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Summer Outdoor Activities 01 July – 16 August 2013

Summer 2013 Youth Adventure Programme

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Our exciting activity day and week options run throughout the summer holiday period. We have activities to suit everyone with a flexible programme to ensure you don’t miss out on the action. Some of our activities take place away from the Falkirk area taking in some spectacular scenery in challenging adventurous surroundings, whilst many are delivered locally to minimise your time spent travelling and maximise your time out on activity. Our team of instructors are valued for their people skills as much as their technical abilities, ensuring your time is action packed, fun, safe and enjoyable. This summer we will once again be offering a childcare element to the service at both centres by opening our doors at 0830 in the morning and remaining open until 1730 after

the activity has ended. During nonactivity time participants will be closely supervised at the centre. Our activities all begin at 0900 and end at 1630. This year all our activities will take place outdoors.

Outdoor Activities Office

Our main office is situated at Victoria Buildings Annexe, Queen Street, Falkirk. • All booking and enquiries will be processed at this office. • Please ensure all medical forms are sent in to this office.

Our Centres

Courses will be delivered from one of our centres detailed below. If you have any enquiries regarding any of the courses offered please contact our main office.

Falkirk Community Trust Outdoor Activities Main office

Outdoor Activity Base Victoria Buildings, Queen Street, Falkirk Tel: 01324 506846

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Action Outdoors Centre Redding Road, Brightons FK2 0AA

Falkirk Community Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of Falkirk Council


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Contents

Week

Date

Page

WEEK ONE

Mon 1 July - Fri 5 July

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WEEK TWO

Mon 8 July - Fri 12 July

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WEEK THREE

MON July 15 - Fri 19 July

10

WEEK FOUR

MON 22 July - SAT 27 July

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WEEK FIVE

MON 29 JULY - FRI 2 AUG

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WEEK SIX

MON 5 AUG - SAT 10 AUG

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WEEK SEVEN

MON 29 AUG - FRI 2 AUG

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How to Book • In Person – Please call in to our office (office hours Tuesday to Thursday 9am until 5pm, Friday 09.00 until 13.00). Outdoor Activity Base - Victoria Buildings, Queen Street, Falkirk Tel: 01324 506846. • By Post – Please enclose a under 18’s medical form, booking form and payment. Please Note: • Any booking must be made on the Falkirk Community Trust application form available via our website www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/outdoors. With all sections completed and returned to the Outdoor Activities Base at Victoria Buildings. Please do not send payments to any of the other venues. • Cheques payable to Falkirk Community Trust • We only take bookings on receipt of payment, we cannot accept provisional bookings over the phone • Confirmation of booking will be sent to your address, you will only hear further from us if your course has to be altered. • We require an original medical form at the centre before the activity takes place. Please ensure this is sent in to Victoria Buildings prior to the activity date.

Course Information Kit list Participants on all courses are required to bring; • Towel • Complete change of clothing (including spare trainers) • Packed lunch and drinks • Any relevant medication

Activity Levels: Our Activity courses are graded so everyone can get the most enjoyment out of their day. Please try to avoid booking onto a course above the participant’s ability level.

***All specialist equipment will be supplied. See our website for further information

If you are unsure about the course levels please contact the Victoria Buildings centre

BEGINNER to LEVEL 3 B - No experience 1 - One or two previous experiences 2 - Good Knowledge 3 – Intermediate Venues: For some courses the venues are not specified this is due to the nature of the activities and possibility of change. 3


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Courses run from Victoria Buildings Split Days These days are taster sessions where we offer two activities in one day (half and half). This might include rock climbing and canoeing, climbing and mountain biking or gorge walking and kayaking. The whole day will be spent away from Falkirk so please book with this in mind. Five Days of Adventure If you book five activity courses with us we charge you the cost of four. For instance you may want to book on five mountain bike days over the whole period or you may want to come along every day of the same week and take part in what’s on offer that week – either way if you book five separate courses for the same young person in the same booking it will cost £104. Family day This is the chance to have a full day out on activity for the whole family. Prices are based upon one adult and one child. Additional family members are £15 per head. Kids, ever wondered how the old man would get on in the gorge? Parents, now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about and join the young people for a day out with us in the great outdoors.

Overnight Courses Our overnight camping expeditions are a great way to get the most out of the outdoors. These courses run over two days with a camp overnight. Our instructors will be in charge of the cooking and all camp-based activities so it is suitable for people who have not camped before. Overnight Bushcraft 2 days How about building your shelter and staying in it overnight? That’s the aim of this 2 day course. If the weather is poor we have tents. A kit list will be sent out upon booking. 3 Day progression courses 1 2 3 To progress to our higher impact courses you’ll need prior experience or a bit of coaching from qualified instructors. These three day courses are aimed at people who want to increase their skills on any of the following activities: climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock and water. We will build up your skills each day until, on the third day; we will do a more technical session. These courses can be booked as a block of three for the discounted rate of £63 or if you only want to book one day of the course it will cost the day rate of £26.

Coasteering

Gorge Walking

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Rock climbing / Abseiling

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Coasteering

Blokarting

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Courses run from Action Outdoors

This summer we are offering an all-outdoors activity camp that runs all week where you get the chance to take part in canoeing, kayaking, biking, bushcraft, Blokarting and climbing as well as have the chance to achieve a Paddle Power Award. Sample Adventure Week Programme @ the Action Outdoors Centre (Please note this is only a sample programme and activities, days and venues may change)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Katacanoe and Kayak @ AOC

Rock Climb @ Beny Beg

Canoe Trip @ AOC

Blokarting @ St Andrews

Mountain Bike and Bushcraft @ AOC and Muiravonside

Half Day Taster Sessions at Action Outdoors As well as offering our Adventure Weeks at Action Outdoors we will be running half day sessions here on the fourth and sixth weeks of the school holidays. The minimum age for most of these taster activities is 7 years old. We are offering half day Try It kayak or canoe sessions, mountain biking and our new activity Katakanoe crazy – which uses very stable double kayaks to explore the canal and have a whole lot of fun. Try It – Canoeing Introductory half day sessions in our open canoes for beginners. No experience required – learn how to control the boat and how teamwork makes life easier. Try It – Kayaking Introductory half day sessions in our kayaks for beginners. No experience required – learn the skills needed to have fun on the water.

Paddlepower Awards If you want to improve your skills we will be running our “Paddlepower Awards”, practical lessons where progress is assessed and certificated. This course runs to Scottish Canoe Association standards. The five Paddlepower Awards are: Start, Passport, Discover, Explore & Excel Each award builds on the last to help the paddler become more confident and skilled on the water. These courses run regularly throughout the holiday period. There will be morning and afternoon sessions. We envisage an informal club element developing for regular participants. Try It – Mountainbiking Our sessions will access Callander Estate Cycle Network via the canal towpath. There are all levels of trails on offer here.

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Our Activities Canoeing Big boats equal big fun. Come and try it out or, if you’ve been in one before, improve your skills on one of our local lochs. You might even visit a cave, an island or a ruined castle.

Coasteering Climb, jump and swim along a beautiful stretch of coast on this action packed adventure. You don’t have to be a strong swimmer to enjoy this activity and all the jumps are optional.

Kayaking You may get wet, you will pick up skills and you will have a whole lot of fun. Our loch based kayaking courses are a great way to explore some stunning areas.

Blokarting Racing along, powered by the wind, inches above the ground – this is a fantastic experience. We really need the wind for this activity to run so if it’s a calm day we will do another activity instead. Mountain Biking Mountain biking on single track terrain. This summer we will run bike sessions to suit all needs, from beginner to more experienced riders. For those who want to explore a little further we are running a mountain biking expedition.

River Kayaking A day for more experienced kayakers. You will need to be confident in water and have a skill level above beginner. If you haven’t worn a spray deck before try our beginners kayaking course first before booking for a river trip. White Water Rafting Up to eight people in a raft for some serious fun down one of Scotland’s classic rivers. Getting wet is guaranteed along with the fun. Open to all abilities with a sense of adventure. Rock climbing / Abseiling Rock climbing at a local crag or if the weather isn’t good we will go indoor climbing. We can take anyone from absolute beginners to budding mountaineers. How high can you climb? How hard a route can you do? How big an abseil can you manage? Find out this summer.

Bushcraft Learn a bit about surviving in the woods, build shelters, light a fire and get involved in a whole lot of fun! Based in Muiravonside Country Park this course will appeal to anyone who just loves being out of doors.

Gorge Walking This is our easiest rock and water activity. It’s a challenge to scramble up a steep river where there may be waterfalls and jumps. It’s great fun and very popular Canyoning Exploring bigger canyons, where committing jumps and using ropes to abseil are essential to get down safely. For the more experienced adventurer only. 8

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Activities Week by Week Week 1

Courses run from Victoria Buildings

Courses run from Action Outdoors

Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Mon 01/07/13

Kayaking

9+

VB

B

£26

Mon 01/07/13

Mountain Bike

9+

VB

B

£26

Tues 02/07/13

Gorge Walking

9+

VB

B

£26

Wed 03/07/13

Bush Craft

9+

VB

B

£26

Thurs 04/07/13

Rock Climbing/ Abseil

9+

VB

B

£26

Thurs 04/07/13

Whitewater Rafting

11+

VB

B

£26

Fri 05/07/13

Coasteering

11+

VB

B

£26

Fri 05/07/13

Blokarting

9+

VB

B

£26

Full Week

ADVENTURE WEEK

9+

AOC

B

£104

Time

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Kayaking

Bushcraft

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Week 2 Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Mon 08/07/13

Bush Craft

9+

VB

B

£26

Mon 08/07/13

Split - Canoe / Climb

9+

VB

B

£26

Tues 09/07/13

Rock Climbing/ Abseil

9+

VB

B

£26

Wed 10/07/13

Kayaking

9+

VB

B

£26

Wed 10/07/13

Mountain Adventure

11+

VB

1

£26

Thurs 11/07/13

Gorge Walking

11+

VB

B

£26

Fri 12/07/13

Mountain Bike

9+

VB

B

£26

Fri 12/07/13

Family Day – Whitewater Rafting

11+

VB

B

£50 (1+1)

Full Week

ADVENTURE WEEK

9+

AOC

B

£104

Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Mon 15/07/13

Split - Bike / Rock Climb

9+

VB

B

£26

Mon 15/07/13

Coasteering

11+

VB

B

£26

Tues 16/07/13

Gorge

9+

VB

B

£26

Tues 16/07/13

Mountain Bike

11+

VB

B

£26

Wed 17/07/13

Blokarting

9+

VB

B

£26

Wed 17/07/13

Mountain Bike

11+

VB

1

£26

Thurs 18/07/13

Rock Climbing/ Abseil

9+

VB

B

£26

Thurs 18/07/13

Mountain Bike

11+

VB

2

£26

Fri 19/07/13

Kayak

11+

VB

1

£26

Fri 19/07/13

Canoe Trips

9+

VB

B

£26

Time

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Week 3

10

1

2

3

Time

Activity 09.00 – 16.30


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Week 4 Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Time

Mon 22/07/13

Coasteering

11+

VB

B

£26

Mon 22/07/13

Bush Craft Adventure

9+

VB

B

£26

Mon 22/07/13

Mountain Biking

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Mon 22/07/13

Try it - Kayaking

11+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Tues 23/07/13

Split - Mtn Bike / Climb

9+

VB

B

£26

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Tues 23/07/13

Try it - Canoe

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Tues 23/07/13

Paddle Power

7+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Wed 24/07/13

Canoe Trips

9+

VB

B

£26

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Wed 24/07/13

Try it - Kayaking

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Wed 24/07/13

Mountain Biking

11+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.30

Thurs 25/07/13

Blokarting

9+

VB

B

£26

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Thurs 25/07/13

Try it - Canoe

11+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Thurs 25/07/13

Paddle Power

11+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Fri 26/07/13

Whitewater Rafting

11+

VB

B

£26

Fri 26/07/13

Rock Climbing

9+

VB

1

£26

Fri 26/07/13

Mountain Biking Family day

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Fri 26/07/13

Katacanoe Crazy

7+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Sat 27/07/13

Family day - Climb

9+

VB

B

£50 (1+1)

09.00 – 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

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Week 5 Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Mon 29/07/13

Blokarting

9+

VB

B

£26

Mon 29/07/13

Split - Bush Craft / Bike

9+

VB

B

£26

Tues 30/07/13

Kayaking

1

11+

VB

B

£26

Wed 31/08/13

Kayaking

2

11+

VB

1

£26

Time

Activity 09.00 – 16.30 Thurs 01/08/13

River Kayaking

11+

VB

2

£26

Thurs 01/08/13

Gorge

9+

VB

B

£26

Fri 02/08/13

Rock Climbing/ Abseil

9+

VB

B

£26

Fri 02/08/13

Whitewater Rafting

11+

VB

B

£26

Full Week

ADVENTURE WEEK

9+

AOC

B

£104

Mountain Bikin

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Week 6 Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Mon 05/08/13

Gorge

11+

VB

B

£26

Mon 05/08/13

River Kayaking

11+

VB

1

£26

Mon 05/08/13

Try it - Kayaking

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Mon 05/08/13

Katacanoe Crazy

7+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Tues 06/08/13

Coasteering

11+

VB

1

£26

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Tues 06/08/13

Mountain Biking

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Tues 06/08/13

Paddle Power

7+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Wed 07/08/13

Rock Climb / Abseil

9+

VB

B

£26

Wed 07/08/13

Canyon

11+

VB

2

£26

Wed 07/08/13

Mountain Biking

11+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Wed 07/08/13

Canoe Family

7+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Thurs 08/08/13 Try it - Canoe

7+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Thurs 08/08/13 Paddle Power

11+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Mtn Bike overnight

11+

VB

1

£80

Thurs @ 09.00 Friday @ 16.30

Fri 09/08/13

Try it - Kayaking

11+

AOC

B

£13

09.30 – 12.00

Fri 09/08/13

Mountain Biking Family day

7+

AOC

B

£13

13.30 – 16.00

Sat 10/08/13

Family day - Gorge

9+

VB

B

£50 (1+1)

09.00 – 16.30

Thurs 08/08/13 Fri 09/08/13

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2

3

Time Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

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Week 7 Date

Activity

Age

Venue

Ability

Cost

Mon 12/08/13

Gorge

9+

VB

B

£26

Mon 12/08/13

Whitewater Rafting

11+

VB

2

£26

MCP Overnight Bivi

11+

VB

B

£80

Wed 14/08/13

Rock Climbing/ Abseil

9+

VB

B

£26

Thurs 15/08/13

River Kayak

11+

VB

2

£26

Thurs 15/08/13

Mtn Bike – Glentress

9+

VB

2

£26

Fri 16/08/13

Blokarting

9+

VB

B

£26

Fri 16/08/13

Canyon

11+

VB

2

£26

Full Week

ADVENTURE WEEK

9+

AOC

B

£104

Tues 13/08/13 Wed 14/08/13

Blokarting

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Time Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Tues @ 09.00 Wed @ 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

Activity 09.00 – 16.30

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Information line -

Tel: 01324 506846

Note the details here and make sure you don’t miss any of your booked Summer Outdoor Activities: Activity

Date

Time

Location

Outdoor Activity Base, Victoria Buildings, Queen Street, Falkirk. Tel: 01324 506846

www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/outdoors

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www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/outdoors Outdoor Activity Base, Victoria Buildings, Queen Street, Falkirk. Tel: 01324 506846 16

Falkirk Community Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of Falkirk Council


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