The Duke of Edinburgh Award
The cost of the whole expedition programmes depends on how we conduct the training, where the expeditions are going to take place and how many participants there are. Monster Adventure likes to do a very thorough job at training groups, we believe that good training results in safer and more comfortable happier groups.
In house training
We can visit you group for an intensive training course, for one or two days of a weekend using your premises. We are happy to travel anywhere in the country to provide weekend training programs local to you. If your school or youth group is based in the Leeds area then we can come to your premises for regular after school sessions.
The whole programme package includes:
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Qualifying route planning
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A few hours
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£324 per participant
*The prices listed assume a programme of 28 students. Please contact us for an accurate quote for your participants.
Training: Training on a weekend at your premises with a return (for a few hours) between practice and qualifying expedition to do the qualifying route plan.
Expeditions: Campsite fees are included but participants will be expected to bring their own food. Transport to the expedition venue is available on request.
Supervision of groups that you have trained.
After training a group yourselves we can provide qualified Mountain Leaders, experienced in remote supervision to run and assess the expeditions.
Our standard day rate usually works out between £160-£180 plus VAT. The main variable is staff transport costs. The price per day tends to be higher on shorter expeditions (the cost of getting there is not shared out over as many days) and if fewer members of staff are required (less opportunities to share transport)
When working to Monster Adventure procedures, we staff expeditions with one member of staff per group (as a minimum.) If you have some staff who hold nationally recognised outdoor qualifications e.g. BEL, ML, WGL, HML or who have completed the training in these awards, then we may be able to induct your staff in our procedures and reduce the number of staff we need to hire and therefore the cost.
If you are interested in simply hiring supervisors to work on expeditions that you have planned, then simply visit our Hiring a supervisor for your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group page. If you would like more information on our complete packages then please read on.
We can run a full training course of simply cover the bits that you require help with.
If you are local to West Yorkshire, we can train your teams in short blocks at regular intervals (possibly throughout the winter months) For groups based elsewhere in the country, we can run an intense weekend of training either away in the countryside or at your premises. We provide training for expeditions on the following areas:
- Route planning
- First Aid
- Emergency procedures
- Danger identification and avoidance
- Menu Planning
- Camp cooking and hygiene
- The country code and highway code
- Equipment choice and procurement
- Deciding what to take and how to carry it all.
Practice and qualifying expeditions
During practice expeditions we will accompany the group for as long as we feel is necessary before letting them off on their own. This is usually a stepped process, moving from accompanying to shadowing, to more remote methods of supervision.
On qualifying expeditions we usually meet up with the groups in the afternoon before the expedition, for a kit check and quick refresher on emergency procedures and navigation strategies. On the first day of the expedition they are immediately under remote supervision conditions.
When remotely supervising a group, our staff will work out a daily supervision plan. They will look at the route and identify when they need to be very close to the team and when they hang back. Generally speaking we stay close when the team are in a) remote areas b) areas of potentially physical danger and c) areas of complex navigation. We will not necessary walk with the group (especially on the assessed expedition) they may not even see us, but rest assured they will be supervised. W e will meet up and chat to each group at least once per day during their walk and will check them into the campsite each evening to perform an assessment of their well-being.