The Blind Foundation is very pleased to be able to offer the chance to clients and members to discover their full potential through a life changing adventure in the outdoors through taking up the challenge of participating in an Outward Bound course. The 2018 course date is 2nd – 9th March 2018.

Participants will be pushed to their limits and challenged in a whole new way. Together with their team they’ll experience a range of adventurous activities developing confidence and courage, in some of the most amazing places in New Zealand.

Participants will spend time discovering themselves and their values, challenging ingrained limitations of what is possible, and form lifelong friendships along the way.

It’s a high energy course with little downtime but still perfectly balanced for those looking for physical challenge and those seeking a reflective experience. And you don’t need to be young to attend, our oldest clients to participate so far have been in their late 60’s!

Successful applicants will gain a range of amazing new skills which we hope they will be able to pass on in their local community to help enable others.

Course cost: Travel costs to and from Picton. There are funding options available in some cases.

Applications are encouraged from clients and members:

  • 18 years or above at course start
  • Can participate in a full day’s activities; include walking for a full day
  • Be comfortable in water and getting their head under water (life jackets are always available)
  • Can attend without your own carer or guide dog (can bring personal cane)
  • Have experience away from home and can work in a team environment

Applications are open now, there are limited places available and they will be filled on a first come basis, subject to screening and acceptance by Outward Bound. For more information or to apply please contact kodonnell@blindfoundation.org.nz or 07 838 7507.