WHAT IS THE COST
$150 per day or $1050 per week which covers everything except arranging your teens travel arrangements.
CAN I PAY THIS OFF?
Yes of course you can pay this off. Pay off options are interest free. Please contact Alycia about this option directly so that we can discuss your needs. Payment can be made in 2, 3 or 4 instalments over a series of weeks.
FUNDING HELP NEEDED
The difference this program is making to hundreds of young people is incredible. If you or your business can help sponsor a teen On Tour please contact us.
It is my dream to see every On Tour Stay free for families who cannot afford it and I am doing my best to make this happen. Growing up this is always something I would have LOVED to do didn’t have the money for. I left home and school at a very young age and I know that if there was someone there who I looked up to and I could have learned from it would have saved me years of heartache going down the wrong path in life. I have been given a second chance which is why I have dedicated my life to helping others.
We have a certain number of FREE spaces for families in need. The more help we get- the more we can give.
If you need this program sponsored- please check the website for dates/towns and email the Team with what area you would like to join us on and we will put you on the list and do our best to make this happen for you.
– Please do not ruin this for families who truly cannot afford this. We have a large number of families who are well off taking spaces that are designed to help those who truly need the help.
DO YOU TAKE EVERYONE?
The On Tour Stay is not for everyone.
We do not take anyone who has a history of physical violence, drinking, drugs or school expulsion.
We DO NOT take anyone who does not want to be here.
This is not a rehab centre and we can only help those who want help themselves.
The On Tour Stay is a safe environment.
We have a ZERO tolerance policy on bullying which is very strictly monitored.
All of the girls on tour are in very similar situations and we have not yet had a single case of bullying to date.
Our rule is that if anyone is caught bullying they are sent home.
PICK UP-DROP OFF
It is your responsibility to book & pay for your teenager to get to and from us On Tour.
We will happily pick up or drop off your teen up from the nearest airport, bus stop or train station within reason.
TIME OFF SCHOOL
Every school we have worked with so far has 100% been on board and counted the On Tour Stay as valuable work experience, So you don’t need to worry about ‘missing’ school.
There is also time for study or homework during the week
We allow full access to phones and you are welcome to talk to your teenager any time day or night. We find that they are so busy they don’t spend much time on them at all. Knowing they can contact someone is very important and we don’t like to take those rights away unless it is mandatory by the parent.
The Free Riding Team are also available on call 24/7
MY TEEN HAS HUGE ANXIETY ABOUT BEING AWAY FROM HOME
Anxiety and panic attacks are VERY common and we are here any day or night to help them through it.
Weather it is 1pm or 1am we are committed to helping your teen develop and mature their coping skills not only with Anxiety but all emotions they will face that affects their quality of life.
HOW LONG DO YOU RECOMMEND?
1 week to 3 weeks is ideal however our program is VERY flexible to suit your individual needs.
WHAT DATES ARE AVAILABLE
Please see www.freeridingnz.com for a full list of dates/towns coming up soon.
DO YOU HAVE BOYS ON TOUR?
While our intention is not to discriminate we have rules and guidelines to follow for obvious reasons.
Our standard format is that we are only able to take ALL GIRLS or ALL BOYS at one time On Tour.
If we are running a Youth Retreat this is dependent on location and staff on board at the time. This will be looked at on an individual basis.
Please feel free to contact Alycia directly if you would like to discuss this further.
WHAT AGES DO YOU TAKE?
We have a guide line of “teenager” however this is only a guide.
The most common age range who come on is from 13-17 however we also have numerous younger kids from 8year olds right through to older ‘kids’ into their 20s’s. We always make this age appropriate and tailor the program to suit their needs.
Obviously no underage drinking is permitted by us however if you are adult we do not mind the odd beer or wine at night time with moderation being the key. Drunkenness or bad behaviour is completely no tolerated by anyone.
We do not restrict what type of food can be eaten on tour. We cook together and eat a very balanced diet as a rule.
If you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc we can easily cater to this and do so regularly.
HOW TO BOOK
PLEASE EMAIL INFO@FREERIDINGNZ.COM TO BOOK.
Dates and locations are found on the free riding website www.freeridingnz.com (coming soon)
You can buy pre-booked week long spaces in your area. (coming soon)
To book more than 1 week in a row please book each week separately. (coming soon)
If you would like a customised booking (10 days for example) please email Alycia directly on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you an invoice.
Your space is ONLY reserved once payment has been made (Partial or full)
Payments are non-refundable regardless of the reason however they can be used at a later date if needed or passed on/sold to someone else.
If you leave early for any reason the booking is non-refundable however you are allowed to come back at any time for the remainder of your stay.
WHAT TO BRING
Please write your name on all items
1. Pillow. We have all other bedding.
2. A book If you like reading
3. 1 large bag of chippies, lollies or chocolates
4. 1 bottle of juice
5. 1 bag of fruit OR veg (EG) Watermelon, apples, carrots, oranges, bananas
6. 3 changes of clothes including a hat, bathers & sunscreen. Include a warm jacket and pants
7. Towel & toiletries
8. Notebook, pen & flashlight
9. Any medication you may need as we are not allowed to give you anything
10. A good attitude!
ON TOUR STAY AREAS FOR 2017-2018
August 1st- October 22nd- PERTH AREA,WA
November 6th- November 26th ADELAIDE, SA
November 27th- November 29th MT GAMBIER, SA
November 30th – December 4th WARRNAMBOOL, VIC
December 5th – December 11th BALLARAT, VIC
December 12th – December 23rd MELBOURNE, VIC
January 8th – January 27th 7 LOCATIONS, TAS
January 29th- February 18th MULTIPLE LOCATIONS- EXACT VENUES AND DATES BEING RELEASED SOON
February 18th – March 19th MULTIPLE LOCATIONS- EXACT VENUES AND DATES BEING RELEASED SOON