R1202

Packages, QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine, R1202 / 07.06.2017

Outdoor Education Queensland, QORF, Queensland School Camps, Adventure Camps Queensland, Recreation Camps QueenslandWe recently had a school at one of our sites who had to bring some classroom work with them because there were some assessment deadlines they couldn’t shift for camp.  They didn’t like doing it – the preference of many schools is to make camp a time away from the pressures of the classroom.  That doesn’t mean however that schools, students and parents shouldn’t expect learning and educational outcomes from their Queensland school camp experience. A quality school camp should be what psychologists call a “liminal” experience.  A liminal space is a place of transition, waiting, and growth.  Liminality happens when you get removed from your everyday environment into a place of experience, learning and relational memory. When booking a camp it is important to understand the subtle distinctions operators make between their programs.  Calling a camping program a “recreational” or “adventure” package means it’s probably a very different experience to an Outdoor Education program.  There’s not anything wrong with any of these options, but it matters when you book to know that they have a different focus and outcomes.
QCCC Tamborine, R1202 / 23.03.2017

Outdoor Education Gold Coast QueenslandQCCC’s Outdoor Education programs commenced in 1994 with the employment of Neil Robinson – one of the pioneers of Outdoor Education in Queensland, and a finalist in the Queensland Outdoor Education Federation Awards last year.  Applying exacting standards to QCCC’s Outdoor Education programs, Neil has been instrumental in developing QCCC’s reputation as one of Queensland’s leading providers of innovative and best-practice programs. Some of the things said about Neil and QCCC’s Outdoor Education programs in the QORF Awards last year include: “Two decades after he commenced Neil trains and operates his Outdoor Education to an exacting standard, never being satisfied with anything less than industry best-practice.  Many instructors who work for him have been with the organisation for ten years or more, an extraordinary statistic in an industry with significant turnover.
Our Staff, QCCC Mapleton, R1202 / 29.12.2016

The Climbing Wall at QCCC Mapleton, one of the Sunshine Coast’s larger Outdoor Education Centres, has been getting a remarkable summer face-lift ahead of another busy school year. The wall at Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) Mapleton is 10 metres tall, 18 metres wide and has 50 different climbing routes on a double-belay system. The site caters to 20,000 school students annually making it one of Queensland’s busiest school campsites. In...

R1202, Reflections on culture / 19.05.2011

Recently I heard a talk by someone celebrating the faithfulness of an orphan mission in Central Africa, totally reliant on donations and therefore operating “on faith”. The talk was of the numerous close calls, near misses, miraculous intervention and “God always coming through and rewarding the faith of the place”....

Our Staff, R1202 / 09.03.2011

Recently we’ve been writing up our user manual for the R1202 concept being rolled out at all of the QCCC sites. In the development of the R1202 one of the fingers some of us were unsure about was the index “be humble” finger because we thought it might be a difficult sell, particularly trying to explain humility to the kids at a Primary School level....

Our Staff, QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine, R1202 / 03.03.2011

2011 is shaping up as an exciting one for Queensland Conference and Camping. The year is off to a flying start with record guest numbers through February. Some of the new initiatives we've been working on for several years are being launched and are quickly growing. And we’ve started this year serving our new vision and mission statements. Vision statement: As a ministry of Queensland Baptists, QCCC exists to create life-changing...