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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential Cumulus Outdoors

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential

Is this the high adrenalin adventure week for you?

Overview

Festive DofE Gold Residential 19-23 December 2020

Christmas hats are essential!

Enjoy an awesome selection of festive adventure activities whilst staying at our residential site in en-suite 2 person rooms. All rooms conform to current Covid-19 guidelines with updated cleaning protocols and required social distancing guidelines in place.

Programme:

Saturday: Arrival, ice breakers, intros, plus fun team games and historic Swanage

Sunday: Powerboats and Tag Archery

Monday: A day of Bushcraft  skills and preparing a Christmas dinner over an open fire – including all trimmings and Christmas Pudding!

Tuesday: Climbing and Abseiling, Jurassic Orienteering and Air Rifle Shooting

Wednesday: Mackerel Fishing in Swanage Bay, Mackerel lunch and depart

Plus evening activities and more!

All activities and accommodation are delivered and provided under strict Covid-19 guidelines. Contact us for more festive residential details!

DofE Gold Residential Dates for 2021

Completed your expedition, finished your volunteering and physical skills? Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the DofE Gold Residential! This year we have four Gold Residential Weeks to choose from, one to assist with exam revision, one offers a 2 day First Aid Qualification valid for 3 years and two provide the best water -based residential experience in Purbeck:

Experience the true spirit of adventure on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset!

TypeDatePrice
Winter Adventure at CORC15-19 February£300.00 + £30.00 cash for food kitty
Easter Special at CORC5-9 April£300.00 + £30.00 cash for food kitty
Revision Special at CORC12-16 April£300.00 + £30.00 cash for food kitty
Adventure Watersport Week at CORC31 May – 4 June, 26-30 July, 9-13 August, 16-20 August, 23-27 August£300.00 + £30.00 cash for food kitty
Adventure Watersport Week at Tented Village2-6 August only£300.00
First Aid & Adventure Week at CORC26-30 July, 9-13 August£385.00
Halloween Special at CORC25-29 October£300.00 + £30.00 cash for food kitty
Festive Special at CORC18-22 December£330.00

Winter Adventure, Easter & Halloween Special

  • Bungalow accommodation at CORC, only a short walk away from the town centre and the beach.
  • Adventurous activities programme TBC
  • Jurassic Coast Trust Evening
  • Self-catered
  • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed
  • Free transfers from bus and rail stations

Revision Special

  • Bungalow accommodation at CORC, only a short walk away from the town centre and the beach.
  • Adventurous activities to include Climbing, Coasteering, Dorset Waterpark, Rifle Shooting and Aeroball
  • Teacher lead revision session
  • Self-catered
  • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed
  • Free transfers from bus and rail stations

Adventure Watersport Week (CORC)

  • Centre accommodation with en-suite rooms, a short walk from the beach and the town
  • Adventurous activities to include Crossbows, Axe Throwing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Raft Racing, Climbing, Coasteering, Powerboat experience, Rifle Shooting, Tag Archery, Dorset Waterpark
  • Jurassic Coast Trust Evening
  • Self Catered
  • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed
  • Free transfers from bus and rail stations

Adventure Watersport Week (Tented Village)

  • The BEST campsite in the South – an exclusive site with views over Poole Harbour
  • Adventurous activities to include Crossbows, Axe Throwing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Raft Racing, Climbing, Coasteering, Powerboat experience, Rifle Shooting, Tag Archery, Dorset Waterpark
  • Self Catered
  • Jurassic Coast Trust Evening and Film Nights with campfire
  • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed
  • Free transfers from bus and rail stations

First Aid and Adventure Week (CORC)

  • 2 day recognised First Aid Qualification valid for 3 year
  • Adventurous activities to include Rifle Shooting, Aeroball, Climbing, Coasteering, Dorset Waterpark and Dorset MudRun
  • Centre accommodation with en-suite rooms, a short walk from the beach and the town
  • Fully catered but you get to plan the menu for the week
  • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed
  • Free transfers from bus and rail station

Festive Special (CORC)

  • Bungalow accommodation at CORC, only a short walk away from the town centre and the beach.
  • Adventurous activities programme to include Power Boats, Tag Archery, Bushcraft, Rifle Shooting, Jurassic Orienteering, Climbing & Abseiling and Mackerel Fishing
  • Jurassic Coast Trust Evening
  • Fully catered but you do get to plan the menu for the week
  • Fully insured and DofE AAP licensed
  • Free transfers from bus and rail stations

 

FAQs - The Essentials

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Can I come with a friend?

The DofE allows you to attend a residential with one other person that you know.

What time does the course start and finish?

The week starts at 12 noon on the first day and finishes at 3pm on the last day.

What is the £30 used for?

The team puts their money into a kitty and this is used to buy food for the week. There is a nominated team leader, deputy leader and banker who oversee the various actions of the group making sure the whole week runs smoothly.

How do I book a place?

Contact us for further information. We will then check availability and start the booking process.

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 5/5 based on 16 reviews
 

Review Entries

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 5/5

Brilliant Time!

I had a brilliant time at Cumulus in Swanage last week. The climbing, kayaking, biking and water sports were exhilarating. I am absolutely dead after the week but have thoroughly enjoyed it and say thank you to Mike, Sam, Tomo and Denny for providing a brilliant residential.
June 2016

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Fantastic week!

I did my residential 23-27 July 2018. Had an excellent time meeting new people, and doing exciting and interesting activities. Range of ages and types of individuals doing the residential, all of which are fun and nice to be around for a week. Really close to everyone in my group by the end of the week.

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Pushing Boundaries

Really great week, every activity was well organised and a combination of encouragement and proper instruction gives you the confidence to really push your own boundaries. The wide range of activities were all very well equipped and were run by professional instructors. The enthusiasm and commitment from the instructors also makes the trip much more enjoyable and fulfilling.

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Fantastic Time

Jonathan had a fantastic time last week: He enjoyed the whole week as well as all the activities. A very big thanks to all involved in making it such a success.

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Very Worthwhile

Thank you so much for the DofE residential week. Tom seems to have got an enormous amount out of it both in terms of the physical activities and the working together as a team with a group of people he'd never met. It was all very worthwhile.
A big thankyou to all your team

 5/5

 5/5

Brilliant Week!

Thanks for a brilliant week with Cumulus, the group were great, the activity instructors were brilliant and the activities were awesome!
So thank you very much.

 5/5

 5/5

Amazing experience.

Our son had an amazing time on his gold D of E residential at the end of July. He enjoyed all the activities especially the day Kayaking. Being responsible for budgeting and cooking their meals has made him more independent and responsible. Thank you

 5/5

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DofE Residential

In order for me to complete my Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award, I had to undertake a week away from home meeting new people and working as part of a team in order to complete tasks set. One day we went climbing, it was great fun, Mark told us how to climb and in what position to do so safely and securely. We started doing small wall climbs outside first on the coast and then progressed on to more challenging climbs. Another day, we went Kayaking with Russell and Gary, it was great fun and we paddled 15km across Poole Harbor stopping for regular breaks and views across the blue water, another amazing day out! I made some great friends during my stay and would highly recommend this opportunity to anyone looking for a residential week on their Duke of Edinburgh's Award or just to get to do some of the activities offered at Cumulus. Thanks a lot to Russell, Mark and the team for this incredible opportunity, hopefully in the near future I will come again!

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Great Time!

I would just like to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the week when I wasn't sure what to expect - and I had a great time!

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Really Valuable Lessons and a Memorable Time!

Thank you so much for orchestrating such a fun and memorable time last week on the DofE Gold Residential course. I met some great friends, whom I will stay in contact with, and learnt some really valuable lessons about the activities, managing our time (and money!) and how far I can push my own limits. I particularly enjoyed coasteering on Tuesday, and loved the combination with sailing too. I never thought I would do something so adventurous and begin to feel comfortable, as I previously would've been way more nervous. I also really enjoyed the other activities, and the bushcraft night was certainly memorable! Being able to push my limits, but not feel pressured to, created a great atmosphere within the group .. I have already recommended this week to my DofE Leader, and will continue to do so to others at school.
Thank you.

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Amazing Experience

I had an amazing experience and made lots of new friends whom I am going to stay in contact with. We've already planned our reunion!
I would like to thank you and the rest of Cumulus Outdoors for the amazing week I've had.
DofE Gold Residential July 2016

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D of E Gold Bungalow/Camping Residential with Cumulus!

I underwent my Gold DofE Residential at Cumulus this summer and what a fantastic experience! From coasteering and kayaking to sleeping overnight in hammocks and climbing the cliffs at Durlston in Swanage, it was an unforgettable week. Making some great new friends and the instructors were, not only very professional, but great fun to spend time with.
Overall highly recommended and if I had the chance I would do it all over again!

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Revision Residential

I spent my May half term doing my DofE residential, Cumulus are an amazing company, with great staff, who are fun, polite and always there to help, the independence that we are given is great and the accommodation is good. I met a group of great friends, and I can’t really pick a bad part of the week other than it was over to quick. All the actives where really well thought out and fun. I 100% recommend this residential to any one looking into it.

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Great week of activities

Thanks for organising a great week of activities, I thoroughly enjoyed it and met some great people.

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Amazing Time

Thank you so much for everything over the past week, I had an amazing time, I can't believe it's over.

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Great people and great skills

Thank you very much for the week of activities - I met some great people and learned some great skills.
Jamie. August 2016

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