• Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions by canoe
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions girl and boy canoeing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions canoe camping

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.

More information can be gained from the DofE website.

Course Dates:

Open Gold DofE Canoe and walking joint Training

October 6th and 7th 2018

March 2nd and 3rd 2019

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
6th – 9th April 2019
Location: Great Ouse Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Canoe Training Practice Expedition:
10th – 13th April 2019
Location: Great Ouse Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Walking Practice Expedition:
16th – 20th April 2019
Locaiton: Snowdonia

Open Gold DofE Walking Assessed Expedition:
29th May – 2rd June 2019
Location: Yorkshire Dales

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
19th June –  23rd June 2019
Location: River Severn River Wye Norfolk Broads

Open Gold Canoe Practice Expedition:
8th – 12th July 2019

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

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
20th – 24th July 2019
Location: River Severn River Wye Norfolk Broads

Open Gold DofE Canoe Assessed Expedition:
21st – 25th July 2018

Open Gold Assessed Expedition:
2nd – 6th Sept 2019

Happy to arrange training or assessment for groups at other times

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

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