Every summer from June to August, we offer a range of non-residential adventures for 8 to 16 year olds. All the important safety equipment is provided, these adventures are designed to inspire young people enabling them to become more confident, more determined and better prepared for the challenges of life.
Each day, arrive at 9.30am and depart at 4.30pm.
Multi Activity Adventure Week, non-residential (8-11 years)
A week of instructed adventure and fun on land and water. Including activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, gorge walking, climbing, scrambling, ropes courses and mountain biking, to name a few. The programme for the week will be planned to suit the weather conditions and group ability. No previous experience is required for any of the activities.This is a non-residential course.
Multi Activity Adventure Week, non-residential (11-16 years)
A week of instructed adventure in the local area, exploring our environment and learning new skills. The full day activities could include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, mountain biking and gorge walking. The programme for the week will be tailored to meet the needs of the group and fit with weather conditions. The activity week will build knowledge and skills in the chosen activities whilst working towards national proficiency awards if possible. This is a non-residential course.
RYA Youth Sailing Courses Stages 1-4, non-residential (8-16 years)
We are very lucky at Blairvadach to have an amazing selection of dinghies and multihull sailing boats available to use. We will sail right in front of the centre where we have excellent facilities, a purpose built slipway, a floating teaching platform, and a wet classroom if needed for theory sessions. As your experience grows we will venture further out onto the water to experience the sheer exhilaration of being powered by the wind. We run RYA courses suitable for complete beginners or experienced sailors alike, probably the quickest and easiest way to get afloat.
More information on the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme is available here.
Climbing Adventure Week, non-residential (11-16 years)
Take on a new challenge and learn about the exciting adventure sport of climbing during this fun week (5 days). Aimed at the complete beginner, the course will cover equipment, safety and the basic skills needed to get you started by using a mixture of inspirational outdoor locations and appropriate indoor climbing venues. A great way to get into this amazing activity. This is a non-residential course.
We will aim to complete the NICAS Level 1 award during this week.
Paddlesports Adventure Week, non-residential (11-16 years)
Learn the thrills and spills of canoeing and kayaking during this fun week (5 days) aimed at the complete beginner. The course will cover equipment, safety and basic boat skills needed to get you started. Although general-purpose kayaks will be used for most of the week you will also be given the opportunity to paddle open canoes and sea kayaks.This is a non-residential course.
An opportunity to complete one of the NEW British Canoeing Paddle Awards will be offered on this course.