"Breaking Barriers: A Golden Opportunity for Inclusivity in the Duke of Edinburgh Expedition with Reach Outdoors" 


In the spirit of breaking barriers and fostering inclusivity, Reach Outdoors is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for individuals with additional needs to embark on a transformative journey through the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition programme during the Easter break in 2024. This initiative is designed to empower and support participants, providing an enriching experience that transcends physical and cognitive differences. 


The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition: 

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) has long been a beacon of personal development, encouraging young individuals to push their limits, explore their potential, and contribute meaningfully to their communities. However, the traditional DofE programme may present challenges for those with additional needs. Recognizing the importance of inclusivity, Reach Outdoors has collaborated with the DofE to create a tailored expedition that accommodates diverse abilities. 


Why This Opportunity Matters: 

Inclusivity is at the heart of this initiative, allowing individuals of all abilities to experience the life-changing benefits of the DofE programme. The Easter break in 2024 offers a perfect window for participants and their familiar adults to embark on this adventure together, fostering a sense of teamwork and shared accomplishment. 


Key Features: 


Tailored Support: 

Participants will benefit from personalized support, ensuring that their unique needs are met throughout the expedition. Reach Outdoors is committed to working closely with families and familiar adults to understand and address specific requirements, creating an environment where everyone can thrive. 


Experienced Guides: 

Reach Outdoors boasts a team of experienced and highly trained guides who specialize in creating inclusive outdoor experiences. These guides will ensure the safety and well-being of all participants while fostering a sense of camaraderie and achievement. 


Familiar Adult Involvement: 

The inclusion of a familiar adult is a cornerstone of this programme, providing an additional layer of support and comfort for participants. This unique approach recognizes the importance of a familiar support network in the journey toward personal growth and achievement. 


Accessible Routes: 

Expedition routes have been carefully chosen to be accessible to individuals with varying abilities. This ensures that the experience remains challenging yet achievable, allowing participants to overcome obstacles and celebrate their accomplishments. 


Dates, Cost and expressions of interest: 

The dates of the training, practice and qualifying expedition are as follows: 

1 day training into 2 day 2 night practice expedition (3 days, 2 nights total) 2-4 April 2024 

1 night acclimatisation evening into 4 day 3 nights (4 days, 4 nights total) 10 - 14 of April 2024 

The expedition package costs £1000 + VAT per pair (DofE participant + supporting adult). Costs include all training, supervision, assessment, camp fees, camping equipment and any transport required during the expedition package. 

Costs exclude: personal footwear, clothing, waterproofs and expedition food. 

There may be opportunities for a funding contribution towards the cost from the DofE, further details can be provided on enquiry.  

We invite expressions of interest to the following email address ash@reach-outdoors.com or call the office and speak to Ash on 01803524950 to find out further information.  




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