Duke of Edinburgh Award Trips

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards were created as a way for each participant to set individual goals for personal improvement and growth. As part of this award, there is an outdoor component for each of the three levels. A big part of what we do at Ridge Wilderness Adventures is to get people outside and empowered to achieve their personal goals. In saying this, the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a great fit, as it involves the outdoor empowerment and growth that we love to see. We offer adventures for all three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, as well as Preliminary Training and Practice Journeys.

Please contact us for information on Custom Group Bookings.

tRIP LOCATIONS: 

  • - PITT LAKE 
  • - STAVE LAKE
  • - ALOUETTE LAKE
  • - FORT LANGLEY 
  • Location details to be sent out in your registration package

BRONZE JOURNEY'S

bronze preliminary journey

  • Duration: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Cost per person: $59.95 plus tax per person
  • 2020 Dates: 
    • January 31, 2020
    • March 14, 2020
    • March 22, 2020
    • May 1, 2020

Bronze Practice Journey

  • Duration: 9:00am - 3:30pm
  • Cost per person: $189.95 plus tax per person
  • 2019 Dates

Bronze Qualifying journey

  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night with a minimum of six hours of activity each day.
  • Bronze Award Participants may also participate in the Silver Trip. The first day of the Silver trip would count for the Practice Journey that is required for the Bronze Award.
  • Cost per person: $289.95 plus GST (all meals included except packed lunch the first day)
  • 2020 Dates:
    • February 8-9 2020
    • March 16-17, 2020
    • March 20-22, 2020
    • March 23-24, 2020
    • May 9-10, 2020

BRONZE Practice & QUALIFYING Combined JOURNEY

  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
  • Cost per person $459.95 + GST (all meals included except packed lunch the first day)
  • 2019/2020 Dates:

    • November 9-11, 2019
    • February 14-16, 2020
    • March 27-29, 2020
    • April 10-12, 2020
    • May 15-17, 2020
    • June 27-29, 2020
    • July 17-19, 2020

SILVER JOURNEY's

Silver preliminary training

  • Duration: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Cost per person $59.95 + GST 
  • 2020 Dates:
    • January 31, 2020 
    • March 14, 2020
    • March 22, 2020
    • May - 1, 2020

Silver Practice Journey

  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night 
  • Cost per person: $289.95 plus tax (all meals included except packed lunch the first day)
  • Group Rate: As low as $199.95 per person for 15+ participants.
  • 2020 Dates:
    • February 8-9, 2020
    • March 16-17, 2020
    • March 23-24, 2020
    • May 9-10, 2020

Silver Qualifying journey

  • Duration: 3 days and 2 nights with at least seven hours of activity each day
  • Cost: $389.95 (all meals included except packed lunch the first day)
  • Group Rate: As low as $299.95 plus tax per person for 15+ participants.
  • 2019/2020 Dates:

    • November 9-11, 2019 
    • February 14-16, 2020
    • March 20-22, 2020
    • March 27-29, 2020
    • April 11-13, 2020
    • May 15-17, 2020
    • June 27-29, 2020
    • July 17-19, 2020

gold JOURNEY's

gold PRELIMINARY TRAINING

  • Duration: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Cost per person $59.95 + GST 
  • 2020 Dates:
    • January 31, 2020
    • March 14, 2020
    • March 22, 2020
    • May - 1, 2020

Gold practice journey

  • Duration: 2 days and 1 night
  • Cost per person: $289.95 plus tax (all meals included except packed lunch the first day)
  • Group Rate: As low as $199..95 per person for 15+ participants. 
  •  2020 Dates:
    • February 8-9, 2020
    • March 16-17, 2020
    • March 23-24, 2020
    • May 9-10, 2020

Gold Qualifying journey

  • Duration: 4 days and 3 night with a minimum of eight hours of activity each day
  • Cost: $489.95 (all meals included except packed lunch the first day)
  • Group Rate: As low as $399.95 plus tax per participant for a group of 15+ participants 
  • 2020 Dates:
    • March 19-22, 2020
    • March 26-29, 2020
    • April 10-13 2020
    • July 7-10 2020

Have any questions? Contact us at info@exploreridge.com 

CHECK IT OUT!

A video describing our exciting trips: Youth Canoe Journey in a Big Canoe

A map example of what our Gold trip typically looks like 4 days Pitt Lake Canoe Adventure

Please contact us for more info, we hope to get on the water with you soon!

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Hear what folks are saying!

Hello Ridge Wilderness First Aid:

 I took the Ridge Wilderness First Aid course in Cumberland, BC with Chelsea Kennedy. What an excellent instructor! Apart from knowing her subject matter through and through, she was able to impart her knowledge with good humour and still make her point clearly and without minimizing the gravity of the situation. I loved her method of teaching, along with the 'props' (the raining blood bits were hilarious for example), red markers used to indicate an injury, a 'modified' BBQ tool mounted on a small block of wood with red marker marks to indicate bleeding of course and then stuffed into a pocket. What a great idea. Not too much imagination required to see that this was a 'puncture wound'. In other cases, photos of the real deal, plasticized, and held in place to indicate 3rd degree burns on a hand for another example. Pretty plain to see that without immediate hospital care, the patient could loose the use of her hand.

I also liked a couple of other things too. Chelsea would review previous points in her summaries. I remember one situation where I just didn't know what to do (she had just told us). "I don't know what to do for this one", I said. She quietly gave me a clue... And it all came back. I was able to perform what I needed to do.

I've taken many first aid courses, and some of them more advanced than this one, although long ago. When I asked about a particular situation, she would kindly give the explanation in a matter of fact way: That's beyond the level of this course, for example). It was done tactfully, firmly, and yet kindly. This is without a doubt the best first aid course I have ever taken, and it is your instructor Chelsea who made it so.

To polish it all off, she followed up the course with an email, in her usual light-hearted style relating to some of the more humorous moments in the course. I truly can't think of one change I would make. Thank you Chelsea for being you:)

Thank you for a great course. And I especially like the first aid book. Small enough for my back back, easy to find what you need, water resistant pages. A true wilderness first aid book:). Thank you.

Sincerely,

Louise Osborn

Louise Osborn
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