Explore a world of adventure!
Oundle school participants paddling the Great Glen in Scotland via Katakanu's for their Gold Award.

There are many benefits of using us to provide the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, such as;

  • Highly experienced and qualified staff, who have a great enthusiasm and passion for the outdoors
  • We provide great facilities ranging from our 15 acres of land to our classrooms, as well as being able to provide equipment such as tents and rucksacks etc.
  • We can save you time and energy from your busy schedules
  • Mapped orienteering courses to make navigation training easier

We are offering Walking, Canoeing, sailing and Cycling at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels.

As a DofE Leader, you can confidently recommend AAPs to your participants. The AAP licence is a quality standard on an organisation's programme, meeting the programme and sectional requirements of the DofE

DofE website

Open Expeditions for this year

Join us and other like-minded individuals in Leicestershire to complete the Bronze practice and/or qualifying Expedition. Our friendly experienced team of Instructors are there to welcome and support you with both getting to know your team and completing the Expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Information packs are sent out in advance so that you can fully prepare.

This is an ideal opportunity for participants to complete the Expedition section of the award if they cannot make their school/group dates, or for those that do not have a team to complete the Expedition with. A warm welcome guaranteed!

Dates:

Bronze Open Expedition:

Not until the summer 2018 but if you have a group of at least 4 participants then we could organise an expedition at request.

£165.00 per Expedition including all accommodation and group kit (or discount to £315.00 if you book both your practice/qualifying expedition.)


The prices are explained below in an easy to follow process.

Cost structure

Step 1:

Choose your desired training package
Cost per Group Cost per head
24 weeks of 2 hr. sessions £1420 £202.86
Weekends at 3 weeks of 8 hrs. £910 £130
Weekends at 4 weeks of 6 hrs. £980 £140
Non-direct entrant £265 £37.86
No training £0 £0

Training includes:

  • First aid and emergency procedures.
  • An awareness of risk and health & safety issues.
  • Navigation and route planning.
  • Campcraft, equipment and hygiene .
  • Food, cooking and safe use of stoves.
  • Countryside, highway and water sports safety codes (as appropriate).
  • Observation and recording.
  • Team building.
  • Proficiency in the mode of travel.

Navigation exercises in off-site areas will be completed to test the skills learnt.

Step 2:

Choose your expedition package and add your training package cost to this
Cost per group* Cost per person*
Bronze Walking Practice & Qualifier £1816.66 £259.52
Silver Walking Practice & Qualifier £2515.54 £359.36
Silver Canoe Practice & Qualifier £2551.54 £318.94
Gold Canoe Practice & Qualifier £3063.22 £382.90
Gold Walking Practice & Qualifier £2875 £411
* prices may change depending on requests and locations of venue

All packages include:

  • Supervision during practice and qualifying expeditions.
  • Minibus transport to and from expedition venues.
  • Camp fees.
  • Fuel for stoves.
  • Expedition assessments.

Step 3:

Choose any supplements you wish to have and add this to your chosen packages from step 1 & 2
Supplements
Canoe as a supplement Prices vary depending what time of the year. 2 day paddling course is required.
Presentation as a supplement run and overseen by us £130
If not run by us then hourly room hire rate applies only £25