On Friday 28th October 2022 the annual Outdoors Queensland Awards took place online and saw outdoor recreation organisations and operators from around the state of Queensland gather virtually for the 2022 award recipients to be announced. This year QCCC’s Director, Andrew Grant, was nominated as a finalist for The Queensland Government Individual Achievement Award. Also, our good partners and friends at Triballink were nominated as a finalist for The Queensland Government Outdoor Recreation Award. The results: We congratulate...

The Sleeping Bag versus Sheets and a Blanket - The Great Camping Dilemma It is an age-old argument when preparing for camp, do I pack a sleeping bag or take single sheets and a blanket? The sleeping bag is easy to just roll up and take with your luggage, whereas sheets and blankets make you feel a bit more snuggly and give you more space to move in bed but have to fit into the luggage. However, sleeping...

Survival Camps and Expeditions with QCCC

Survivor Camps QueenslandQCCC Expeditions offers journey-based and solo programs at unique locations, making the most of our facilities and their spectacular surrounds.  Expeditions programs are a great choice to draw out leadership skills, develop team cohesion and maximise personal and spiritual formation in the outdoors.  We work with schools, youth and corporate groups to tailor-make remarkable and unique expeditions-style programs to suit your needs and objectives.

Top 3 best tent-camping options for Queensland Schools: There’s increasing demand for tent-camping for schools in Queensland, particularly in the adventurous middle school years, Grade 7 through 9.  We look through some of the best tent-camping options available for schools in Southeast Queensland and why they’re worth a look for teachers looking for beautiful locations and great activity options. Kidcaff Farm at Mapleton: A few years ago, the sought-after QCCC Mapleton Outdoor Education Centre purchased a...

At QCCC, we currently have a few employment opportunities that we are seeking applicants for: QCCC Tamborine: Position: Apprentice Chef  Located only 30kms from the Gold Coast and 70kms from Brisbane, QCCC Tamborine has one of the best views available in Queensland with a sweeping 360 degree vista of Brisbane, Moreton Bay and the Scenic Rim Hinterland. With access to 50 acres of land, QCCC Tamborine offers modern accommodation, world-class catering and an extremely comfortable, versatile venue just 2km...

At QCCC, we are excited to celebrate the achievements of two finalists for this year's Outdoors Queensland Awards. Firstly, congratulations to Triballink, who has been announced as a finalist for The Queensland Government Outdoor Recreation Award. An award that recognizes “an outdoor recreation peak body, club, provider, event or product that stands out from all others; has raised awareness about the benefits of outdoor recreation and being outdoors; has increased participation in outdoor recreation, and has...

I grew up around camps, my parents would run several each year, including an epic annual 2000km round trip with a busload of teenagers across national borders.  So perhaps I was a bit cavalier about camps when it came to my first school camp in Grade 6.  In true African tradition, there were no half measures.  Our school decided to drive us 500km down a highway where six tourists had been recently abducted and killed,...

The story of coffee at QCCC   Have you heard the news? That’s right, FREE coffee for teachers on school camps at QCCC! At QCCC we understand that coffee is important to our guests and therefore an important part of the hospitality experience. Many Australians have their favourite bean or brew that they may stick to religiously. Many Australians also appreciate the personal touch that their local café has to their service by knowing you by name, and...

QCCC Brookfield's Retreat House is available for bookings. This Spacious 8-Bedroom Brookfield Retreat House is nestled in the serene surrounds of Brookfield and provides the perfect self-contained private retreat space to truly enjoy. Located 25 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, QCCC Brookfield is the retreat location that is so close to so many of the Brisbane CBD's attractions yet still far enough away to feel like you are escaping from the daily grind of the city. Highlights...

Team Dynamic Skills What are the qualities of a good and effective team? What is the most valuable thing about being in a team? There are many possible answers to these questions, however, the value of team is truly something learned in action through having a positive team experience. Children may start to learn teamwork skills within their home family context, the classroom, the sporting field, Scouts, or a club setting. All these contexts are great for...