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Expedition information

On Expedition with Kirklees DofE

Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences!

From sailing along the Norfolk Broads to walking in Canada or horse riding in the Brecon Beacons, it can as far-flung or as close to home as you want it to be. You can also choose how you want to travel – it doesn't just have to be on foot! You could choose to do your expedition by bike, by canoe, by kayak, by wheelchair, by sailing boat or even on a horse or llama!

Canoeing

There'll need to be between four and seven of you in an expedition team (eight if you've chosen to travel by tandem canoe or bike). With your team, you'll plan an aim for your expedition, decide on your location and do lots of fun training to make sure you're fully prepared and know what you're doing! Your Leader will arrange a Supervisor to work with your team to organise all of this and help you plan your expedition. Once you've done the preparation the fun starts when you go out and do a practice and a qualifying expedition.

Expedition

Once you've completed your final expedition you'll give a presentation about your experiences and your achievements to your Supervisor, Assessor or another adult.

Little Deer Wood and Kirklees DofE run a number of expedition packages. To find out more see out Little Deer Wood Expedition Page.


Helpful Hints

These might be of use to you (or your parents!) when preparing and packing for your expedition.


Expedition Resources

Lupine Adventure have some really useful downloads and resources on Expedition Training to help volunteers deliver at their various schools and Open Award centres etc.
There are 12 lesson plans to cover classroom sessions for the whole expedition syllabus.

We have their permission, so please take advantage of:    

http://lupineadventure.co.uk/downloads/dofe-downloads.html

 

Leader Expedition Notification Procedures

For Leaders that need help with what they need to do in order to run an expedition, please see the Expedition Notification Process page in addition to the DofE Award Groups Operations Manual for help.

 

Equipment Hire

If you are in need of any equipment for your expedition, we have kit that you maybe interested in hiring to cut the costs of buying your own new.

See our Kit Hiring page for more information.

 

Forms

Here are some expedition forms that you can download if you lose yours and also some up coming oppotunities in Kirklees

 

Kirklees OAC - 2017 Gold Autumn Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form

AAP - 2017 Gold Autumn Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form

AAP - 2017 Gold Autumn Walking with Training Weekend Package
Letter and Booking Form

Canoe - 2017 Gold Easter 2018 Canoe Package
Letter and Booking Form

 

**AAP forms are for people not in a Kirklees DofE Registered Group**

 

Participant booking – terms and conditions

Cancellation By Participant
Cancellations need to be confirmed in writing to the Kirklees DofE Office.  The following refunds will apply to cancellation s unless otherwise stated on the form:

  • Cancellation more than one month before the course date        100% refund
    (less the cost of any materials or other costs incurred)
  • Cancellation 21-31 days before the start of the course            75% refund
  • Cancellation 11-20 days before the start of the course            50% refund
  • Cancellation 6-10 days before the start of the course              25% refund
  • Cancellation within 6 days of the start of the course   No refund

The course start date is the first day of your package

By the DofE
In the unlikely event of your expedition having to be cancelled we will advise you as soon as this change is known.  We will offer alternative dates or, at your request, a refund.

Data Protection
Course participants’ details are stored by the DofE Office for the purpose of recording attendance on expeditions, providing statistical information and maintaining individual, regional, national and Operating Authority records.  We do not share your details with any other organisation.

 


For more information contact the Kirklees DofE office.