The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Completing your Adventurous Journeys with Camp Somerset

Somerset provides the opportunity for thousands of Duke of Ed participants to complete their Adventurous Journeys each year. Whether through a School-Specific program, or via our Opens programs for individuals during school holidays. 

We offer tent-based journeys from campsite to campsite across all Award levels: Hiking for Bronze, Pack & Paddle for Silver and the choice of Hiking, Pack & Paddle or the Urban Odyssey for Gold!

Students are supported on their journey by our well-established infrastructure, our extensive support network and are accompanied by a qualified Group Leader for the entirety of the expedition. Students will be involved in a repack and gear check and will engage in necessary skills such as map reading and navigation, route planning and campcraft.   

For further information, to register for an Open expedition, or to log in for your School's expedition please follow the links below.

Open Registration

Do you want to register for our Open Expeditions?

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School Specific Expeditions

Are you a student or coordinator with an upcoming expedition?

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Need Assessor Sign-Off?

Click here to submit your journey report to us online

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Additional Equipment

Do you need to hire or purchase any additional equipment?

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The Dukes Notice Board


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Click here for a PDF print-out of our 2017 dates!

 WHAT'S NEW!

  • April 2018 Open Dates will be posted soon
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Further Duke of Ed Information

Please click below to see a huge range of useful information to help you prepare for your expedition - everything from menu ideas to safety plans.

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Further Duke of Ed Info

 Further Information for Duke of Ed
PDF Icon Black Equipment List    
PDF Icon Black FACT SHEET - A General Expedition Overview    
PDF Icon Black FACT SHEET - Equipment Selection & Packing Tips    
PDF Icon Black FACT SHEET - Meal Information & Suggestions    
PDF Icon Black FACT SHEET - Journey Reports & Assessor Sign-off Instructions    
 Expedition Overviews
PDF Icon Black Bronze Hike Information    
PDF Icon Black Bronze ALL-IN-ONE Extra Information (please read in conjunction with Bronze Hike Information)    
PDF Icon Black Silver Pack and Paddle Information    
PDF Icon Black Silver ALL-IN-ONE Extra Information (please read in conjunction with Silver Pack and Paddle Information)    
PDF Icon Black Gold Hike Information    
PDF Icon Black Gold Pack and Paddle Information    
PDF Icon Black Gold Urban Odyssey Information    
Duke of Ed Award Information
 

As you are aware, Somerset provides expeditions for just the Adventurous Journey section of the award. The award can at times be overwhelming for those with little information and as a result we often get asked questions about the parts of the award we are not involved in running. To avoid giving you the wrong information we thought we would point you in the direction of those who are best suited to help you.

If you do have questions you would like answered, you can find valuable resources on the Duke of Ed website - http://www.dukeofed.com.au/resources/ - on this page the Duke of Ed Office recommends you search the following keywords: "award guide" and "checklist" which will provide you access to relevant guides and checklists for each level. If you cannot find the answers to your questions in those resources, you can speak to your school's Award Leader or contact the Duke of Ed Office on 1300 4 DUKES.

   

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About Somerset

Click on the link below if you would like to know some more about Somerset, including information on our organisation, our staff and our facilities.

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FAQ's

Hopefully the link below will answer any questions you have - you're probably not the first to ask. We hope the information in the link below will help you out.

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