Outdoor Pursuits DTS

New Zealand

Do you like adventure?

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Paint Ball, Kayaking, Canyoning, Camping, Caving, Snorkeling, High Ropes, Bungee Jumping, Hiking.


We believe that God can be found both in and

outside of the classroom.


If this is the way you like to spend your weekends, then “Outdoor Pursuits” is the stream you’re looking for.

Here at Zion we specialize in providing a large range of outdoor activities. These include Extreme sports, canyoning, and stunning hikes in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful terrain.

If you are one that likes a more challenging adventure, then why not join your fellow Adrenalin junkies and get a taste of what New Zealand has to offer.

We believe that God can be found both in and outside of the classroom, so pack your bags, grab your boots, and join us for an unforgettable experience that will challenge you in your pursuit of Him.

All activities are carried out by specialists within their fields to ensure the safety of each student.

The price listed below includes accommodation, food, stream activities, guest speakers, flights to and from outreach, and all outreach expenses.

Please note that the activities listed above are not all guaranteed to happen on your DTS. Activities vary each school due to various reasons such as weather, school schedule, stream size (smaller stream has less funds), booking availability, e.t.c.

DTS Dates

Mid January


Mid July

Cost (NZD)

$4,500 Lecture Phase

$1,100 Activity Fee

est $5,000 Outreach


 UofN Accredited

University of the Nations




What's DTS all about?
What can I expect?


Wanting to Learn?

If you enjoy adventure, adrenaline, and love finding God in creation then Outdoor Pursuits is definitely the right stream for you to join!


With our Outdoor Pursuits stream, we do a wide range of activities around Northland, which allows our students to connect with God in a completely different way than they would in the classroom. Whether it be being stunned by his amazing creation at the top of a hike, being forced to trust in his goodness as you bungee jump off a bridge, or just hearing him speak to you through the beauty of nature, we want to help our students connect with God in all sorts of different ways. 

What to Bring

Make sure you bring active wear, swimwear, shoes to hike in (whether they be real hiking boots or just runners), a water bottle, and a readiness to try new things!

What people are saying

I would never have imagined all that I discovered about myself and my Creator at Zion. I went to New Zealand to get away from my life, to start-over, and didn’t ever intend to pursue Him, but He met me here. He brought me to a place of humility and uncovered my brokenness. Ever since then He has been gently rebuilding me into the woman that He created and cherishes. Zion was the first place that I met a community of sons and daughters who love their Father and want to change the world for His glory, and because of His love, and I am so stoked to now be a part of that. All I want to do is what my Father created me to do; to know His love, and to allow it to flow out of me like a sweet fragrance that the world will notice, wonder, and want.

Shaniah Hogman


I came here to find God and to know Jesus better . I wanted to know what my identity is in God. In Him we are pure. God is a loving father and he has only loving ways for us. We don’t have to be afraid, because God cares about us and He loves us and He wants a relationship with us! To come here was the best decision I ever made.

Delia Koller