The Mill Adventure Base as an Approved Activity Provider, in partnership with the Nottingham Narrow Boat Project is proud to offer you the opportunity to complete the residential section of your Gold DofE award on board one of two 70’ narrowboats.
Monday, 16 August 2021 (10am) to Friday, 20 August 2021 (4pm)
You will work towards achieving your Boat Handling Certificate, following the syllabus of the National Community Boat Association (NCBA). This certificate is recognised by many community projects and can qualify you for volunteering activities on the inland waterways.
Skippers and staff are all suitability experienced and qualified, DBS checked and hold a current First Aid Certificate. The accommodation will be in bunks on board one of two boats, Megan or Tinkers Leen.
You will learn how to steer a 70′ narrowboat, operate locks, organise and lead the crew, boat preparation and maintenance as well as boat responsibly and safety.
You will also learn something about the history and culture of the canals, get involved with the general housekeeping, cooking and cleaning of the boat, working and socialising as a team with your fellow boat mates.
For more information, about the Mill go to our website www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/nottsoutdoors
For more information on the boats and the Boat project go to www.megantinks.org.uk
To send us an email @ [email protected]
To book, click on the link below to secure your place.