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The 40th Celebration

In 1972 a suggestion was put forward by members of the Rangiora and Belfast - Kaiapoi Rotary Clubs… “Why not build a tin shed somewhere up in the mountains where our local high school kids can experience the high country of Canterbury.” 6 years later the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre was opened.

 

This October we will be celebrating 40 years of developing outdoor education and recreation programmes for the youth of Canterbury.

 

Our mission is to provide opportunities for physical activity and personal and social development utilising the facilitation of adventure activities and the outdoor environment.

To celebrate this milestone we are holding a dinner function in Rangiora followed by a weekend of adventure at the Boyle River this coming Labour Weekend.  See below for registration.
 

OUR VISION

Is to provide opportunities for physical activity and personal and social development utilising the facilitation of adventure activities and the outdoor environment.

WHAT WE DO

We offer unique programmes designed to meet the outcomes and objectives of each different group. Our programmes reflect what is important for your group and are targeted at the needs of the participants.

OUR COMMUNITY

The Boyle family extends far and wide. From graduate cadets, the school community, to the volunteer Guardians that are crucuial to the running of our centre.

To find out how you can become part of the Boyle family get in touch now.

40th register

Upcoming Events

  • Rotary Year 10 Leadership Programme
    Rotary Year 10 Leadership Programme
    Mon, 02 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    02 Oct, 7:00 am – 06 Oct, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    02 Oct, 7:00 am – 06 Oct, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    The Boyle offers a 5 day leadership programme for Year 10 & 11 students in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of District 9970. One of the Rotary aims is to develop leadership in young people and they will sponsor students to attend this course.
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  • Parent Child Camp October 2023
    Parent Child Camp October 2023
    Fri, 06 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    06 Oct, 3:00 pm – 08 Oct, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    06 Oct, 3:00 pm – 08 Oct, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Enjoy a spring weekend of adventure, reconnection and quality family fun here at your home-away-from-home; the Boyle River! The Boyle River’s Parent-Child Camp takes the worry out of planning that important family time away and provides a space created with the intention of making new memories.
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2023
    Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2023
    Mon, 11 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    11 Dec, 7:00 am NZDT – 15 Dec, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    11 Dec, 7:00 am NZDT – 15 Dec, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    An opportunity exists to achieve the Adventure Based Learning (Domain) Unit Standard 24663 (L3 C3) ‘Demonstrate leadership while participating in an ABL programme’ - ALSO - a great opportunity to complete your GOLD DofE/Hillary Award Residential week!
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  • Parent Child Camp 2nd-4th February 2024
    Parent Child Camp 2nd-4th February 2024
    Fri, 02 Feb
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    02 Feb 2024, 4:00 pm NZDT – 04 Feb 2024, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    02 Feb 2024, 4:00 pm NZDT – 04 Feb 2024, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Enjoy a spring weekend of adventure, reconnection and quality family fun here at your home-away-from-home; the Boyle River! The Boyle River’s Parent-Child Camp takes the worry out of planning that important family time away and provides a space created with the intention of making new memories.
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  • Parent Child Camp 19th - 21st July 2024
    Parent Child Camp 19th - 21st July 2024
    Fri, 19 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    19 Jul 2024, 4:00 pm NZST – 21 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    19 Jul 2024, 4:00 pm NZST – 21 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Enjoy a winter weekend of adventure, reconnection and quality family fun here at your home-away-from-home; the Boyle River! The Boyle River’s Parent-Child Camp takes the worry out of planning that important family time away and provides a space created with the intention of making new memories.
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  • Gateway Programme
    Gateway Programme
    Mon, 22 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    22 Jul 2024, 11:00 am NZST – 26 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    22 Jul 2024, 11:00 am NZST – 26 Jul 2024, 3:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    This preparation placement provides students with the opportunity to train in an outdoor environment in preparation for work in the outdoors as a Ranger or Outdoor Leader.
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  • Gateway Programme
    Gateway Programme
    Mon, 24 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    24 Jul, 9:00 am – 28 Jul, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    24 Jul, 9:00 am – 28 Jul, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    This preparation placement provides students with the opportunity to train in an outdoor environment in preparation for work in the outdoors as a Ranger or Outdoor Leader.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey
    DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey
    Sat, 03 Jun
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    03 Jun, 11:00 am – 05 Jun, 12:30 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    03 Jun, 11:00 am – 05 Jun, 12:30 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey
    DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey
    Thu, 20 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    20 Apr, 10:00 am – 22 Apr, 2:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    20 Apr, 10:00 am – 22 Apr, 2:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD
    DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD
    Sat, 15 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    15 Apr, 10:00 am NZST – 18 Apr, 2:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    15 Apr, 10:00 am NZST – 18 Apr, 2:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
    Share
  • Parent Child Camps
    Parent Child Camps
    Fri, 14 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    14 Apr, 3:00 pm – 16 Apr, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    14 Apr, 3:00 pm – 16 Apr, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Enjoy a winter weekend of adventure, reconnection and quality family fun here at your home-away-from-home; the Boyle River! The Boyle River’s Parent-Child Camp takes the worry out of planning that important family time away and provides a space created with the intention of making new memories.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey JAN
    DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey JAN
    Wed, 04 Jan
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    04 Jan, 10:00 am – 06 Jan, 10:00 am
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    04 Jan, 10:00 am – 06 Jan, 10:00 am
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
    Share
  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD DECEMBER
    DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD DECEMBER
    Mon, 12 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    12 Dec 2022, 10:00 am NZDT – 16 Dec 2022, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    12 Dec 2022, 10:00 am NZDT – 16 Dec 2022, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
    Share
  • Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2022
    Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2022
    Mon, 12 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    12 Dec 2022, 8:00 am – 16 Dec 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    12 Dec 2022, 8:00 am – 16 Dec 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    An opportunity exists to achieve the Adventure Based Learning (Domain) Unit Standard 24663 (L3 C3) ‘Demonstrate leadership while participating in an ABL programme’ ALSO - a great opportunity to complete your GOLD DofE/Hillary Award Residential week!
    Share
  • Parent Child Camp November 2022
    Parent Child Camp November 2022
    Fri, 18 Nov
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    18 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm – 19 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    18 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm – 19 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Enjoy a winter weekend of adventure, reconnection and quality family fun here at your home-away-from-home; the Boyle River! The Boyle River’s Parent-Child Camp takes the worry out of planning that important family time away and provides a space created with the intention of making new memories.
    Share
  • DofE Hillary Award - BRONZE Adventurous Journey NOV
    DofE Hillary Award - BRONZE Adventurous Journey NOV
    Sat, 12 Nov
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    12 Nov 2022, 9:00 am NZDT – 13 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    12 Nov 2022, 9:00 am NZDT – 13 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm NZDT
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
    Share
  • DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey NOV
    DofE Hillary Award - SILVER Adventurous Journey NOV
    Fri, 11 Nov
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    11 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 13 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    11 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 13 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
    Share
  • DofE Hillary Award - BRONZE Adventurous Journey NOV
    DofE Hillary Award - BRONZE Adventurous Journey NOV
    Sat, 05 Nov
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    05 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 06 Nov 2022, 3:30 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    05 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 06 Nov 2022, 3:30 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
    Share
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