History

Pine Valley Outdoor Centre Trust was established in 1984, when the local school closed a group of North bank settlers, Education Board representatives, teachers, REAP, scouts and guides formed a trust with the intention of developing the area into a camp for the benefit of the district's children.

The idea was to give them somewhere to go that was affordable, somewhere that gave them new experiences, developed their self esteem and confidence and gave them an appreciation for the outdoors.

Over the 26 years since, thousands of children have stayed here as school groups, along with scouts, guides, youth and community groups and families.

The Trust that maintains and administers the camp are all volunteers.