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Outdoor Activity Centre

This Centre is run as a partnership between the London Borough of Hillingdon and the Colne Valley Youth and Community Association, which is a charity registered as a youth education and training facility.

Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre

Dews Lane, Harvil Road, Harefield, Middx, UB9 6JN

This Centre is run as a partnership between the London Borough of Hillingdon and the Colne Valley Youth and Community Association, which is a charity registered as a youth education and training facility. It is a recognised Royal Yachting Association and British Canoe Union training facility. The Centre is registered under the Adventure Activities Regulations 1996.

HOAC consists of a 45 acre lake surrounded by woodlands and fields. It is set in an area of considerable natural beauty in the green belt of West London and is easily accessible via the motorway network.

Activities

A range of activities are available to groups and individuals and include sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and raft building. Training courses at all levels are run at National Governing Body standards. Craft include Wayfarers, Lasers, Toppers, Optimists and a variety of canoes.

Holiday courses

Holiday courses provide young people with the opportunity to join the Centre Youth Activity Clubs (Optimist for 8 - 12 years old, Topper for 12 - 15 years old and Laser for others). A Young Leaders Course is run each year which provides an affordable route into leading and instructing at the Centre.

Team Building

The Centre also runs a wide variety of team building, leadership and personal development programmes for schools, colleges and youth groups. The grounds are excellent for these purposes and there is also a camp site for those wanting a longer stay.

Enquiries

Enquiries are welcomed by the centre manager (01895) 824171.

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