Duke of Edinburgh Award on Brownsea

We can offer opportunities to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential or why not take up volunteering with us for the service section of your award?

We offer three different ways you can fullfill your DoE award requirements; by either helping run day to day operations or events at the Outdoor Centre or by supporting our conservation efforts.

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award residential options

Red squirrel conservation 

£130 per person

2 April - 6 April 2018 
3 May - 7 May 2018 

Dramatically located in Poole harbour, Brownsea Island is a haven for wildlife with woodland and heathland habitat as well as a lagoon. Help us to look after our native population of Red Squirrels by volunteering with us. We will take you on a guided walk and show you the sites, you can get stuck in with the Ranger team and create your own activity. Camping pitch, catering equipment, communal use of gas burners and Island entry are included. You must be over 18 years old to attend.

Family camp weekends

£145 per person

14 June - 18 June 2018
21 June - 25 June 2018
6 September - 10 September 2018 
13 Spetmeber - 17 September  2018 

Four times a year something exciting happens on Brownsea, we open the campsite doors and allow families to camp. Those who come and stay experience a themed 2 day camp with a range of activities on offer.  Get stuck in with the campsite wardens, sing at the campfire, dress up in fancy dress and help us with the running of the event. The theme for 2018 is nature detectives. Camping pitch, catering equipment, communal use of gas burners, some meals and island entry included. You must be over 18 years old to attend.
 

The Warden Experience

£130 per person

30 July - 4 August 2018 
13 August - 17 August  2018
23 August - 27 August 2018 

Come and get stuck in with our Outdoor Centre Ranger team.  Join in with the day to day running of the campsite and outdoor centre. Help us with conservation and a wide range of practical tasks and activities. Challenge yourself to become an overnight duty Volunteer Warden and support visiting groups. Improve your communication, team work and outdoors skills.  Camping pitch, catering equipment, communal use of gas burners and Island entry are included. You must be over 18 years old to attend.