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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...