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
Adventure Based Learning - STAR April
Mon, Apr 20
Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
Apr 20, 8:00 AM – Apr 24, 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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Mother Daughter Camp
Fri, Apr 24
Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
Apr 24, 7:00 PM – Apr 26, 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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Potential Leaders - STAR Course July
Mon, Jul 06
Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
Jul 06, 8:00 AM – Jul 10, 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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Stakeholders Meeting 2020
Mon, Jul 27
Ministry of Education, Te Uruti Building
Jul 27, 8:00 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. The meeting will include presentations from some schools.
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Adventure Based Learning - STAR Oct
Mon, Oct 05
Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
Oct 05, 8:00 AM – Oct 09, 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 14
Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
Dec 14, 8:00 AM – Dec 18, 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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Stakeholders Meeting 2020
Time is TBD
Ministry of Education, Te Uruti Building
Time is TBD
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. The meeting will include presentations from some schools.
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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
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’
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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.
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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’
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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.
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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
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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’
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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.
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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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