I am a volunteer leader with the Windmill Youth and Development group based in Blackpool. We take children from all backgrounds on adventure activities and put young people through their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
This summer we are travelling to British Columbia on an expedition. We will be there for 17 days at the end of June/ start of July. We are planning to do a few days canoeing down the Campbell River a few days Sea Kayaking and the rest of the time trekking or doing a conservation project.
The Windmill group is a registered charity and all the 15 young people (aged between 14-17) have to fundraise to get the money for the trip so it is vital to keep costs as low as possible.
We are looking for companies from whom we can hire canoe/kayaking equipment we will have experienced instructors with us.
We are also looking for any conservation projects on the Island that need some willing and experienced volunteers (we undertake a lot of conservation projects in the UK as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme).
There is also the possibility of an exchange for anyone who could lend us kit in BC to borrow our kit if they ever come to the UK.
Any advice or help would be much appreciated.