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

  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD
    Fri, 10 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    10 Dec, 10:00 am NZDT – 13 Dec, 6:00 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.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey SILVER
    Fri, 10 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    10 Dec, 10:00 am NZDT – 12 Dec, 4:00 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.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE
    Sat, 11 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    11 Dec, 10:00 am NZDT – 12 Dec, 4:00 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.
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2021
    Wed, 15 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    15 Dec, 8:00 am NZDT – 19 Dec, 4:00 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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  • Alps To Ocean
    Wed, 05 Jan
    Boyle Village
    05 Jan 2022, 9:00 am – 16 Jan 2022, 5:00 am
    Boyle Village, 16 Magdalen Valley Road, Boyle Village 7392, New Zealand
    Traverse of the South Island or Alps to Ocean from West to East using only human powered transportation – mountain bike, hiking, and rafting. This will be a programme designed to challenge and build upon previous experiences. A range of environments will be encountered and amazing memories formed!
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  • Parent Child Camp 2022
    Fri, 14 Jan
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    14 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm – 16 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Enjoy a Summer 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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  • Wāhine Toa Wilderness Series
    Fri, 07 Oct
    Boyle Village
    07 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
    Boyle Village, 16 Magdalen Valley Road, Boyle Village 7392, New Zealand
    The Wāhine Toa; Wilderness Camp Series, is a three- part, adventure-based, developmental programme; designed by women, for women, aged between 18 - 35 of any ability and experience level.
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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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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE Late Oct
    Sat, 16 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    16 Oct, 9:00 am NZDT – 17 Oct, 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.
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  • Christchurch Climbing 2-day Course
    16 Oct, 9:00 am NZDT – 17 Oct, 4:00 pm NZDT
    Port Hills, Port Hills, Canterbury 8022, New Zealand
    Are you ready to Rock On?! Whether you've climbed outdoors before, or want a new adventure, come and join us in Ōtautahi's Port Hills and learn to climb in style. There will be a variety of climbs & crags available, you will be challenged to your level and learn everything you need to know!
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  • Two Day Locals Adventure
    Tue, 12 Oct
    Boyle Village
    12 Oct, 10:00 am – 13 Oct, 4:00 pm
    Boyle Village, 16 Magdalen Valley Road, Boyle Village 7392, New Zealand
    For just $10! A whole two days of action and adventure. 🙃🧗🧗‍♀️ High Ropes one day and our Big Abseil the next!! Limited to first 10 people signed up. Suits 14 and over. 10am - 4pm 12th and 13th of October.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD
    Wed, 06 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    06 Oct, 9:00 am NZDT – 09 Oct, 4:00 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.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey SILVER
    Wed, 06 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    06 Oct, 9:00 am – 09 Oct, 4:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Adventurous Journeys in the amazing Lewis Pass area - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE
    Mon, 04 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    04 Oct, 9:00 am NZDT – 05 Oct, 4:00 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.
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  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR Oct 2021
    Mon, 04 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    04 Oct, 8:00 am – 08 Oct, 4:00 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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  • GOLD Duke Of Edinburgh TRAINING
    Sat, 25 Sep
    Christchurch
    25 Sep, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm NZST
    Christchurch, Spencerville Road, 110 Heyders Road, Christchurch 8083
    Take on a 1 Day Duke of Edinburgh Training Session to upskill and prepare for your Gold Adventurous Journeys!
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  • Parent Child Camp 2021
    Fri, 03 Sep
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    03 Sep, 5:00 pm NZST – 05 Sep, 2:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre Magdalen Valley Road, Poplars Range, New Zealand
    Every parent-child relationship is different - but the strength of this bond, in all its stages and forms, is often undeniable. Whatever phase you two or at this experience is sure to be one to remember.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey SILVER PRACTICE
    Wed, 21 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    21 Jul, 9:00 am NZST – 23 Jul, 4:00 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 - Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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