Adventurous Journey Opportunities - Apply Now!
Search The Way Award Unit is excited to announce to their STW registered Duke of Edinburgh Award participants there are a number of amazing Adventurous Journey places available now! We have a number of sponsored places available for our participants to complete their adventures at the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre (BROEC) exploring the beautiful Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. This poster details what dates are currently available for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
To register your interest on any of the above dates please:
Click on the following link: https://www.searchtheway.org.nz/register-interest
Select the appropriate tab (eg. DofE Bronze...)
Select "Register Your Interest" for the event you are keen to attend
Select "Check Next Availability" then select highlighted date on calendar and time box (usually 9am)
Select "Next" and fill out your details and select "Book Now"
We will be back in touch with you soon to confirm if you have secured a sponsored place on this event.
Participants wishing to complete an expedition will need suitable fitness to carry a pack for 6-8 hours/day (depending on level of Award you are completing), for explorations you will be exploring out from a base completing activities for the same amount of hours. All participants will need to complete their levels Preparation and Training Modules prior to the event - contact STW for help with this. Please note that sponsorship covers the event fee, but participants will need to provide food,some clothing, suitable footwear (i.e.with some grip on soles), a sleeping bag and methlylated spirits (if using BROEC cookers). BROEC will be providing the outdoor equipment and also have available thermals and wet weather jackets/pants for participants who need these. You will also need to arrange own transport to and from BROEC (recommend car-pooling with other participants - some reasonably priced accommodation may be available at BROEC for parents/caregivers if they wish to stay). Once offered a STW sponsored place, participants will be put in contact with BROEC staff and subsequently other participants attending their event to start completing planning and preparation (this can include logistics such as transportation). If participants or parents/caregivers would like any further information or if the costs of food and transport will cause financial hardship, please contact STW Award Leaders to discuss options for help towards this.
Get in quick to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! We look forward to hearing from you soon :)