School camps Tag

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...

QCCC Brookfield NARTA AccreditationQCCC Brookfield has joined QCCC Mapleton & Tamborine as National Accommodation, Recreation, and Tourism Accredited (NARTA) venues. NARTA has been designed to provide a comprehensive procedure for checking and providing recognition of compliance with relevant legal operational requirements. It is an ongoing process that requires organisations to regularly review their compliance regime in line with changing community attitudes and legislative changes and undergo site audits.
 

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...

Outdoor Education QueenslandTerm One is generally seen as “peak time” for school camps and Outdoor Education, but Queensland’s great climate and wonderful attractions means every term is a great time for a school camp or expedition.  Our staff put their heads together to come up with the reasons why every term is a good one for a school camp in Queensland. Term One (Formation): The best reasons for a school camp in Term One is formation and leadership.  At Grade 7 level it’s an opportunity to take the cohort away to bond students from different primary schools.  Grade 12s get away lot for leadership programs as they start on the journey of their final year at school.  Music ensembles go on weekend camps to get a head start before the Eisteddfod season.  One of the great things about early year camps is it solidifies relationships and helps teachers see their students respond to challenges outside of the classroom. 

Just after peak hour motorists on Queensland’s major highways will often see fleets of buses heading in all directions – particularly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These cavalcades are one of the best ways to understand the scope and breadth of the Outdoor Education industry in our State, with Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) one of the major contributors in Queensland....

I’m a graduate of Townsville’s Kirwan State High School, back in the day when it was one of the largest State Schools in Queensland. In the early grades there were nearly 500 of us in each year level and even in Grade 12 we numbered more than 300. With the exception of some theme specific camps (eg Biology and Leadership Camps) the sheer size of each of our cohorts meant we were denied the opportunity...

With Grade 7 moving into High Schools in 2015 QCCC Tamborine is the ideal venue to consider for schools to establish a tradition of memorable Grade 7 “bonding” camps. Entering High School is always a big transition and schools will be drawing their cohort from multiple Primary Schools. Camp is a great way to “bond” an incoming Grade 7 cohort, setting them up to not just survive High School, but to thrive. QCCC Tamborine’s size and...

In a major coup for the Sunshine Coast Hinterland a local Outdoor Education Centre has received the 2013 Queensland Outdoor Recreation Award for Excellence in Outdoor Instruction and Education. Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) are this year’s recipients of the prestigious industry award recognising excellence in Outdoor Education programs....

The Australian Curriculum is a major development in the Australian educational sector and QCCC have spent most of 2012 planning new and improved methods to assist schools to achieve the outcomes expected of the new regime. Now we're hard at work building seven new activities based on the Australian Curriculum to be ready for Term One next year. Programs and activities developed by Mapleton’s Outdoor Education team will also make their way to QCCC’s two...