A tale of two bridges

A Tale of Two Bridges is a City Tour presenting a snapshot of Brisbane City, Australia. Two Bridges is a facilitated socio-political exploration of the heart of Queensland’s capital city.  It is a journey of discernment to help participants consider another view of the City. City Tour raises questions around how we understand power and lines of power, justice, mercy and compassion and beckons us to respond.  Christian groups can choose to have the tour based around the narrative of Mark’s Gospel.

 

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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QCCC Tamborine’s new Meeting Centre

QCCC Tamborine will offer a new Meeting Centre facility in 2011 to enhance its growing reputation as a quality provider of affordable retreats, conferences and school camps.  With breathtaking views over Brisbane and just a short drive from the Gold Coast, the Meeting Centre will be a welcome addition to QCCC Tamborine’s quality accommodation and catered facilities.

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The new Tamborine Meeting Centre enjoys spectacular views from a beautiful garden setting.

Available from early January 2011 the Meeting Centre is located next to QCCC’s CMS site and enjoys sweeping views off the escarpment over Moreton Bay. The building is set in tranquil garden surrounds and also has a deck to enjoy the view, the trees and the bird life.

Inside the Meeting Centre contains a main meeting/performance area that can hold up to 70 people and several smaller seminar rooms that can contain up to 20 people.  This makes the Meeting Centre ideal for a range of applications including conferences and seminars, music and drama camps and school spiritual retreats. 

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Carnival Night

We’ve just waved goodbye to the latest Mapleton Adventure camp and we really hope that each child takes away with them amazing memories of fun, mayhem and friendship.

The jumping castle is the visual centre-piece for a lot of surrounding activity

One of the stand-outs of the September MAC is Carnival night.  This is the first September MAC I’ve been involved with, and I have to confess I was impressed with its scale and impact.  I now understand why the QCCC staff (and their kids) eagerly awaits each MAC, and why Carnival night is an event on the calendar not to be missed.

Through the year hard-working volunteers comb through stores in Brisbane taking hold of a massive range of plastic toys, food nearing its use-by-date and anything else that might please a child’s heart. 

The campers come into Kirkwood Hall that has as its centerpiece a giant jumping castle, a visual centre piece that sets the carnival atmosphere.  Each child is given a show bag stacked with goodies and a bag of plastic tokens.

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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.