Two Centre Adventure

for Brownies and Guides

The river and the sea

A dream for watersports lovers – our two centre adventure offers so much for young people.

It’s our most popular overseas trip – and with good reason. Two Centre Adventure gives you the widest range of watersports, with half your time spent on the Med and the other half enjoying the attractions of the Ardèche – including, of course, the 2 day river canoe descent.

Your Guides and Brownies can benefit from the BSAC, BCU and RYA awards; they’ll explore the stunning landscape of the Ardèche and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Med. It’s a thrilling experience, packed with action and supported by our expert instructors.

But it’s more than just the experience and skills on the water – you’ll be amazed to see how your girls grow, how much of a difference you’ll see, in a little over a week.

Activities

Two Centres
You’ll spend around three-and-a-half days at each location. The transfer between the two centres takes about 3 hours, and most groups use the transfer day to enjoy a local excursion opportunity.

Descent of the Ardèche River
It takes two to three days to cover the 19 mile canoe descent of the Ardèche Gorge. There’s the chance to camp out by the river overnight on our optional overnight bivouac or transfer back to your centre at the end of each paddling day.

Watersports on the Med
Girls will learn to sail a variety of craft in half-day sessions including catamarans, windsurfers and sit-on kayaks.

Energetic Evenings
As the day’s activities finish, there’s more to come with a full programme of evening entertainment led by our enthusiastic team.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 9 day Two Centre Adventure course for Brownies and Guides Course
  Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Evening
Day 1 Travel
Day 2 Arrival Splash - Mimosa Beach Catamaran Sailing and Sit-on Kayaks - Mimosa Beach Superhero Auction and Disco
Day 3 Funboat Sailing - Mimosa Beach Snorkelling - Cap d’Agde - Black Sands Beach Great Egg Race and Disco
Day 4 Windsurfing and Raft Building - Vendres Port Pico Sailing - Mimosa Beach Talent Show and Disco
Day 5 Excursion - Waterpark (and transfer day) Robot Wars and Disco
Day 6 Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 1 - Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux (5km) Trip to Vallon Pont D'Arc town and Disco
Day 7 Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 2 - Trois Eaux to Le Mas (12km) Field Games - Ball Sports and Disco
Day 8 Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 3 - Le Mas to Sauze Plage (13km) Depart for the UK
Day 9 Travel

Learning outcomes

Improve key skills in areas like leadership, teamwork and communication.

By taking them abroad you’ll see your girls develop in areas such as self-awareness, initiative, motivation and perseverance.

They’ll improve in confidence by facing and overcoming challenges with the support of their friends, leaders and PGL staff.

We’ll inspire an enthusiasm for acquiring skills, for the outdoors and for healthy pursuits in general.

Your Guides will have the chance to obtain NGB awards in specific skills.

Awards and Qualifications
Girls can achieve specific NGB awards and qualifications as follows:

  • British Canoe Union Paddlepower Awards
    The Paddlepower Start award – for groups at a beginner level
  • Paddlepower Passport – covers Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences, and Supporting Knowledge in four progressive levels.
  • Royal Yachting Association - Start Sailing
    To achieve stage one of this award, your Guides will learn key skills in dinghy sailing.
BCU
RYA
 
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