Posted: February 19, 2013 by colliedac in Uncategorized

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Before Tuesday’s Post – A quick mention for Gary’s modeling career which we discovered today as part of http://www.irishfarmerscalendar.com

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What a start to the new year as well as our new oitc course and more students from America we also had this massive swell

 

 

Merry Christmas

Posted: December 10, 2012 by donegaladventurecentre in Uncategorized

 

We were sitting around the office, thinking of what new cool thing could we come up for come up for Christmas offers when suddenly it dawned on us – Our customer aren’t looking for something new, they are just looking for really good value – something that’s affordable for Christmas. So lo and behold here are our best ever surf weekend offers. These prices will only be available for Christmas

Surfing DAC

Surfing DAC

vouchers, so once we are eating leftovers and decorations are coming down, you won’t be able to get these deals anymore – The vouchers are valid all throughout 2013 though, so you can wait until it is a little warmer if you like 🙂

Special Christmas offers
Purchase a voucher before Christmas and get massive savings- valid all throughout 2013

The Recession Sessions
2 Nights accommodation in Homefield Rock Hostel with continental breakfast, 2 Surf Lessons or choose two activities* from Surfing, Climbing /Abseiling , High ropes SkyFrame, Adventure Challenge Course, Xtreme Nightline, Cliff Jumping, Archery, Zip Line & Jacob’s ladder, + Evening entertainment just €99pp
Xmas voucher price €80pp

Choose a public mixed dorm instead of a private room and its just €90pp
Xmas voucher price €70pp
The Bank Holiday Recession Session
3 Nights accommodation in Homefield House with continental breakfast, 2 activities* from Surfing, Climbing /Abseiling , High ropes SkyFrame, Adventure Challenge Course, Xtreme Nightline, Cliff Jumping, Archery, Zip Line & Jacob’s ladder, + Evening entertainment just ?120pp
Xmas voucher price €100pp

Our best ever offer.
The 4play offer
2 nights B&B for 4 people, a surf lesson and Prison break high ropes session for everyone, 10 pin bowling and we’ll even throw in free night club entry. Voucher price Just €200 total
Yes really.

Other news

We have just finished our 2012 outdoor course and can’t wait for graduation on Thursday night.

Special congrats to all our new Lifeguards who passed their assessment on Sunday.  Our Spring 2013 Outdoor Instructor Training Course http://www.donegaladventurecentre.net/oitc starts on January 21st -This is particularly suitable for those who have just left school / university or are taking gap years, those who are currently employed or have recently finished working or are otherwise ineligible for a FÁS course.
DSCF9093Here’s a brief (if a little formal outline of the course)
The Outdoor Instructor Course OITC is a training course for candidates who wish to become instructors working in the area of surfing and other beach activities.

The OITC course
This course concentrates mainly on training for the
ISA level 1 surf coach award, the RLSS Beach Lifeguard award, and over the ten weeks candidates will also train in child protection, adventure (land-based) activities, leadership skills, team training and development and beach first aid skills. Candidates are expected to attend Monday-Friday for the duration of the course.
Candidates must be able to swim. Candidates do NOT have to be able to surf, as you will be taught the skills of surfing if required. Surfing and swimming training are major parts of this course, and you can expect to be in the water every day. Students are expected to be (or get) fit through training every day. Training will include water-based (Swim & surf) and land based activities (running, circuit training etc.)
Candidates will also do basic training in low ropes, climb & abseil and high ropes instruction. Candidates will also participate and learn to skills of conducting team-training activities and land-based activities. Candidates will do child protection training, and Beach first aid. The fees for the course are 950 euro.
Feel free to contact us about any of these courses on 0719842418 or emailing info@donegaladventurecentre.net
Finally we’d love to hear from you – email us anytime or get in touch through social media
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dacsurf
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/dacsurf
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/dacsurf
There’s a very lonely google + account there too still vainly hoping everyone is going to turn up but we just can’t bring ourselves to let it know nobody is coming.
No matter what you do have a nice break, be safe and be kind to each other
Seasons greetings
Collie, Ciara, Ken, Trish, Fiddy, Kyle, Dickie, Johnny, Cillian, Mark, Dara, Paul, Shiv, Eoin and all the rest

Now enrolling 2013

Posted: November 26, 2012 by donegaladventurecentre in Uncategorized

2013 Outdoor instructor course

We are very pleased to offer another brilliant value teacher weekend this year. These weekends offer the chance for teachers and youth leaders to sample what we have to offer here with a full refund for teachers that bring a group in 2012 /2013. This offer is open to teachers, scouts, football teams and anyone who works with young people.

We offer 2 nights B&B in private rooms, lunch and dinner on Saturday and 2 fantastic expression session activities for you and your friends to experience on Saturday. All this and evening entertainment in Bundoran, Ireland’s surf capital.
Friends and partners are more than welcome to attend the weekend for the same price.

Schedule.

Friday 9th November.
8 pm – 9 pm wine reception and registration.

Saturday 10th

9:am Breakfast.
10 -1 Surf lesson – all wetsuits, transport and equipment provided
1:pm Lunch
2 – 5 High Ropes / Zip Line / Archery session.
7:pm Dinner La Sabbia restaurant.

F.A.Q.
How do I get a refund?
Any teacher/ leader who arranges a trip for a group of 8-30 will receive a refund for up to 2 spaces when the group pay their balance. For groups of 30 or more and extra teacher weekend space will be refunded for every extra 15 students.

Does everyone have to be a teacher to take part?
No – as long as one member of your party is a teacher / youth worker, you can bring as many friends as you like.

How many people can I bring?
As many as you want as long as you book in advance. 2 places will be refunded for every group up to 30 and and extra place for every 15 after that whether they were teachers or not. People travelling on their own are very welcome too.

Are there children / students there that weekend.
No, this is an adults only weekend.

What is on at night-time?
Bundoran is a lively and fun holiday town. There are many pubs and clubs as well as restaurants, cinema, bowling etc. We will we putting on certain evening events such as the annual party in the Chasin’ Bull on Saturday that we would love you to attend but equally you are welcome to do your own thing if you prefer.

Teacher Preview Weekends

Donegal Adventure Centre is delighted to announce our  FÁS RLSS Beach lifeguard & ISA Surf Instructor course.

The course will run from October 15th for 18 weeks. To apply you must register through your local FÁS office – however feel free to call or email us for more information about the course.  Email us here for information about the 2012 course or call on 07198 42418.
If you are not elligible for FÁS courses you may be interested in our Outdoor Instructor Couses
The candidates upon complete all their training and pass their assesments they will recieve the following awards.

RLSS Beach Lifeguard which is an internationally recongnised award .
ISA Surf coach level 1
Cardiac First responder which is is the Irish National Standard in Automatic External Defibrillation
Aquatic First Aid -specialised first aid for lifeguards and others who work around the water.
ISPCC child protection course.
DAC Site Specic training awards in hirh ropes course and team building.

Candidates should note that strong swimming ability is a pre-requisite, and that a swim time-trial is part of the interview. The course is for people who would like to be trained to become surfing instructors and beach lifeguards, and work in outdoor adventure centres and surf schools when qualified.

The course will take place in Bundoran over 20 weeks, and will include intensive surfing practice and lifeguarding training.
Canidates will then be put forward for the governing body assessments in Surfing and Lifeguarding. Interviews will take place on November 8 & 9, and the course begins on Monday November 21st.

Accommodation is available on campus: for information on accommodation, please email info@donegaladventurecentre.net Please contact your local Fas office for further information, and you may also contact Donegal Adventure Centre at info@donegaladventurecentre.net.

Class of 2011

Summer isn’t over yet but the back to school ads are on and we have to turn our minds already to our Autumn schedule.  Although we are open for schools all year long , indeed we have some of our fave schools such as Loretto on the Green and Dundalk grammar to name but 2 – but we also will have the start of our training programs.

The first of these is our Outdoor Instructor Training Course and starts on October 1st -This is particularly suitable for those who have just left school / university or are  taking gap years, those who are currently employed or have recently finished working or are otherwise inelligible for a FÁS course.

Here’s a brief (if a little formal outline of the course)
The Outdoor Instructor Course OITC is a training course for candidates who wish to become instructors working in the area of surfing and other beach activities.

The OITC course

The OITC course

This course concentrates mainly on training for the
ISA level 1 surf coach award, the RLSS Beach Lifeguard award, and over the ten weeks candidates will also train in child protection, adventure (land-based) activities, leadership skills, team training and development and beach first aid skills. Candidates are expected to attend Monday-Friday for the duration of the course.
Candidates must be able to swim. Candidates do NOT have to be able to surf, as you will be taught the skills of surfing if required. Surfing and swimming training are major parts of this course, and you can expect to be in the water every day. Students are expected to be (or get) fit through training every day. Training will include water-based (Swim & surf) and land based activities (running, circuit

Ken leads a group on an expedition

Ken leads a group on an expedition

training etc.)
Candidates will also do basic training in low ropes, climb & abseil and high ropes instruction . Candidates will also participate and learn to skills of conducting team-training activities and land-based activities. Candidates
will do child protection training, and Beach first aid. The fees for the course are 950 euro.

After a very succesful pilot year we hope to run a second year of our FÁS Surf instructor and Beach Lifeguard course.  We will know more about this in a few weeks when FÁS confirm their decisions and we will put a post up about it.

Feel free to contact us about any of these courses on 0719842418 or emailing info@donegaladventurecentre.net