This page was last updated 27 November, 2016
Paton Park Scout Campsite has many options for all types of users.
Paton Park has sufficient bed accommodation for a maximum of 55 persons and is made up of the following, one bunkroom with 8 beds, two bunkrooms co-joined with 16 beds, these are separate from the main building of the Scout Lodge which incorporates the main bunkroom and houses the remaining bunks. All three bunk areas are heated by wood heaters.
Next to the main bunkroom is the dining/activity room which has a TV and video player, this also has a wood heater with a wood room next to it, this can be filled from outside. Wood is pre cut and can be obtained from the wood sheds behind the Scout Lodge
The kitchen is well appointed and can cater for large numbers. Along with the Gas/Electric stove there are also two microwaves to assist with cooking.
All worktops are stainless steel and one of them can be moved to wherever you wish for food preparation or serving.
There is also a freezer and a refrigerator to keep your foodstuffs fresh during extended stays.
There are 3 separate shower & toilet blocks. These being 1 male, 1 female and 1 unisex which may be designated male or female by the camp leader.
Between the main building and external dormitories there is an open air, undercover, eating area and washing up facility plus some gas B.B.Q's you may wish to use. (You will need to bring a gas bottle or two if you plan to use them)
To the south of the main bunk rooms there are 2 wood fired B.B.Q's with their own undercover area.
Adjacent to the B.B.Q. area is an outdoor chapel which has recently had a semi-circle of new native shelter plants planted.
North of the Scout Lodge there is a large flat grassed non camping area which can be used to run your outdoor activities.
East of the Scout Lodge is a raised, free standing single room building, it has power connected, an electric stove is installed and a whiteboard is affixed to the western wall, this can be used for meetings, activities, showing films or videos or for storing any equipment that you bring with you.
Also east of the Scout Lodge is an undercover outdoor kitchen with a raised fireplace and a side bench with a sink installed. Close by is a campfire area surrounded by rustic seating. Fallen timber from within the park may be gathered for campfire use. Persons found to be using cut firewood for campfire purposes will be billed accordingly.
Surrounding the Scout Lodge area is a circular physical fitness challenge course some 800mtrs in length, where campers can use up some of their excess energy which always seems to be in abundance.
There are many cleared and well maintained walking tracks within the park, approximately four and a half kilometers in total, they link up with each other enabling a reasonable round trip hike to be made within the Paton Park boundaries. These can be located on the wall map in the dining/activity room.
Secondly, south west of the Scout Lodge there is a large cleared area of land for tented campsites. There is a small hut with a small wood heater. This can be used for small meetings, storing miscellaneous items, a first aid station or just as a leaders evening retreat.
There are water supply taps situated at various locations in the campsite area. It should be boiled and allowed to cool if required for drinking purposes.
A toilet block is situated just across the track from the hut.
Paton Park has it's own Abseiling Tower & Climbing Wall which can be hired separately as an add-on to your booking for a reasonable fee. Use of the facility will only be permitted if all of our stringent safety criteria as laid out in the information sheet are fully met and the separate booking form is completed and lodged within sufficient time for it to be processed prior to your booking date.
We believe there is sufficient information here to give you an idea of what we have to offer... Site inspections by arrangement are welcomed if you have never been to Paton Park and believe we could accommodate your group or club.
Also, as stated within the fee schedule, catering may be available upon request