Breakaway

School Holiday Programme
For West Auckland Youth

April Programme Applications open in

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COVID INFORMATION

Breakaway programmes will be run under the COVID-19 protection framework Gathering criteria.   Please be aware that we will NOT be asking for Vaccine Passports.  This may mean we have a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated students on the same programme.

Junior Programme (Ages 11-13 years)

20th – 22nd April 2022

Wednesday – Thursday 9-5pm & Friday 9-1pm
Junior Participants:20
# Participants:
1
Calan B
2
Adam C
3
Ava Kira
4
William W
5
Marley L
6
Kaya L
7
Cameron H
8
Dante D
9
Jaedyn F
10
Katrina H
11
Tara N.B.S
12
Braedon H
13
Sanatana A
14
Samuel M
15
Ashleigh M
16
Vaha T
17
Lucas W
18
Fou S
19
Messias L
20
Daetyn M

Each programme has 10 spaces.
Applicants # 11 onwards will go on the waitlist below

Senior Programme (Ages 14-17 years)

27th – 29th April 2022

Wednesday – Thursday 9-5pm & Friday 9-1pm
Senior Participants:10
# Participants:
1
Charlotte H
2
Huia H
3
Gabriella H
4
Hannah T
5
Laa T
6
Lini T
7
Lucy R
8
Elijah S
9
Manaaki L
10
Jeremiah L

Each programme has 10 spaces.
Applicants # 11 onwards will go on the waitlist below

Registrations

Each programme has 10 spaces availablE.  ANY REGISTRATIONS AFTER THIS GO on TO the Waitlist

Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis for eligible participants. AST reserves the right to withdraw, alter or amend programme applications.

You can attend 1 programme per school holidays

Check your Eligibility

To be eligibile for our BreakAway School Holiday Programmes you must:

  • Be 11-17 years of age at the time of the programme
  • Usually reside withing one of our 3 funding zones
    • Henderson-Massey Local Board
    • Waitākere Ranges Local Board
    • Whau Local Board

Click here to search your address on the Auckland Council website to find out which Local Board you reside in.

Please note priority 1 will be given to first time participants. Priority 2 will be given to those previously waitlisted.

Break-Away

Break-Away is a school holiday programme that provides young people with fun, stimulating and structured outdoor activities during the school holidays. It is designed to give them constructive things to do that will support their personal development. It also aims to promote physical activity.
We provide a safe environment where young people are able to participate in physical activity in a way that promotes their self-esteem and the value of physical activity

Free

Adventure Specialties Trust has received government funding for providing Break-Away school holiday programmes for areas of West Auckland.

This means that YOU can be part of this fantastic and fun 2 ½ day outdoor adventure holiday programme for FREE*

*You must reside within our funding zones and be 11-17 years of age at the time of the programme to be eligable

Ages

We run mulitple programmes every school holidays split into two age groups.

Junior Programmes: 11 – 13 year olds

Senior Programmes: 14 – 17 year olds

What to Bring

  • A packed lunch each day, snacks and a drink bottle
  • Togs, towel, sunhat and sunscreen
  • A spare change of warm dry clothes for afterwards
  • Wear sports clothes and walking shoes that can get wet and dirty (no jandals)

We will provide all specialist clothing and equipment

Times

Day 1 & 2:  9am – 5pm (full days)
Day 3: 9am – 1pm (half day)

Location

Drop off and pick up:
Adventure Specialties Trust (Auckland)
4 Winston Place, Henderson

Benefits

  • build social, interpersonal and communication skills, so the young person can manage and respond positively to challenges and make positive choices about their lives
  • a positive alternative to high-risk, anti-social behaviour such as experimenting with drugs or being involved in crime
  • to improve attitudes and engagement with school and improve their self- confidence and self-esteem
  • learn about the importance of being physically active, gain adaptable skills through participation and become aware of physical activities available in their communities.

Check out what we had to say on our Adventure Specialties Trust Facebook page about our last Breakaway Programme

Want to star in our next social media post? Come along on our adventures and you just might find yourself becoming a little more famous

Check out some of the activites we do:

*Please note this is not an exclusive list. Instructors will chose activities for each programme based on the weather, participants’ abilities, equipment availability, ocean tides among other factors.

Biking

Bush Walks

Caving

Coasteering

Dune Sliding & Swimming

Kayaking

Raft Building

Rock Climbing

Surfing