Great Barrier Island Centre – Summer 2017/18

hillary-outdoors_gemmaGreat Barrier Island Centre Manager Gemma Parkin (pictured right) gives us an overview of what is happening this Summer…

The school year might be drawing to a close, but there’s still lots of offer on Great Barrier Island. We’ve got a range of programmes happening over the summer months – prime time for adventuring on this sub-tropical island. Leadership Development, Home Education Programmes, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and amazing Holiday Programmes. Take a look at what’s on offer:

Pub Charity Student Leadership Week: 14-19 January 2018

This programme is designed for students who are taking on leadership roles within their school or community. Whether students have been elected as head girls/boys, prefects, school board of trustee representatives, heads of sport or culture or simply recognised as having great leadership potential, this programme will equip them with the skills they need to get off to a flying start for the coming year.

Here is what a couple of last year’s leaders told us they gained from the programme:

 “It helped me to realise small things you do can have a profound effect on someone’s life, this inspired me to focus on my interactions with others no matter how small”

 “To understand how other people work and as a leader what makes people want to follow you”

Visit this page for more information

 2 Week Discover Challenge for Home Educated Students: 29 January – 11 February 2018

Coasteering with Hillary OutdoorsJoin us for a 2-week experience of a life time. Face new challenges, develop new skills, build long lasting friendships and discover new passions through this programme designed specifically for students who are home schooled.

The remote wilderness, friendly community and experienced team at Hillary Outdoors combine to provide this residential wilderness experience that students will never forget.

Each student team has input into their programme, helping to select activities which interest and challenge them. This means each programme is tailored to meet the needs of the students

Do you know someone who is up for this challenge? Visit this page for details and to apply.

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential Weeks and Holiday Action Challenge Programmes 11-15 December 2017

Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey IntensiveLooking for a fun, action-packed challenge in the great outdoors during the holidays? These 5 day programmes for 14 -18 year olds allow you to visit some amazing places, meet new people, and have a great time doing it!

You don’t need to be into sport or the outdoors, the main thing you need is a willingness to “have a go”. The programme does involve physical activity each day so a moderate fitness level will help you make the most of the programme.

Spaces are filling quickly, to apply visit this page