#COVIDSECURE Open Expeditions due to begin October half term
East Coast Outdoors CIC are running a COVID Secure Open Bronze Expedition during October Half Term Sunday 25th - Wednesday 28th October 2020.
Candidates will be provided with a short package over 4 days, sleep in their own tents and cook their own meals. Walking groups will "bubble" together in groups of 4- 6 and expect to follow social distancing regulation's, keeping a meters distance where possible. Masks are optional whilst outside, but must be worn for any indoor training. Participants will be reminded to sanitise through the day, but we expect them to take responsibility for their own hygiene. Hand sanitiser and washing facilities will be made available.
Choosing an Open Expedition allows candidates the opportunity to join a group of young people to undertake and complete their expedition. This is a great option if you have been unable to complete your expedition with your organisation because of COVID.
East Coast Outdoors takes responsibility for the whole expedition experience under our risk assessments and safe operating procedures. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality experiences from the point of drop off, until the last participant has been collected.
Where is the expedition taking place?
All 4 days will take place in East Suffolk, close to the coastline and rendlesham forest. Specific details, directions and a map will be provided before the expedition takes place. Its easy to get to and parking will be available for parents to drop off and collect.
How will groups be formed?
As participants sign up they will be put into "bubbles" to walk together. If you are signing up with a friend let us know and we will "bubble" you in the same group.
Where will I sleep?
Overnight accommodation will be prepositioned, participants will not carry tents as part of their expedition. Each Participant will be provided with a sanitised tent for their personal use. Tents will be kept 2 meters apart.
Will I need to bring my own food?
Yes - you will need enough food for 4 days Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Each participant will be provided with a cooker for their own personal use. Washing facilities are available on the site. There will be access to water. We recommend that food is not shared between participants for hygiene reasons, and with COVID in mind.
How do I know what to bring with me?
You will be provided with a kit list and food suggestions in good time to do some shopping.
Will I need a pair of walking boots?
You need something appropriate to wear on your feet for the countryside your walking in. Walking boots or trail shoes should be fine for Bronze in low land countryside.
Can I borrow kit?
We have limited stock of rucksacks, waterproofs and roll mats which we can provide free of charge (subject to satisfactory return) if required. Please let us know if you need to borrow anything in good time.
Will there be other people on the same site as us?
No - we are using a private camping site with only staff and other participants.
What does a short bronze expedition look like?
Day one - arrive, meet your group and start training.
Day two - Complete training, map work and undertake a day walk. Plan qualifying routes with your team.
Day three - meet you assessor and begin your qualifying expedition.
Day four - 2nd day of your expedition. Debrief with your assessor and travel home.
Does this short expedition follow DofE guidelines?
Yes - we are keeping up to date with the ever changing environment around DofE, trips and visits and government guidance. This short version allows us to drop the practice expedition which is allowable at Bronze level.
How will I get my assessor report?
Your assessor will complete this and put it directly on your edofe account within 14 days.
What does East Coast Outdoors CIC provide?
How do I pay?
This can be done by BACS transfer or PayPal. An email will be sent to you containing payment details.
Any further questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
COST - £120 per person
Clicking on the link below will take you directly to a on-line booking form.
A £40 non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of booking, with final payment due on the 2nd October 2020.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 07706 476179