BPE DofE Open Golds – Canoeing Expeditions

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014

DofE Canoeing

BPE DofE Open Gold Canoeing Expedition

Saturday 30th July – Wednesday 3rd August 2016: River Trent (Practice)
Tuesday 30th August – Saturday 3rd September 2016: River Wye (Qualifying)

Price per expedition: £375 per person

There are a limited number of spaces, allocated on a first come, first served basis. The status of each of the expeditions will be reviewed 6 weeks prior to each expedition and a decision made as to whether we have enough applicants to form a team.

We have a small team booked onto both of these Expeditions so they are guaranteed to run. There are upto 4 spaces available and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please complete and return your Registration Form with a £150 deposit to secure your place.

What’s included?

  • Training, supervision and assessment by our DofE Expedition Leaders & Accredited Assessors.
  • Inclusive use of group equipment – tents, stoves, safety equipment, maps and map cases.
  • Inclusive use of canoeing equipment – canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids, helmets, barrels.
  • Pre-expedition & training base and all camp sites.
  • Completion of all DofE Notification Forms.
  • Assessor Report at end of your expedition.

What you need to provide

  • Personal equipment – we will provide you with a kit list.
  • Your own food and fuel.

Pre-requisites and important information

  • Minimum Age 16 years; Maximum age 24 years.
  • Applicants must be registered as a Gold Participant with DofE.
  • Applicants must be able to swim 100m fully clothed.
  • Applicants do not need any previous experience in canoeing as all training will be provided.
  • A minimum number of 6 participants registered by the review date for each expedition is required for that expedition to take place.
  • A completed BPE Registration & Medical Consent Form along with your £150 deposit is required to secure your place on any expedition.
  • Deposits are non-refundable if you have to withdraw from the expedition. However, if we have to cancel the expedition for any reason, then we will make every effort to provide an alternative expedition, or provide a full refund.
  • If you are using one of our Open Gold Expeditions as your Qualifying Expedition, and you haven’t previously attended on of our expeditions, you must provide details of your Training & Practice Expeditions. This must be sent through along with your Registration & Medical Consent Form.

Participants may be able to gain their BCU Canoeing 1 Star Qualification during our Training & Practice Expedition.

Information Pack and Application Forms

Our detailed Canoeing Information Pack contains comprehensive information about these expeditions, including a full kit list for participants, and what to expect on an Open Gold Expedition. Specific location details will be sent out in the Joining Instructions to registered participants a month before each expedition.

To apply, simply download our Open Expedition Registration & Medical Consent Form, complete and return it to us with your £150 deposit to secure your place.

BPE 2016 Open Gold Canoeing Expeditions Information Pack - updated March 2016

BPE Registration & Medical Consent Form