OPEN GOLD DofE WALKING 2019

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Open Gold Walking Expeditions 2019

Doing your DofE Gold expeditions is an experience that you will never forget. Below are the details of each of the expeditions, Training, Practice and Assessment.

TRAINING & PRACTICE

11th – 15th April 2019
5 day 4 night training and practice in the Dartmoor.

During the five days the groups will complete DofE training and will learn skills such as: Navigation, Route Planning, First Aid, Emergency Procedures, Camp Craft, Expedition cooking and Nutrition, Health and Safety, and Kit requirements. We make this fun and enjoyable with practical learning techniques, mixed with games and activities. You will experience a mixture of directly and remotely supervised planned activity.

Additional training will be given specific to the wild country and mountainous terrain and then you will complete your practice being remotely supervised.

ASSESSMENT

8th – 12th July 2019
5 day 4 night assessed expedition to the Peak District.

During the assessment you will be overseen by an external assessor accredited to the DofE. They will be ensuring you and your group adhere to the 20 conditions.

Cost: £510 Inclusive of VAT.

TRAINING & PRACTICE ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel & DofE Theory Training Day
Day 2: Practice – Mountain Training Day
Day 3: Practice – Walking
Day 4: Practice – Walking
Day 5: Practice – Walking and Travel Home

ASSESSMENT ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel & Acclimatisation and Route Planning
Day 2: Expedition – Walking
Day 3: Expedition – Walking
Day 4: Expedition – Walking
Day 5: Expedition – Walking and Travel Home

DATES & COSTS

Training & Practice Expedition: 11th – 15th April 2019
Assessed Expedition: 8th – 12th July 2019

Both expeditions, booked as a package – £510
Individual Assessment or Training & Practice Expeditions – £285 each

Once you have booked you will be sent a link to our online medical and consent form and ‘Expedition Preparation Guide’. In this guide it has all the timings, locations, kit lists, food requirements and specific details for each of the expeditions.

You must also see your DofE Coordinator to enrol in the Gold DofE award – there will be an additional cost for this (approx £30).

Deposit payment is 25%, full balance is due by the 1st March 2019.

TESTIMONIAL

Thank you Matt, Charlie & Debs! I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much for everything on this expedition. It really opened my eyes to what I myself could achieve and what our group could achieve in the face of challenging conditions. I know I surprised myself and I'm sure the whole group realised afterwards what a difficult expedition that was and how well we tackled it.
Your continued support, stories and banter really was welcome! Looking back now I'm so grateful for the opportunity, the staff that accompanied it and just the fact that we did it!

Matthew, Open Gold Participant 2017

WHAT DOES THIS INCLUDE?

  • 5 day 4 night training and practice expedition (Dartmoor)
  • 5 day 4 night Assessed expedition (The Peak District)
  • Campsite fees
  • Kit hire – tent, sleeping bag, roll mat, Trangia, rucksack & navigation equipment
  • Expedition Preparation Guide

WHAT DOES THIS NOT INCLUDE?

  • All meals/food
  • Transport to the expedition venues
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