Youth Club – Programme

General Information

Activities include: Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Climbing, High Ropes, Orienteering both onsite at Shadwell Basin and off site on day trips and week long expeditions.

Session Times: Wednesday evening sessions 5.15pm to 8.30pm. Sunday sessions 10.15am-1.00pm and 1.45pm-4.30pm.  Holiday Projects: 10.00am registration – activities 10.30am-1.00pm and 1.45pm-4.30pm.

Pathways: Pathways sessions are set to develop skills whilst young people gain experience in outdoor activities. Beginners and those developing basic skills take part in Green & Blue sessions on Wednesdays. Intermediate and advanced level participants take part in Red & Horizons sessions also on Wednesdays. Multi Level activities take part on Sundays.  Girls Can activities take part Wednesday evenings and some Sundays – you need to have registered with us using our parent consent form and sign up for sessions via the doodle calendar which will be emailed to you if you have in advance of each session.

Red & Horizons: We have put together a training programme for those interested in developing 3 Star paddlesport & Leadership skills in a variety of craft. Dynamic training sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings. Sessions will focus advanced paddling techniques, rescues and rolling, stamina training, and tasks to produce higher level paddlesport performance. We will be using the River Thames from March/April as well which will develop moving water skills and sea kayak journeying.

For members wishing to take part in the Coach Development programme in 2017, these sessions will provide you with essential experience and pre-requisite qualifications. We will select the final group based on their development within these sessions and trips as well as leadership skills gained.

Trips:  Please check the information on the trips section for the specific trip you are interested in so that you are prepared for that day/week.  Most importantly book and pay for your place in advance we no longer take payment on the day of the trip and therefore you will not be able to attend.

Events: Please see the Events section below for holiday projects, residential and special event dates throughout the year ahead.

Clothing: You must bring an appropriate set of clothes (bottoms & top) for Adventure activities including a base layer, mid layer and waterproof depending on the weather.  The Centre will provide specialist clothing for water based sessions such as water shedding salopettes and cagoule and mid layers and waterproof jackets for trips where possible.

Cost: £3 per session, £5 per day, Day Trips out priced per event date


Easter Holiday Project Week 2

Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st April

Take part and enjoy our adventurous activities programme!

Aactivities include: Kayaking and Canoeing, Sailing, Climbing and Mountain Biking. We may still paddle on the river and do some moving moving water training for those more experienced members.

Opening times: 10.15am registration/Activities 10.30am-1.00pm and 1.45pm-4.30pm.

Cost: £3 per session, £5 per day, £20 per week/£30 2 or more siblings.

Due to schools running at different schedules we have had to cancell our planned trips due to a lack of demand.



Please book for our upcoming residential expeditions as soon as possible as training has already started, please see annual events Calendar available at Youth Club Reception which includes all training trips for both residential expeditions.


To find out about our Training, Expeditions and Events please can members and parents come to the open evening this Wednesday 26th April at 7.30pm-8.30pm, there will be an opportunity to discuss and find out the details of the expeditions and also book for training, trips and events.

Please check your pathways ability level before booking on trips

Attending sessions regularly will help you on your pathways journey and you will gain essential skills leading to assessment ready for these trips below.

Matlock Bath Moving Water Kayak Trip – £100

Tuesday 30th May to Friday 2nd June 2017

Bookings are available for regular members! You will need to attend the training programme outlined below for full training:

Sunday 30th April – Thames Trip all day £5

Thursday 11th May evening trip on the Thames £3

London Youth Games – 3rd June

Youth Games selection trials – Sunday 14th, Wed 17th, Thur 18th May

£5 per day or £3 per session

Scotland Expedition 2017 – £280

Saturday 26th August to Saturday 2nd September

With additional travel expenses we realise that this trip is more expensive as it works out at £330 per head so we have reduced it to £280 and urge all members to help us raise additional funds to support the trip.  Experienced regular members can take part in the Kayakathon a 26.2 mile kayak marathon paddle on the Thames on the 7th May. Each member will aim to raise £150 and for other members we are planning something more suitable to their level.

Bookings are available for regular members!

Dumfries and Galloway is an idyllic country park and offers amazing opportunities for outdoor adventurous activities.

In order to take part on the expedition you will need to gain the appropriate level of skills.  This trip requires you to have gained the Blue Pathways level in Kayaking/canoeing, sailing, mountain biking and climbing.  For more advanced activities you will need to have passed Red Pathways in the above activities and started the Horizons activity level.  If you are unsure what level you are check at youth club sessions.

You will need to attend the training programme outlined below for full training:

These appear as SET Trips on the annual Calendar available at Youth Club reception but activities have not been confirmed as yet a range of activities on the expedition will make up the final programme.!  Confirmations will appear soon but please be available for this training dates below and book in advance:

Sunday 21st May, Sunday 18th June & Sunday 16th July, Trips will cost £10/£15