Duke Of Edinburgh - Bronze

Your Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh Expedition is one of the simplest parts of all three levels of the DofE Award. Yet, somehow, for many it is also one of the most stressful and worrisome! Most young people have never done anything like a DofE Expedition before when they embark on their Bronze Expedition. This can cause a huge amount of anxiety for both the young people and their parents.

When you book with Jurassic Watersports, our number one goal is to remove every ounce of stress and anxiety for both the young people joining us and their parents back home. We do this by making the booking process as stress free and simple as possible, providing detailed joining instructions and kit lists and being easily contactable to answer any questions and solve any worries at all stages of the booking process.

Once a young person has joined us for their Expedition, both them and their parents can rest assured that they will be well looked after by a Team of experienced Expedition staff, working for a Duke Of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider, fully insured and licenced by AALA.

Your Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh Expedition is one of the simplest parts of all three levels of the DofE Award. Yet, somehow, for many it is also one of the most stressful and worrisome! Most young people have never done anything like a DofE Expedition before when they embark on their Bronze Expedition. This can cause a huge amount of anxiety for both the young people and their parents.

When you book with Jurassic Watersports, our number one goal is to remove every ounce of stress and anxiety for both the young people joining us and their parents back home. We do this by making the booking process as stress free and simple as possible, providing detailed joining instructions and kit lists and being easily contactable to answer any questions and solve any worries at all stages of the booking process.

Once a young person has joined us for their Expedition, both them and their parents can rest assured that they will be well looked after by a Team of experienced Expedition staff, working for a Duke Of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider, fully insured and licenced by AALA.

Why book with Jurassic Watersports?

The Team at Jurassic Watersports have over 20 years of DofE Experience and specialise in both Water based and large school Expeditions. We have extensively researched and scouted all of the expedition areas we use and have a collection of fantastic routes to offer. Most importantly of all, each and every one of our DofE customers gets access to a special 15% discount code for all their Expedition Kit from our Shop!

What do you supply?

For all expeditions we provide:

- Full Kit List

- Tents

- Stoves & Fuel

- First Aid Kits

- Group Shelter

- Maps & Compasses 

We also provide a Team of Experienced and Qualified Supervisors/Assessors for all Expeditions. Campsite Fees are NOT included.

What modes of transport do you offer?

At all three levels we are able to run expeditions in Walking, Canoeing and Kayaking.

At Bronze we only offer Walking as standard. If you wish to discuss the possibility of a Bronze Canoe/Kayak, please get in touch!

Where do you run the Expeditions?

Walking:

- Wareham Forest

- The Purbecks

Canoeing/Kayaking:

- Kennet and Avon Canal

How do I book?

Click any one of the ‘Book Now’ Links or select the relevant activity from the ‘Book Now’ page and fill in our online booking form.

We only offer limited availability for online bookings of Expeditions. If you cannot find a date to suit your availability, please email us at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk or contact us via the 'Contact Us' page.

Why book with Jurassic Watersports?

The Team at Jurassic Watersports have over 20 years of DofE Experience and specialise in both Water based and large school Expeditions. We have extensively researched and scouted all of the expedition areas we use and have a collection of fantastic routes to offer. Most importantly of all, each and every one of our DofE customers gets access to a special 15% discount code for all their Expedition Kit from our Shop!

What do you supply?

For all expeditions we provide:

- Full Kit List

- Tents

- Stoves & Fuel

- First Aid Kits

- Group Shelter

- Maps & Compasses 

We also provide a Team of Experienced and Qualified Supervisors/Assessors for all Expeditions. Campsite Fees are NOT included.

What modes of transport do you offer?

At all three levels we are able to run expeditions in Walking, Canoeing and Kayaking.

At Bronze we only offer Walking as standard. If you wish to discuss the possibility of a Bronze Canoe/Kayak, please get in touch!

Where do you run the Expeditions?

Walking:

- Wareham Forest

- The Purbecks

Canoeing/Kayaking:

- Kennet and Avon Canal

How do I book?

Click any one of the ‘Book Now’ Links or select the relevant activity from the ‘Book Now’ page and fill in our online booking form.

We only offer limited availability for online bookings of Expeditions. If you cannot find a date to suit your availability, please email us at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk or contact us via the 'Contact Us' page.

If you are struggling to find a slot that suits you or have a preformed group of four or more, please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to arrange a expedition to suit you.

If you are struggling to find a slot that suits you or have a preformed group of four or more, please just get in touch at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk and we will try to arrange a expedition to suit you.

Practice

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Day 1 is a training day. This training day prepares you to carry out the rest of your Expedition, independent and self-sufficient. This training includes practical navigation training, route planning, cooking and stove safety, basic first aid and camp craft. Every aspect of your Expedition is covered so that you are completely confident in your ability to pass your Expeditions.

Day 2 and 3 is your official Practice Expedition. We kick things off with a kit check, to ensure you are equipped with all necessary equipment, we will then set you off on one of our tried and tested routes. Our practice routes have all be specifically chosen to be challenging enough to help develop the skills learnt on your practice day, without being overwhelming. We will ensure you are safe and happy throughout the day with multiple checkpoints where we will deliver any additional training that’s required. On completion of the practice Expedition, your Instructor Team will give you and your team a full debrief, ensuring any questions or worries are sorted and you are fully prepared to take on the challenge of your Qualifying Expedition.

Qualifying

The qualifying Expedition is a 2 day and 1 night, self-sufficient Expedition. We will follow a similar routine to your practice Expedition. You will meet your Instructor Team and Expedition Group, your Instructor Team will carry out a full kit check and set off on your route. Supervision during the qualifying expedition is conducted with a more remote approach, letting you and your group figure it out together, with our Team only stepping in when needed. However, our Team we still carry out multiple check points and may even walk into see you at various point along your route.

On completion of the qualifying Expedition, you and your team will deliver your Expedition Aim Presentation to your Assessor who will then sit down with you and your team and run through a full debrief, where they will also discuss your next steps and begin to set you off on your route to Silver. After your Expedition, your Assessor will send each member of the group a completed copy of the Jurassic Watersports Assessors report, as well as uploading a copy direct to your EDofE account.

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Book a Package

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Book both your Practice and Qualifying Expeditions at the same time, for selected dates and receive a special discounted package price!

New for 2019 the DofE changed their guidance around Expeditions, which now allow us to also offer special back-to-back style Practice and Qualifying Expeditions for Bronze. For selected dates we offer a special 4 day, back-to-back package, allowing you to smash through both your Practice and Qualifying Expeditions, in a ‘long weekend’ style trip. Want more information on this? Drop us a email at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk!


Practice

Book Now!

More Info

Day 1 is a training day. This training day prepares you to carry out the rest of your Expedition, independent and self-sufficient. This training includes practical navigation training, route planning, cooking and stove safety, basic first aid and camp craft. Every aspect of your Expedition is covered so that you are completely confident in your ability to pass your Expeditions.

Day 2 and 3 is your official Practice Expedition. We kick things off with a kit check, to ensure you are equipped with all necessary equipment, we will then set you off on one of our tried and tested routes. Our practice routes have all be specifically chosen to be challenging enough to help develop the skills learnt on your practice day, without being overwhelming. We will ensure you are safe and happy throughout the day with multiple checkpoints where we will deliver any additional training that’s required. On completion of the practice Expedition, your Instructor Team will give you and your team a full debrief, ensuring any questions or worries are sorted and you are fully prepared to take on the challenge of your Qualifying Expedition.

Book Now!

Qualifying

Book Now!

More Info

The qualifying Expedition is a 2 day and 1 night, self-sufficient Expedition. We will follow a similar routine to your practice Expedition. You will meet your Instructor Team and Expedition Group, your Instructor Team will carry out a full kit check and set off on your route. Supervision during the qualifying expedition is conducted with a more remote approach, letting you and your group figure it out together, with our Team only stepping in when needed. However, our Team we still carry out multiple check points and may even walk into see you at various point along your route.

On completion of the qualifying Expedition, you and your team will deliver your Expedition Aim Presentation to your Assessor who will then sit down with you and your team and run through a full debrief, where they will also discuss your next steps and begin to set you off on your route to Silver. After your Expedition, your Assessor will send each member of the group a completed copy of the Jurassic Watersports Assessors report, as well as uploading a copy direct to your EDofE account.

Book Now!

Book a Package

Book Now!

More Info

Book both your Practice and Qualifying Expeditions at the same time, for selected dates and receive a special discounted package price!

New for 2019 the DofE changed their guidance around Expeditions, which now allow us to also offer special back-to-back style Practice and Qualifying Expeditions for Bronze. For selected dates we offer a special 4 day, back-to-back package, allowing you to smash through both your Practice and Qualifying Expeditions, in a ‘long weekend’ style trip. Want more information on this? Drop us a email at Info@JurassicWatersports.co.uk!

Book Now!


FAQ's

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! Checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

If your looking for a school booking, we do those too! make sure to check out the 'DofE For Schools' Page.

What do I need to bring?

The DofE have their own 'Recommended Kit List'. When you book, we will also send you our own, full kit list.

How do I contact you?

If you have any other questions please email info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk or use the 'Contact Us' page.

Is there a lot of paperwork to fill in?

No! All that's needed is a couple of short forms, all of which you can submit online.

I haven't received confirmation?

The online system will send out an automatic confirmation with instructions on what you need to do. If you can’t find the confirmation email, please do check your spam/junk folder as we do some times end up in there! If you still can see anything, please email us at info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk and we will endeavour to re send.

Where do you run your Expeditions?

We run from a variety of locations, depending on level of award and mode of transport.

Bronze - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

Bronze - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

Silver - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

- West Dorset

Silver - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

- River Wey

Gold - Walking

- Dartmoor

Gold - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Wey

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

As per DofE rules, we need a minimum of 4 participants to run, maximum group sizes of 8.

Can I book as a whole Group?

Yes! If you have a group of 4+ ready to book we might be able to arrange a date to suit you! Get in touch to discuss!

What if you cancel?

We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If we are forced to cancel due to unsafe conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible by phone, as well as a confirmation email, to let you know the session is not going ahead. We will try and rebook you in as soon as is convenient for you.

What if I cancel?

You can request to move your Booking for free at any time up to 14 days before your session, we do try to make changes when requested however in exceptional circumstances we may be un able too.

If you cancel your Booking:

Over 30 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made more than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a full refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 30 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 50% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 14 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 25% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 14 day window may incur a admin fee of£10).

Under 7 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 7 days before your Booking, are not eligible for a refund, we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 7 day window may incur a admin fee of £15).

Under 48 hours before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 48 hours before your booking, are not eligible for a refund. We will always try our best to rearrange your booking, however we cannot guarantee a rearrangement at this late a time. (if we are able to rearrange for you, it may incur an admin fee.)

FAQ's

Do you do discounts for groups?

We do! Checkout the 'Groups' page for some more information or Email: info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk for your personalised quote.

If your looking for a school booking, we do those too! make sure to check out the 'DofE For Schools' Page.

What do I need to bring?

The DofE have their own 'Recommended Kit List'. When you book, we will also send you our own, full kit list.

How do I contact you?

If you have any other questions please email info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk or use the 'Contact Us' page.

Is there a lot of paperwork to fill in?

No! All that's needed is a couple of short forms, all of which you can submit online.

I haven't received confirmation?

The online system will send out an automatic confirmation with instructions on what you need to do. If you can’t find the confirmation email, please do check your spam/junk folder as we do some times end up in there! If you still can see anything, please email us at info@jurassicwatersports.co.uk and we will endeavour to re send.

Where do you run your Expeditions?

We run from a variety of locations, depending on level of award and mode of transport.

Bronze - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

Bronze - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

Silver - Walking

- Wareham Forset

- Purbecks

- West Dorset

Silver - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Thames

- River Wey

Gold - Walking

- Dartmoor

Gold - Canoeing/Kayaking

- Kennet and Avon Canal

- River Wey

Is there a minimum and maximum group size?

As per DofE rules, we need a minimum of 4 participants to run, maximum group sizes of 8.

Can I book as a whole Group?

Yes! If you have a group of 4+ ready to book we might be able to arrange a date to suit you! Get in touch to discuss!

What if you cancel?

We try our best not to cancel any sessions but sometimes the grate British weather has other ideas! If we are forced to cancel due to unsafe conditions, we will contact you as soon as possible by phone, as well as a confirmation email, to let you know the session is not going ahead. We will try and rebook you in as soon as is convenient for you.

What if I cancel?

You can request to move your Booking for free at any time up to 14 days before your session, we do try to make changes when requested however in exceptional circumstances we may be un able too.

If you cancel your Booking:

Over 30 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made more than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a full refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 30 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 50% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for free.

Under 14 days before booking:

Any cancelations made less than 30 days before your booking, are eligible for a 25% refund, or we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 14 day window may incur a admin fee of£10).

Under 7 days before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 7 days before your Booking, are not eligible for a refund, we can rearrange your booking for a different time (inside the 7 day window may incur a admin fee of £15).

Under 48 hours before Booking:

Any cancelations made less than 48 hours before your booking, are not eligible for a refund. We will always try our best to rearrange your booking, however we cannot guarantee a rearrangement at this late a time. (if we are able to rearrange for you, it may incur an admin fee.)