Gold, Silver & Bronze River Expeditions
Wye Canoes/Wye Adventures is an approved activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Being based in the heart of the Wye Valley in beautiful Symonds Yat, we are in the perfect location with fantastic facilities to run and assess Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes.
We can provider supervisors, canoe and kayak instructors, assessors and have superb overnight locations for all grades of the Award.
After successfully running gold open expeditions this season (2020) during COVID-19 restrictions we are planning on using the same procedures which include individual camping, 6 person bubbles etc...
Any bookings that can’t go ahead due to COVID-19 would of course be refunded but we are confident that under the same restrictions as we had this summer we would have no issues.
DofE expeditions provide young people with a reason and opportunity to explore fantastic locations both in the UK and abroad. The skills learnt in preparation for an expedition such as first aid, camp skills, navigation and organisation are skills that can inspire and serve them in many ways for years to come.
DofE expeditions are about being responsible for one’s own welfare and the welfare of others be it only for a few days and nights, but that short time can provide an opportunity to get to know yourself and test out new skills. Expeditions are also a great way to get to know other people and to operate as a team, these experiences can be life-changing and it’s a great opportunity to discover new strengths, overcome challenges and gain an appreciation of, respect for, the great outdoors.
We specialise in water based expeditions, based in the heart of the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat we are perfectly situated to run DofE expeditions of all levels in stunning and inspirational surroundings. Our team of experts have years of experience working with youth groups and we can provide everything necessary to complete all levels of expedition.
As experts in adventure we teach canoeing / kayaking, camp skills, bushcraft, navigation, first aid, planning etc…everything needed for a successful Duke of Edinburgh Award. We have fantastic campsites and an intimate knowledge of the Wye Valley so we are the perfect company to organise your DofE expedition.
A DofE programme is a real adventure, whether it’s a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, it’s not reading about it or watching it on TV it’s actually doing it and having a great time while you get out there and experience something that can change your life. If you are aged between 14 and 24 and this sounds like something you might be interested in then why not get in touch, you can email or call us. The information below will give you a rough idea of what costs are involved, if you have any other questions just ask.
What Wye Canoes offers:
- Trained Supervisors
- Expeditions Assessors
- Experts Instructors
- Pre-training camps
- All equipment needed
- Years of local knowledge
- Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards
- If you are booking as a group, dates to suit you
Bronze Award Scheme
Based entirely in the Wye Valley the Bronze Award programme includes 2 days training, 2 days and 1 night practice and 2 days and 1 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost.
- Group of 6: £2,580.00 (£430 PP)
- Group of 8: £3,200.00 (£400 PP)
Silver Award Scheme
Based on the rivers Severn and the Wye the Silver Award programme includes 2 days training, 3 days and 2 night practice and 3 days and 2 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc.. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost.
- Group of 6: £4,620.00 (£770 PP)
- Group of 8: £5,616.00 (£702 PP)
Gold Award Scheme
Based on the rivers Severn and the Wye the Gold Award programme includes 2 days training, 2 days and 2 night practice and 4 days and 3 night qualifying expedition. The cost includes the use of all the equipment needed, all instructors, supervisors, assessors etc. everything but food, which can be provided at additional cost.
- Group of 6: £5,004.00 (£834 PP)
- Group of 8: £6,504.00 (£813 PP)
Open Awards 2021
During the months of March through to October we run a number of Open Award Schemes, anyone can come and join these programmes and they can do this independently. Each programme will include 2 days training, a Practice Expedition and a Qualifying Expedition. The costs below include most of the equipment needed for the award such as tents, stoves, etc. for a full list of what we provide please contact us on 01600 890027 and for our 2021 Open Award dates please see below and please book online through our events page here.
- Silver – £640
- Gold – £750
- Please contact us for availability.
- Training (2 days) 12th & 13th April 2021
- Practice Expedition (2 days) 14th - 15th April 2021
- Qualifying Expedition (4 days) 23rd - 26th August 2021