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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...

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...

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...

Hidden amongst the natural bush settings and rainforest of QCCC Mapleton’s property, the Triballink Activity Centre is taking shape.  For thousands of years Aboriginal people from many miles around came to the Blackall Range during the bumper fruiting seasons of the Bunya tree for a time of feasting, story-telling and conflict resolution. ...

Queensland Outdoor Education awardsQCCC’s Senior Supervisor of Outdoor Education, Neil Robinson, has received the recognition and accolade he’s due from his industry peers, taking home the Queensland Government Outstanding Achievement Award (Individual) from the annual Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) Awards on Friday night. Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) won the Outstanding Organisation Award in 2013 largely off the back of the successful team Neil has assembled over more than two decades of service with the organisation.  Neil is a trusted pioneer of Outdoor Education in Queensland, joining the staff at QCCC Mapleton in 1994 to start a one-man operation. From humble beginnings QCCC is now one of the largest providers of Outdoor Education programming in Queensland, catering to nearly 20,000 participants annually.

In the age of social media and easy access to cameras, drones and editing suites, schools are capable of producing some amazing videos of their students' educational experiences.  Every now and again one gets placed on the internet that we just have to share!  Using a week's worth of footage, including from a drone, this incredible video captures the heart and soul of the school camp and outdoor education experience at QCCC Mapleton.  We've been a part of the Queensland community for ninety years and value the partnerships we have with hundreds of Queensland schools and community groups.

Campsite Cafe QueenslandTeachers place a high value on their school’s outdoor education and camping programs.  Many tell us it’s the best time they get to spend with their students - an opportunity to build both peer-level and teacher-student relationships.  They also say camp establishes an environment for out-of-the-ordinary experiences, which tend to be remembered more than experiences in ordinary settings. Little wonder then that teachers invest so much time and energy to take their classes away on camps where they can have both a quality Outdoor Education experience and observe their class in setting outside of the everyday routine.

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.