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DofE Gold Residential Week

From: £345.00

The DofE Gold Residential week in Scotland 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.

Winter Residentials

Lift passes are added automatically to the price – if you have a season pass already then please let us know.

Days 2-5 automatically added.

DofE Gold Residential Week

To complete your DofE Gold Residential Week 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 as we are an Approved DofE gold residential provider

Accommodation is shared dorm rooms which are self catering.  The village shop is only a short walk (five minutes) from the centre where provisions can be picked up for the week.  Active encourage those on the DofE gold residential 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.

Take a look at the kit list here.

2020/2021 Residential Dates

Summer Multi Activity Residential

  • Multi Activity Residential – Aug 24th – 28th 2020
  • Multi Activity Residential – Oct 12th – 16st 2020
  • Multi Activity Residential – Oct 19th – 23rd 2020
  • Multi Activity Residential – Oct 26th – 30th 2020
  • Multi Activity Residential – April 5th – 9th 2021
  • Multi Activity Residential – April 12th – 16th 2021
  • Multi Activity Residential – July 12th – 16th 2021
  • Multi Activity Residential – Aug 2nd – 6th 2021
  • Multi Activity Residential – Aug 16th – 20th 2021

Winter Snowsports Residentials 2021

  • February 8th-12th
  • February 15th – 19th

Winter Multi Activity & Winter Mountain Residentials 2021

Please note – these dates are the same.

  • February 6th-10th
  • February 13th-17th

Multi Activity DofE Gold Residential Week

The Multi Activity Gold DofE residential week 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.

Required Equipment:

  • Shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Warm Layers
  • waterproofs

Price: £345.00 – Inclusive of accommodation & all technical equipment.

Winter Multi Activity Residential

Active offer a Winter Adventure Gold DofE residential week. On this week, you will learn and develop in many different winter activities. This includes a day of skiing, a day of snowboarding, two days of winter skills and a surprise adventure activity day subject to weather conditions and what you wish to do. 

The price includes equipment rental for the week, transport to and from the activities each day and instruction from professional & qualified instructors. The lift passes for the week are in addition, the student lift pass price is £26.00 per day.

Equipment you will need to bring:

  • Warm layers
  • Ski goggles
  • Hat, Gloves, Balaclava
  • Waterproofs or ski jacket/trousers

Price: £345.00 – inclusive of accommodation & all technical equipment.

If you want to see photos or videos from our snowboarding lessons then take a look here.

If you want to see photos or videos from our skiing lessons the take a look here.

Take a look at our winter skills page if you want to find out further information or see photos from our trips.

Winter Mountain Residential

Active offer a Winter Mountain Gold DofE residential week where you learn and develop in winter skills techniques.

The course will consist of two days of winter skills followed by a two days overnight Snowholing expedition in the Cairngorms National Park. The fifth and final day will be a surprise adventure activity in conjuncture with the weather conditions and what you want to do.

The price includes winter skills equipment rental for the week (please see below for specific items you will need), transport to and from the mountains each day and instruction from professional & qualified instructors. 

Personal equipment: 

  • You will need to bring a bivvy or emergency bag with you – if you do not then we can swing by a shop so you can pick one up one of the days.
  • You will need expedition food for two days – this can be picked up in any local shops.
  • You will need a four season sleeping bag – if you do not have one then we may be able to provide one.
  • Waterproofs, base layers, warm layers, gloves (x2 pairs at least),
  • Hat, balaclava & Ski Goggles.
  • Gaiters are desirable.

Price: £345.00 – inclusive of accommodation & winter skills equipment.

Take a look at our winter skills page if you want to find out what winter skills is, or see photos from our trips. And a look at our snowholing page to see photos of snowholing expeditions.

Snowsports Residential Week

Active offer a Snowsports Gold DofE residential week 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 £26.00 per day.

Kit you will need:

  • Warm layers
  • Ski goggles
  • Hat, Gloves, Balaclava
  • Waterproofs or ski jacket/trousers

Price: £345.00 – inclusive of accommodation & all technical equipment.

If you want to see photos or videos from our snowboarding lessons then take a look here.

If you want to see photos or videos from our skiing lessons the take a look here.

For more information contact us

You might also be interested in the Gold DofE open expeditions we have running – if so take a look here.

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