Outdoor Community

Events and trips

The mark of a healthy outdoor group is getting members into the outdoors! Official trips encourage new friendships, mentoring at all levels and a sense of belonging to the group. Other events inspire and generate club connection.

Hut and track maintenance

The Backcountry Trust, established by NZ Deerstalkers Association, Trail Fund NZ and Federated Mountain Clubs is the place to go for all things related to voluntary work on our back country infrastructure.

Tent tramping with littlies

Tent tramping with a baby can sometimes be easier than hut tramping with a baby – main reason? Simply the fact you don’t need to worry about whether or not your baby will wake someone else up or not!

Club gear hire services – the practicalities

Let’s face it, outdoor gear is usually expensive. For those who are new to the outdoors, or to a particular activity, the cost involved can be a real barrier to giving it a go. Clubs that offer gear hire are providing an excellent service to help people to get into, and stay safe in, our wild places.

Trip transport and licencing – staying legal

One of the many benefits of club membership is reducing your costs of getting to the hills by combining resources for transport. But as soon as any money changes hands, you need to be aware of the rules surrounding payments and transport, otherwise you can stray unwittingly onto the wrong side of the law.

Safety management

Safety and liability are two buzz words in today’s society. When it comes to outdoor clubs, there is a lot of misconception around what the responsibilities of the club, the leaders and the individuals.

Leader development

A common theme in many clubs is that the same group of people seem to be leading all the trips, which is fine, until those people get tired of the responsibility or leave the club.

Take a kid tramping

All communities rely on teaching and mentoring young members for the future success of the community. Tramping clubs and outdoor groups are no different.

Club night photo competitions

There are a number of different ways to run a photo competition, which can be made to suit even the smallest club, through to the whole of FMC. We’ll discuss a few ways to make it work for you.

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