Join us in 2023!

You'll have an amazing time!

Designed for you

The Camp was created out of a need to provide intensive, high quality coaching to regional junior players wishing to learn and develop their skills in rugby union. There have been thousands of young boys and girls attend over the years, with over 98% satisfaction rating every year.

I must say that we loved it!!!! My son and I are still on a high and will return next year. The coaches were great, he learnt so much and it was all confidence building.

Parent questionnaire response

They [the coaches] were supportive and more than approachable for both the girls and parents watching. Very impressed by their dedication.

Parent questionnaire response

Great camp. Had a wonderful time and learnt a lot. Will be back next year!

What is the camp about?

In the heart of the New England

The Camp is held at the University of New England, in Armidale - the heart of the beautiful NSW Northern Tablelands. Right at the halfway point between Brisbane and Sydney, Armidale is known for its education, amazing gorge country, stunning autumns and comfortable summers.

The Camp comes in three ways

We provide three different types of camps, depending on the camper's age in 2023 and gender. We have a 2-day camp for our younger campers, and 4-day camp for our older campers, with the choice of living in and living out. All options are open to boys and girls.


  • Ages 8 - 10
  • 2 day camp
  • Jan 10 - 11
  • Start - 8:30am, Jan 10
  • 9am to 3pm
  • Finish - 3pm, Jan 11
  • Daily dropoff/pickup required
  • Lunches included
  • Sports pack included
  • $ 150

Live in

  • Boys (11-16) & Girls (14-17)
  • 4 day camp
  • Jan 8 - 11
  • Start - 2pm, Jan 8
  • Full boarding *
  • Finish - 12pm, Jan 11
  • -
  • All meals included
  • Sports pack included
  • $ 480

Live out

  • Boys (11-16) & Girls (11-17)
  • 4 day camp
  • Jan 8 - 11
  • Start - 2pm, Jan 8
  • 9am to 8pm
  • Finish - 12pm, Jan 11
  • Daily dropoff/pickup required
  • Lunches included
  • Sports pack included
  • $ 370

Parents are very welcome to spectate and chat with the coaches. We have many coaches thanks to our support from Australian Rugby, so parents are not required to stay and supervise their child, or required for the coaching.

* Accommodation is The Armidale School. Boys and girls are accommodated in separate buildings. Campers will stay is a dormitory-style accommodation.

Recent visitors to the Camp

The Camp benefits greatly by the support of the NSW Waratahs and their development officers. Our campers are taught exactly the same up-to-date strategies and techniques as the professional players. We also receive a couple of NSW Waratah celebrities each year.

Sharni Williams

Chloe Dalton

Paddy Ryan*

Kurtley Beale

Pat McCutcheon

Benn Robinson

*Paddy attended the National Rugby Camp in the early 2000's.



Years running the Camp

Since we started providing this Camp in 2000, there have been thousands of young boys and girls attend, with over 98% satisfaction rating every year.


Coach to camper ratio

We have an amazing coach to camper ratio, which allows us to provide immediate and specific feedback to players during the Camp.


Campers every year

Our maximum number of campers we can take each year. We are grateful to have achieved this the majority of times in the last 22 years, including the last 11 years.

Extra goodies for everyone

Along with the coaching and a special experience, every camper gets a bag full of goodies.



Water bottle

Camp photo