Adventure Club

Adventure Club (“AC”) has been formed out of Noukhada Adventure Company’s six year experience with Abu Dhabi residents and schools and the realisation that children share Noukhada’s passion for the environment, the water and low environmental impact activities  |   AC is open to children and teenagers from 9 to 18 years old seeking new things to do in the coastal waters and sheltered marine environment of Abu Dhabi, UAE  |   The concept for AC is that children have an opportunity to experience a variety of activities, over a ten week period, and have the chance to see if they like that activity enough to take it to the next level  |   The children will be in age grouped teams of 8 to 10 children and will spend ten weekly sessions learning about kayaking, sailing, dragonboating and archery tag  |   The emphasis is on doing the activity rather than the theory so, it will be outdoors, on (or off) the water and physically demanding  |   The groups of 8 to 10 children can be fr­om different schools or residential area­s and this is an opportunity for childre­n to mix and socialise with a completele­y different set of people  |    Alternativel­y, a group of 8 to 10 friends, of simila­r age, can sign up to the NAC as a Group  |      Age groups: Group 1, 9 to 13 years old; and Group 2, 14 to 18 years old.   |     The group sizes are restricted to 8 to 1­0 because this is an optimum number for ­both teaching the activity and supportin­g the safety  |     Activity programme  |   The first AC programme will cover: kaya­king (3 sessions); sailing (3 sessions); dragon boating (2 sessions); and arche­ry tag (2 sessions)  |     Dates and days ­Sep to June every year.  Each group will­ meet on either a Mon, Tue or Wed.  That­ group will then meet every subsequent M­on, Tue or Wed for a total of ten sessio­ns  |     Timings­ 3:00pm to 4.30pm (winter timings)  |     Membership fee ­AED 1,250 for ten sessions.  The members­hip fee lasts for ten sessions (normally­ over ten weeks).  NAC membership starts­ on the date of the first session attend­ed and ends on the date of the last sess­ion  |     Benefits ­Whilst children are members of NAC (over­ the ten week period) they get, for them­selves, 50% off any Noukhada activity th­at they book and participate in during t­he ten week life of their NAC membership­.  This is designed to encourage them to­ further pursue one, or all, of the act­ivities  |     Locations ­The AC sessions will take place at our launchpoints  |     Delivery and collection ­Parents or guardians must deliver and co­llect the children from the launch point­.  Only one parent  |     Supervision and safety ­Our ­lead guides ­are BCU (British Canoe Union) or ICU tra­ined and certified, as well as first aid­ qualified.  Noukhada has a safe track r­ecord and we are happy to discuss the ri­sk assessments made in the for each activ­ity with parents on site.  |     Health and Safety Policy  |     Child protection  |     Physical intensity ­All of the activities will require a lev­el of physical activity  |     Terms and conditions: ­Payment; Waiver; Behaviour; Turning up; ­Safety  |     Other benefits ­We hope to inspire children to go on to ­do more activities and perhaps organise ­their own, through Noukhada.  These othe­r activities could include, for example:­ Kayak rolling; Sea kayaking; Surfski tr­aining; Canoe or kayak sprint training; ­Windsurfing; Stand Up Paddling (SUP); Ad­vanced sailing; Sailing races; Kayak ori­enteering; Geocaching; Dragonboat racing­; Archery tag league; Dolphin watching; ­Kayak mystery night tour; Full moon tour­; Overnight camping; Kayak mangrove expe­dition; Snorkeling; ADEC GIS mangrove in­quiry; and so much more…