DofE Gold Residential

Residentials with a difference!

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Cumulus Outdoors

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Location address: Swanage, BH19 2PX
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 16 - 17 · adults 18 - 24 years

Available tickets:
DofE Summer Adventure £37518th -22nd December 2023 £36923rd-27th October 2023 £369 +1 more
Next date: Monday 22nd Jul,
A summary
Completed your expedition? Finished your volunteering and physical skills? Now it’s time to enjoy your DofE Gold Residential! Experience the true spirit of adventure on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset with Cumulus Outdoors. What's included: • Centre accommodation or Tented Village accommodation (dependent on residential selected) • Free transfers from local bus or train station • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed • Evening activities included • Fully catered - we can cater for all dietary needs Accommodation: Cumulus Outdoor Residential Centre Some of our residentials take place at our purpose build residential centre in Swanage. Participants will stay in our ensuite dormitory accommodation with indoor and outdoor recreational facilities (pool table, air hockey, table tennis & football pitch) dining room and a private lounge. The centre is situated a 10 minutes’ walk from Swanage town centre and beach. Tented Village If you’re looking to embrace the great outdoors, we highly recommend booking our Tented Village residentials. You’ll enjoy exclusive use of our private campsite on the shore of Poole Harbour and fun-filled evenings around the campfire. Our tented villages come with large canvas aero-yurt tents, large Nordic tipis with fire pits, private showers & toilets and a camp kitchen with a chef. Activities The activities we offer depend on the time of year / weather conditions and the type of residential you book. They can include Dorset Water Park, tag archery, rifle shooting, coasteering, climbing, raft building, paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking, indoor bouldering, fossil hunting and tunnelling. Check out our main website page for full details of each residential, including; accommodation type, programme and other specifics to each individual week. General T&Cs can be viewed on our website. Please note, if you cannot see the dates you require, this is indicates the dates are full.
About your mentor
Cumulus Outdoors
Challenge and Achieve
A dedicated group leader will guide you through every aspect of your week. With over 25 years in the outdoors, Cumulus Outdoors specialise in outdoor and adventurous activities and our experienced instructors have an excellent reputation for delivering safe and enjoyable activity sessions at all levels. All instructors are qualified to the required National Governing Body level (NGB) or higher.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Take the young person outside their normal environment and enable them to separate themselves from their daily routine
Aim 3
• Find opportunities that interest them away from their usual group of friends to develop initiative and planning skills
Aim 5
• Encourage interaction with people from different walks of life, ages and backgrounds, promoting respect and understanding
Aim 2
• Provide a chance to step outside their comfort zone, gain new skills for life, enjoy new experiences and have fun
Aim 4
• Enable young people to broaden their horizons and develop maturity and independence
Aim 6
• Develop social and team working skills and better prepare them for adulthood through completion of shared activities.
Pricing information
Ticket nameDofE Summer Adventure
InformationValid for both Residential Centre and Tented Village DofE residentials
Ticket name18th -22nd December 2023
InformationFestive Special (Residential Centre) 18th - 22nd December 2023
Ticket name23rd-27th October 2023
InformationHalloween Special (Residential Centre) 23rd-27th October 2023
Ticket nameDofE Residential Special
InformationValid for Winter, Easter and Spooky Specials
Where we'll be
Cumulus Outdoors Residential Centre, Cobblers Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2PX
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellation Policy
None of the abovePayment terms for DofE Gold Residentials as follows: 50% of the payment made on booking is a non-refundable deposit to secure the residential place. The remaining 50% is refundable should the participant cancel their place 56 days or more from the start of the residential. Cancellation by Cumulus Outdoors Cumulus Outdoors reserves the right to cancel a residential should insufficient participants book (we require a minimum of 8 participants per residential). In this event we will offer either: a) A full refund. b) A transfer of all monies to another residential c) Gain agreement to charge all participants pro rata. We will give as much notice as possible of any cancellations. Unfortunately, we can't be responsible for any expenses you incur as a result of changed plans.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.