Introduction

Courses, Camps, Clubs and Competitions

At James Hargest College there are a variety of opportunities for students to involve themselves in Outdoor Education and Outdoor Pursuits. View our Outdoor Recreation course here.

Outdoor Education & Outdoor Pursuits

  • A Year 12 full year Outdoor Recreation course
    • Term 1 - 4 Day Wanaka Camp - Whitewater Kayak/Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking
    • Term 2 - 3 Day Stewart Island Camp - Tramping & Orienteering
    • Term 3 - 2 Day Wanaka Snow Farm Camp - Cross Country Skiing and Snow Caving
    • Term 4 - Single Track Mountain Biking and bike repairs

Other year levels:

  • Three day Year 9 camp at Curio Bay
  • Four Day Year 10 Camp at Borland Lodge in the Fiordland National Park
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • Canoe Polo competition
  • Kayaking trips & competitions
  • Snowboarding and Skiing trips & competitions

Exciting & Challenging Programme

As part of an exciting and challenging programme participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain qualifications 
  • Find out more about themselves
  • Co-operate in a team situation
  • Show leadership
  • Plan and organise activities
  • Challenge themselves
  • Grow in confidence
  • Experience outdoor recreation
  • Learn new skills
  • Have fun in the outdoors

 

Activities Available

  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Tramping
  • Orienteering
  • Snow Caving (includes cross country skiing)
  • First Aid
  • Risk Management

Other Clubs and Competitions

Some of the clubs & competitions available to students include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking Down River racing
  • Kayaking Slalom
  • Canoe Polo
  • Boardercross & Halfpipe
  • Skiing Giant Slalom
  • Orienteering