Adventure Dolphin is one of Berkshire’s leading activity charities that is home to a variety of different water and land based sports.
Our aim is to offer the local community - young people and adults alike, the opportunity to experience the great outdoors through a series of development courses and club membership run by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Activities offered include:
• Open canoeing and kayaking in a wide range of disciplines and environments in the UK and abroad. Disciplines include:
o Marathon and sprint competition paddling
o White water
o Sea and surf
• Climbing activities
o Climbing wall
o Climbing group
o Hill and local walks
The Adventure Dolphin (Pangbourne) Charity is registered as a CIO (Community Incorporated Organisation) CCRN: 1156978 and works in partnership with West Berkshire Council Activity Team.
The competitive arm of the charity is called: Pangbourne Canoe Club giving members the opportunity to train regularly and compete at a local, regional and national level events.
The charity runs a series of water and land based courses for beginners, improvers and advanced paddlers/climbers. We are fully recognised by Canoe England as an accredited canoe club and we have been awarded the Club Mark Gold Status.
Volunteer leaders and coaches
Our team of highly qualified and motivated volunteers enable us to provide a varied programme of activities and events throughout the year. Recognised as being Adventure Dolphin’s greatest asset, our volunteer leaders and coaches are qualified under various national governing bodies to instruct/coach and lead hazardous activities. They have all been checked through the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) and hold a current first aid certificate.
Training is on-going and the Training Team work with potential leaders to help them gain a range of qualifications, whether preparing to become an outdoor activity leader or wanting to take the next step on their long-term development pathway.
In the words of our Chairman, Clive Williams OBE, “It’s not the building that makes it successful but the people in it “
Adventure Dolphin uses the facilities of the West Berkshire Activity Team based at the Dolphin Centre in Pangbourne. This enables us to offer a broad spectrum of activities both locally and further afield as we benefit from the use of a purpose built facility and their well-maintained outdoor equipment.