School Programmes

How we can help

Bigfoot Adventures core business is delivering EOTC programmes for New Zealand schools and we have been doing this successfully for over 20 years. EOTC is highly valued within New Zealand Schools and every school has their own requirements. As a mobile company, Bigfoot can tailor-make your EOTC experience to suit the needs of your school, budget, and curriculum.

These experiences can be a multitude of things including activities run within school grounds and nearby spaces, day trips offsite, camps with overnight experiences, or running an activity within your camp. We also offer NCEA/Outdoor Ed programmes, William Pike Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey and Bike Skills.

Our fully qualified and friendly staff are highly experienced in working with people from all ages and skill levels. All are First Aid verified, Police Vetted annually, and attend regular training to keep their skills current. Some of our Instructors also have P endorsed licences allowing them to drive students in vans.

Programme types

  • Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC)
  • Camps
  • NCEA Acheivement Standards
  • William Pike Challenge (WPC)
  • Duke of Edinburgh (DOE)
  • Gala Days
  • Bespoke Programmes

What we organise

  • Catering
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Activities
  • Timetables
  • Gear lists
  • Safety Management
  • Participant forms
  • Liaise with all third parties
  • Risk Forms

Our Locations

  • School Camps such as;
    • Camp Bentzon
    • CYC Ngaruawahia
    • Houghtons Bush Camp
    • Hunua Presbyterian Camp
    • Peter Snell Camp
    • Port Waikato School Camp
    • Willow Park Camp
  • Campsites such as;
    • Raglan
    • Wenderholm
    • Waipu
  • Other locations;
    • Central Plateau
    • Northland
    • South Island

PROGRAMME PROCESS

Everything that we send you is part of a bespoke plan which can be changed to better meet your needs. It is at this stage where amendments are made to tailor it just for you. If you would like changes made – please just let us know!

What you will receive from us:
• Programme Proposal
• Estimate

What we need from you:
• Feedback on objectives, if the outline meets your needs
• Review the Programme Proposal to ensure details such as dates, activities and participant numbers are correct
• Confirm the Estimate – Ideally through the link sent with your Programme Plan

Here you will have confirmed the activities and estimate for your programme and you are happy to have Bigfoot involved with your Outdoor Adventure.

What you will receive from us:
• Agreement for Service (and/or Programme Request Form) – will need to be signed and returned to Bigfoot
• Risk Consent + Medical Forms – these can be substituted in for your own documents
• Medical Summary (where applicable) – Can be substituted in for your own document
• Information Letter – will need to be sent out to all parents/guardians
• EOTC Contracting Letter – for your reference

What we need from you:
• Signed Agreement for Service
• Your Risk Consent/Medical and Summary information – If you wish to use your own
• Information Letter – sent out to all parents/guardians of participants
• Contact details of key adults (Teacher In Charge etc.)

On receipt of signed ‘Bigfoot Agreement for Service’ and/or ‘Programme Request Form’ you will receive three separate emails which will cover all documentation you may require for EOTC sign off;

Participant Pack:
• Risk Consent + Medical Form
• Information Letter
• Gear Lists

Client Pack:
• Programme Plan
• 50% Deposit
• Medical Summary
• Roles and Responsibilities – Adult Helper/Assistant, Teacher in Charge (TIC) &/or Group Leader

Risk Management:
• Site Management and Activity Management Plans
• Third Party Provider Risk documentation
• Teacher Run Activity Procedures

This stage is all the last details that allow us to be prepared for your group. Please note that final numbers are often fixed and are reflected on the final invoice.

What you will receive from us:
• Final Programme Plan
• Contact details of the Bigfoot Person In Charge from our side

What we need from you:
• Medical Summary
• Final Numbers
• Copy of schedule your adults are working from (if not ours)
• Contact details of key Adults (TIC etc.)

Your outdoor adventure is finally here!

Pre-Delivery – Week leading up
• Confirmed numbers for activities
• Discussion with client around weather – need for contingencies
• Final check on gear requirements & Participant needs

Delivery – Bigfoot Person In Charge and Teacher In Charge
• Discuss all medical and special requirements
• Conduct daily briefings and debriefs
• Programme adjustments made and documented
• Communicate with all relevant parties
• Deliver programme

Please note that final numbers are often fixed and are what is reflected on the final invoice.

What you will receive from us:
• Link to our Customer Evaluation
• Invoice

What we need from you:
• Complete your Customer Evaluation
• Invoice paid – due within 7 days
• Rebooking dates

Gala's and In-school Days

The process above is streamlined for events such as Gear Hires (e.g. trailers), Gala Days (days that are open to the general public) and events that take place within the school grounds.

SCHOOL/GROUP ENQUIRY FORM

Please complete the information below and we will be in contact with you shortly