Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Newsletter

Puffins off Peel, Paddling Perspectives... and more!

A warm and sunny hello from Adventurous Experiences! The summer of adventure is upon us and we’re informing you of some of the exciting experiences we’re providing.

A few pics from Sea Kayak trips from the last couple of days...

Adventure Week 2009 – FESTIVAL WEEKEND!
August 14th – 16th
Outdoor based festival with our key service areas of Safe, Fun, Learning running through all activities. Shared experiences, progression, journeying and discovery. Incorporating the 7th annual Sea Kayak Symposium.

Saturday and Sunday – Adventure Days! Choice of;
Sea Kayaking
Gorge Scrambling
Rock Climbing
Sea Fishing
A fantastic social including the rousing Saturday evening Ceilidh!

FREE camping space on-site

Guest Instructors from around the world!

Places are limited. To Book and get the latest information – check out the Adventure Week online.

Weekend offer - £99 per person – includes packed lunch on both days

Sea Kayak Hire extra at £15 per day

*2009 event also offers a fun combined hill run & kayak ‘relay’ race Friday evening*


On the lead up to the weekend there are also activities running daily, run by a variety of guest coaches in addition to Adventurous Experiences staff and opportunities for formal qualifications in sea kayaking to be undertaken.

Following the festival commencing 18th August sees the Circumnavigation of the Isle of Man by sea kayak, a 4 day mini-expedition including wild camping – a great personal challenge and one that is open to varying levels of ability.

For further details check out the Adventure Week online.

Website Updates
We continue to update and modify the information online, so the website will host the most up to date information. The ‘Calendar’ of scheduled events now displays the day as well as the date, for easy reading.
The Calendar is a selection of adventures on offer for simplicity at the booking stage. We provide experiences every day, all year, for individuals, couples, small family groups and friends, corporate events, and larger groups up to and exceeding 100 persons.
To book an experience not on the calendar or make a group booking, please contact us with an outline of your preference and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Youth Scholarship – Development and Leadership Program
The program forms a large part of our commitment to raising the level of outdoor skills and safety on the Island. The team of 7 students training for the Norway Expedition this summer are presently undertaking the hill walking part of their practice expedition down the length of the Isle of Man. More details on our Youth Scholarship program online.

Gorge Scrambling and Coasteering adventures
Due to the increasing demand for our ‘combined rock and water activities’ we have expanded our staffing in these areas and have a group discount of 1 goes free with every six persons. Individuals and smaller groups are also welcome.
We provide 6mm Sola full steamer wetsuits, we run adventures throughout the year, on days and times to suit the customer and tie in with the weather. The Gorge Scrambling and Coasteering adventures we run are open to absolute beginners including those who have no previous outdoor adventure experience.

Behind the scenes’
We welcome Rebecca Goodson to the staffing team. Rebecca has trained on the Youth Scholarship Program, and has joined us this summer in the role of full time office administration and assistant Coach. Becca will also aid the development of the website, and greater efficiency all round.
And many of you will have seen Sam Murphy is with us again for the summer, fresh from his first year of studies at Bangor University.

Alongside this, our continuous staff training and development program show our commitment to continue to be the leaders in Outdoor Education on the Island. Recently, staff have benefited from training at the Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium and a mini-expedition on the committing north coast of Ireland as part of their own personal development.

Adventure Club – established 2004
The Adventure Club is seeing continuous growth in its member base, with many of our students using it to also gain British Canoe Union awards. A one off annual fee of £75, allowing members to benefit from greatly reduced rates per activity session. Welcome to our new members who have joined recently.


Congratulations to Gary & Emily who gained Member of the Month for June! After completing a beginner’s course on the sea, and purchasing their own kayaks and kit, they joined the club recently to make use of the ‘progressive learning program’ and friendly socials. They have shown good progression and a high level of commitment.

Adventure Club exclusive;
Fri 03rd July Beach BBQ & beverages...
Fri 28th August ‘Classic Adventurous Experience’
10th September Anglesey Mini-expedition!

Outdoor Circuit Training
‘get fit for the outdoors' - with Keirron's outdoor circuit fitness training

** New beginners course available - starts 07th July **

Open to absolute beginners and those who have experienced Keirron's sessions previously : )
Tuesday evenings 6:30 till 7:30 pm - every week.
Price £12 for 4 sessions. Please contact us to book your place!

Lastly, our Sea Kayak Trips and Evening Paddles remain very popular, and advance booking is advised!

The final session of the June indoor pool course was transferred 'outdoors' last night - a spontaneous decision with no objections... :)

As always, you can catch up on previous adventures via the Adventurous Experiences Blog, with photos, write-ups and comments. We welcome your feedback on our services, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Keirron & the Team

sunset off Peel .... contentment ... !

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