We are a membership association – when you join us as a Member you’re supporting the development of adventure therapy in Aotearoa. There are also some great benefits to being a Member – and it’s an easy way to stay in the loop of what’s happening across the field of adventure therapy in Aotearoa.

Why we became an Association:

  • It creates a formal framework that enables the organisation to exist and function regardless of the changing circumstances of individual leadership team members
  • It means we can apply for grant funding to support our annual gathering and to enable Members to take part in international events too.

Why do we need members?

  • We need Members because our association exists to support our Members!
  • We need Members to help shape the future of adventure therapy in New Zealand
  • We need Members to be voted on to the leadership group to keep this thing going…

How much does it cost?

  • $60 a year, or just $40 if you are a student or unwaged.

Can I get an invoice?

  • If you need one, yes we can do that. 
  • Please keep in mind our admin team is voluntary – so if you don’t need one, don’t get one… ta 🙂
  • We are not GST registered.

What do we do with the money?

  • Invest in simple infrastructure to connect and support our Members – eg subscriptions to WordPress and Mailchimp, and getting tech support when we need it
  • Organise an annual hui/conference where Members can meet and learn from each other
  • Offer occasional learning and development opportunities for Members
  • An annual scholarship to support Members’ professional development and/or travel to attend International Adventure Therapy Conferences

    This Association exists to develop the field of adventure therapy in Aotearoa NZ and to support the development of our Members. Our volunteer leadership group is working hard behind the scenes to make this a reality. Any spending of the money is decided by the full leadership group not any one person. We are happy to take suggestions if there’s more you’d like to see!

What do I get as a member?

  • Full access to our programme of online workshops and the recordings
  • A regular newsletter with all sorts of information about adventure therapy in Aotearoa and around the world
  • Discounted participation in our annual gatherings
  • Access to a special Members’ Area on our website (coming soon!)
  • The ability to vote at our AGM (aka Awesome General Meeting)
  • The opportunity to stand for election to our leadership group
  • Best of all – you get the satisfaction of knowing you are investing into the development of this thing we love here in Aotearoa New Zealand!

It’s pretty cheap – can I give more to support the development of AT in Aotearoa?

  • Absolutely!  You can give as much as you like. At this stage it’s not tax deductible, but if we decide to apply for charitable status then it may be. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss opportunities for partnership or sponsorship.

Sounds amazing – how do I sign up? Right here!