Duke of Ed Award
We are proud to partner with the Manitoba Duke of Edinburgh Award to offer amazing and life-changing Adventurous Journey experiences. We believe that you will not only "complete your award" but take away some valuable life skills and self confidence.
All of our trips meet the criteria and minimum requirements to accomplish BOTH your "practice" & "qualifying" Adventurous Journey components of your award level in ONE trip! We have an all-inclusive price that includes food, camping equipment, permits/fees, minimum 2 trained and certified wilderness guides, and transportation for Expedition trips (excludes Bronze Award Level Exploration). For Expedition trips will meet in Winnipeg at a pre-determined location (depending on our trip location) and travel out to the appropriate provincial park.
We provide these Adventurous Journey experiences through our YOUTH OUTDOORS PROJECT and ADVENTUROUS LEADERSHIP programs. The links below will take you to those trips.
We are proudly leading these trips through our approved Duke of Ed curriculum in which we designed as a template for all of our trips. This includes a journal so students can document their ongoing learning throughout their experience. Students are required to fully participate and engage with tasks and initiatives such as pitching tents, cooking meals, cleaning dishes, cutting firewood, etc. All of these activities are part of the "effort" in which students need to accomplish the requirements as set by the International Duke of Ed Award. Our trip guides are trained assessors and reserve the right to not approve participants for failing to fully engage and participate in their trip.
We require a minimum of 5 participants to run a trip on a specific set of dates. This way we can keep the overall cost down and affordable for our participants. IF the trip fee is a barrier to your participation, please contact us or the Duke of Ed Manitoba office. We both have various sponsorships set aside to assist with making trips available to you!
If you are a teacher/parent/community leader who organizes or facilitates a Duke of Ed Award program group, please know that we offer group discount rates as well as custom trip dates and program locations to help suit your scheduling, budget and group cohesion. Please contact us for more details!