Duke of Edinburgh Award ExpeditionsWe offer walking and paddlesport expeditions from Bronze through to Gold
Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition Services
Here at RockRiver Expeditions we tailor our expedition services to the needs and wants of your group or centre.
Our programme focuses on the three main areas of expedition preparation taking you through the whole expedition process
Depending upon your requirements we run either a training day or weekend with sessions that cover expedition food, suitable clothing, how to pack a rucksack, first aid, navigation, planning a route, campcraft, safe use of stoves etc. The participants will camp for one night – camping fees are included.
Once the pre-expedition training has taken place, we then hold the practice expedition. Groups (max of 7 participants) will have one of our Associate Leaders with them on the first day to instruct them ensuring their navigation is up to the required standard. On the second day they will be remotely supervised – the level of remoteness will depend on their abilities as determined by the Leader.
Once the participants have completed both the pre-expedition training and practice expedition they can then move onto the qualifier expedition. The groups will walk and camp independently, and we have a number of Associate Leaders and of course the assessor at various checkpoints on route to monitor the participants progress.
We can include extra training or practice expeditions for groups with limited experience.
What we include:
At RockRiver Expeditions we offer a single point of contact to provide you with consistent support throughout your expedition experience.
- High quality training and expeditions delivered at a location convenient for you.
- Assistance with expedition paperwork if needed.
- Camping fees for the expedition
- Supervision from experienced and helpful instructors
- Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition
We can provide the following equipment free of charge:
- Stoves, pans and fuel
- Group first aid kit
We can also supply the following at an additional cost:
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat
What we do not include:
- Transport to and from the expedition venue
- Expedition food and snacks
- Personal kit and accident insurance
- Items of personal expedition kit that are not mentioned above for example sleeping bags, sleeping mats, waterproof clothing, boots etc
We are able to operate all over the United Kingdom and will work closely with you to find a suitable location within your local area, or if you wish a more adventurous area, that fulfills the requirement of the award.
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