What is the William Pike Challenge Award?
The William Pike Challenge Award is a youth development programme for participants between the ages of 10 - 13 years
How do I complete the William Pike Challenge Award?
Participants complete 5 outdoor activities approved by their coordinators and the William Pike administration, complete 20 hours of community service and 20 hours of a passion project, which is an activity new to the participant.
How much does it cost?
To enrol in the William Pike Challenge the cost is $130.
The cost of participating in passion projects, community service and outdoor activities is not included in the enrolment fee.
What activities does Auckland Challenge offer?
For groups of ten or more Auckland Challenge runs 3 half day outdoor courses - First Aid, Bush Craft and Map Reading.
Auckland Challenge will also run an overnight camp during the year.
- If you are going to enrol for your Duke of Edinburgh's International Award later on, this training can cross credit towards some of your bronze training.
How do I record my activities?
Once you have enrolled with Auckland Challenge you will be sent an invitation to the award hub, where you set up your username and password. Whenever you complete activities you record your hours and activity reflections on the hub. You will be able to see the percentage of your award that you have completed on the hub as well as seeing suggestions for passion projects, outdoor activities and community service.
How long do I have to complete my Award?
The William Pike Challenge Award runs for a calendar year. This means that you will need to complete your Award by the December of the year that you sign up. It is recommended that you give yourself at least six months to complete your Award.
Can I enrol for more than one year?
Yes, you can enrol every year that you are eligible. You can challenge yourself and design your own Award path, so you will not be completing the same Award twice.
Do I need a coordinator?
Yes. You cannot sign up without a coordinating group, either a school or other youth group. This is why Auckland Challenge is beginning to offer the coordination of the Award this year - so that is is available to everyone who would like to participate?
For more information about the WPCA and William Pike please visit the website https://williampike.co.nz/wpca/