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.
Activity centres within Cambridgeshire that offer open residentials are:
Tel: 01638 741256
Grafham Water Centre
Perry, Huntingdon PE28 0GW
Tel: 01480 810521
Mepal Outdoor Centre
Tel: 01354 692251
Other residential opportunities:
Grafham Water Centre
Grafham are offering residential opportunities at their multi-activity centre throughout 2015. 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.
Blue Peris Mountain Centre
North Wales is blessed with a stunning landscape; indeed there are many fantastic outdoor locations on the doorstep of Blue Peris. There really is no better place to spend time completing your Gold Residential.
The 'real' challenges you will face are exciting activities such as Gorge Walking, Kayaking, Mining, Coasteering, Rock Climbing and Sea Level Traversing. Alongside these absorbing activities there is also a comprehensive evening programme.
So come on our course, make new friends, have new experiences and enjoy an exciting and fun-packed time. Working in view of DofE objectives (please check with your local area) we can only accept up to three individuals from the same area.
Full details are available on their website - www.blueperis.co.uk.
The Inland Waterways Association's Waterway Recovery Group
Canals have been brought back to life ever since the middle of the 20th century by local canal societies and trusts. Every year the Water Recovery Group (WRG) runs over 20 week-long 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 each volunteer is asked to contribute £56 for the week (or £8 per day) towards the cost of their accommodation and the three meals a day that are provided. Most accommodation, which is best described as basic, is in sports centres, schools or village halls. Anyone is welcome to volunteer for a Canal Camp; the only restriction is that they must be over 18 and under 70 years of age. No previous skills or experience are required.
An information pack covering opportunities to join in the waterway restoration work all over the country is available free of charge from Jenny Black at Waterway Recovery Group, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1WA Tel: 01494 783 453 or e-mail:
Alternatively you can refer to their website www.wrg.org.uk for further information, and a look back at what WRG has already achieved.
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.
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 new initiative, launched by the Prime Minister and funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), will give thousands of 18 – 22 year olds across the
Education Supplements International,
Education Supplements International is a non-governmental organization based in
Executive Director, Education Supplements International, P.O
Cell Phone: 020 3528347