Church Camp Planning Guide - 2022 There is a lot of detail to consider when planning a church camp. QCCC (QLD Baptists’ camping ministry) has many helpful resources and expert staff who can help your church too. If a church camp is well organised, people will notice and remember that. However, as a starting point, here is a short guide to planning a Church Camp. Church Camp Purpose: What is the purpose of your camp? Who is your...

QCCC Brookfield NARTA AccreditationQCCC Brookfield has joined QCCC Mapleton & Tamborine as National Accommodation, Recreation, and Tourism Accredited (NARTA) venues. NARTA has been designed to provide a comprehensive procedure for checking and providing recognition of compliance with relevant legal operational requirements. It is an ongoing process that requires organisations to regularly review their compliance regime in line with changing community attitudes and legislative changes and undergo site audits.
 

Top 5 school camp venues in Queensland One of the most important measures of a successful camping program is seen in flourishing relationships. Time away from the clutter and noise of everyday life creates transcendent memories. The ability to break the routine, share meals and simply do things together starts conversations and builds understanding.  Life is a journey greatly enhanced by those who walk it with us.  Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) is a collection...

Top 5 Outdoor Education Activities Recreation and adventure are firmly set in the Australian outdoor lifestyle. However, we often see an emphasis on the “adrenalized” experience of the adventurer. This goes against the grain of what psychologists tell us is the best pathway towards developing humans capable of contributing to wider society. Whatever the problems we face, community is the answer. Therefore, for the development and flourishment of our young people in a community context, how...

Re-building deeper community through church camps and retreats. As our communities look forward to post-pandemic life, churches are now working through how to best strengthen their communities. Many churches have experienced growth as they re-gather, whilst others have not. Some church communities have grown closer relationships as they walk and support each other through the challenges of the pandemic. Then there are other churches who report that they have not yet fully re-gathered their communities at...

QCCC's CAMPFIRE Internship is a training pathway into ministry and a career with QCCC and the growing Outdoor Education Industry.  The Internship is a live-on-site role with Formal Certificate III and IV Training in Outdoor Leadership which serves as a paid apprenticeship in all aspects of Christian camping.  Interns are mentored and trained in the workplace by mature Christian leaders. In 2022 interns will also participate in Queensland Baptists’ Project 11, an emerging leaders’ program that is...

School Camp Covid Status QLD QCCC’s Operational and Contractual policies are informed by the official, published Public Health Directions advice from Queensland Health regarding our operations as a “short-term accommodation provider”. Current status:  Short-term accommodation providers are permitted to operate.  Schedule 1 in the most recent Queensland Health Business Undertakings, Activities and Undertakings Direction #26 (25th August 2021) and Restrictions for Impacted Areas (Updated 20th August 2021) both allow short-term accommodation operators to continue to remain open, explicitly mentioning Outdoor Education providers within this category of open businesses.  These advices are constantly monitored by QCCC staff to ensure venues are operating in compliance with the latest applicable directions. All Bookings after on and after 4pm Friday 20th August: The Queensland Public Health Direction suggests group bookings can take place at Short-term Accommodation Venues operating with a Covid-Safe Checklist, which is the case at all QCCC venues.  If a booking is cancelled unilaterally by a school and/or group, and subsequently the QCCC venue is not in lockdown for the dates of the booking, QCCC's normal terms and conditions regarding cancellation will apply.

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.

POSITIONS VACANT: QCCC is emerging from the impact of COVID on operations and will be looking at new recruits to fill several vacant roles over the next few months.  ...