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Outdoor Adventure

I would like to express my sincere thanks for your help and support. Our school and I appreciate the time you took to help with our students. With your expertise and equipment we are able to run a number of activities knowing the students are in capable hands.
I hope you will consider taking part in our future activities.
Mike Fullar, HoD/P.E. East Otago High School

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Adventure Based Learning, Team Building, White Water Rafting, Sea-Kayaking, Kayaking and Canoeing, Bush craft, Environmental Care, Canyoning and more.

Our Qualified Outdoor Instructors will assist you with program design, learning outcomes and planning. We will supply Risk Analysis and Standard Operating Procedures for all activities. We will be on hand to minimise risk and maximize the enjoyment of all participants. Taking education out of the classroom is an important aspect of personal development; doing this safely is essential.

Our chief instructor, Logan Akers has over 25 years experience in the outdoors here and aboard (including 12 months in Antarctica). He began instructing with a local canoe club at the age of 13, and he still has incredible passion for instructing in the wilderness.


Logan holds qualifications for:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • White Water Rafting
  • Personal Rope Skills
  • High Ropes Courses
  • Outdoor First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Unit Standard Workplace assessment
  • Counselling and Personal Coaching
He is a qualified First Aid Instructor and conducts training for the New Zealand Fire and Rescue Service. His experiences are far reaching and Logan has climbed and kayaked all over the world. Introducing more than 13,000 people to the outdoors he has never had a serious harm accident – Safety, experience and good judgment are critical to outdoor instructing.

Human Dynamics has conducted outdoor training for these and other organizations throughout New Zealand:
  • Antarctica New Zealand
  • Academy Group Ltd.
  • Bay of Plenty Health Board
  • Berwick Outdoor Experience
  • Community Care Trust
  • Captivate Adventures
  • Department of Conservation
  • Dunedin Community College
  • HangDog Adventures Ltd.
  • IHC (Otago)
  • Joint Antarctic Search & Rescue Team
  • New Zealand Air Force Air Training Corp.
  • New Zealand Fire & Rescue Service
  • New Zealand Police
  • Telecom Yellow Pages
  • Salvation Army Employment Trust
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Various Primary & Secondary Schools

Team Building

Human Dynamics can also assist with Risk Management Training and Team Building activities for teacher only days.
"I would like to thank all of the schools, businesses and community groups I have been working with over the past fifteen years. It has been a privilege to be invited back each year. I feel honoured each and every time I enter into the outdoors with a group – it truly is the most incredible place to learn, to grow and to know yourself. Every student is unique but the positive comments I receive are consistent.”
There still spaces available for activities in 2009-10 - and we would love to know of any contacts you may have looking for outdoor instructors. Email Logan directly at Logan@human-dynamics.co.nz


Adventure Based Learning
Your school program may not include an outdoors based camp so Human Dynamics runs a number of Adventure Based Learning activities. Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing & Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Tramping and Trust Activities can all be done during your normal school day.

Classes and activities are run on a challenge by choice strategy. No one is forced to complete an activity. I create the challenge, and an environment where it can be achieved safely and successfully. It is up to the students to take personal responsibility and complete the task.
"My goal as a professional outdoor instructor is to leave the students wanting more; alive to the possibilities of New Zealand’s outdoors. I have been instructing long enough to have seen and heard it before - but that hasn't dampened my pure passion for the outdoors.”

Basic Fees Table
Low decile schools are invited to discuss our scholarship options, and it never hurts to ask if our pricing is outside of your available budget.

Consecutive Days Standard Rate Discount Rate Account Rate 24 Hour Rate
1 $250.00 $200.00 $210.00 $500.00
5 $1,000.00 $900.00 $950.00  
7 $1,300.00 $1,200 $1,250  
2 Instructors, 1 Day $500.00 $385.00 $410.00 $900.00
2 Instructors, 5 Days $1,800.00 $1,600.00 $1,700.00  
  Payment within 7 days Payment within 7 days Payment 20th of the month Payment within 7 days
Private lessons $50/Hr      
All prices exclude GST
  • Standard Rate: for causal clients (less than 10 days work per annum)
  • Discount Rate: for regular clients who wish to pay within 7 Days
  • Account Rate: for regular clients who wish to pay within 20th of the month

Additional Pricing
Harness 40 $5.00
Static Rope 5 (up to 100m in length) $25.00
Dynamic Rope 5 (up to 60m in length) $25.00
Karabiner 40 $2.00
Belay Devices 10 $2.00
Figure 8 Descenders 10 $2.50
Auto Stop Descender 1 $15.00
Rescue Pulley Set 1 $25.00
Climbing Shoes 10 $5.00
Team Building Equipment 2 Sets $50.00
First Aid Supplies Per Item Used $2.00
Photo CD Minimum 50 Photos $10/1 then $3.50 each
All prices exclude GST

I would like to formally thank you for allowing my students the opportunity to participate in the recently completed activity. The professional attitude and ease with which Keith and Logan were able to relate to the students was fantastic. The students and I really appreciate the amount of planning time and effort that was obvious through out the day. I was particularly impressed with the way the activities flowed and the interactive variety that the students experienced.
Pete Wehi, Director, Logan Park Services Academy

Thank you very much for the amazing day that we had the opportunity to spend with you. Your manner with the young people was extremely professional and your ability to relate to people is amazing. I have seen this on a number of occasions and this is why I approached you to work with my group. It is fantastic for the young people to be involved in things that even their 'able bodied' peers would envy.  Thank you so much for helping make the week such an amazing success.
Scott Weatherall, Team Leader, IHC Otago.

Logan@humandynamics.co.nz Free phone 0800 Human Dynamics (0800 486 263)

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