Packages

Top 5 Australian Cultural Awareness Activities  Australia is truly blessed to have such a culturally rich First Nations People. There is so much to learn from our Aboriginal brothers and sisters. Everything from storytelling, relationships, food, dance, the importance of place, and environment. There is something for both our heads and hearts to embrace from Aboriginal culture. Even practical approaches that can be learned from and applied to everyday living.  At QCCC (Queensland Camping and Conference Centres)...

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...

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...

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...

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 Effective Ways to utilise Camping in your Ministry Have you ever imagined how you can use camping effectively in your church ministry? Need some ideas and inspiration on how your ministry can do things differently? What are the top 5 ways churches can use camps as part of their ministry to the communities they serve? We thought we would use QCCC Brookfield as a case study for some of the common ways churches utilise...

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...

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...