Call us on 01600 890027
or 07789 895082

DofE Open Award Programmes

Gold, Silver & Bronze River Expeditions 2017/18

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Below you will find dates of our future Open Award Programmes.

We provide just about everything for the training, practice and qualifying expeditions apart from food and clothing. Training is carried out at our base in Symonds Yat with our highly experienced paddlesport instructors, and all practice and qualifying expeditions are held on the beautiful river Wye apart from the gold award practice expedition which is held on the river Severn, and all of our open award programmes use open canoes.

All of our Instructors, leaders, Supervisors and Assessors are highly experienced, passionate about their sport and as you would expect well qualified and DBS cleared.

We provide:

  • Canoes and or Kayaks
  • Dry bags and or barrels
  • Tents
  • Stoves & cooking equipment
  • Bunkhouse accommodation (training)
  • Expert training
  • Highly Experienced Assessors and Supervisors
  • A stunning location
  • All staff DBS checked

Open Awards 2017/18

During the months of March through to October we run a number of Open Award Schemes, anyone that is part of a DofE programme at school or college etc. but wants to spilt from the crowd can come and join one of our water based programmes (canoe or kayak), and they can do this independently. Each programme will include two days training here in the Wye Valley, a Practice Expedition and a Qualifying Expedition. The costs below include just about everything including assessment and most of the equipment needed for the award such as tents, stoves, etc. for a full list of what we provide please contact us on 01600 890027 and for our 2017 Open Award dates please see below.

  • Bronze – £500
  • Silver – £640
  • Gold – £720

Bronze Awards

Based entirely in the Wye Valley the Bronze Award programme includes 2 days training, 2 days and 1 night practice and 2 days and 1 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost.

  • Training (2 days) 2nd & 3rd April 2018
  • Practice Expedition (2 days) 4th & 5th April 2018
  • Qualifying Expedition (2 days) 29th & 30th August 2018

Silver Awards

Based entirely in the Wye Valley the Silver Award programme includes 2 days training, 3 days and 2 night practice and 3 days and 2 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost.

  • Training (2 days) 2nd & 3rd April 2018
  • Practice Expedition (3 days) 4th – 6th April 2018
  • Qualifying Expedition (3 days) 28th – 30th August 2018

Gold Awards

Based on the rivers Severn and the Wye the Gold Award programme includes 2 days training, 3 days and 2 night practice and 4 days and 3 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost. For the Gold Award we have a few different programme dates for you to choose from.

  • Training and Practice Expedition (5 days) – 2nd – 6th April 2018
  • Qualifying Expedition (4 days) – 27th – 30th August 2018

Contact us on 01600 890027 or email us to book…

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Based At (Meeting Point): Pay & Display Car Park, Symonds Yat West Leisure Park, Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6DA
Registered Office & Contact Address:
Hillcrest, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BN
Phone: 01600 890027
Mobile: 07789 895082
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