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Make the ocean your university.

College & University are great but are certainly not for everyone. There are now huge opportunities for those who are interested in the outdoors to learn by doing rather than sitting in a classroom.

Donegal Adventure Centre is promoting training courses for those wishing to become qualified outdoor instructors this autumn.  The course is  10 week Outdoor Instructor Course (OITC).

Surf instructor

Surf instructor

The  course include RLSS lifeguard course and assessment,  surf coaching, first aid training and assessment, child protection training, outdoor leadership & management training, adventure activities training, safety and emergency assessments and group management. The course also includes work experience on-centre. The OITC course includes a kayak option as an extra.  T

One of course trainers is  Ken Keane who said he thinks the course is a great asset to the town. “Not only has it provided employment & opportunities for people here in the North West, it also showcases Bundoran as the world class outdoor venue that it has become.  As a local, I think it’s great that well as people from all over Ireland; we’ve had graduates from all over Ireland, America, Holland, Germany and Sweden.

 

Applicants must be 18 years old, and must be able to swim. There is no upper age limit, but applicants will need to be reasonably physically fit, and willing to train each day. There are no educational pre-requisites; applicants do not need CAO points. Accommodation is available on campus, and includes free wifi and parking. Absolute beginners are welcome but applicants should be enthusiastic about outdoor sports and physical fitness.

Train to be a lifeguard

Train to be a lifeguard

The graduates of the last two years of the Donegal Adventure Centre courses have  found work in the Outdoor industry, and as sports such as surfing, paddling and climbing increase in popularity, it is likely that further jobs will become available in these areas. In fact, the current manager of the Adventure Centre is a graduate of the first outdoor instructor course run in ‘05

Qualifications in outdoor sports are also excellent for young people planning to do some travelling – lifeguarding and surf coaching are popular world-wide, and graduates from the Donegal Adventure Centre course will be qualified to coach and lifeguard abroad. This course is also ideal for students who are not quite sure what they want to do – it is some healthy and beneficial ‘time out’, with the added bonus of valuable qualifications. The staff at Donegal Adventure Centre are well known for their friendly professionalism, and previous graduates have enjoyed the experience immensely.

Donegal Adventure Centre are now taking applications for the next course.
Interested applicants should telephone Donegal Adventure Centre at 0719842418, see the website www.traintobeasurfinstructor.com or  email info@traintobeasurfinstructor.com

Adventure Day Camps for all the family

Multi-Activity Camp Age 8-12

  • A daily multi-activity camp for juniors, including body boarding & surfing, high ropes, archery, art, kayak, nightline, music & more
  • The camp has something different everyday for 4 weeks so you can come for a day, a week or for weeks and do something different every day
  • Mon – Fri 10 noon – 1.pm
  • Just €40 for the week

Surf's upFull day option

Upgrade to full day by joining in with our afternoon activity sessions with extra watersports €95

NEW! Teen Multi-activity camp

Similar to daily multi-activity camp for juniors, but with much more emphasis on sports ad games for teens includes body boarding & surfing, high ropes, archery, art, kayak, nightline, Cliff jumping & more

  • The camp has something different everyday for 3 weeks so you can come for a day, a week or for weeks and do something different every day
  • Mon – Fri 10 noon – 1.pm
  • Just €50 for the week
  • Full day option

Upgrade to full day by joining in with our afternoon activity sessions with extra watersports €105

Teen Surf Camp Monday to Friday

For the surf mad teens – whether beginner or experienced, we will work with your level using experienced coaches who will make you a better surfer – while having a brilliant time.

  • Make friends and enjoy Bundoran’s fabulous beaches in the best possible way
  • Mon to Fri 9:30 – 1pm
  • €85 per person for the week

Upgrade it to full day camp

9:30 to 5pm just €125 for the week

Family Camp

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 5pm Weekends 10am & 2pm
Daily Surf Lessons

Monday-Friday & Sunday 12 noon-3pm Saturdays 2pm
Open Kayak Sessions

  • Tuesday 1:30 & 5pm
  • Thursday 1.30pm & Sundays 2pm
  • Thursday 1.30pm & Sundays 2pm

Booking Forms

Please complete Booking Form and Parent Consent Form below in advance of arrival. Many thanks.

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The following dates are for the next NBLQ courses in DAC in 2015 but more may be added due to demand.
NEW We are also mobile – if you have a number of candidates and can provide suitable conditions we can come to you – contact us on info@donegaladventure centre

2015

We will have regular courses running through out the year – here are just some of the course dates for the next few months

February
Weekend 1 13th – 15th
Weekend 2 20th – 22nd

March one week intensive
Mon 23rd – Friday 25th
Beach Lifeguard Courses
April
(Easter week – one week intensive)
Monday – Friday 9-5

May 2 weekends

June 2 weekends

More details ? http://www.donegaladventurecentre.net/beachlifeguard

Prices are as follows and include the option of FREE accomodation:

New candidate 320 euro
New student candidate 300 euro

Renewal 180 euro

The course requires fitness and you should be training aerobically now by running/cycling/swimming. You should have the ability to Swim 400m in 8 minutes and comfortably be able to Run 1000m on entering the course. As much of the course will be held outdoors I would suggest that when we move to the beach you bring the following items with you where possible.

1. Wetsuit, swimgear, swim fins, running gear and a number of towels.

1.2. Warm outdoor clothing including head cover.
2.3. Outdoor footwear, runners, booties or old runners for the sea.
3.4. A complete change of clothing and footwear.
4.5. A bright coloured swim hat preferable Yellow NOT Blue or Black.
5.6. Note pad A4, biros etc.,

The Beach Lifeguard manual will be distributed to you on entering the course and you will be expected to study the book in the evenings after the course. It would also help if you were to brush up on your LIFE SUPPORT.

If you presently hold the National Pool Lifeguard Book Qualification then it is a good idea to refresh your memory on principals of

1.· NOP/EAP/SCIM
2.· Duties and the Role of a Lifeguard
3.· Lifesaver v. Lifeguard
4.· First Aid
If you have not covered this material before please do not worry, as it will form part of the course.

All course fees must be paid in full before start of course.

The Beach Lifeguard course requires you to over 16 years of age
For any further information on Beach Lifeguarding http://www.lifeguardsireland.com
Numbers are limited to 12 persons per course, please phone to book, 07198 42418 Credit cards welcome, or you can mail deposit cheque to
Lifeguard Training Dept
Donegal Adventure Centre
Bundoran
Co. Donegal
Ireland.

Train to be a lifeguard

Train to be a lifeguard

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Posted: October 2, 2014 by colliemacp in Uncategorized

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Institute of Study Abroad Ireland

This week is a week of firsts for the ever evolving team craich/wipeout/psychic.  Today was our first day climbing and attacking the ropes course as a team.  Fortunately enough, we perservered and all members were able to complete each of the four different challenges: beginner and advanced climbing walls, the ‘Jacob’s Ladder,’ and the trapeze.  After a full morning of climbing we used the afternoon to conference about climbing, rope safety, and knots.  Team psychic learned a few beginner knots to get us started out on the course for later this week or next. Tommorrow is boot camp!

–  Eric

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Make the ocean your university.

College & University are great but are certainly not for everyone. There are now huge opportunities for those who are interested in the outdoors to learn by doing rather than sitting in a classroom.

Donegal Adventure Centre is promoting training courses for those wishing to become qualified outdoor instructors this autumn.  There are 2 main courses, the first is a 10 week Outdoor Instructor Course (OITC). The second course is run by Donegal ETB who offer a 26 week fully funded Surf instructor & Lifeguard Training course for those who are eligible.

Surf instructor

Surf instructor

Both courses include RLSS lifeguard course and assessment,  surf coaching, first aid training and assessment, child protection training, outdoor leadership & management training, adventure activities training, safety and emergency assessments and group management. The course also includes work experience on-centre. The OITC course includes a kayak option as an extra.  The 26 week course also includes the Irish Surf Association exam and assessment.  While you must apply for the ETB course through your local welfare / ETB office , as the provider of the last three courses the Adventure Centre is happy to talk to applicants and families with questions about either course , eligibility and suitability.

One of course trainers is Bundoran native Richard Gillespie, who said he thinks the course is a great asset to the town. “Not only has it provided employment & opportunities for people here in the North West, it also showcases Bundoran as the world class outdoor venue that it has become.  As a local, I think it’s great that well as people from all over Ireland; we’ve had graduates from all over Ireland, America, Holland, Germany and Sweden.

 

Applicants must be 18 years old, and must be able to swim. There is no upper age limit, but applicants will need to be reasonably physically fit, and willing to train each day. There are no educational pre-requisites; applicants do not need CAO points. Accommodation is available on campus, and includes free wifi and parking. Absolute beginners are welcome but applicants should be enthusiastic about outdoor sports and physical fitness.

Train to be a lifeguard

Train to be a lifeguard

The graduates of the last two years of the Donegal Adventure Centre courses have  found work in the Outdoor industry, and as sports such as surfing, paddling and climbing increase in popularity, it is likely that further jobs will become available in these areas. In fact, the current manager of the Adventure Centre is a graduate of the first outdoor instructor course run in ‘05

Qualifications in outdoor sports are also excellent for young people planning to do some travelling – lifeguarding and surf coaching are popular world-wide, and graduates from the Donegal Adventure Centre course will be qualified to coach and lifeguard abroad. This course is also ideal for students who are not quite sure what they want to do – it is some healthy and beneficial ‘time out’, with the added bonus of valuable qualifications. The staff at Donegal Adventure Centre are well known for their friendly professionalism, and previous graduates have enjoyed the experience immensely.

Donegal Adventure Centre are now taking applications for the next course.
Interested applicants should telephone Donegal Adventure Centre at 0719842418, see the website www.traintobeasurfinstructor.com or  email info@traintobeasurfinstructor.com

Outdoor Instructor courses

Outdoor Instructor courses

BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSE DONEGAL ADVENTURE CENTRE

Donegal Adventure Centre is an official RLSS Training centre. We run regular Beach Lifeguard Courses Courses here in Bundoran but we also can come to you and run a lifeguard course in your location.

The National Beach Lifeguard Qualification and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification are awarded by the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL),and are nationally and internationally recognised as the essential standards of competence.
Each acts as a passport to employment with swimming pool managers, local authorities, outdoor centres and holiday companies both here in Ireland and throughout the world.

Download application form

The following dates are for the next NBLQ courses in DAC in 2013 but more may be added due to demand.
NEW We are also mobile – if you have a number of candidates and can provide suitable conditions we can come to you – contact us on info@donegaladventure centre
2014

February
Renewal course only
Weekend 14th – 16th February.

February March course
Weekend 1 Fri 28th – Sun March 2nd
Weekend 2 Fri 7th – Sun March 9th
March Mid-week course
*4 day course over 2 weeks
Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th
Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th
sold out

April
(Easter week – one week intensive)
Monday – Friday 9-5

May 2 weekends
Weekend 1 Fri 16th – Sun 18th
Weekend 2 Fri 23st – Sun 25th

June 2 weekends
Weekend 1 Fri 13th – Sun 15th
Weekend 2 Fri 20th – Sun 22nd

 

Prices are as follows and include the option of FREE accomodation:

New candidate 320 euro
New student candidate 300 euro

Renewal 180 euro
The course requires fitness and you should be training aerobically now by running/cycling/swimming. You should have the ability to Swim 400m in 8 minutes and comfortably be able to Run 1000m on entering the course. As much of the course will be held outdoors I would suggest that when we move to the beach you bring the following items with you where possible.

1. Wetsuit, swimgear, swim fins, running gear and a number of towels.

1.2. Warm outdoor clothing including head cover.
2.3. Outdoor footwear, runners, booties or old runners for the sea.
3.4. A complete change of clothing and footwear.
4.5. A bright coloured swim hat preferable Yellow NOT Blue or Black.
5.6. Note pad A4, biros etc.,

The Beach Lifeguard manual will be distributed to you on entering the course and you will be expected to study the book in the evenings after the course. It would also help if you were to brush up on your LIFE SUPPORT.

If you presently hold the National Pool Lifeguard Book Qualification then it is a good idea to refresh your memory on principals of

1.· NOP/EAP/SCIM
2.· Duties and the Role of a Lifeguard
3.· Lifesaver v. Lifeguard
4.· First Aid
If you have not covered this material before please do not worry, as it will form part of the course.

All course fees must be paid in full before start of course.

The Beach Lifeguard course requires you to over 16 years of age
For any further information on Beach Lifeguarding http://www.lifeguardsireland.com
Numbers are limited to 12 persons per course, please phone to book, 07198 42418 Credit cards welcome, or you can mail deposit cheque to
Lifeguard Training Dept
Donegal Adventure Centre
Bundoran
Co. Donegal
Ireland.

The following dates are for the next NBLQ courses in DAC in 2013 but more may be added due to demand.
NEW We are also mobile – if you have a number of candidates and can provide suitable conditions we can come to you – contact us on info@donegaladventure centre

2013

DSCF9093Mon 28th Oct – Fri Nov 1st
Full course & free accommodation.

Renewal only
Wed 30th – Friday 1st

Weekend Course
Weekend 1 22nd – 24th of Nov
Weekend 2 29th – 1st Dec

Prices are as follows and include the option of FREE accomodation:

New candidate 320 euro
New student candidate 300 euro

Renewal 200 euro

The course requires fitness and you should be training aerobically now by running/cycling/swimming. You should have the ability to Swim 400m in 8 minutes and comfortably be able to Run 1000m on entering the course.

Lifeguard

Lifeguard