We praise God for his grace and the way he has used this place and touched the lives of the people that work and visit there.