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Camp Coolamatong - Meet Our Staff

Who is Coolamatong?

Camp Director

Mark Roberts


Mark - more information coming soon.

Farm Camp Manager

Sharon Burke


Sharon has a long history with Coolamatong and camping. She is a previous intern and staff member and has spent the last 4 years of her professional career delivering education outdoors programs within the independant education system. Sharon loves camping and the outdoors, and is energised by the way that children and young people come to life in the challenging and exciting settings at a place like Camp Coolamatong.

Coolamatong Program Leader;



More information coming soon about this role.

Maintenance Manager

Andy Packett


Andy and his wife, Lyndl, have two lovely children, Hannah and Jay. Both Lyndl and Andy served as activity leaders at Coolamatong in 1997. Andy is a qualified carpenter who combines his practical skills and love of the outdoors with his passion to see young kids grow in confidence and skill as they are immersed within the caring environment that is Camp Coolamatong.

Kitchen Staff

Heather Fearn-Wannan, Steven Leach, Pete Leach


Our team of kitchen staff cook up delicious meals to serve both of our campsites every day. They each have years of experience cooking for large numbers. But beyond just the kitchen, each of these people strongly believe in the importance of children and young people and love to see the camp site buzzing with activity.



Each year young adults serve as Activity Leaders and Cooks Assistant at the campsite. Interns provide leadership on all specialised activities. Interns undertake a Certificate 3 in Outdoor Education whilst working at the camp.

Pastoral Support

John and Julie Jeffery


John and Julie Jeffery provide regular volunteer assistance to support the Coolamatong staff and camp program. John and Julie are wonderful role models to kids about the value of volunteerism. Their generous and caring spirit provide great blessing to all who visit and work at the camp.


Marilyn Wicking


More information coming about this role soon

Boat Skipper

Ken Hutton


Ken Hutton has served at Coolamatong in many and various capacities over an extended period of time. Ken regularly skippers the C.C. Neill on boat trips, taking campers to the 90 mile beach and local National Parks. Ken's long term commitment to Camp Coolamatong is a reflection of his calling to support children's ministry and introduce people of all ages to the beauty of Gods creation so evident in and around the Gippsland Lakes.