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

  • Christchurch Climbing 2-day Clinic
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 22 Jan
    Port Hills
    22 Jan, 9:00 am NZDT – 23 Jan, 4:30 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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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE
    Tue, 19 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    19 Apr, 10:00 am NZST – 22 Apr, 4:00 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 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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  • Parent Child Camp 2022
    Fri, 22 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    22 Apr, 7:00 pm – 23 Apr, 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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  • Adventure Based Learning - STAR April 2022
    Mon, 25 Apr
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    25 Apr, 8:10 am – 29 Apr, 3:10 pm
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    All participants will have the opportunity to complete L2 unit standards in Adventure Based Learning, including 470 & 473s. The instructors will be gathering evidence for the students throughout the week, providing feedback and coaching where necessary.
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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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  • Go For It Weekend - Adults!
    Sat, 14 May
    Boyle River Lodge
    14 May, 9:00 am – 15 May, 3:00 pm
    Boyle River Lodge, 16 Magdalen Valley Road, Boyle Village 7392, New Zealand
    Imagine a weekend away in idyllic Lewis Pass, staying at a Lodge with outdoor activities, food, and thrills provided, and better still, no cooking, and no hassles!
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  • Potential Leaders - STAR July 2022
    Mon, 11 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    11 Jul, 8:00 am NZST – 15 Jul, 3:00 pm NZST
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre, 16 Magdalen Valley Rd, Poplars Range 7392, New Zealand
    An opportunity exists to complete this leadership course and obtain credits towards NCEA. ALSO - a great opportunity to complete your GOLD DofE/Hillary Award Residential week!
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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey BRONZE JULY
    Mon, 18 Jul
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    18 Jul, 10:00 am NZST – 19 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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  • 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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  • 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 GOLD
    Sun, 09 Jan
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    09 Jan, 10:00 am NZDT – 12 Jan, 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 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
    Thu, 06 Jan
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    06 Jan, 10:00 am – 08 Jan, 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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  • Potential Leaders - STAR Dec 2021
    Wed, 15 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    15 Dec 2021, 8:00 am NZDT – 19 Dec 2021, 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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  • DofE Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey SILVER
    Fri, 10 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    10 Dec 2021, 10:00 am NZDT – 12 Dec 2021, 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
    Fri, 10 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    10 Dec 2021, 10:00 am NZDT – 14 Dec 2021, 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 GOLD
    Fri, 10 Dec
    Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre
    10 Dec 2021, 10:00 am NZDT – 14 Dec 2021, 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 or a suitable area of your choosing. Specific course information will be sent out once registration is complete.
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