School camps Tag

Packages / 16.02.2017

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. 
QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine / 30.01.2017

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....

QCCC Tamborine / 24.02.2016

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...

QCCC Tamborine / 05.06.2014

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...

Our Staff, QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Expeditions, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine / 02.12.2013

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....

QCCC Brookfield, QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine / 05.11.2012

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...

Packages, QCCC Mapleton / 03.05.2012

Goombuckar Dancers are available to perform night programs at schools and corporate camps at QCCC Mapleton. The Goombuckar dance troupe consists of between 4 & 10 dancers who are descendants from the local Gubbi Gubbi people. Song man and didgeridoo player Kerry Neill has travelled the world sharing his culture. Now this amazing troupe performs traditional and contemporary dances from the local area and afar. Cultural performances can be tailored to suit guest needs with...

QCCC Mapleton, QCCC Tamborine / 18.11.2011

Queensland Conference and Camping Centres has finalised expansions at two of its facilities. QCCC Mapleton and QCCC Tamborine have both increased their capacity by a further 50 beds, and each site can now accommodate 300 guests at a time. The expansion at QCCC Mapleton is particularly welcome as it is currently fully booked during school terms and turns away numerous groups seeking to access its innovative outdoor education programs. The expansion provides the...

Our Staff / 02.08.2011

In July our Director of Camping participated on a Study Tour of Canadian campsites, just as their big Summer programs were kicking off. Here are some of his reflections on camping in Canada:...