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 30 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.

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 to Sunday Lunch:

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

PRICE: £100 per person, based on a group of 6

Silver 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 Supervisior

SHARE can also providing transport, tents and other camping equipment for an additional cost.

PRICE: £110 per person, based on a group of 6

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 Supervisior

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

PRICE: £120 per person, based on a group of 6

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.

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.

Easter 2018 Work Camps

Thursday 29th March – Monday 2nd April 2018

Volunteers will be involved in the set up and contributing to the smooth running of our annual Easter Event.  You will help with acts activities and our Easter Bunny Hunt.

£110 per person includes food and accommodation

Summer Camp at SHARE July 2018

This is a 6 day activity residential programme interacting with the international students who are at SHARE to learn English. You will participate in daily outdoor water and land activities. This residential is charged at £250 per week includes food, accommodation and activities. Summer Camp at SHARE runs for 4 weeks, giving you a great choice of dates:

  • Monday 2nd to Friday 6th July
  • Monday 9th to Friday 13th July
  • Monday 16th to Friday 20th July
  • Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July

£160 per person including accommodation and food and activities

Summer Work Camp August 2018

20th to 24th August 2018

These are 5 day residential working on maintenance projects on site, according to what is required at the time to be fixed or maintained, for example painting, gardening, mountain bike maintenance.  Other duties may involve washing dishes, serving meals, seasonal event set up and help for short periods with a family that requires extra help and company throughout the day. £110 per person includes food and accommodation.

More dates may be released!

£110 per person includes food and accommodation

Carer/Companion Residentials 

28th July to 4th August

4th August to 11th August

The carer / companion residentials are a 5 day residential looking after the various needs of disabled guests of all ages. This includes assisting guests on outings, trips, activities, meals and some level of personal care. Befriend and assist elderly and disabled guests here on their holidays throughout the summer, listen and chat with them over a cup of tea. Elderly stroke patients need your help to make the most of their summer holidays at SHARE.

£110 per person includes food and accommodation

Joining the team at SHARE couldn’t be easier, simply phone us on +44 (0) 28 6772 2122 or email helen@sharevillage.org. We 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.

Service or Volunteering (Bronze, Silver or Gold)

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:
– Helping on our cruiser (Saturday or Sunday)

– Equipment Store and Canoe Hire

– Maintenance

– Care and Companion

– Event

– Outdoor Activities

– Within our Leisure Suite or Reception