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.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Father Son Camp 2021
    Fri, Apr 09
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 09, 6:00 PM – Apr 11, 12:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Every father-son relationship is different - but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable. Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster ride of teenage years or being each other’s best friend, take time to connect.
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  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR April 2021
    Mon, Apr 19
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 19, 8:00 AM – Apr 23, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    All participants will have the opportunity to complete three L2 unit standards in Adventure Based Learning, 467, 470 & 473 for a total of 9 credits. The instructors will be gathering evidence for the students throughout the week, providing feedback and coaching where necessary.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journeys
    Mon, Apr 19
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 19, 9:00 AM – Apr 30, 1:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • Mother Daughter Camp 2021
    Fri, Apr 23
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 23, 7:00 PM – Apr 25, 12:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Every Mother-Daughter relationship is different - but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable. Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster ride of teenage years or being each other’s best friend, take time to connect.
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  • Processing and Facilitation Workshop
    Time is TBD
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Time is TBD
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    This workshop is designed for educators and trainers who use experiential learning pedagogy and want to deepen their understanding, skills, and use of debriefing and processing strategies to meet specific program goals.
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2020
    Mon, Dec 14
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Dec 14, 2020, 8:00 AM – Dec 18, 2020, 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!
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD TRAINING
    Sun, Dec 13
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Dec 13, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey SILVER
    Mon, Dec 07
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Dec 07, 2020, 9:00 AM – Dec 09, 2020, 4:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD
    Mon, Nov 23
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Nov 23, 2020, 9:00 AM – Nov 27, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • Mother Daughter Camp
    Fri, Oct 30
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – Nov 01, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Every Mother-Daughter relationship is different - but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable. Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster ride of teenage years or being each other’s best friend, take time to connect.
    Share
  • AF8 Emergency Preparedness Scenario
    Fri, Oct 02
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 02, 2020, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Road, Boyle Village 7392, New Zealand
    The application of scenarios to assess earthquake disaster management mechanisms has emerged as a vital task. Scenarios represent a decision analysis tool used to simulate a set of impacts likely that could result from actual future disasters; in order to devise appropriate response strategies.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journeys
    Mon, Sep 28
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Sep 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – Sep 30, 2020, 1:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Gold Adventurous Journey Training
    Sat, Sep 26
    100 Heyders Road
    Sep 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sep 27, 2020, 4:00 PM
    100 Heyders Road, 100 Heyders Road, Spencerville, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys Journey training - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • Father Son Camp
    Fri, Sep 25
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Sep 25, 2020, 5:00 PM – Sep 27, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Every father-son relationship is different - but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable. Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster ride of teenage years or being each other’s best friend, take time to connect.
    Share
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Silver Adventurous Journeys
    Mon, Sep 21
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Sep 21, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sep 27, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • Stakeholders Meeting 2020
    Mon, Jul 27
    Ministry of Education, Te Uruti Building
    Jul 27, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Ministry of Education, Te Uruti Building, 48 Hereford St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    The focus will be sharing ideas on how to bring more value and initiative into the camp environment at the Boyle. We have such a wide range of approaches and styles of programme this is a fantastic opportunity to share some of those.
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR Course July
    Mon, Jul 06
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Jul 06, 2020, 8:00 AM – Jul 10, 2020, 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’
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  • Mother Daughter Camp
    Thu, Apr 30
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 30, 2020, 7:00 PM – May 02, 2020, 12:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Every Mother-Daughter relationship is different - but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable. Whatever phase your relationship is at, whether it be navigating the rollercoaster ride of teenage years or being each other’s best friend, take time to connect.
    Share
  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR April
    Mon, Apr 20
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 20, 2020, 8:00 AM – Apr 24, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    All participants will have the opportunity to complete three L2 unit standards in Adventure Based Learning, 467, 470 & 473 for a total of 9 credits. The instructors will be gathering evidence for the students throughout the week, providing feedback and coaching where necessary.
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR Dec
    Mon, Dec 16
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Dec 16, 2019, 9:00 AM – Dec 20, 2019, 1:00 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’
    Share
  • Stakeholders Meeting 2020
    Tue, Nov 26
    Ministry of Education, Te Uruti Building
    Nov 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Ministry of Education, Te Uruti Building, 48 Hereford St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    An agenda is being drafted but if you think something needs to be included please let us know. The Boyle is continuing with a number of initiatives that aim to improve access and the quality of our Outdoor Education and Recreation programmes.
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  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR Oct
    Mon, Oct 07
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 07, 2019, 9:00 PM – Oct 11, 2019, 12:20 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    All participants will have the opportunity to complete three L2 unit standards in Adventure Based Learning, 467, 470 & 473 for a total of 9 credits. The instructors will be gathering evidence for the students throughout the week, providing feedback and coaching where necessary.
    Share
  • Rotary Year 10 Leadership Programme
    Mon, Oct 07
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 07, 2019, 8:00 AM – Oct 11, 2019, 12:00 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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  • Gateway Programme
    Mon, Jul 22
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Jul 22, 2019, 8:00 AM
    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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  • Potential Leaders - STAR July
    Mon, Jul 15
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Jul 15, 2019, 8:00 AM – Jul 19, 2019, 12:00 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’
    Share
  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR
    Sun, Apr 14
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 14, 2019, 8:00 PM – Apr 18, 2019, 12:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    All participants will have the opportunity to complete three L2 unit standards in Adventure Based Learning, 467, 470 & 473 for a total of 9 credits. The instructors will be gathering evidence for the students throughout the week, providing feedback and coaching where necessary.
    Share
  • Alps to Ocean Expedition
    Sun, Apr 14
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – Apr 26, 2019, 1:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Hiking, rafting, and mountain bike riding across New Zealand will present adults and kids with a number of challenges and an amazing experience!!
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journeys
    Sun, Apr 14
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 14, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass
    Share
  • International students holiday camp
    Sun, Apr 14
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Apr 14, 2019, 8:00 AM – Apr 18, 2019, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    This camp provides International students with the opportunity to experience Adventure in New Zealands mountain environment.
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR (Dec)
    Mon, Dec 17
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Dec 17, 2018, 8:00 AM – Dec 21, 2018, 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’
    Share
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration
    Wed, Oct 17
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 17, 2018, 6:20 PM – Oct 22, 2018, 9:40 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    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.
    Share
  • Rotary Year 10 Leadership Programme
    Mon, Oct 08
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 08, 2018, 8:00 AM – Oct 12, 2018, 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.
    Share
  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR
    Mon, Oct 01
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 01, 2018, 8:00 PM – Oct 05, 2018, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    All participants will have the opportunity to complete three L2 unit standards in Adventure Based Learning, 467, 470 & 473 for a total of 9 credits. The instructors will be gathering evidence for the students throughout the week, providing feedback and coaching where necessary.
    Share
  • Duke of Ed - Adventurous Journey
    Mon, Oct 01
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Oct 01, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Bronze, Silver and Gold Adventurous Journeys
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  • Fathers & Sons / Daughters Rock Climbing
    Sun, Sep 02
    Port Hills
    Sep 02, 2018, 9:00 AM
    Port Hills, Port Hills, Canterbury 8022, New Zealand
    Come and join us in the majestic Port Hills and learn to climb in style. There will be a varierty of climbs available and you will be taught everything you need to know to participate safely and have fun!!
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  • Gateway Programme
    Mon, Jul 23
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Jul 23, 2018, 8:00 AM – Jul 27, 2018, 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.
    Share
  • Potential Leaders - STAR
    Mon, Jul 16
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    Jul 16, 2018, 8:00 AM – Jul 20, 2018, 3:00 PM
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    An opportunity exists to achieve the Level 3 Adventure Based Learning Unit Standard 24663 for 3 credits ‘Demonstrate leadership while participating in an ABL programme’
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  • Intro to Rock Climbing
    Fri, Jul 13
    Port Hills
    Jul 13, 2018, 9:00 AM
    Port Hills, Port Hills, Canterbury 8022, New Zealand
    Come and join us in the majestic Port Hills and learn to climb in style. There will be a varierty of climbs available and you will be taught everything you need to know to participate safely and have fun!!
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ABOUT US

Operated by the North Canterbury Alpine Trust; registered with the Charities Commission (CC 29732) and with WorkSafe NZ as an Adventure Activities Operator (AAO 395).

POSTAL ADDRESS

Private Bag 55002

Orchard Road

Christchurch, 8154

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