In 1959 the Mid Canterbury District Bible Group purchased 12 hectares of land on Sawmill Road in Staveley as a permanent camp site for their annual camp. Building started in 1971. Recently updated, the Staveley Camp offers full facilities and capacity to sleep 96.

The beautiful setting, great facilities and proximity to local attractions and activities make Staveley Camp a popular choice for a wide variety of groups and schools, including Kakariki Camps who offer the chance for young minds to connect with the simple wonder of nature as they interact with the forest.

Our Beech forest has a QE2 National Trust covenant protecting this special space. The restorative qualities of walking in this bush are open to everyone who stays at Staveley Camp.

Getting there...

Staveley Camp is about an hour and a half drive from Christchurch

If you are travelling south on Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road (Highway 72, the Inland Scenic Route) 9km after crossing the north branch of the Ashburton river take Sawmill Road on the right. Campsite entrance is 700 metres on the left.

Travelling North on Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road, take the next left (Sawmill Rd) past the Staveley township. Campsite entrance is 700 metres on the left.