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The world has changed fast. Today there now are lots of expectations on tour operators, outdoor centres, educational institutions and not-for-profits who are providing adventure activities, training and services.

If you’re feeling the pressure, I can help you with the following:

  • REVIEW + DEVELOP  your culture, long-term strategies and safety management system

  • TRAIN + MENTOR  your management people, staff teams and adventure leaders

Bruce, Conway, outdoor, educator, consultant,
Bruce Conway

Bruce Conway is widely respected across NZ. He is known in the deep south through his former Alpha Outdoors roles as outdoor educator for school camps,  EOTC trainer for Otago University College of Education (Southland Campus), Outdoor Recreation tutor for SIT degree, diploma and certificate programmes, and as the pioneer of the iconic Paddles Up inter-school fun kayaking event.

From 2004-2011, Bruce was NZ Director of Camps for SU Youth responsible for overseeing 30 holiday camps around NZ and for the training of  300 volunteer leaders. In addition, he has worked successfully as an adviser/trainer with national bodies such as Skills Active, NZOIA, A Rocha, MSC and CCNZ.

Since stepping back from full-time outdoor education, he keeps his ‘hand in’ by serving on the Adventure Specialties board and helping with SU Youth camps.

Bruce is now available to work with the staff and management of schools, tertiary institutions, adventure tourism operations and youth organisations to enhance their ability to deliver quality learning and outdoor experiences.

Bruce has a wealth of experience in Education Outside the Classroom, Adventure Education, Environmental Education and Leadership Development. Until recently, he held multiple NZOIA qualifications (Rock/Abseil 1, Bush 2, Whitewater Kayak 1, Sea Kayak 1) and was an assessor for both NZOIA and Skills Active.

Your educational institution, adventure tourism operation, outdoor centre or youth organisation can now take advantage of his expertise and collaborative style, and his NZ networks.


Bruce on Glaisnock first descent

Adventure, Leadership & Safety consultancy