DofE Open Expeditions For Individuals

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*Please Note: Minimum/Maximum number of participants may apply to some activities. Online bookings can only be made 2 weeks in advance, for short notice availability or if you are unable to select the numbers of places for this event that you require, please call us or get in touch via our Contact page to discuss other alternatives.

Description

You’ve come to the right place to complete your DofE expedition section. We deliver high quality and enjoyable open practice and qualifying expeditions in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.

There are many reasons why young people need to join a DofE open expedition group and there are lots of positives in joining one too, you will meet new people and hopefully begin to make lifelong friendships.

We are here for you and our aim is to make your open expedition as enjoyable as possible. It can be a scary and daunting prospect but you will be joining likeminded individuals to complete your practice or qualifying expedition. You can choose to do a practice or qualifying expedition, most participants though choose to join us for both their practice and qualifying expedition.

Your group will be given a highly qualified instructor that will work with you for the duration of the practice and be dedicated to your training. You will be supported every step of the way ensuring that all the skills you need are taught and that you are given every opportunity to develop in confidence.

We will provide for you:

• A pre-expedition information sent by email with everything you need to know about your expedition: including information on how to get to the venue and a complete kit list.
• Accommodation throughout the expedition which will either be in a campsite or wild camping.
• For all expeditions: free use of our tents, stoves, maps and compasses if needed.
• Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the DofE syllabus, therefore you do not need any experience or have done any training prior to joining the expedition.
• On completion of one of your practice expedition, you will have all aspects of training signed off (providing that you meet the required standard).
• A dedicated instructor for your group throughout the expedition.
• Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition. They are there to ensure you meet the required standards but in a relaxed and supportive environment.
• An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

You need to arrange:

• Transport to and from the expedition
• Equipment. We will give you a comprehensive kit list.
• All of your own food, but we will give you as much advice on this as you need.

Cost

Save 15% if you book your practice and qualifier together.

Bronze – 3 days (practice or qualifier)

Practice expedition- This cost includes an acclimatisation day doing, ice breakers, route planning, kit checks, a question and answer session and continuous training throughout your practice expedition. Cost £199
Qualifying expedition- This cost includes an acclimatisation day doing, ice breakers, route planning, kit checks, a question and answer session and refresher on navigation prior the expedition. Cost £199

Dates for 2020:

Practice expedition- Yorkshire Dales- NO DATES PLANNED

Qualifying expedition- Yorkshire Dales- NO DATES PLANNED

Silver – 4 days (practice or qualifier)

Practice expedition- This cost includes an acclimatisation day doing, ice breakers, route planning, kit checks, a question and continuous training throughout your practice expedition. Cost £229.
Qualifying expedition- This cost includes an acclimatisation day doing, ice breakers, route planning, kit checks, a question and answer session and refresher on navigation prior the expedition. Cost £229.

Dates for 2020:

Practice expedition- Yorkshire Dales- 4th to the 7th August

Qualifying expedition- Yorkshire Dales- 18th to the 21st August

Gold – 5 days (practice or qualifier)

Practice expedition- This cost includes an acclimatisation day doing, ice breakers, route planning, kit checks, a question and continuous training throughout your practice expedition. Cost £269.
Qualifying expedition- This cost includes an acclimatisation day doing, ice breakers, route planning, kit checks, a question and answer session and refresher on navigation prior the expedition. Cost £269.

Dates for 2020:

Practice expedition- Yorkshire Dales- 10th to the 14th August

Qualifying expedition- Yorkshire Dales- 24th to the 28th August

 

All presentations will be done on the afternoon/ evening of the final day.

Got a question or would like to go ahead and book a space. Please email or call our office, we are here to help!