/ Summer experiences for under 16s?

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iksander on 05 Feb 2013
My daughter isn't 16 until Aug 14th. What can she do independently after GCSEs before her birthday that's wothwhile and with a budget of 500?
getandy - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander: what sort of stuff is she into???
iksander on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to getandy: Volunteering? Travel?

She's done DoE Bronze, she likes meeting people, she's very competent in the kitchen (she'll get a food hygiene cert with her Food tech GCSE), organising stuff with kids - she did her work experience at a local infants and loved that.
ERH - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander:

If you had said "son" rather than daughter then I'd have said hitch hiking with a friend. totally epic way of spending your time, and everyone you meet is the type who kindly gives something for nothing (well, they have to be!) but I wouldn't be too keen on advising girls at it so much, since there are many more people who might want to take advantage :(
getandy - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander: if she is into climbing and has people she climbs with font is a cheap trip and almost impossible not to enjoy. train is easy enough to catch to.
iksander on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to getandy: No not really a climber :(
stevieb - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander:
How independent do you / she want it. PGL do holidays for kids of all ages including driving lessons for under 17s, canoeing the Ardeche and the normal outward bounds stuff. Full price is a bit over 500 but they're often on offer, or cheaper if she goes with a friend.
annieman - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander: For Gold DofE there is also the requirement to go on a week long residential. Yes gold is for 16+ and all of the others maybe 17 or 18 but there is a really diverse range of options available for DofE Gold residentials. worth a google
Orgsm on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander:

Help in a remote yha or syha somewhere
999thAndy on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander: flying lessons? There was a feature in the local paper about a 16 yo who'd just flown a helicopter solo. The parents must've been minted mind
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climber david - on 05 Feb 2013
In reply to iksander:

If she's into volunteering and sports, find out if there's any kid of council sports camps she can help out at.

In Scotland we have people called active schools co-ordinators who help organise these kind of things in assocation with schools and local clubs. Get her to find out if there's anyone like that at school

She also gets volunteering for her CV as an added benifit :)

David

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