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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...

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...

TOP 5 Outdoor Education and Camp ministry Apps By Jonathan Bestwick - QCCC Outdoor Education Supervisor   Smart devices in outdoor education are a controversial topic. Smart devices are here to stay, so how can we use them to enhance rather than take away from an outdoor learning experience? In choosing only 5 apps across the whole Outdoor Education/Camp ministry world I have gone for a diverse mix of apps as well as a range of...

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...

Group camp bookings for 2023 at QCCC campsites are open! Whether you have a school camp, corporate retreat, youth camp, church camp, music camp, dance camp, spiritual retreat, or craft camp, talk to our team about packages and activities to suit your camper’s needs. Now that Queensland COVID-19 restrictions are lifting more and more in the community, planning your group camp certainly allows you to organise and schedule with more certainty. If you are looking for something...

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...

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...

Covid-Safe school camps It's hard to believe we are already halfway through Third Term.  It's been five weeks since school camps recommenced at our venues and in that time we've been able to fine-tune our operations and Heath Management Plans, giving a safe and thoroughly enjoyable camp experience to thousands of students. Here's a selection of testimonials we've received about our Covid Safe operations showing schools camp are going ahead safely and well in Queensland, and being really appreciated by groups.  We're grateful for Education Queensland's commitment to camping programs and Queensland Health who have worked with the industry to endorse our Industry Plan.  We look forward to hosting all the camps who've booked with us this year, and beyond. We would like to say a massive thank you for a wonderful Camp this year. With the COVID Safe operations in place, incredible staff, amazing food and awesome activities, our students had a spectacular week! We are really looking forward to coming again next year! 

EDUCATION QUEENSLAND UPDATE: 19th June 2020 The Education Queensland advice for camps and excursions is as follows: Excursions and camps are permitted to be held at locations or businesses that have approved COVID Safe Industry Plans. QCCC Brookfield is operating under the Tourism and Accommodation Industry Plan and other QCCC Venues and Expeditions are operating under the Outdoor Education Industry Plan. Each site has an individualised Health Management Plan and all the measures required to restore school camps. and...