School Camps Queensland Tag

QCCC’s Mapleton Adventure Camp Venue will start 2019 with a fresh look after a refurbishment of all the site’s accommodation.  Earlier this year Harrison Lodge was the first accommodation to get an upgrade with Merrin Lodge recently completed.  The refurbishments to these accommodation wings complements...

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games saw many accommodation providers in the region used for a  multitude of different accommodation options, with QCCC Tamborine being one of the accommodation providers engaged by the organising committee, GOLDOC.  This required significant investment by QCCC to enhance existing facilities and...

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.

Theme Park Group Accommodation One of the things Queensland’s Gold Coast is most famous for is its Theme Parks.  As the Gold Coast’s largest school campsite QCCC Tamborine is a great destination for school groups and tours looking for an affordable accommodation package for their Theme Park Camp. It’s just a short drive down the mountain to Dreamworld, MovieWorld, Wet n’ Wild and the Outback Spectacular.  SeaWorld is not too much further.  Offering modern and comfortable accommodation QCCC Tamborine can provide a fully catered camp package from groups as small as 20 to the full capacity of the precinct, 450 people!

Brisbane School Camps; Brisbane CampsiteWith Queensland being Australia’s most de-populated State in Australia a Brisbane School Camp is a great format for regional schools to expose their students to the State’s capital.  Located just a short 20 minute from the CBD, QCCC Brookfield is the closest exclusive school camp site to all the activities and delights of Brisbane city.  That’s why the focus of QCCC Brookfield is on its home city – Brisbane. As one of few camping options within the city it is highly sought after by country schools from all over the State.  Schools from as far away as Cairns and the Whitsundays are regular visitors.

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.

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.

Following an extensive selection process, we are excited to announce QCCC will commence our CAMPFIRE Internship program in January 2017. Four outstanding young men have been selected to the pioneer intake. The interns will also be given a thorough grounding in the organising principles of Aboriginal...