Off Grid Adventures works with hundreds of young people to complete the Expedition Section of their DofE Award. This summer, we are offering you the opportunity to complete your Silver Expeditions before you start back at school in September. You can either attend on your own and be part of a group of five students or participate as a group of up to five friends.
All of our instructors are fully qualified and will work with you on all aspects of the Silver DofE Expedition syllabus for each expedition.
If you’re applying for the Qualifying Expedition then you must have completed the training and practice first.
So, what do you get from Off Grid Adventures?
– DofE Silver Expedition
– Training and Practice and/or Qualifying Expedition
– Provision of tents, cooking equipment, compasses and maps
– Campsite fees included
– Qualified friendly and experienced instructors
– DofE accredited assessors
– Support with route planning
– A refund if the expedition doesn’t run
– Measures to ensure Covid Safety is in place
Three-Day Training/Practice Expedition
You do not need to have any prior expedition experience or have done any training prior to joining the expedition.
Three-Day Qualifying Expedition
You must have completed the training and practice before booking your qualifying expedition either with your school, Scouts/Guides, Off Grid or another company.
Once you are accepted onto the course you will receive an expedition information pack containing everything you need to know about your expedition: including a welcome pack, information on how to get to the venue, a plan for the three days, a complete kit list and suggestions for your food choices. You will need bring food for the full three days.
You need to arrange:
Transport to and from the train station – our expeditions will start and finish at a train station in the New Forest.
We don’t provide rucksacks or sleeping mats, however we hire them for a small fee.
Location for all expeditions is the New Forest in Hampshire
Training/Practice or Qualifying Expedition: 17th to 19th August 2020
Training/Practice or Qualifying Expedition: 24th to 26th August