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 We are passionate about authentic, challenging and meaningful learning experiences.

Our school outdoor education programs are:

  • experiential

  • high impact

  • focused on reflection and learning 

We aim to challenge and stretch students in a supportive environment. Our approach is 'Be Your Best'.

Our programs get observable results!

  • Self awareness and reflection

  • Independence and resilience

  • Team development and social skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Outdoor skills development

  • Stronger relationships/community

  • Connection with nature

Our programs are flexible.

  • Needs based - age, goals and budget

  • Multi-day, single day or a series of linked events

  • Residential - staying in cabins

  • Journey-based/camp out - staying in tents

  • Mobile - programs at your school or anywhere

PCYC Bornhoffen has a strong safety culture with extensive risk management systems across our operations.

See the gallery below for some of the activities we use in our programs to help bring learning alive!  





“The food at Bornhoffen has been excellent since 2003

but this year, it was a whole new level 10/10"

Year 11 Coordinator - Trinity College Lismore


As well as schools, PCYC Bornhoffen works in partnership with a diverse range of community organisations and special needs groups.

Our experienced program staff will consult with you to identify your group's needs and the outcomes you are seeking. We will work with you to design and deliver a program 

We have experience working with many different target groups including intervention programs for young people at risk, programs for people with disabilities, young people in foster care and young people with leadership potential.


We can also work with adult groups who are looking to develop their facilitation and leadership skills.  

Some of our community partners include:

  • PCYC State Youth Leadership Program 

  • PCYC Youth Development Conference

  • PCYC Beenleigh Get Set For Work and Two Tribes Programs

  • Queensland Police Service

  • Asteros Foundation Gold Coast

  • University of Queensland - School of Engineering

  • Southern Cross University

  • Children's Health Queensland - Lady Cilento Children's Hospital

  • Heartkids Australia

We can deliver programs at our own base or anywhere in south east or regional Queensland.

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PCYC State Youth Leadership Program





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Australian Association for

Bush Adventure Therapy Inc.

GROUP ACCOMMODATION - for 30 to 172+ people

Bornhoffen is a spectacular and inspiring mountain setting for your school camp, retreat or gathering... a world away from the distractions of the city but less than 90 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

Our group accommodation is available for any organised group - schools, community, church, special needs, club, weddings, events, retreats, family reunions - all are welcome.

You have two venues to choose from. These venues are named after nearby mountain peaks.

PCYC would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land, the Yugambeh people, and their continuing connection to the land, sea and community.

We also acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders, past and present.

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Aerial Drone Footage of property

WAGAWN - up to 100 people

​   Covid-19 capacity restrictions allow up to 100               people to stay in Wagawn depending on the                 group type

  • 9 cabins each with 12 beds

  • 3 staff cabins each with 3 beds and ensuite

  • 1 staff cabin with 3 beds and ensuite reserved for possible isolation area

  • Modern male and female toilet and showers

  • 2 separate accessible toilets/showers

  • Large dining and meeting/activity hall with stage

  • Fixed data projector and screen, AV system, whiteboard 

  • Additional meeting room

  • Commercial kitchen

  • Landscaped courtyard with outdoor tables

  • Staff lounge area

Book both venues for groups up to 172.

Please contact us to discuss your needs. 

HOBWEE - up to 72 people

​   Covid-19 capacity restrictions allow up to 72 people to        stay in Hobwee depending on the group type

  • 6 cabins each with 8 beds and ensuite toilet/shower

  • 2 cabins with 10 beds and ensuite toilet/shower

  • 2 staff cabins each with 2 beds and staff toilet/shower

  • Dining/activity/meeting hall with open fireplace

  • TV/DVD, whiteboard, projector screen, data projector available on request 

  • Commercial kitchen

  • Covered and open decks with outdoor tables

  • Staff lounge area

  • Accessible toilets/showers


  • Spectacular mountain views

  • Away from distractions of urban areas

  • Heaps of well maintained open green grass areas 

  • Swimming pool and 1/2 basketball court

  • Volleyball net and other sports equipment

  • Playing field

  • Outdoor campfire areas

  • Walking tracks to waterfalls, waterholes and lookouts

  • Two additional meeting or breakout spaces

  • Gas barbecues

  • Close to Natural Bridge (glow worms)

  • Great base to visit Gold Coast and northern NSW national parks, attractions and theme parks


  • Food is so important for a positive experience 

  • Our friendly catering team provide great tasting food and nobody goes hungry

  • We look after those with special dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten and lactose free. 

  • Our meals and morning/afternoon teas are freshly prepared daily by our catering staff.

  •  We are highly aware of food allergies. However we cannot provide 100% guarantees that food is allergen free

  • Our well equipped commercial kitchens are available for use by self-catering groups where this is done on a voluntary basis. No external commercial catering is permitted. All self-catering groups are required to have a food handling certificate




Councillor Glenn Tozer

Gold Coast Division 9 Councillor


Ros Bates MP

State Member for Mudgeeraba

Scott Buchholz MP

Federal Member for Wright

Andelaine & Log Cabin

Property access for programs

Australian Government Stronger Communities Program

Funding towards new sport court

Cold Services Australia Pty Ltd

Donation of equipment and services to construct new freezer room

Gambling Community

Benefit Fund

Funding to replace floor vinyl in hall and commercial kitchen

Queensland Government

Get Playing Places and Spaces

Funding to construct new high ropes challenge course

Reuben Pelerman Benevolent Foundation

Funding towards new sport court

Volunteers from PCYC Clubs

and community organisations

Volunteer labour for habitat restoration and service projects

Talk with us (07) 5533 6154


PCYC Bornhoffen

3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Road

Natural Bridge QLD 4211

Bornhoffen is a Police-Citizens Youth Clubs Queensland Leadership Development Centre in the Gold Coast hinterland. We are a non-profit community organisation and social enterprise.

PCYC Vision: Building safer, healthier communities through youth development


PCYC Bornhoffen Purpose: to inspire young people to be self-aware, to build their social skills and to contribute positively to their community.

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