2 DAYS TRAINING, 5 DAY PRACTICE & 5 DAY ASSESSMENT
Open Gold DofE Kayaking 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. Please note in order to attend the practice (and assessed) expedition you must be able to prove you have completed the appropriate DofE training framework. Should you wish to bypass the requirement to attend the training weekend you must be able to show proof of completing the Gold DofE Training Framework.
During the training, the participants will learn what they need to know in order to successfully complete the practice expedition being remotely supervised. As part of the training you 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 will also spend an entire day dedicated to developing the participant’s paddlesport skills. We aim to follow & complete: Gold DofE Training Framework.
15th – 16th June 2019
Inspired Adventure Centre – Marlow
5 day 4 nights on the River Severn. During the first day the teams will be given additional training specific to the wild country, and then you will complete your practice being remotely supervised.
Dates: 3rd – 7th July 2019
5 day 4 night assessed expedition to the River Wye. 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.
Dates: 25th – 29th August 2019
Cost: £700 Inclusive of VAT.
Day 1: Travel & DofE Theory Training Afternoon
Day 2: Practice – River Training Day
Day 3: Practice – River Journey
Day 4: Practice – River Journey
Day 5: Practice – River Journey and Travel Home
Day 1: Travel & Acclimatisation and Route Planning
Day 2: Expedition – River Journey
Day 3: Expedition – River Journey
Day 4: Expedition – River Journey
Day 5: Expedition – River Journey and Travel Home
DATES & COSTS
Training Weekend: 15th – 16th June 2019
Practice Expedition: 3rd – 7th July 2019
Assessed Expedition: 25th – 29th August 2019
All three expeditions, booked as a package – £700.
Individual Assessment or Practice Expeditions – £380 each.
You must also see your DofE Coordinator/Manager 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 16th April 2019.
WHAT DOES THIS INCLUDE?
- Expedition Package
- Campsite fees
- Kayak hire
- 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
SELECT THE START DATE OF THE EXPEDITION PACKAGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK
ONCE THE BOOKING HAS BEEN MADE YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION WITH A LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR EXPEDITION PREPARATION GUIDE – YOUR ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ OF INFORMATION YOU’LL NEED FOR EXPEDITIONS