Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) is a leading provider of Queensland school campsites, outdoor education, leadership retreats, church camps, expeditions and conference facilities. If you’re looking for excellence for your Queensland School Outdoor Education program we offer three award-winning venues on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. Whether you are planning a major conference, retreat or are looking for a complete sequential program for your school, we have the sites and programs to suit your needs.
All three QCCC venues host a wide variety of church groups throughout the year including family camps, youth retreats, and men’s and women’s conventions. Whether it is for a weekend or a school holiday camp, QCCC Brookfield, Mapleton, and Tamborine offer the perfect place for your group to grow in community and in spirit.
Additionally we offer a 5% discount to all Queensland Baptist Churches. Please contact the camp office for more information.
All four Queensland Conference and Camping Centres’ (QCCC) campsites – Brookfield, Mapleton, Tamborine, and Expeditions – specialize in hosting a wide variety of school camps and programs. From year 3 camps to year 12s and music camps to leadership retreats, your students will experience comfortable accommodation, delicious meals, and challenging activities.
Winner of the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Award for Excellence in Outdoor Education, QCCC has an enviable reputation for high quality programs and activities. If you want to fulfil components of the National Curriculum, or enhance your cohort of students with team-building and conflict resolution activities, QCCC have the programs and staff to bring your desire to reality. QCCC has operated highly acclaimed Outdoor Education programs for more than twenty-five years and enjoys an impeccable safety record. Using two of Queensland’s most beautiful outdoor classrooms, Mapleton and Tamborine, your school can access Outdoor Education activities of the highest quality.
Music and Drama Camps
Whether practicing for a choral competition or prepping for a band concert, the QCCC sites offer music groups great venues to rehearse. QCCC sites host a large number of school orchestra camps as well as the Queensland Youth Orchestra (Tamborine), Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra (Mapleton) and the Musically Outstanding Students program(Brookfield). If you need multiple practice rooms or a large performance hall, all of the sites have a wide variety of spaces that can accommodate your group. Also do not forget to invite the parents on the last day of camp for a performance!
Leadership development is an activity Queensland Conference and Camping Centres takes very seriously. With 100 staff our own management and leadership development is essential to our long-term success, and we’re glad to partner with schools and community groups to create outstanding leadership retreats and camps which invest in future leaders of our nation. If you would like a bespoke leadership program created with principles of participatory, community-driven leadership, please contact us to establish a partnership.
As a ministry of Queensland Baptists Queensland Conference and Camping Centres’ venues enjoy a rich spiritual heritage. Tamborine’s breathtaking Gold Coast views have hosted Christian Conventions since 1958. Brookfield in Brisbane used to be a Bible College and Mapleton on the Sunshine Coast is 35 acres of breathtaking rainforest beauty. Each venue is a popular destination for Spiritual Retreats from Christian Schools and groups such as Walk to Emmaus and Cursillo. The tranquillity of our sites and the Christian ethos of our staff ensure the success of Spiritual Retreats for all groups.
QCCC Tamborine is your one-stop shop for an adventurous and thrill-seeking school camp on the Gold Coast. It is located 30-minutes from many of the major theme parks including Movie World, Dream World, and Wet n’ Wild, and schools can choose between a range of theme park packages to create the ultimate rewarding camp experience.
Year 7 Promotion
For high schools eager to offer their new year 7 students the opportunity to build relationships and connect together, QCCC Tamborine has a special promotion rate that includes accommodation, meals, and adventurous activities. Additionally there is a tent camping option available for the students to be even more immersed in the great outdoors.
QCCC Brookfield is the closest school camp venue to the Brisbane CBD and is a popular choice for schools seeking to access all the city has to offer. Nestled amongst the acreage blocks of leafy Brookfield the centre is a short (20 minute) drive from Brisbane and the Cultural Precinct at South Bank. We specialise in packed lunches for day trippers.
Tamborine, Brookfield, and Mapleton host numerous craft retreats every year. These groups rebook year after year, thanks to our delicious meals, comfortable accommodation, excellent service, and spacious meeting rooms equipped with plenty of tables to host crafting and scrapbooking sessions.
All three sites offer quality accommodation, catering, and activities at rates perfect for those non-profit organizations. Whether it is for a student conference, a charity fundraiser, or a camp for underprivileged youth, QCCC can offer you a variety of options to suit your needs.
QCCC Brookfield, Tamborine, and Mapleton are great sites to host international groups. All three sites provide a quality Australian camping experience and offer meals to accommodate guests from all over the world.
For overseas guests, QCCC Tamborine has theme park packages so groups can take advantage of the thrill seeking adventure available on the Gold Coast; while Brookfield is located in a prime position for those wanting to experience the heart of Brisbane.
QCCC partners with the Queensland Baptist Women’s “She Is…” group to host their annual conferences, which are specially designed with the purpose of telling women that they are worthy, valuable, significant, and loved. For more information and to register, go to the She Is… website: www.sheis.net.au
QCCC hosts several Fathering Adventures camps throughout the year. Started by Darren Lewis, this organization’s mission is to help fathers reconnect and build stronger relationships with their children. For more information on their camps please go to: www.fatheringadventures.com.au
Scripture Union Camps
QCCC is a proud supporter of Scripture Union Queensland and this includes hosting many of their holiday camps. To find out more information on the camps they have running at QCCC sites, please visit their website: www.suqld.org.au/camps
QCCC Mapleton partners with Run Queensland to host the Blackall 100 – a 50km or 100km trek race through the Blackall Range. More information about the 2018 race will be posted on their website soon: www.blackall100.com
Every year QCCC Tamborine supports the Mount Tamborine Convention during their Easter Convention. Over 700 people come up to the mountain for four days of worship, biblical teaching, and Easter celebrations. For more information or to register please go to www.mtcc.org.au.
Mapleton Family Camp
Every summer QCCC Mapleton hosts families from all over Southeast Queensland for a week of fun activities, great food, and a relaxing environment. Come and make some great family memories of your own next summer! Contact the Mapleton team for more information or to reserve your spot – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boys’ Brigade Australia Pan Australian Camp
QCCC Tamborine is proud to be hosting the 19th Triennial Boy’s Brigades PAC in January 2017. For more information please see their website: pacamp.brigadeaustralia.org
As a ministry of Queensland Baptists to the Global community, the QCCC ethos and environment is informed by a shared belief in the historical figure of Jesus the Carpenter from Nazareth, a sense of joyful obligation to be true to his example and a responsibility to achieve the task He has given us to redeem the created order. As a nation Australia enjoys many of the benefits that arise from a Judeo-Christian heritage, and we see our role as continuing to advocate this approach to life and society, along with its benefits proven in human history. The Baptist Union of Queensland trading as QCCC reserves the right to not accept or cancel the hire of our facilities at any time should any use or proposed use of the facilities be inconsistent with the doctrine of the Baptist Movement and / or Queensland Baptists and necessary to avoid offending the religious sensitivities of Queensland Baptists.