Every September Watson Park undertakes a massive development, essentually becoming a small town.
Every Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (a land area of the country divided up for administration purposes) in Australia and New Zealand have a Annual Convention - Most commonly known as Big Camp.
Watson Park plays host to Church members from the South Queensland Conference - roughly south of Rockhampton and Longreach - for 8-10 days and to do this we set up the following:
5 Huge Tents - The largest boasting the seating capacity of around 2000 people.
500 Conference Tents.
We open up around 246 Caravan Sites.
Allocate around 100 Private Campsites and offer Unallocated Bush Camping.
A General Store, Ice Creamery, Bulk Store, Pie Shop and Cafe.
Five Large Carparks.
Over the period of the Camp we have around 4,500 people staying onsite and this number can peek to around 8,000 on the week-ends including day visitors. All of these people can partake in activites, programs and workshops according to their division or age group ranging across the following: Beginners 0-3, Kindy 4-6, Primary 7-10, Juniors 10-12, High School 13-16, Youth 17-30, Encounter 30-35 and Adult 35 and Up.
Applications to Attend Big Camp open late May each year and fill up very quickly, for your application and more Big Camp information, head over to the South Queensland Conference Website.