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Our Staff, Packages / 16.05.2018

Sequential School Camp ProgramsThe concept of “sequential school camp” programs have established a foothold in the consciousness of many schools over the last decade.  With a lot of schools running camping programs from Grade 3 right through to Year 12 it can be a mammoth task to find an operator capable of offering a program with sufficient variety and quality.  No two schools are the same and each school wants different outcomes and has different needs.
Packages, QCCC Tamborine / 14.05.2018

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games saw many accommodation providers in the region used for a  multitude of different accommodation options, with QCCC Tamborine being one of the accommodation providers engaged by the organising committee, GOLDOC.  This required significant investment by QCCC to enhance existing facilities and services for the most significant international event Queensland will host for decades....

QCCC Mapleton, Reflections on culture / 13.04.2018

Adventure RaceAfter the success and growth of the Blackall 100 ultra-marathon in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Run Queensland have turned their attention to a new race event for schools and youth organisations.  The Bunya Spirit of Youth will take place in late-August when Run Queensland partners with the Jinibara People, Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) and Goombuckar Creations to establish a new prestige race event for younger Queenslanders.
Our Staff / 26.02.2018

QCCC has been running expeditions and campsites in Queensland for more than ninety years and our parent body, Queensland Baptists, has been assisting Queensland communities since 1855.   We are not answerable to foreign shareholders and investors who have no connection or emotional investment to our slice of paradise....

Packages, QCCC Mapleton / 04.01.2018

Hidden amongst the natural bush settings and rainforest of QCCC Mapleton’s property, the Triballink Activity Centre is taking shape.  For thousands of years Aboriginal people from many miles around came to the Blackall Range during the bumper fruiting seasons of the Bunya tree for a time of feasting, story-telling and conflict resolution. ...

QCCC Mapleton / 16.11.2017

Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) and Goombuckar Pty Ltd are delighted to announce a relationship agreement with the determined native title holders for the Blackall Range, the Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation (JPAC).   The agreement accepts and endorses Aboriginal Cultural Awareness activities for delivery at QCCC Mapleton’s Outdoor Education campus....

Our Staff, QCCC Mapleton / 30.10.2017

Queensland Outdoor Education awardsQCCC’s Senior Supervisor of Outdoor Education, Neil Robinson, has received the recognition and accolade he’s due from his industry peers, taking home the Queensland Government Outstanding Achievement Award (Individual) from the annual Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) Awards on Friday night. Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) won the Outstanding Organisation Award in 2013 largely off the back of the successful team Neil has assembled over more than two decades of service with the organisation.  Neil is a trusted pioneer of Outdoor Education in Queensland, joining the staff at QCCC Mapleton in 1994 to start a one-man operation. From humble beginnings QCCC is now one of the largest providers of Outdoor Education programming in Queensland, catering to nearly 20,000 participants annually.
QCCC Mapleton, Uncategorized / 20.10.2017

In the age of social media and easy access to cameras, drones and editing suites, schools are capable of producing some amazing videos of their students' educational experiences.  Every now and again one gets placed on the internet that we just have to share!  Using a week's worth of footage, including from a drone, this incredible video captures the heart and soul of the school camp and outdoor education experience at QCCC Mapleton.  We've been a part of the Queensland community for ninety years and value the partnerships we have with hundreds of Queensland schools and community groups.
Our Staff, QCCC Mapleton / 11.10.2017

QCCC Mapleton / 27.09.2017

The Bunya Tree has a special place in the history of the Blackall Range.  They’re a symbol of abundance and were the catalyst for the tri-annual Bunya Festival – a relational corroboree where stories and skills were exchanged, conflicts resolved and stories told.  Explorer Tom Petrie wrote in the early 1800s about the importance of the Bunya Tree to aboriginal life, documenting how the women would congregate around trees felled by “settlers” and mourn each tree for weeks. Petrie was so moved by the love the Aboriginal people had for their Bunya trees that he prevailed on the government of the day to declare a large swathe of land north of Brisbane a protectorate, arguably the first attempt at a nature reserve in the world.  Sadly one of the first acts of Parliament for the new Colony of Queensland was to reverse this legislation and allow felling to re-commence.  However, majestic examples of the Bunya tree still remained, none more so than the twin Bunya peaks in the grounds of Mapleton State School.  Sadly one of these was lost to a lightning strike a few years ago.