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Anyone who is still under 23 ½ can registrar for the Gold DofE award. You need to finish by your 25th birthday. It is possible to do your Gold DofE award expedition training and practice and gain the Countryside leaders award.

The Gold DofE Award is an internationally recognised award and is consider valuable by employers who understand that anyone who has completed it has developed considerable skills in team work, communication and problem solving.

There are 5 sections to the Gold DofE award:

  1. Skill section
  2. Physical section
  3. Volunteering Section
  4. Expedition Section
  5. Residential section

We offer Canoeing and walking expeditions both training, practice and assessment.

Joint Gold training for all those doing their Walking or Canoeing expeditions with JoyofAdventure take place over a weekend in Cambridgeshire. Over this weekend we cover all the expedition training framework, there are no regular weekly meetings. Dates for this are on in the right hand side panal

Open DofE Expedition Canoeing 

Canoeing expeditions take place on the River Ouse, the Norfolk Broads, River Wye and River Severn. These are all areas of outstanding natural beauty and give participants the opportunity to explore new waterways, visit new places and enjoy camping in the silence and beauty of nature. Campsites are all next to the river and a number allow you to have log fires so that you are able to learn how to make damper bread and toast marshmallows.

Gold Open DofE Canoe Practice expedition:
Specific canoe training will take place a Milton Country Park Lakes and
will then be followed by the 3 day practice expedition from Cambridge to Brandon via Ely.

 

Gold Open DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
The assessed expedition will either take place in Mid Wales on the river Severn, Norfolk Broads or this year in Sweden

If these dates  in the right hand panel don’t suit you or you have a group wishing to have other dates please do email as we can always organised other expedition dates.

Open DofE Expedition Walking

Walking expeditions take place in either Wales or North Yorkshire with the opportunity depending on the group and the weather to climb Mt Snowdon. Both of these area are very beautiful with iron age remains, castles, hill forts, evidence of mining and stunning wild life. The campsites we use are small and a number allow log fires in the evening.

Gold Open DofE Walking Practice Expedition:
The practice expedition will take place in Snowdonia,  North Wales.

Gold Open DofE Walking Assessed Expedition:
The assessed expedition will either take place in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

If the dates in the right hand panel  don’t suit you or you have a group wishing to have other dates please do email as we can always organised other expedition dates.

Please email dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk for information.

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Course Dates:

Open Gold Assessed Expedition:
8th – 12th July 2019

Location: River Severn  Norfolk Broads

Open Gold Assessed Expedition:
22nd to 27th August 2019

Location:Sweden

Open Gold  DofE Canoe  assessed expedition
2nd – 6th Sept 2019

 Open Gold  DofE Canoe expedition land based Training

October 19th and 20th  2019

Parents Kit and Food workshop

Coleridge Community College

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:

Location: Milton Country Park and Little Ouse

 

Happy to arrange training or assessment for groups at other times

Please email dofe@joyofadventure.co.uk for information.

 

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