Berwick Outdoor Experience

To broaden ones experiences in life by using teamwork to improve individual confidence and self-esteem.

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Included in the course

First Aid
Basic first aid course is covered first and aimed at situations that may occur while outdoors.
Descending a cliff, working as a team, and gaining confidence in these situations.
Kayaking down the Waipori River.
Obstacles including nets, ropes, poles which test individual skills and encourage team work.
Initiative course
To encourage team skills with single objectives.
Locating strategic points by following a map.
15km 6-7 hour tramp through native forest spending one night in a hut, followed by a night under canvas and return tramp from Lake Mahinerangi to Berwick.
Other Activities
Sports nights, climbing wall, morning & evening activities and the day to day involvement in camp life - cooking and cleaning.

What previous participants have said

"If anyone had told me what I was in for I would never have gone, but I would now recommend the Berwick Outdoor Experience to everyone"
"I often recall with pleasure, amusement and disbelief at events during the week. It certainly was an adventure to remember"
67 year old male
"It taught me how to trust other members of our team and that everyone has something to contribute. It has been a real confidence boost."
20 year old female

Prior to setting up the course in 1990, the Taieri Lions were continually receiving requests for financial assistance from people wanting to attend outdoor educational courses in various parts of the country. Members then realised that a very suitable facility was available within the Club's own area.

For Berwick Camp Bookings contact Jenny Scott Phone: +64 3 486 2837

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