FMC for youth
We want to help support young people’s introduction to an outdoor life, and inspire them to be the future guardians of the recreational opportunities we all cherish.
Your support will allow us to ensure the backcountry remains accessible and affordable for schools and young people in the future. And it will raise the young people’s awareness of the vibrant mountain club culture in NZ, which FMC advocates on behalf of to preserve the future of mountain recreation.
FMC has a number of options to allow young people to access the benefits of FMC membership.
How to join
There are several ways for young people to access the benefits of FMC:
For the young person
For Secondary Schools and Youth Training organisations
You’d sign up the relevant people as Youth Leader Supporters. Signing up additional people is a great way of showing your organisation’s appreciation by giving those adult access to the discount card and the magazine. The young people in that school or organisation can then access the FMC benefits through their Youth Leader. Sign up now
The benefits available
Our quarterly magazine is entertaining, informative and tells the stories of our outdoor community and the threats we’re facing.
Hard copies are provided by FMC directly to Youth Supporters, Youth Leader Supporters and our FMC clubs.
In addition, Youth Leader Supporters from schools can register any of their Y12 and Y13 students enrolled in Outdoor Recreation Unit Standards, and FMC will provide copies of the magazine for them at no extra charge. (Plus we can send you an extra copy for your school library!)
FMC Discount Card
Youth Supporters and Youth Leader Supporters are entitled to a FMC Discount Card, giving a wide range of offers and savings on outdoor gear, services and activities.
Young people who belong to a club can also access the card.
FMC Expedition Scholarships
In 2010 FMC (supported by the FMC Mountain and Forest Trust and the Maerewhenua Trust) created Expedition Scholarships to encourage young people to dream up outdoor adventures. Young people who are linked to FMC can apply for up to $1000.
Learn more about FMC Expedition Scholarships.
FMC Youth Award grants
FMC provides cash grants of up to $200 to support young people doing journeys and expeditions as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award or Scouts NZ Venturer Awards. Applications can be made by young people who are linked to FMC by one of the above memberships.
Learn more about the FMC Youth Award Grant
FMC Photo competitions and promotions
Youth Leaders are able to make an entry of the top photographs from your organisation to enter into our FMC photo competition,
Youth Supporters are eligible to make an entry themselves.
FREE Mountain films for Schools
FMC’s support of the NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival allows for any school to receive a free package of films from this year’s festival.
Visit FMC School Tour – Mountain Film Festival to register to receive the free films.
Purchase FMC Packliners and Safety In the Mountains Manuals
We can invoice schools directly if it helps, just let us know!
Join as a Youth Leader Supporter!
- The cost of the FMC Youth Leader Supporter is $30 pa per person
- Youth Leader sub runs from 1 Feb to 31 Jan
- When you complete the online membership form, you will be asked to name the School or Youth Organisation you work with.
If you want your school to pay your fee, select “Independent Payment” as the payment method, then email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to send your school an invoice for the supporter fee for as many Youth Leaders as you would like to register.