QCCC Mapleton

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...

We think that Outdoor education activities at school camp are just the best! We believe in the benefits and learnings kids gain from outdoor learning. So much so that we take great pride in providing professional instructors to provide the safest experience. We even invest in interns and train them to be the next generation of passionate outdoor education instructors and experts. Have you got a favourite outdoor education activity? We asked QCCC Intern, Brianna, to...

Many camp planners find it really helpful to speak with our team about how to best integrate a tailored outdoor education program into their camp. QCCC have expert and highly experienced staff who can help you achieve great experiences, great memories, and quality educational outcomes for your camp.  We recently sat down with one of our expert staff members - QCCC Outdoor Education Supervisor, Jonathan, for a quick Q&A on outdoor education at QCCC campsites....

Top Outdoor Education Activities - Intern Favourites There are so many great benefits to outdoor education. Some of the most popular outdoor education activities for school camps in Queensland are found at QCCC campsites. We sat down with a few of our interns to share about their top outdoor education activity. Here's QCCC Intern, Jasmine, to tell us about her top outdoor education activity at QCCC Mapleton - the giant swing. Transcript: Jasmine: Hi, I’m Jasmine, I’m an...

School Camp is Back We are pleased to share the news that school camps are back in Queensland. The Queensland Government have advised that school camps can resume after 6pm - 4th March. At QCCC we are elated that schools will once again be able to get their cohorts away for all the social, emotional and community benefits our camps provide. We're looking forward to the buses rolling again and our sites erupting with joy, excitement...

We are open for business! School camps may have been suspended for Queensland Schools until the 4th March 2022, however, QCCC sites are still open for COVID safe camping and hosting groups. Queensland Health Public Health Directions: Queensland Health considers Outdoor Education facilities as short-term accommodation in its Public Health Directions.  The current advice in the Public Health and Social Measures linked to vaccination status Direction (No. 2) is short-term accommodation providers are operational and QCCC venues are...

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...