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13-16 Years + Parent/Caregiver Duration 8 days

An 8-day course for teens aged 13-16 years with a physical disability, and their parent or caregiver. The maximum group of six pairs will learn about themselves and each other in a supportive environment. You and your teen will develop trust and respect and a more meaningful relationship. Experience working in partnership as part of a wider team.

Bookings & Fees

COURSE DATE: 12-19 APRIL 2022

Please contact Caroline Campbell, Adapted Course Manager on 0800 688 927 or (04) 282 1090 or ccampbell@outwardbound.co.nz

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Programme

You'll take on eight days of outdoor adventure together, spending your time at the school in Anakiwa, and out amongst the bush, mountains and waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. Activities can include camping, sea journeys, water challenges, and height activities.

Not only will you be working with each other, you'll team up alongside up to five other caregiver & teen duos and three expert instructors, all bringing their own mix of stories and personalities!

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Outcomes

Leaps & Bounds is the ultimate bonding experience. You'll learn more about each other and your relationship, as you problem-solve and overcome challenges together.

Key outcomes include:

  • Develop an understanding of each other’s strengths and capabilities
  • Gain trust, respect, and a more meaningful connection with each other
  • Experience working in a partnership and as part of a wider team
  • Push your own self-imposed boundaries and support your significant other as they push theirs
  • A better understanding and appreciation for the outdoors.
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SAFETY AND SUPERVISION

The course will have three fully qualified instructors and will operate within the standard safety policy of Outward Bound. Student wellbeing is our priority.

Students will have shared accommodation in their watch-house but separate (male/female) bathrooms while in the school.

We require all participants at Outward Bound to complete a medical, which is valid for three months from the date of the doctor visit and must be valid for the duration of the course.

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PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

All participants must be:

  • Able to communicate clearly and have no intellectual disability
  • Experienced spending time away from home
  • Able to participate in a full day of physical activity with rest breaks
  • Comfortable in and around the water, including having head under – lifejackets available
  • Able to meet general Outward Bound screening guidelines
  • Willing to give things ago 


Disabled participants must
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  • Have had at least a 1-year adaptation period since becoming a disabled person

Caregivers/parents must be:

  • Able to walk/run 3km in 30 minutes
  • Able to support the personal care of their teen
  • Willing to fully participate in all aspects of the course

Participants in a wheelchair must be:

  • In a manual wheelchair (electric wheelchairs are not suitable for a course)
  • Able to transfer from the ground to their wheelchair
  • Be under 85kg

NB: Due to technical equipment requirements, the course can take a maximum of two wheelchair users, two participants using crutches/frames and one participant who is blind or visually impaired. Participants could include those with both congenital and acquired physical disabilities eg. muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, amputations, arthritis.

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Trax seal of approval

Outward Bound New Zealand is proud to display the Trax Seal of Approval - New Zealand’s benchmark of Adaptive Adventure Travel & Inclusive Tourism.

As an approved inclusive operator, we are committed to working with our students to tailor adventures to their abilities. To find out more about the inclusive tourism movement in New Zealand, head to makingtrax.co.nz.

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Meet Caroline, OB's Adapted Course Manager

Kia ora, I grew up in Upper Hutt, Wellington, swimming in the Hutt River and collecting blackberries. After study in New Zealand, some overseas adventures and raising 3 children, I was lucky enough to find a role with Outward Bound New Zealand. 

I worked in the fundraising team for 2 years before more recently (in what I think is the best job at OB) moving to the role of Adapted Course Manager.

To me Outward Bound is all about empowering people, allowing individuals to find their own voice and connect with our beautiful environment. I love that I can be the starting point for someone’s Outward Bound journey.

You can get in touch with Caroline on email: ccampbell@outwardbound.co.nz

or phone (04) 282 1090.

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