2019 Residential Dates

April 15th – 19th
July 8th – 12th
July 29th – Aug 2nd
Aug 19th- 23rd
Oct 21st – 25th



  • ” Missed my Schools residential trip so i booked on an Open Week with Active.  Lodge is lovely with a drying room and lots of space in the rooms.  My cooking has improved from learning from others on the week.  The activities were fantastic! i learned lots and hopefully be back for a kayaking in the future! Thanks for a great week!”  Rebecca, July 2017

  • “I had an awesome time on the residential with Active! We did Canoeing, Rafting, Climbing, Biking and Gorge Scrambling. Accommodation was shared dorms and was perfect for the week.  Great to have the drying room for my trainers! Such a fun DofE residential and made good friends with the others”  Sean, Oct 2017

DofE Gold Residential

DofE Gold Residential Week

This involves spending 5 days and 5 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you’ve never met before. Active can provide this residential experience at it’s Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Newtonmore.  It’s a big, exciting and very fulfilling experience. It may be that you want to build on a talent you’ve developed in another section or learn something completely new on an intensive course such as learning to Ski or Canoe or maybe try a multi activity week which includes White Water Rafting, Climbing, and Canyoning etc.

Once you’ve decided on a course you need to get your Operating Authority’s approval through your DofE Leader and once you’ve got the green light, we can help you can make all the arrangements.

Accommodation is shared dorm rooms with are self catering.  The village shop is only a short walk from the centre where provisions can be picked up for the week.  Active encourage those on the weeks to cook together as a group.  This builds on team work and creates friendships to last after the time spent here.  The centre has a drying room so any wet kit and clothing will be dried and ready for another day of adventure!  Arrival at Cairngorms Adventure Centre is the night before (Sunday) the residential starts.

Multi Activity Residential

The Multi Activity residential is where you will experience and take part in a different outdoor activity each day.  A mix of both land and water based activities; canoe, kayak, white water rafting, canyoning and rock climbing.  Transport for the week is included in the price and all equipment is provided.

Price: £345.00

Snowsports Residential

Active offer a Snowsports residential where you learn and develop in skiing & snowboarding.  The price includes equipment rental for the week, transport to and from the slopes each day and instruction from professional & qualified instructors. The lift passes for the week are in addition, the student lift pass price is £28.50 per day.

Price: £345.00

For more information contact us