Activities & Projects
The Drop in runs sessions on Monday Afternoons and Wednesday Evenings. Monday sessions welcome P7s from 3:15-4:15 and at 4:30-5:30 for S1/S2, these sessions will feature our Youth Cafe where we provide some light bites and drinks while they take part in various in house activities. Our Senior session welcomes S3-S6 on a Wednesday Evening from 6-8pm. This is usually a 'Drop in session' were young people can make use of the facilities in the drop in building. From time to time the Drop-in organises a regular activity as a response to interest in, or a suggestion from, the members. In the past these have included electric guitar lessons, Cookery school , fortnightly football, maths tuition, Girls’ nights, among others.
Trips & Expeditions
As a part of our regular consultations with members, the Drop-in collects feedback about activities and trips that are most popular and aim to arrange one trip a month. Day trips have included a wide range of activities over the past decade: water-sports, paintballing, go-karting, shopping trips, archery, outdoor and indoor climbing, indoor skiing, football (playing and watching), ice-skating, mountain biking, cinema, restaurants and many many more.
Summer 2023 Activities
We also have Summer 2023 activity schedule that will run in July consisting of various activities ranging from Mountainbiking at Kirroughtree, to an Activity day and Barcaple. This will act in place of the usual drop in sessions for July only.
For residential trips, the Drop-In reacts to the young people’s enthusiasm for an idea, and then begins the process of supporting them to plan and raise funds to make it a reality. Destinations have included outdoor activity centres, London (twice), Belfast, Prague, Paris and Rome. Groups have been as small as six young people and as many as 22. The road travelled from the beginning of an idea to the day of departure is at least as important to the young people as the adventure itself, and the Drop-In experiences huge satisfaction from supporting the young people and watching them develop and grow throughout this process.
Pathways to Employment
We have a 'pathways to employment' project aimed at 16 to 25 years olds. Our project can offer support with most aspects of searching for employment in Dumfries and Galloway. We can help with job searches, mock interviews, CV writing and helping to match your skills to job specifications.