Koojarewon Youth Camp has a rich history and we are proud to be a new part of it!
Koojarewon was the result of the vision of a group of Darling Downs Lutheran Church communities that resulted in the establishment of the camp in the early 1970s. Our core mission is the provision of a Youth Camp for children and teenagers, but also have other events such as weddings, family gatherings, and some community events.
Koojarewon Youth Camp is managed by Lutheran Youth of Queensland (LYQ).
LYQ is the youth department for the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District and our vision is to see young people and their families ‘Alive in Christ; Passionate in Service’. Our talented team love the opportunities that our camping, coaching and training ministries offer to make young people smile and to support them as they develop as people. There is nothing better than sharing the love of Christ with young people and seeing them reach their God-given potential.
Every year we facilitate 12 amazing Holiday Camps for children and teenagers that are packed full of fun and adventure. Our popular camps give participants the opportunity to learn more about themselves and God within a safe environment. Every camp is led by a talented and trained team of volunteer leaders who organise fun age-appropriate activities and challenges.
Our two beautiful campsites, Luther Heights Youth Camp, Coolum Beach and Koojarewon Youth Camp, Highfields provide school students and community groups with a retreat and team-building space. Our picturesque sites provide a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of life and our on-site programming teams create fun, age-appropriate experiences that help students discover more about themselves and their peers.
We are privileged every year to directly impact thousands of students through our In-school Training workshops. Our experienced team love working with teachers to deliver tailor-made programs that help students to grow as individuals, members of a team and leaders.
Young Adult Ministry
We provide opportunities for young adults to explore and experience faith through specific young adult events, training and mentoring. We also work with congregations to support young adults as they transition from high school to university life and seek to link those who are moving with a local Lutheran church for support.
We believe that vibrant churches are the best way to grow life-long faith in children, youth and families. To support the great work of our Lutheran congregations we provide training, resources, networking opportunities and coaching.
The location on the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range near Toowoomba, with the magnificent large trees providing relief from the Summer sun provides an interesting and relaxing venue for a range of interests. The site, approximately 500 metres from the highway overlooks the Lockyer Valley and is well situated as a base to tour parks, museums and other places of interest.
We often talk about being in the business of relationship. Our focus is to link with all our stakeholders; our campers, our team, our contractors and suppliers. Because of our focus on relationships, we love to listen and chat, so we invite you to tell us your story, ask us about ours and joins us for a coffee or some of our hearty food! At Koojarewon Youth Camp EVERYONE is welcome.