Environmental Learning

Outside the Classroom


The Arthur’s Pass Outdoor Education Centre is an outdoor and environmental education centre for primary and secondary school students, providing experiential learning through engaging, effective and enjoyable outdoor activities and well cared for accommodation.

If you drive in either direction there are vastly different ecosystems to explore; from the lush temperate rainforests of the West Coast to the dry open riverbeds of the Canterbury Plains, we have it all at our fingertips.

Through engaging programming, we aim for students to actively want to engage with the world around them. We can adapt programmes to incorporate your curriculum or look at linking the learning gained here on camp with initiatives in your area.

Our goal is to make learning an interactive and immersive experience that will stay with your students for years to come.

 

Educational Experiences

Place Based Education
Experience the unique area that is Arthur’s Pass National Park.
Unique Ecosystems
Situated between two of DoC’s Super Education Sites.
Take Learning Back to Classroom
Incorporate your curriculum.
Active Citzenship
Engage students with the world around them.

 

Activities & Planning

Click HERE see the full range of activities we offer

Accommodation & Catering

Click HERE to view our facilities

 

Sample Programme & Catering

7.30am
Breakfast
Continental cereals
Toast with spreads
Fruit salad

 


9am
Half-day Hike
 
Arthur’s Pass Walkway


12pm
Lunch
 
Rolls with meats and salad


1pm
Shelter building

 


3pm
Afternoon tea
 
Home baking & fruit


3:30pm
Orienteering

 


5pm
Showers & free time

 


6pm
Dinner
Beef Nachos
Chocolate self-saucing pudding with ice cream


7.30pm
Self-led evening activity

 

 
 

Enquiry Form

Please enquire now about how we can put together the best programme for your school





 
 

Contact

 
P 03 318 9249 E apoec@ymcachch.org.nz

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