Drop some pilots

In a recent magazine article our Director of Camping, Andrew Grant, wrote “one thing that has fascinated and challenged me recently is that the deep and continued goodwill towards camping from people across generations is somewhat dampened by a sense that life has crowded in and made camping less achievable’.

The rainforest walk at Mapleton

He went on to say ‘I’m confident that camping retains a great relevance to modern life. Our role is to make camping accessible to ensure the potential of camping is unleashed in the lives of people.’

Over the last year we’ve spent a lot of time and made a lot of progress in assessing what we have in QCCC, and how we can grow and expand our services, and more importantly grow our ability to service camping and conferencing in our State.

Some of these involve some left-of-field thinking, where we’ve taken an innovative approach to push the envelope and broaden horizons, delivering camps with a difference.

Over the next few weeks we’ll throw out some ideas ideas we have for the future in an attempt to find churches, schools and groups to consider partnering with us in some pilots.  We’d like to soft-start some of these ideas with innovative partners to make sure they can work. After review and trouble-shooting we can then offer them to a wider audience.

Chappys stay free at QCCC

In recognition of the important role of chaplains in Australia’s school communities, Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) has decided that chaplains accompanying school camps will stay free at QCCC facilities for the duration of their school camp.

Chappy's stay free when joining their school camps in enjoying the amazing QCCC facilities.

QCCC is growing partnerships with other, like-minded organisations and the staff bodies of the three QCCC Centres are firm believers in the validity and importance of chaplaincy in schools.

Camping establishes an environment for out-of-the-ordinary experiences, which tend to be remembered more than experiences in ordinary settings. QCCC would like to enable school chaplains to be a part of this process as much as possible and will therefore waive all charges associated with a chaplain’s attendance at a school camp.

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Brisbane school camps thrive here!

Brisbane is a sought after destination for school camps and QCCC Brookfield is ideally located to cater for an excellent school camp, retreat or conference.

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Brookfield also has lots of facilities to help your group to relax when on-site.

As State capital of Queensland Brisbane has a wealth of educational and recreational facilities. These are easily accessed from Brookfield, just 15km or 25 minutes from the CBD and even closer to the many attractions in the south west, surrounding Mount Cootha.

The QCCC website now has a specific page for Brisbane school camp groups to access, highlighting the many activities enjoyed by our guests during their stay at QCCC Brookfield and providing website links where possible. The website currently lists nearly 40 activity options in and around Brisbane, more than enough to crowd out a school camp program with a spectacular tour of the Queensland capital.

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Activities on camp at QCCC


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The climbing wall at QCCC Mapleton


Anyone who has visited QCCC Mapleton will know it has an amazing range of outdoor education activities to choose from – a massive climbing wall, abseil tower, canoeing, flying foxes, giant swings and archery, to mention a few. 

Each of our sites cater to different guest needs and event styles.  QCCC Tamborine is a wonderful location for retreats, conferences and has close proximity to the major Gold Coast attractions.  QCCC Brookfield is conveniently located near the heart of Brisbane and is a great destination for schools doing Brisbane camps.  Its up-market facilities also make it highly sought after for conferences and corporate retreats.

Eat safe at QCCC Brookfield

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Some of the fine fare on offer at QCCC Brookfield

The kitchen at QCCC Brookfield was recently inspected by Brisbane City Council as part of the new Eat Safe Brisbane food safety rating scheme that applies to the 6000 licensed food business in the Brisbane area.

Businesses in Brisbane are currently being audited and Eat Safe Brisbane will be publicly launched in November 2010.  The program aims to reward high food safety performers, help the public to learn which businesses are high performers, and better use resources to improve standards among poor performers.

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A bit about QCCC Brookfield

QCCC Brookfield is our newest site, commencing operations in late 2005 after an extensive renovation process. 
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Modern accommodation close to Brisbane city


Originally the property was the Queensland Baptist College of Ministries (or Theological College going back further), but when it changed its name to Malyon College and moved to Mitchelton, QCCC moved in. 

QCCC Brookfield is only a short 15 minute drive from the CBD of Brisbane, but it could be a world away.  Nestled on the back slopes of Mount Cootha, it is cut into a beautiful forest setting alive with bird life.  It gives a great combination of relaxing green space, with close convenience to the major attractions of Australia’s third largest city. 

QCCC Brookfield has modern accommodation, with 144 single beds (no bunks) spread about modern rooms with air-conditioning and ensuites.  The Brookfield kitchen is staffed by two full-time chefs who regularly churn out a gourmet delight for both accommodated groups and day-users.  Continue reading

The Great Banquet

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A sample from the QCCC Brookfield love feast

Okay, it may seem like a strange title for a blog about our camp sites, but those two words capture a lot of what our staff and venues are about.

Queensland Conference and Camping Centres (QCCC) is a ministry of the Queensland Baptists.  We’re a team of recreation, outdoor education, catering, cleaning, maintenance and management staff striving to care for our guests with professional competence.

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