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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Practice Camp

2 Days TBC
Practice camp and Navigation training

Explore the Wilderness with Duke of Edinburgh’s Adventurous Bronze Practice Camp

Embark on an exhilarating two-day journey into the heart of nature with our Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze practice camp. This unforgettable experience offers approximately 6+ hours of purposeful activities each day, including tramping, camping, cooking, and navigation.

Our camp is designed to make you self-sufficient and proficient in outdoor navigation. Get ready to acquire new practical skills, unravel the secrets of the natural world, and embrace thrilling challenges in a safe and friendly environment. Our dedicated instructors, who prioritize your safety and well-being, are passionate outdoor educators.

Day 1

Start with a quick gear check to ensure everyone has what they need, with a particular focus on essential safety items. Dive into hands-on navigation exercises in the great outdoors. Learn the art of estimating timeframes and apply them practically. Participate in route planning sessions, making collective decisions as a group to prepare for the next day’s adventure.

Day 2

Pack up and tidy your campsite before engaging in more navigation exercises and an invigorating hike. Bid farewell to your fellow adventurers and head back home with unforgettable memories.


Our camp locations are scattered throughout the Central North Island, handpicked closer to the camp date to ensure the safest and most suitable tracks based on weather and track conditions. Detailed information, such as meeting places and times, will be emailed a week before the camp. Typically, we start from Rotorua, our home base for this charitable endeavour.

Popular hiking areas we explore include:

  • Tongariro National Park
  • Kaimai Forest Park
  • Whirinaki – Te Pua a Tane Conservation Park
  • Coromandel Forest Park – Thames
  • Kaweka Forest Park – Napier


Join us on this thrilling adventure where you will not only earn your Duke of Edinburgh award but also forge unforgettable memories and skills that will last a lifetime. Take the first step towards an empowering and rewarding experience in the great outdoors!


Day 1:
  • Gear Check
  • Navigation Training
  • Navigation Practical
  • Camp Craft and Debrief
  • Route Planning
Day 2:
  • Packing up and Cleaning
  • Navigation Exercises during the Tramp
  • Group assessment
  • Journey Back Home


  • In-depth Navigation and Route Planning Training (hands-on)
  • Accommodation provided (Tent or Backcountry Hut)
  • Transportation provided.
  • Qualified Instructor/Assessor with small groups (1-11 participants)
  • All equipment provided if required (Packs, Tents, Cookers, Jackets,Fleeces)
  • Equipment Training for Camp Craft and Cooking
$ per person

Need to know more?

Please feel free to send us a message and we will come back to you.

Note: There are participant restrictions to run this trip.
Maximum: 22