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Duke of Edinburgh Training

Delivering the Duke of Edinburgh syllabus in a way that ‘makes sense’, our training sessions teach you the hands-on skills needed to succeed on your practice and qualifying journeys.
At Bronze and Silver levels, you can do your training stage online. But you can only do this for one of the levels. For example, if you choose to do online training at Bronze level, you must do practical, hands-on training at Silver and Gold. This helps you survive and thrive in New Zealand’s great outdoors.


Training sessions
Taking place either at school or in a local park, our Bronze, Silver and Gold training sessions consist of a small walk with a big focus on learning. In a fun and encouraging environment, you’ll train all parts of the syllabus, which includes:
 First aid and emergency procedures
 An awareness of risk and health and safety issues
 Navigation and route planning
 Campcraft, equipment and hygiene
 Food and cooking
 Country, highway and water safety (as appropriate)
 Observation and recording
 Team building
 Proficiency in the mode of travel
 Environmental impact and awareness.

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Get outside, gain practical skills and do it with us for a cheaper price and better experience!

Our training provides good foundations in all fields of the Adventurous Journey awards. We focus on hands-on practical requirements before going on camp.


Dates and locations: You choose.

Duration:  3 hours; usually after school 16:00-19:00.

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One staff

Staff carry:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
  • Hot thermos
  • Knife and saw
  • Whistle
  • Emergency shelter
  • Repair kit




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This changes depending on what we do and where we go, but generic items are:


  • Thermal bottom leggings,
  • Underwear,
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • Swimwear
  • Socks
  • Thin merino shirt / thermal shirt x 2
  • Fleece jumper x1
  • Woolen jumper x1
  • Wind and Rain-proof Jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm beanie
  • Neck warmer / scarf
  • Warm gloves


  • Jandals
  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medication
  • Water bottle,
  • Head torch,
  • Toiletries.
  • Waterproof pack liner
  • Backpack to put all of the above in

Because we are staying overnight, should you choose not to be accommodated and fed by us, here is what you will need:


  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Tent


  • Cooker
  • Fuel / gas
  • Lighter / matches
  • Pot / frying pan
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery

All of the above is available to rent / hire / buy

  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Bronze Training
    1Pax - No size limit

    Child ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) $49.00 $0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Silver Training
    1Pax - No size limit

    Child ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) $59.00 $0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Gold Training
    1Pax - No size limit

    Child ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) $69.00 $0.00 /Person

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