Imagine your class being taught some bushcraft and survival skills then heading off for a day walk to put these new skills to practice. Maybe cooking a sausage or damper on the fire, or take time to explore the area and practice navigation, experience some team initiative games, or any combination of things that would make for a brilliant day. Your role in this could be as simple as being a participant and enjoying the sausages.
“We have been coming to Dunedin for our Year 5/6 school camps and using Wild Earth Adventures for some years now. We have always been so impressed with their professional practice and knowledge. Our children get the absolute best experiences with them and take home fantastic memories. The Riversafe programme and rafting trip leave our children feeling empowered, confident and knowledgeable about the ways to keep themselves safe in water.
I would not hesitate to recommend Wild Earth Adventures to other schools”.
Jodie Howard, Deputy Principal, Hawea Flat School
ACC RiverSafe Programme
This fun day for years 5-8 is a combination of theory and river based activities about learning to make good, safe decisions in, on and around rivers.
We can run the activity as a full day stand-alone day consisting of a theory morning with our trained instructor(s). Your group would then relocate to the Taieri River to spend the afternoon in the water, putting into practice the lessons learnt in the morning.
Each student will receive an ACC RiverSafe Certificate for completing the day’s activities.
This programme can also be run in conjunction with our rafting trips with the theory taught separately at school or camp, them the practical activities happen during your raft trip.
The programme is also fantastic life skills for kiwi kids who have ready access to many great recreational water activities.
Rafting on Ripples
Take your students on a brilliant day out rafting the fabulous Taieri Gorge. The gentle Grade 1 & 2 rapids are ideally suited to younger students. Many opportunities for learning on topics such as water safety, native flora & fauna and the history of the area. A great way to bond with your class on an EOTC adventure.
“The bush walk was really nice, I even saw two fantails”
“The most fun bit of rafting was everything”
“All I can say is GO RAFTING!”
Year 6 students, St Joseph’s Cathedral School
Join your students on an exciting hunt for flags whilst they gain basic skills in map reading, interpretation and working as a team or individuals. Excellent as a Round Robin option with Archery or ABL team initiative activities.
Challenge your accuracy. Try out our archery challenges. Excellent as a Round Robin option with Orienteering or ABL team initiative activities.
Adventure Based Learning (team initiatives)
Your students will think these activities are pure fun but the learning opportunities are carefully structured to enhance and encourage your students initiative, self confidence, team co-operation and communication skills.
Your students will learn the basics about being in the bush and how to keep themselves safe and warm. The damper and marshmallows are always a hit!
School Camp Programmes
Wild Earth Adventures involvement with your school camp programme can include:
Pre Camp or Activity
Wild Earth Adventures will:
- Work with the coordinator to complete paperwork, including Safety Action Plans (SAPS ) or EOTC forms.
- Provide gear lists
- Plan menus (we can even do the shopping)
- Organise transport
- Facilitate pre camp/activity lessons – including basic first aid, weather interpretation and equipment.
On the Camp, Activity or Outdoor Trip
Wild Earth Adventures will:
- Deliver an individually designed outdoor program which meets your educational and social objectives.
- The programme could include:rafting, sea kayaking, orienteering, tramping, problem solving/team building, mountain biking, leadership training, bushcraft, and the River Safe Programme.
- Provide qualified staff
- Provide logistics/cooking staff
- We could also provide a range of rental equipment including SPOT tracker, Satellite phone, raincoats, tramping boots, tents, bedrolls, and cookers. See our gear hire page for details.
Let us help you give your students the wonderful outdoor experiences they deserve whilst ensuring their enjoyment and safety. All it takes is a phone call to (03) 489 1851 or email [email protected].