For Schools and Tertiary Institutions2020-03-02T12:47:29+13:00

FMC for Schools and Tertiary Institutions

FMC encourages Secondary Schools and Polytechnics that teach and assess Outdoor Recreation Unit Standards for NCEA to join as associate members.
Schools which do not teach Unit Standards in Outdoor Recreation are also welcome to join.

The reasons for joining are:

  • Young people need to be made aware of the continual need for a body which advocates on behalf of trampers and climbers on issues related to the outdoors
  • Young people should be aware of the club structure which exists in NZ for those interested in the outdoors

The advantages gained from joining are:

  • Membership of the national body which can advocate on issues affecting Outdoor Recreation
  • Eligibility for students to apply for FMC Expedition Scholarships and Youth Award Grants.
  • Copies of the quarterly FMC Backcountry for students involved in Outdoor Recreation Unit Standards
  • Access to member’s benefits such as discounted Safety in the Mountains and packliners
  • An FMC Members discount card for students involved with Level 2 standards or higher

We encourage schools to support the staff involved in Outdoor Recreation  joining FMC as a Youth Leader.  A school may also join as an Associate.

If you want to purchase packliners of Safety in the Mountains go to the sales page.

Schools / Polytechnics can join by downloading the appropriate form: FMC Affiliation form – School or FMC Affiliation Form – Tertiary Institute.

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.

These scholarships are open to students schools which belong to FMC. For more details go to the FMC Expedition Scholarships page.

FMC Youth Award grants

FMC provides cash grants to support young people doing journeys and expeditions as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award or Scouts NZ Venturer Awards.   Please visit the FMC Youth Award Grant page to learn more.

FMC – Mountain Film Festival

FMC coordinates with the annual Mountain Film Festival to make a programme of films from the festival available to school.  For more details go to FMC School Tour – Mountain Film Festival