One of the principles of the Gold Residential in the DofE Handbook is that:
“completion of shared objectives will develop social and teamworking skills and better prepare them for adulthood”
We have joined forces with local community groups including the National Trust for Scotland, Perth and Kinross Community Greenspace Ranger Service & the Rannoch Path Group, Sustrans and the Nevis Range Partnership to offer you a fantastic residential experience where you really will be able to make a difference.
If you choose to join one of the Ardeonaig based camps you will be working on the NTS Ben Lawers Estate in Perthshire, footpaths around Kinloch Rannoch, Sustrans National Cycle Route 7, or in and around Ardeonaig & Loch Tay. If there is a specific cause that you would prefer to work with, please contact the centre to find out which is the corresponding week.
The Ardgour camp is in partnership with the Nevis Landscape Partnership. Working on and around Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Nevis Landscape Partnership have a number of distinct projects, from reconstructing footpaths to extensive surveys.
Regardless of which camp you attend, you will be involved in conservation and regeneration projects that will make a difference for years to come. You may choose to complete a John Muir Award as part of this Residential. There will also be the opportunity to join in with some outdoor activities and team building challenges. A love of the outdoors and the environment is a pre-requisite for these amazing camps.
Download a sample programme HERE
More information on the DofE Environment & Conservation residential can be found HERE
You will be expected to arrive by 10am on the Monday morning for a full induction and health and safety briefing. You will be free to leave after 4pm on the Friday.
You will be expected to arrive by 5pm on the Sunday evening for a full induction and health and safety briefing. You will be free to leave after 4pm on the Friday.
If you are using public transport, please inform the centre of your travel times on booking so we can arrange to pick you up. Pick ups and drop offs may be at an additional cost.
The price shown includes all food, accommodation and any training you may need during the camp.
Abernethy operates 4 Christian adventure activity centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland along with a Swiss winter ski base. The Abernethy staff team are all Christians and are here to provide a comfortable, welcoming and memorable experience to all who visit. We are a charitable trust - with Christian values at the core of our service. Our dependence is on God and prayer underpins everything we do. DofE residential participants should be sympathetic to our Christian ethos. As part of their evening programme, residential participants attend an Explore presentation by the Abernethy Team. Abernethy operates a no smoking, no alcohol policy.
Click HERE for the booking terms and conditions. Please bring your hiking boots if you have them.