Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

SHARE is proud to be affiliated with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Gaisce The President’s Award.

SHARE is an Approved Activity Provider and has extensive experience in assiting young people to complete their awards. We have over 40 years experience and qualified staff including supervisors and assessors to help you complete all elements of your award, from the expedition, to learning a new skill, to completing your residential.

SHARE is located on Upper Lough Erne and can support expeditions by canoe, kayak or sail. We can provide equipment and transport for groups of any size, and help you to select interesting and available routes, which fulfill award criteria.

SHARE is offering young people the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Expedition via Canoe/Kayak on stunning Upper Lough Erne and further afield using Europe’s greatest inland waterway system, the Shannon-Erne Waterway.

SHARE is an Approved Activity Provider and has developed a number of Expedition Packages to enable young people, youth groups and schools to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award in a timely and cost-effective manner. SHARE can provide all elements of expedition side of things and will provide safety supervision for all on water activities, however groups must have a pastoral group leader should any pastoral issues arise.

All of the below packages are flexible and can be tailored to meet group size, demand or special requirements.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Package
One Training Weekend Saturday and Sunday:

Three 2 1/2 hour canoe or kayak sessions
Full instruction and training by BCU instructors

(Optional Friday evening sessions can be added)

Camping at SHARE
One 1 hour session in camp craft
TWO Expedition Weekend Saturday to Sunday:

Canoe or Kayak Hire
Drop out to start and route*
Waterproofing equipment for boats
Duke of Ed Assessor OR Supervisior
SHARE can also providing transport, tents and other camping equipment for an additional cost.

Silver Duke of Expedition Package
One Training Weekend Friday Afternoon to Sunday:

Three 2 1/2 hour canoe or kayak sessions
Full instruction and training by BCU instructors
Two nights camping at SHARE
Two 1 hour evening sessions in camp craft
TWO Expedition Weekend Friday to Sunday:

Canoe or Kayak Hire
Drop out to start and route*
Waterproofing equipment for boats
Duke of Ed Assessor OR Supervisor
SHARE can also providing transport, tents and other camping equipment for an additional cost.

Gold Expedition Package
One Training Weekend Friday AM to Sunday:

Five 2 1/2 hour canoe or kayak sessions
Full instruction and training by BCU instructors
Two nights camping at SHARE
Two 1 hour evening sessions in camp craft
TWO Expedition Four Days:

Canoe or Kayak Hire
Equipment Drop/Pick Up out to start and route*
Waterproofing equipment for boats
Duke of Ed Assessor OR Supervisor
SHARE can also providing transport, tents and other camping equipment for an additional cost. Direct entrants to Gold may be subject to a skills assessment before the expedition and may be required to undertake further training.

*within operating area

EXTRAS AND ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
Extras and Additional Options:

-SHARE accommodation if required, from £15 per night

-Transport both to and from SHARE as well as expedition transport if required. Each package includes an equipment drop off within SHARE’s operating area (detailed overleaf). If expeditions extend outside of this area, there will be a small charge added.

-Free use of the Bothy and campsite on Trannish Island

-Opportunity for participants to complete 1/2 star paddling qualifications (approx. £6 for certificate)

-Catering options starting from £4 per person per hot meal

-SHARE will help to design routes and provided insight into worthwhile expedition studies.

Contact SHARE on 028 67722122 or info@sharevillage.org to discuss your expedition and available dates.

Looking for a unique and exciting place to complete you Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Residential? Why not come to SHARE for a week and join in. We are a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider and have over 30 years of experience working with Volunteers.

Work Camp

Involves working on a variety of maintenance projects on site, according to what is required at the time to be fixed or maintained.  For example painting, gardening, mountain bike maintenance and reorganizing.

April Monday 11th – Friday 15th

£150 per person includes food and accommodation

Summer Activity Residential at SHARE 2022
Get involved in our programme and integrate with international students  from all over Europe and further afield who are here to learn English. You will participate in daily outdoor water and land activities.

July

Monday – Friday 4th – 8th

Monday – Friday 11th – 15th

Monday – Friday 18th – 22nd

Monday – Friday 25th – 29th

August

Monday – Friday 1st – 5th

Monday- Friday 8th – 12th

Monday – Friday 15th – 19th

£195 per person including accommodation and food and activities

Summer Work Camp 

This work camp will involve helping with a large group who are visiting our site.  Your main duties will be helping at meal times to serve meals and to clear tables.  You will also be helping our instructors to run some activities.

Thursday June 30th – Monday July 4th

£150 per person includes food and accommodation

Halloween Work Camp

Helping with the set up and running of our very popular Halloween Event. Activities include painting, making decorations, helping with craft activities, decorating our cruiser and setting up the spooky forest trails.

October Monday 24th – Friday 28th

£150 per person includes food and accommodation.

Sign up today! For more information email michelle@sharevillage.org or call 028 67722122

Please note that for all of our residentials you will be staying in shared accommodation. Due to D of E participants being aged between 16 – 25 years of age it is possible that you could be sharing with someone who is older or younger than you, if this is a problem please inform the Volunteer Coordinator on booking your residential.  Parental permission is required for participants under 18 years of age.

Contact Michelle to discuss your chosen residential and availability on 028 67722122 or email michelle@sharevillage.org

Do you live locally?
Throughout the year we have opportunities for people to get involved and Volunteer
at Share. We are always looking for people to help out on a regular basis during our busy season (April to September).

Potential opportunities include:

  • Equipment Store and
  • Canoe Hire
  • Maintenance
  • Event
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Within our Leisure Suite or Reception

Joining the team at SHARE couldn’t be easier, simply pick up the phone and call Michelle on +44 (0) 28 6772 2122 or e-mail michelle@sharevillage.org

She will be happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange a visit to the centre. If you have time on your hands or just want to try something different get in touch, it may be just what you’ve always been looking for!