Pine Valley Outdoor Centre - The Next Chapter!
We want to reconnect Marlborough children with a genuinely 'Marlborough' experience!Marlborough
The Pine Valley Outdoor Centre has been a go-to venue for camps for Marlborough schools and families for many years (since 1984 in fact!). However, in the past few years there has been a slight decline in the usage of the facilities and the centre itself is now facing some changes too with stalwarts, Lloyd and Val Mapp, looking to retire from the care and administration of the centre and, our long-term maintenance person relocating to Golden Bay.
So, the current committee is really motivated and committed to bringing life back to the centre and future-proofing the facility for generations of Marlborough school children to come.
We want to reconnect Marlborough children with a genuinely 'Marlborough' experience!
We are looking to build an 'Administration Centre' on-site to house a 'Centre Facilitator'. This will enable us to offer much more to groups visiting the centre and to keep the camp fresh, functional and FUN!
We even have a draft plan in place for a brand new 3-tier education programme that would bring together local iwi, conservation groups and education services while offering teachers support in the planning and administrative aspects of organising camp. This is very much in its infancy but we have the support and guidance of some local teachers and we are very excited about the ideas that have surfaced so far!
We know that the Pine Valley Outdoor Centre is a much loved Marlborough icon and hope to get plenty of support!
Update - 1st Jan 2019 - We are now well on our way to achieving our fundraising goals and we have received support from many local sources. There's a way to go but we are very excited about beginning to move forward with our development project.
The Pine Valley Outdoor Centre is located in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough. We provide opportunities for children to develop confidence, self esteem, try new things, connect with the world around them in a safe and meaningful way and, we've been doing so for 35 years!
Use of funds
Funds contributed by the community will go directly towards the development at Pine Valley Outdoor Centre - towards the building of the cottage or the purchasing of resources to support the education programme. The more we raise the more we can do!
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We have had a successful year of fundraising with a total of $55,000 (!!) being raised to towards the re-development at the Pine Valley Outdoor Centre.
We are very grateful for the support that the centre has received from the community thus far. BUT we cannot continue offering the Pine Valley Outdoor Centre to the community unless we get this development completed.
We need $220,000 more and we are working hard to make this happen! Can you help?
We are re-opening this page to allow individuals to give a little to this project as every little bit will help us keep the Pine Valley Outdoor Centre open and available to the next generation of Marlborough children :-)
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This page was created on 22 Jul 2018 and closes on 29 Jun 2020.