IDEAS FOR THE RESIDENTIAL SECTION
Full details about the requirements of the residential section can be found on the residential page of the DofE website. The DofE website also has a list of residential opportunities which are open to anyone.
Cambridgeshire County Council's Gold Bushcraft Residential
19th - 23rd August 2017
Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness skills and is about thriving in the natural environment and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include fire lighting, shelter building, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, hand-carving wood, among others.
The residential is taking place in private woodland near Grafham Water.
The cost is £180 (discounted to £160 for Cambridgeshire County Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Suffolk County Council participants).
Grafham Water Centre
Perry, Huntingdon PE28 0GW
Tel: 01480 810521
Grafham are offering residential opportunities at their multi-activity centre throughout 2016/2017. Their courses offer participants the chance to complete National Governing Body awards in sailing, paddlesports or climbing. Further information can be found on their website.
International Citizenship Service
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a global volunteering experience which supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to some of the world’s poorest people. This is a 10 - 12 week experience learning new skills, developing ones you have and having a lasting impact in developing communities. Further information can be found on the ICS website - http://www.restlessdevelopment.org/volunteer-ics
Lisa Kent Trust
The Lisa Kent Trust is a Cambridge-based charity and is dedicated to providing the children of the Gambia with the education they need for a brighter future. The Trust offers tailor made working party trips to the Gambia. Further information can be found on their website - www.lisakenttrust.org
The Inland Waterways Association's Waterway Recovery Group - Canal Camps
The Water Recovery Group (WRG) runs working holidays called ‘Canal Camps’ with the aim of restoring the derelict waterways of England and Wales. Each Canal Camp usually runs for seven days and volunteers are asked to contribute £63 for the week towards the cost of their accommodation and food. Volunteers must be aged over 18. No previous skills or experience are required.
Further details can be found on their website www.wrg.org.uk.