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Youthtown Outdoors Programme

Youthtown Outdoors has been running Outdoor Education programmes for over 20 years. We are Outdoors Mark accredited, which emphasises our commitment to national safety standards and high quality programmes. All our programmes are led by qualified and experienced (both nationally and internationally) outdoor educators.

For Schools :

  • EOTC, adventure based learning and water safety programmes (regular sessions or one off)
  • Camps (part or full package, including Youthtown Lodge)
  • William Pike Award and Duke of Edinburgh Hilary Award

For Organisations :

  • Team Building
  • Retreats (part or full package, including Youthtown Lodge)

For your 5-18 year olds :

  • After School and Holiday activities on land, water and snow, including archery, kayaking and skiing
  • Adventure Camps at the Youthtown Lodge

Youthtown Outdoors provides exciting hands-on programmes ranging from single team work activities through to one week leadership development programmes and EOTC (Education Outside The Classroom) programmes for schools, community and corporate groups. These challenging and 'perceived risk' based activities can assist in developing participant's self-confidence, leadership and team work qualities.

We can design tailor made programmes and activities to suit your group's needs, both on-site and off-site. For example, Auckland's water safety programme gives each classroom the chance to learn to safely sail, windsurf, kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) at Orakei Basin, Auckland.

Set ratios and structured activities allow for maximum fun and learning. Have a look at packages we have as well as the list of options to mix and match your own activities. You’ll see a few of these featuring within our Holiday and After School Programmes too.

Hire Youthtown's Ohakune Lodge!

Our new Ohakune Lodge is for hire to Schools and Organisations during the term, as well as families at the weekend! We can bolt on Team Building and Local Adventures, to suit your Camp or Retreat, all at great value.

Organisations: Click HERE

Schools: Click HERE

Family groups can hire it too! Click HERE

Contact Us

Phone: 0800 004 566 

Email: info@youthtown.org.nz


Are We in your school?

Contact us about delivering at your local school or club

See our current list of schools

Outdoors youth activities and games
Your Site
  • Adventure Based Learning (ABL) Games
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Pioneering (Flinstone Carts and Tipi Building)
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Walkie Talkie Activities
Abseiling activities on Holiday Programme
Off Site
  • Abseiling
  • Blokarting
  • Bush craft
  • Rock climbing
  • Skiing *
  • Snowboarding *

*At ski fields across the country, or at Snow Planet, Auckland.

Youth school holiday outdoors activities
Water Safety
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Stand-up paddle board (SUP)
  • Windsurfing
  • Raft-building
  • Snorkelling
  • Water Skills for Life

Our Endorsements

Youthtown's Outdoor Mark accreditation means we can deliver our own outdoor programs and other organisations are happy to endorse us to deliver specialist programmes on their behalf.

Alternatively, Youthtown forms a ‘conduit’ or gateway to other organisations in the community who meet New Zealand's Health and Safety regulations. On these occasions, our staff remain with the children, overseeing the activity, implementing The Youthtown Way.

Ben at Youthtown has provided a fantastic Snow Club programme which our son has looked forward to every week. It makes us feel very happy to know that he is going to something he enjoys so much and learning a skill that he wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to participate in so frequently if it weren't for the Youthtown Outdoors programme. Thanks Ben for all your hard work.

Charlotte & Hamish Kofoed