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Our Staff, Packages, Reflections on culture / 17.07.2018

Outdoor Education Schools QueenslandOver the last few years the traditional activities of Outdoor Education have become mainstream commercial activities.  It’s possible to fly a zipline in a shopping centre, clamber over a high ropes course on an individual double carabiner setup or scale climbing walls with nothing more than the assistance of an automatic belay system.  Activities are getting bigger, better, longer and some of our competitors have installed similar options because it’s cheaper, less labour intensive and allows larger participant to staff ratios.  Some climbing walls even offer strobe lights and blaring disco music.
Packages, QCCC Mapleton / 08.06.2018

Farm Experiences school camp QCCC  Mapleton has been give Development Application approval to “un-develop” after successfully applying for a new Outdoor Education activity precinct on a recently purchased farm property.  QCCC Mapleton purchased the last working farm in the immediate Mapleton area and will use it for a range of innovative experiential education and farm-based initiatives. The Hinterland town of Mapleton was established with logging and citrus but the region’s farmland has progressively been turned into residential and acreage properties.  QCCC Mapleton purchased the 20-acre property on its southern boundary when the owner, Nick Kidcaff, retired from farming after forty years. 
Our Staff, QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine / 24.05.2018

Professional school camp instructorsConsidering media coverage of a recent incident on a Queensland school (not owned or operated by QCCC) which has led to the hospitalisation of a teenager, QCCC provides this statement on our operations and the safety of our programs.  We trust this will be beneficial to inspire confidence in Queensland’s Outdoor Education industry, and QCCC’s operations.  The benefits of Outdoor Education to the holistic development of school children, particularly in this modern technological age, is well documented and qualified, and worthy of an ongoing commitment and investment. Whilst we know no further details than what has been reported in media, we are led to believe the recent incident occurred on a high ropes course.  QCCC do not have a high ropes course at any of our facilities.
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.