The Adventure Bible School (ABS) is run on a “need to know basis”, so you may not know what you will be doing from moment-to-moment, day-to-day. From your exercise in the morning to your return to camp at the end of the day, there will always be an element of surprise! - Note: this does not mean that we have not planned it!The adventure activities that we do contain an element of risk, our staff endeavor to manage this risk to an acceptable level. Our instructors are qualified and experienced. Staff are also trained in first aid and safety management - safety is our primary concern at all times.
Due to the nature of the outdoor environment in New Zealand, we reserve the right to change activities as we see fit in order to maintain safety. We also reserve the right to exclude students from activities if we feel safety or personal wellbeing might be at risk.
This is an outdoor course with a high level of activity. While you don't need to be an expert, you do need to be physically able to participate in the course / activities. If you are carrying injuries, you may be excluded from certain activities for safety reasons (if in doubt please contact us).
> If you suffer from bi-polar disorder, this course may place significant stress on you. We recommend that you do not apply
> If you suffer from an eating disorder you will probably be excluded from some activities for safety reasons
We reserve the right to remove students from the course who have not disclosed medical or health conditions in their application forms. We also reserve the right to remove students from the course at any time for safety reasons.
There is some special equipment that you will need to have a safe and enjoyable ABS course. As ABS is an outdoor based course, you will likely experience all the weather patterns New Zealand has to offer! It is essential to have the right stuff for the job.
You can purchase the necessary items here in New Zealand when you arrive, but it is recommended to bring it with you as the items maybe more expensive here than in your home country.
If you come without the requested items, you will be required to purchase them at your own cost on arrival.
Click below to download the Equipment List
ABS Equipment List (390 KB)