Zest for Adventure can offer a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition Section programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels tailored to meet your requirements. However, the following is a typical walking expedition programme format:
Purpose: explaining to participants and parents how the expedition programme operates
Timing: evening, ½ hour (typically combined with school’s DofE launch meeting)
Purpose: demonstrating expedition equipment and discussing options for obtaining it
Timing: after-school, 1 hour
Purpose: finalising arrangements for the expedition
Timing: the week before each expedition, lunchtime, ½ hour
Training and Planning Expedition
Format: skills training and expedition planning day and then an accompanied training walk
Duration: 2 days, 1 night (Bronze, Silver and Gold)
Training and Practice Expedition (optional for Bronze)
Format: closely-supervised expedition with checkpointed training walk on the first day
Duration: 2 days, 1 night (Bronze); 3 days, 2 nights (Silver); 4 days, 3 nights (Gold)
Format: remotely supervised and independently assessed expedition
Duration: 2 days, 1 night (Bronze); 3 days, 2 nights (Silver); 5 days, 4 nights (including checkpointed acclimatisation walk) (Gold)
Presentation Session (optional for Bronze)
Purpose: participants giving their presentations
Timing: the second week after the Qualifying Expedition, lunchtime or after-school (depending on number of teams)
Exact prices will depend on the details of the programme that you would like us to provide, as well as on your location and on the staffing requirements of your local DofE Licensed Organisation. Full details will be provided on request, but typical prices per participant are as follows:
Bronze Expedition Programme
Excluding Training and Practice Expedition: £140.00
Including Training and Practice Expedition: £200.00
Silver Expedition Programme
Gold Expedition Programme
VAT will be added to all prices at the applicable rate.
Teams deliver an expedition presentation after the completion of their qualifying expedition. Here are a few presentations given by some of our recent successful teams:
All trainers, supervisors and assessors are appropriately qualified in walking leadership and first aid. All assessors are all nationally accredited DofE Assessors. All expedition leaders have enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service clearance. They carry appropriate safety equipment with them at all times.
All expedition leaders are required to successfully complete our leader induction programme prior to the start of each expedition season. They are then regularly monitored throughout the season.
All participants are required to have successfully completed an accompanied training expedition before being allowed to undertake an unaccompanied expedition. Teams carry appropriate safety equipment with them at all times.
Zest for Adventure is regularly inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and holds an Adventure Activities Licence for Trekking.
Zest for Adventure holds membership of Pharos Response, which provides us with comprehensive emergency response support in the event of a serious incident.
Zest for Adventure is insured with Activities Industry Mutual and holds £5,000,000 public liability insurance for mountain walking.
Zest for Adventure is regularly inspected by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and is an Approved Activity Provider for the Expedition Section for Expeditions on Foot.
All our programmes are thoroughly reviewed prior to the start of each expedition season, and on an ongoing basis, to ensure that they continue to lead the way in Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition provision.
We run a comprehensive leader training programme for our expedition leaders prior to the start of each expedition season.
Zest for Adventure has been successfully providing Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions since 2010.
All our expedition leaders are experienced and enthusiastic Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition specialists.
Our team provides the following support to schools:
Production of all expedition documentation
Production of laminated route maps for teams and leaders for each expedition
Production of comprehensive team and leader packs for each expedition
Production of detailed assessor’s reports at the end of each expedition programme
We are able to put you in contact with some of the DofE Managers of the schools we work for, if you would like to obtain references on us prior to committing to booking one of our expedition programmes.