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

  • Gold Residential - Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award
    Mon, 11 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    11 Jul, 8:00 am – 15 Jul, 1:00 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    The Gold Residential Project is an additional section at Gold level and is an opportunity to use many of the skills developed during the overall Award experience such as teamwork and leadership. This involves spending five consecutive days and four nights in a residential setting.
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  • Christchurch Climbing 2-day Clinic
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 16 Jul
    Port Hills
    16 Jul, 9:00 am NZST – 17 Jul, 4:30 pm NZST
    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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  • Gateway Programme
    Mon, 25 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    25 Jul, 8:00 am – 29 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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  • Parent Child Camp September 2022
    Fri, 09 Sept
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    09 Sept, 3:00 pm – 10 Sept, 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 - Adventurous Journey BRONZE Practice
    Sat, 17 Sept
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    17 Sept, 10:00 am NZST – 18 Sept, 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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  • Rotary Year 10 Leadership Programme
    Mon, 03 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    03 Oct, 8:00 am – 07 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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  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR Oct 2022
    Mon, 03 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    03 Oct, 8:00 am – 07 Oct, 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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  • Wāhine Toa Wilderness Series
    Fri, 07 Oct
    Boyle Village
    07 Oct, 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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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey SILVER OCT
    Mon, 10 Oct
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    10 Oct, 10:00 am – 13 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 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 BRONZE Qualifier
    Sat, 05 Nov
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    05 Nov, 10:00 am NZDT – 06 Nov, 10:00 am 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 2022
    Mon, 12 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    12 Dec, 8:00 am – 16 Dec, 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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  • 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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  • Parent Child Camp 2022
    Fri, 24 Jun
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    24 Jun, 3:00 pm – 26 Jun, 11:00 am
    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 - Adventurous Journey SILVER JUNE
    Sat, 04 Jun
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    04 Jun, 10:00 am – 06 Jun, 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.
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE MAY
    Sat, 21 May
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    21 May, 10:00 am NZST – 22 May, 3:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Duke of Ed Training & 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
    Tue, 26 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    26 Apr, 11:00 am NZST – 27 Apr, 11:00 am NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, SH7, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    Duke of Ed Training & 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 GOLD APRIL
    Tue, 26 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    26 Apr, 10:00 am NZST – 29 Apr, 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 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 SILVER APRIL
    Wed, 20 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    20 Apr, 10:00 am – 22 Apr, 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 or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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