• Date

    10-15 December 2017
  • Time

    10:30am arrival on Sunday and 1:30pm departure on Friday
    Late pickup option available until 5pm for an additional $15.
  • Age

    Grades 7-11
  • Location

    Luther Heights Youth Camp
    1592 David Low Way
    Coolum Beach QLD 4573
$599 per camper

Bookings have now closed. Bookings for next year will be opening soon. To be added to a contact list call our team on 3511 4080.

Prices inclusive of GST.  $15 discount per camper for two or more camper siblings living at the same address and booked in the same cart for the same event. Earlybird registrations ended 6 November. Check out the two camp package for both Explode and Blast here. Payment plans available. Registrations close 27 November 2017.

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This year Explode will be again running in conjunction with Blast - another exciting summer holiday camp taking place the following week -  giving campers the choice of attending one or both epic weeks -  if they dare! Check out more information about the two week package here. 

Spend an action packed week at Explode enjoying: 

  • Aqua Park
  • Big Boing
  • Laser Tag or Rock Climbing
  • Flying Fox
  • New Challenge Course
  • Beach
  • Adventurous, Creative and Chilled Electives
  • Wide Games and Night Games

Director Team

Luke Borgert

Luke was born and raised in the suburb of Mount Gravatt in the south-side of Brisbane. He attends Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Rochedale and is very connected to Redeemer Lutheran College where he went school. Luke is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland and works for a solicitor’s office in Spring Hill (where he’s in charge of coffee orders!). Luke also works as an In-School Trainer with Lutheran Youth of Queensland, volunteers for Red Frogs during schoolies week, is a leader with Our Saviour Youth and a leader at LYQ camps for nearly four years!

Dallan Lieschke

Dallan is from Coolum on the Sunshine Coast and attends Immanuel Lutheran Church in Buderim. He is a Programs Team Leader at Luther Heights Youth Camp and has volunteered for 12 years at holiday camps and has directed for 5 years at Summer Camp.


Camper letter

Our team can't wait to meet our 2017 Explode campers! Here is a copy of the Explode camper letter for our incredible campers.


It was my first camp not related to school and family/friends, and I enjoyed it! I made great friends, (I hope I will see them again) and had a great time.

EXPLODE into an epically awesome week of fun and excitement!

Our Summer Camp team are super excited to spend a jam packed week of fun with you! They are working hard to make sure that you have the best week ever! Stay tuned for the exciting activites planned for this year!

You're always guarenteed amazing beach games, adventurous, creative and chilled electives, wide games and night games, giving you a seriously sweet camp! Come and hang out with awesome friends and amazing Christian leaders while discovering God together. 

Explode is for everyone!

It is the perfect opportunity to have an action packed week! Every year we welcome young people on camp from a variety of backgrounds. Whilst there is a faith element to every LYQ camp, we always welcome everyone to join in. Find out more about faith at LYQ camps. 

Where are our Summer Camps?

Each summer we run six camps in the school holidays for teenagers (Grades 7 - 11) and also for younger kids (Grades 3 - 6). Each of theses camps are held at our beautiful Luther Heights campsite at Coolum Beach and one at the stunning Koojarewon Youth Camp at Highfields. Whether you're looking for some pre-Christmas fun in December or to end your holidays on a high in January there is plenty to choose from. What a perfect way to spend your summer break.

Bring your siblings!

If you have younger children who would also like to spend a week of their holidays having some epic fun, check out Junior Explode and Junior Blast for Grades 3-6 running simultaneously to Explode and Blast!

LYQ Leaders

We have an amazing bunch of leaders who volunteer their time to make sure that every camp is a bundle of fun and a great experience.  All of our leaders complete an extensive application and training process prior to being selected. Read more about our supervision and passion for camp to be a safe and enjoyable experience.  

Transport options

There will be bus pickups from Ipswich, Rochedale and Murrumba Downs, making it super easy to get your children to camp. See below for more details.

Other Details

Bus Transport

$49.00 return (incl. GST)

Pick up/Drop-off Locations:

Prince of Peace Lutheran College (20 Rogers Parade W Everton Park)

Good News Lutheran School (49 Horizon Drive, Middle Park)

St Johns Lutheran Church Ipswich (32 Roderick St Ipswich)

Our Saviour Lutheran Church Rochedale (745 Rochedale Rd Rochedale)

Living Faith Lutheran School Murrumba Downs (Brays Rd Murrumba Downs)

Here is the final bus timetable for camp.


Registered Child Care Provider

Lutheran Youth of Queensland is a ‘Registered Child Care Provider’. This allows families who are eligible to receive a rebate through Centrelink. to find out more about this rebate, please visit the Family Assist website. (Receipts for claiming are sent out after camp has concluded.)

Church subsidy

Some churches have registered with LYQ to obtain a code to provide subsidy to their young people. Please chat to your pastor/youth leader about a subsidy code and amount.

Buchholz Estate Scholarship Fund

The Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District (LCAQD) can provide financial assistance to eligible individuals to attend a Lutheran Youth of Queensland camp. To be eligible to apply, applicants must live within the boundaries of the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District, be unable to pay camp registration fees and be of secondary school age. For more information and to apply, please talk to the pastor or chairperson of your local Lutheran congregation, or the principal of your local Lutheran school or college.

Payment Plan

We are more than happy to help make coming to camp a reality. Please contact us to talk about your personal situation and organise a payment plan. To secure your booking, we do ask that an inital 10 percent deposit is made at the time of booking.  

There'll be some awesome t-shirts, hoodies and caps available for purchase.

T-Shirt: $24 (incl. GST T-shirts.  Selected sizes are available and can be selected when booking in for camp. To check the design, size and measurements of the t-shirt, click here

Hoodie: This year we will also be offering a hoodie for $45 for a no zip fleece hoodie! To check the design, size and measurements of the hoodie, click here

Cap: This year we are offering caps all year round. Here is a picture of the style and design of cap (trucker style).