Outdoor Education Internship launches at QCCC Tamborine Last week we were thrilled to welcome QCCC Tamborine’s first-ever interns! Our team are all looking forward to getting to know their new team-mates and working alongside each one of them. Queensland Conference and Camping Centres are Queensland’s leading provider of outdoor education. Outdoor education and camping are our passions! By the end of their traineeships, our interns will have not only completed a Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership...

Top 5 Benefits of School Camps At one point or another, many of us have experienced the benefits of school camps. For the introverted child, there is always some nervousness and anxiety around going out of one’s comfort zone to a camp, however, with the encouragement of a parent, off you went. For the extroverted child, you can’t wait for day 1 of camp to come! You packed your bag the week before and organized which...

Training the next generation of outdoor education leaders Welcome to our new interns! This week, we welcome a new group of interns commencing at QCCC Mapleton. In 2022, this will be our sixth intake for our internship program. As Queensland’s leading outdoor education and camping provider, this program has seen many interns over the years continue on with QCCC beyond completing their internship. Our internship program ignites and develops one’s passion for outdoor education, leadership, and...

Catered accommodation is a winner with campers. Food and sharing meals are a massive part of not only the camping experience but also human relationships and building community. QCCC’s commitment to high-quality hospitality extends to the quality of catering packages available to group camping, retreats, and day conferences. In a nutshell, catering accommodation packages are tailored to the needs of our visiting groups. Some pre-camp menu planning is necessary to help us provide the meals required by...

Thanks Murray and Carolyn! Today, Friday 10th December 2021, is a truly momentous day for QCCC Brookfield, as the baton of management is passed from our foundational management team Murray and Carolyn. Yes, they’ve been at QCCC Brookfield since it was a derelict husk in 2005, overseeing its renovation and commencement to what it is today, one of the busiest and most professional facilities of its type in Brisbane City. An incredible job of service, diligence,...

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...

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...