This Week at Somerset .......
Open Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions!
Over the next 2 weeks of Holidays we welcome over 330 students to Somerset to undertake their Duke of Ed Adventurous Journeys. Bronze Preliminary Trainings and Practice Hikes, Silver Pack and Paddles, Gold Hikes, Gold Pack and Paddles and Bronze Test Hikes! Each Group is accompanied for the entirety of the expedition by one of our tertiary qualified Group Leaders.
All our expeditions start and finish from our Base Camp - all our gear and equipment, from tents and rucksacks to cookers and drink-bottles, is readily accessible for packing. Our Base Camp is resplendent with grassy areas for repacking and route planning, toilets, hydration stations and undercover areas. We also have a Hall as a fall-back option for extreme weather conditions. Our programmes are supported by a Programme Coordinator who is at Base for the duration of the programme - taking radio and phone call-ins and monitoring our GPS spot trackers. Behind-the-scenes there is a fleet of 10 vehicles for the transportaion of students, gear and equipment.
Also running are our Practice and Test Gold Urban Odysseys through our sister company The Urban Challenge. New itineraries are debutting for the 90 students undertaking an Odyssey these Holidays!
Our December Expedition Dates are also online - Book Now - and complete your Adventurous Journey before the end of the year!
Interested in a Camp or Duke of Ed expedition for your students? It's time to look ahead to 2015 and 2016 ....... please contact us for more info.
The Oxfam 100km Trailwalker
2 Teams - Camp Somerset Yolo Colo! and The Urban Challenge undertook the 100km Oxfam Trailwalker over the weekend. The overnight walk was challenging and very wet and muddy. There was many a blister and a sore knee but all 4 members of both Teams crossed the finish line in a time of 32 Hours and 9 mins. Other staff members made up the support crew meeting up with the Teams at checkpoints delivering much needed sustenance, dry socks, massages, encouragement etc
The Teams raised over $4000 dollars for Oxfam. Well Done!