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Duke of Edinburgh Adventurous Journey Expeditions

This year we have partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Canada to offer the Bronze Adventurous Journey and Silver Adventurous Journeys here in Ottawa. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global non-formal education and learning framework that recognizes and celebrates young people's achievements outside of the classroom. The Award allows young people to determine what they are passionate about, regardless of their background, culture or access to resources. By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development.​ 

 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to anyone 14-24 years old and shows employers your commitment, dedication, and engagement towards personal growth.

There are 3 levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. 

The Adventurous Journey

The personal journey to earn the Award requires young people to look beyond their comfort zone and tap in to their sense of discovery. The Adventurous Journey is all about getting out and going on an expedition or exploration in an unfamiliar and challenging environment with a clear purpose. More than any other section of The Duke of Ed, the Adventurous Journey is about team work and social connection with both the team members who will undertake the journey, and also the volunteers who instruct, supervise and assess the journey. At the heart of the Adventurous Journey is the opportunity for you to engage in activities that require determination, physical effort, perseverance, problem solving and cooperation. It is hoped that when undertaking this section of The Duke of Ed, you will be rewarded with a unique, challenging and memorable experience. Each adventurous journey is an opportunity for you to experience and develop, your spirit of adventure.

Each Level of the Adventurous Journey has both a practice journey and a qualifying journey of different lengths that can be combined into a single Expedition. The Bronze Adventurous Journey encompassing both the practice and qualifying journey is 3 days and 2 nights, while the Silver Adventurous Journey encompassing both the practice and qualifying journey is 5 days and 4 nights.

Our Bronze Adventurous Journey and Silver Adventurous Journey Expeditions are listed below.

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Duke of Ed Bronze Adventurous Journey® Kichisibi Classic Cycle Tour
Price

$395.00

Age

Ages 14-18 Grades 8-12

Weeks Available

Week 4    July 18–20 Mon-Wed      

The National Capital Region is a cycling paradise with over 350 kilometers of bike paths and cyclable gravel pathways that wind their way through urban and green spaces on both sides of the majestic Ottawa River, or as the Indigenous Algonquins called it the KichiSibi (Kichi-Great, Sibi - River)  We will use Kanata Camps at Kanata Montessori School Facility to meet and plan our journey, and as the starting point for our trips. Our overnights will be in the spectacular Wesley Clover City Campground located in a 400 acre Nature Oasis in the Green Belt between West Nepean and Kanata. Both locations are adjacent to the dedicated multi-use pathway system where our adventurous journey will take place. This active trip will combine appropriate award level physical activity in our day long cycling which will be interspersed with regular breaks. As well there will be both cultural and environmental connections made as we visit and stop at significant historical and ecological sites. We also can plan for fun breaks at swim spots, beach cafes, and ice cream spots conveniently located on the bike path system.  The Cycle Tour will be supported by an experienced Duke of Ed Award leader and cycling guides at industry standard participant to leader ratios. Our leaders will be there to provide appropriate planning advice, guidance and support to all participants. Food will be provided as part of the fee and participants will participate in cooking and daily clean up.


Group Camping Gear will be provided: Tents, Cooking Equipment, Tarps and other basecamp necessities.
Individual Gear Needed by Participants: A suitable bike in well maintained condition, individual clothing, sleeping pad and sleeping bag. Detailed equipment list will be provided at registration.

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Duke of Ed Silver Adventurous Journey® Kichisibi Classic Cycle Tour
Price

$495.00

Age

Ages 14-18 Grades 8-12

Weeks Available

Week 4    July 18–22 Mon-Fri     

The National Capital Region is a cycling paradise with over 350 kilometers of bike paths and cyclable gravel pathways that wind their way through urban and green spaces on both sides of the majestic Ottawa River, or as the Indigenous Algonquins called it the KichSibi (Kichi-Great, Sibi - River)  We will use Kanata Camps at Kanata Montessori School Facility to meet and plan our journey, and as the starting point for our trips. Our overnights will be in the spectacular Wesley Clover City Campground located in a 400 acre Nature Oasis located in the Green Belt between West Nepean and Kanata. Both locations are adjacent to the dedicated multi-use pathway system where our adventurous journey will take place. This active trip will combine appropriate award level physical activity in our day long cycling which will be interspersed with regular breaks. As well there will be both cultural and environmental connections made as we visit and stop at significant historical and ecological sites. We also can plan for fun breaks at swim spots, beach cafes, and ice cream spots conveniently located on the bike path system.  The Cycle Tour will be supported by an experienced Duke of Ed Award leader and cycling guides at industry standard participant to leader ratios. Our leaders will be there to provide appropriate planning advice, guidance and support to all participants. Food will be provided as part of the fee and participants will participate in cooking and daily clean up.


Group Camping Gear will be provided: Tents, Cooking Equipment, Tarps and other basecamp necessities.
Individual Gear Needed by Participants: A suitable bike in well maintained condition, individual clothing, sleeping pad and sleeping bag. Detailed equipment list will be provided at registration.

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